Update on Open Access for the CERN community
The CERN Open Access policy requires that all peer-reviewed primary research articles from CERN authors are published open access (OA). The CERN Scientific Information Service (SIS) has enabled a range of mechanisms to offer CERN authors a large offer to comply with the policy.
ACS Publications reaches major ‘read and publish’ milestone, expanding open access offerings
The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is excited to announce that as of March 29, more than 1,000 academic institutions are supported by a “read and publish” agreement with the Society. These agreements afford members of participating organizations unlimited access to all ACS journal content and a more seamless avenue for open access publishing.
Open access community framework phase 2 opens for publisher submissions
After a successful pilot in 2022, the open access community framework (OACF) is now open to submissions from not-for-profit monograph publishers until 5 May 2023. The OACF connects not-for-profit ‘diamond’ open access publishers – those that operate under a free-to-read, free-to-publish model – with the higher education (HE) sector.
Taylor & Francis to Pilot First Transparent Peer Review Model for a Higher Education...
The quality and integrity of peer review in Higher Education research has been put firmly in the spotlight by the European Journal of Higher Education (EJHE), published by Taylor & Francis. All articles submitted from April 2023 will, if accepted, have their reviewer reports published at the same time, as part of a one-year pilot.
Springer Nature and EMBO cooperate to publish the EMBO Press suite of journals
EMBO Press has chosen Springer Nature to be their new publishing partner from 1 January 2024. Authors who publish in EMBO Press journals will benefit from the global reach of Springer Nature’s leading journals. In addition, authors will have the option to transfer manuscripts between journals in the EMBO Press and Springer Nature portfolios.
Oxford University Press secures first transformative agreement in South Africa
Oxford University Press (OUP) and non-profit organization the South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLIC) have reached a three-year nationwide read and publish agreement. Coming into immediate effect, the agreement will support researchers at SANLIC’s member institutions with publishing their work open access and provide those affiliated with complete access to OUP’s high-quality journals collection.
EDP – National Open Access Agreement in France
We are pleased to welcome three institutions to the National Open Access Agreement in France (Accord national pour l’accès ouvert en France) from 2023. The new members are Université d'Artois, Université de Rouen and Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne.
Bibliosan and Taylor & Francis Agree New Read & Publish Partnership
Bibliosan, the Italian network of biomedical research libraries, and Taylor & Francis have announced a new three-year open access agreement which will significantly extend the reach and impact of research at the 70 participating institutions.
Successful First Phase of Pilot of New Open Access Model: Subscribe to Open at...
Following the successful first phase of the Subscribe to Open (S2O) pilot, the Karger journals Pediatric Neurosurgery and Developmental Neuroscience will be Open Access (OA) in 2023. This means that all articles will be published OA at no cost to authors for the 2023 volumes of both journals.
PLOS Announces Newest Joiners to the CRL/NERL Agreement
The Public Library of Science (PLOS) welcomes several new participants to its ongoing three-year consortial agreement with Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and the Northeast Research Libraries (NERL) program.
Transformative Agreement Signed between the Microbiology Society and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
The Microbiology Society and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore are thrilled to announce a transformative Publish and Read agreement starting in 2023. This marks the Microbiology Society’s first agreement of its kind in India, continuing its goal to support Open Access (OA) publishing for microbiologists across the globe.
cOAlition S supports efforts to improve copyright framework for research
opyright retention has been at the core of Plan S since its inception. Its first principle is that authors or their institutions retain copyright to their work. The Rights Retention Strategy aims to ensure that authors retain their rights and comply with funders´ mandates of immediate open access under open licenses while publishing in the venue of their choice.