Open Access

Emerald Publishing signs three-year transformative agreement with Sweden’s Bibsam Consortium

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We are delighted to announce that Emerald Publishing has signed its first transformative open access agreement with the Bibsam Consortium.

University of California and Elsevier sign ground-breaking transformative agreement

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Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and the University of California (UC) have signed a ground-breaking memorandum of understanding to support open access (OA) publishing across the 10-campus UC system.

New deal to support the Directory of Open Access Journals via Amigos Library Services

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A new agreement has been announced today providing for a broad set of higher education institutions, across the South Central and Southwest Regions of the United States, to support vital open access library infrastructure at a substantial discount.

Two new transformative journals and one review journal to launch under the Nature Portfolio...

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Three new journals will be launched under the Nature Portfolio imprint at the beginning of 2022. These journals aim to meet the needs of different research communities by providing a venue for research not well served by existing publications.

Springer Nature strengthens its position in conference proceedings and driving OA publishing with purchase...

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Springer Nature has acquired Atlantis Press, an open access (OA) publisher specialising in conference proceedings and journal publishing, founded in 2006 in Paris. Containing more than 1,200 conference proceedings, the Atlantis Press portfolio is a valuable addition to Springer Nature’s book portfolio.

Royal Society Enters New Open Access Transformative Agreement With The University Of California

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In a major step forwards for open access publishing in the United States, the Royal Society has signed a three-year transformative pilot agreement with the University of California (UC) to support open access publishing in all Royal Society journals.

New transformative Open Access agreement between The Company of Biologists and University of California

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he Company of Biologists is delighted to announce a three-year Open Access agreement with the University of California (UC). This new cost-neutral transformative agreement – which runs from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023 – covers Open Access publishing in The Company of Biologists’ three hybrid journals.

The National Open Access Agreement in France judged “a real success” as key targets...

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The partners involved in the “Accord national open access en France” (National Open Access Agreement in France) are pleased to announce that the agreement is exceeding their expectations when judged against key targets.

eLife and Stencila announce roadmap for bringing reproducible publishing to more authors

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eLife, in collaboration with Stencila, is pleased to announce today the next phase of development for the Executable Research Article (ERA), bringing computationally reproducible research papers to more authors and publishers.

The MIT Press Launches Direct to Open

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The MIT Press has announced the launch of Direct to Open (D2O). A first-of-its-kind sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model where individuals and libraries buy single eBooks, to a collaborative, library-supported open access model.

New open access journal Biophysical Reports invites submissions

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Biophysical Reports, the new fully Gold Open Access journal offered by the Biophysical Society (BPS), is now accepting submissions. The newest addition to the BPS’s family of journals will feature short contributions (Letters and Reports) with rapid turnarounds as well as Research Articles and Reviews.

Oxford University Press and Jisc agree transformative read and publish deal

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Oxford University Press (OUP) and Jisc, the education and research not-for-profit, have reached a comprehensive ‘Read and Publish’ agreement. The new agreement will provide UK universities with access to OUP’s prestigious journal collection and will allow authors at participating institutions to publish 100% of their original research open access in OUP’s hybrid and fully open access journals.