Open Access

The Big Ten Academic Alliance joins Direct to Open from the MIT Press

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Today, the MIT Press and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) announced a three-year collective action agreement that provides Direct to Open (D2O) access for all fifteen member libraries.

SPIE announces read and publish agreement with Delft University of Technology

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SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is pleased to announce a new open access agreement with the Netherlands' Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). The agreement began on 1 July 2021.

Elsevier commits to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040

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Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics,is pleased to announce its commitment to becoming net zero by 2040, signing the Climate Pledge together with parent company RELX, to reach the target at least a decade ahead of the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of 2050.

Jisc negotiates transformative agreement with the National Academy of Sciences

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Jisc and the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (NAS) are pleased to announce a two-year transformational open access (OA) pilot agreement.

Karger Publishers Signs Open Access Deal in Germany

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Karger Publishers has offered German academic institutions a Publish and Read agreement covering the years 2021-2023. The Open Access (OA) agreement was negotiated, coordinated, and signed by the Bavarian State Library (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, BSB) on behalf of higher education and research institutions across Germany.

Karger Publishers Finalizes First Transformative Agreement in Latin America

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Karger Publishers has closed another Open Access deal. The agreement with the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo, Brazil, marks the publisher’s first in the Latin American region.

Cambridge University Press announces new Open Access pilot scheme – Flip it Open

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A new Open Access pilot scheme from Cambridge University Press will turn conventional publishing models on their head by making academic monographs that sell the most copies available online for free.

IEEE and IReL Expand Access To Irish Technology Research with New Transformative Open Access...

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IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced today that it has reached an open access read and publish agreement with IReL, the Irish licensing consortium.

Virtual training courses from ALPSP

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ALPSP - latest updates of ALPSP online training. Understanding Copyright - Peerless Peer Review: Mastering the fundamentals - Journal Financial Strategy for Non-financial Managers

Microbiology Society: Increasing transparency and openness

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The Microbiology Society is pleased to announce three new initiatives that provide article-level metrics of all Open Access (OA) articles published by the Society’s six journals.

ACS transformative ‘read and publish’ agreement expands open access in Spain

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Researchers affiliated with institutions of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (Crue) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) will now be able to publish their research articles open access with no additional costs, following a landmark transformative “read and publish” agreement with the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Open Access agreements with smaller publishers require active cross-stakeholder alignment, report says

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Open Access agreements between consortia/libraries and smaller independent publishers are used worldwide increasingly since 2020, signalling a potential for further growth, highlights an independent report released today (June 9, 2021) by Information Power.