Open Access

PLOS unveils a new way to measure Open Science practices

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The Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced the release of the first results of a new initiative to measure researchers’ Open Science practices across the published literature, ‘Open Science Indicators’ (OSI). These initial results show increasing prevalence of good practices in research data and code sharing, and increasing use of preprints by researchers.

SAGE Publishing and Council of Australian University Libraries reach new “Read and Publish” agreement

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SAGE Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), the negotiating body representing universities in Australia and New Zealand, have announced a new Open Access Agreement which will expand publishing opportunities for ANZ researchers. The three year agreement, which begins on the 1st January 2023 and will last through to the 31st December 2025, provides researchers with...

Building an open future in particle physics publishing

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Cambridge University Press has made 21 of its physics titles available as open access books thanks to funding from SCOAP3, a global partnership with a mission to enable barrier-free, equitable open access to research in high‐energy physics. SCOAP3, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics, includes more than 3,000 libraries, funding agencies and research centres from 50 countries and intergovernmental organisations.

U.S. Policy Shift to Bolster Open Access Growth

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The Biden administration’s decision to drop embargos on publicly funded research will fuel strong open access publishing growth over the next four years—this according to the most recent report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information.

Open access policy update: December 2022

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UKRI has published updated information to support funded research organisations and researchers to meet its new open access policy. Peer reviewed research articles that acknowledge UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding have been required to comply with UKRI’s open access policy since 1 April 2022.

Institute of Physics Publishing strikes unlimited publishing deal with Big Ten Academic Alliance 

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Strengthening the commitment to opening research, IOP Publishing (IOPP) has agreed to a three-year unlimited open publishing agreement with the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) consortium in the United States (US). Beginning January 2023, the agreement enables affiliated researchers to publish unlimited Open Access (OA) papers at no cost to them.   

IEEE Commits its Entire Hybrid Journal Portfolio to Transformative Journal Status Aligned with Plan...

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IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced today that it has committed its full portfolio of more than 160 hybrid journals, which publish both open access and subscription-based content, to become Transformative Journals under Plan S. 

Springer Nature continues open access drive in Latin America

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Springer Nature has today agreed its first transformative agreement (TA) in Mexico with partner Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), in Mexico. The TA is also the first and largest institutional TA for Latin America, showing extended support for open access (OA) across the Americas.

F1000 launches Health Open Research, expanding the publishing Platform that “accelerates the real-world benefits...

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F1000 is delighted to announce today the launch of Health Open Research. This is an expansion of the former Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Open Research, the open research publishing venue that “accelerates the real-world benefits of medical research.”  

Cochrane Launches First Open Access Journal in Partnership with Wiley

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Wiley, a global leader in research and education and publisher of the Cochrane Library, opened submissions today for Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods, Cochrane’s first open-access journal.

More than 2000 journals share price and service data through Plan S’s Journal Comparison...

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cOAlition S is pleased to report that 27 publishers – who publish more than 2000 journals – have embraced the Journal Comparison Service (JCS) and shared their service and price data, responding to the call for transparent pricing of publishing services. cOAlition S wishes to praise these publishers for incorporating the values of openness and price transparency into their processes, in line with Plan S principles.

PLOS announces publishing agreement with the largest research institution in Mexico

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San Francisco- The Universidad Nacional Autonoma Mexico (UNAM) and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced a one-year agreement, brokered by Accucoms (PLOS' regional representative),that will allow UNAM researchers to publish in PLOS ONE and other select PLOS journals[1] without incurring article processing charges (APC).