Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Open Access

Frontiers – It is not transformation if nothing changes

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The substantial benefits of open access (OA) publishing are within our reach, but legacy publishers are employing commercial tactics to delay the necessary transition.

PLOS ONE and protocols.io collaborate on expanding service to all Lab Protocol authors

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The Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced that it is expanding a service offered to Lab Protocol authors through its partnership with protocols.io: the team at protocols.io will format step-by-step protocols for their platform at no charge and at any stage of the Lab Protocol writing or review process, even prior to submission.

SAGE Publishing and the University of California Announce a Transformative Agreement to Expand Reach...

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SAGE Publishing and the University of California (UC) announce an agreement to expand open access publishing opportunities for researchers at all 10 UC campuses. Running through 2024, the agreement will provide funding for UC researchers to make their SAGE research articles free and openly available to the world.

OASPA Announces Launch of New Supporter Membership Category

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Today OASPA launches a new way to advance open scholarship: Supporter Membership. In commitment to its mission goal to convene community stakeholders to share experiences, discuss problems and identify opportunities in the advancement of open access; and in recognition of the diversity of stakeholders invested in open access, OASPA has launched this new membership category. 

OA content up 40% across Springer Nature’s Transformative Journals

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Data released today shows that in 2021 Springer Nature’s Transformative Journals (TJs) published 40% more gold open access (OA) research articles than in 2020. 730 Springer Nature journals also met cOAlition S’s challenging TJ requirement targets, meaning that more Springer Nature titles achieved the required metrics than those from all other TJ publishers put together.

Frontiers is the first publisher to sign ‘Stick to Science’ initiative   

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Initiated by Universities UK, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), public research university ETH Zurich, the ETH Board, Wellcome and The Royal Society, the ‘Stick to Science’ campaign calls for an open, inclusive, and collaborative research and innovation landscape in Europe that is free from political barriers.

Microbiology Society launches an innovative open research platform

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The Microbiology Society is delighted to announce that our sound science journal, Access Microbiology, has been re-launched as an innovative open research platform and is now open for submissions. It is free to submit and publish on the platform during the first year of launch, so we encourage early submission to take advantage of this.

Plan S Journal Comparison Service is now open for publishers to register and deposit...

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cOAlition S is excited to release today the Journal Comparison Service (JCS), a secure, free and long-anticipated digital service, that aims to shed light on publishing fees and services.

Institutions partner with ACS to advance first California-wide transformative OA agreement

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Three California consortia, representing nearly 60 academic and research institutions, and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced the first-ever California-wide transformative open access agreement. It is also ACS’ first “read and publish” agreement in the U.S. composed of multiple consortia.

Frontiers and the Consortium of Catalan University Services sign open access publishing agreement 

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The Spanish research community’s growing commitment to open access publishing has been bolstered by the announcement of a new agreement between the Consortium of Catalan University Services (Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya, CSUC) and gold open access publisher Frontiers.

Knowledge Unlatched launches the 2022 funding round, introducing new Open Access collections and innovative...

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Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), is pleased to announce the launch of the ninth round of funding today, which has to date helped publish over 3,000 scholarly books and 50 journals OA in a wide range of HSS and STEM fields. This year’s pledging options include KU’s flagship collection well-known to librarians, KU Select Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Books, and several new collections developed in partnerships with renowned academic publishers and university presses.

New Read & Publish Open Access agreement between The Company of Biologists and the...

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The Company of Biologists is delighted to announce a three-year Read & Publish Open Access agreement with the Bibsam Consortium which runs from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024.