Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Open Access

IOP Publishing extends open access publishing with its first three Transformative Agreements in the US 

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IOP Publishing (IOPP) has signed three new Transformative Agreements (TAs) that will accelerate open access (OA) publishing and extend access to high quality research in the United States (US). The three-year read and publish (R&P) agreements with Princeton University, the University of Central Florida and Connecticut College offer unlimited publishing in all IOPP hybrid and gold OA journals.  

82% of European physics researchers are unaware of Plan S

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Findings are from a new global study ‘OA in physics: researcher perspectives’ commissioned by leading learned society physics publishers. A new global study from AIP Publishing, the American Physical Society (APS), IOP Publishing (IOPP) and Optica Publishing Group (formerly OSA) has found that 82% of physics researchers based in Europe are unaware of Plan S.

Springer Nature and University of California announce first Nature open access agreement in the...

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The agreement extends landmark 2020 deal, which has tripled open access articles from UC authors in Springer Nature journals. Building on the success of their 2020 landmark agreement, Springer Nature and the University of California (UC) announce that UC authors will now have the option to publish their research open access (OA) in the prestigious Nature titles.

IOP Publishing offers authors discounted OA publishing across all its journals  

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Researchers from countries with lower-middle income economies, as categorised by the World Bank, can now choose open access (OA) publishing in any of IOP Publishing’s (IOPP) journals for a flat charge of £500. The policy builds on IOPP’s existing approach that enables researchers from countries with low-income economies to publish OA for free in any of IOPP’s fully OA or hybrid OA journals. 

Wolters Kluwer expands commitment to open science  

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To support the evolution of medical publishing toward higher velocity exchange of scientific findings, Wolters Kluwer, Health announced two key additions to the Lippincott® portfolio. The Lippincott Preprints, powered by Figshare, serves as a forum for sharing pre-review medical findings with the global medical community and the Lippincott Data Repository enables researchers to share data from their clinical experiments for greater transparency and deeper validation of findings.  

Open access model embraced by more next generation faculty in U.S. higher education, triennial...

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Interest in open access is on the rise for American higher education faculty aged 22 to 44, while the journal’s Impact Factor continues to diminish in importance for most faculty, according to results announced today from Ithaka S+R’s U.S. Faculty Survey 2021, aided by sponsorship from academic publisher Taylor & Francis.

MIT Press opens full list of 2022 monographs via Direct to Open

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Thanks to the support of libraries participating in Direct to Open (D2O), the MIT Presswill publish its full list of 2022 scholarly monographs and edited collections open access on the MIT Press Direct platform. Thirty-seven of the eighty works are already openly available to readers around the world, and a full list of titles included in the model this calendar year may be found at the end of this announcement.

Wiley announces its continued investment in open access solution – Oable

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Wiley, a global leader in research and education, today announced its continued investment in Oable by making the innovative open access (OA) workflow management solution available to 34 customers. Oable was developed by Knowledge Unlatched, which Wiley acquired in 2021 to advance both organizations’ shared commitment to make open access simple and easy for librarians, researchers, and publishers.

EDP Sciences signs a new five-year National Open Access Agreement in France

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After a successful first, five-year term, the partners unanimously renew the agreement with EDP Sciences continuing to provide the publishing services The partners of the “Accord national pour l’accès ouvert en France” (National Open Access Agreement in France) are delighted to announce that they have renewed the agreement for a further five-year term until 31 December 2026.

Tsinghua University and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Sign Transformative New Open Access Agreement

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Tsinghua University and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) have agreed to a new open access (OA) publishing agreement under the ACM Open license framework. The Charlesworth Group provided essential local third-party representation to support the specific requirements of ACM and Tsinghua University.

Cambridge’s Transformative Journals see 70 per cent leap in research published open access

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The amount of new research published open access (OA) in Cambridge’s Transformative Journals (TJs) leaped by almost 70 per cent in 2021. Cambridge University Press revealed the figure in an update to the cOAlition S group of funders on the progress of its TJ programme.

Hindawi Report – Taking an open science approach to publishing

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We are delighted to launch Hindawi’s journal reports today. These reports, developed with the help of DataSalon, showcase a range of journal metrics about the different publishing services we provide for our journals. By exposing more detailed data on our workflows – from submission through peer review to publication and beyond