Open Access

Luxembourg and Frontiers strike national Open Access publishing agreement

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Luxembourg’s research community has strengthened its commitment to Open Access through a new national publishing agreement, announced this week. The Bibliothèque Nationale du Luxembourg, the country’s national library, and the open access publisher Frontiers have reached a three-year publishing deal that will run until February 2024.

Springer Nature, publisher of Nature and Scientific American, to build stronger understanding of US...

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As part of its ongoing strategic intent to provide the best possible service to the US research ecosystem, Springer Nature is launching a US Research Advisory Council (USRAC).

EDP Sciences and Knowledge Unlatched announce a Subscribe-to-Open collaboration

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In May 2021, EDP Sciences has announced that its complete mathematics journal portfolio of six subscription titles—including the flagship journal "ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical analysis"— transitioned to Open Access (OA) under the innovative Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model.

IOP Publishing signs four-year read and publish agreement with IReL

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IOP Publishing has signed a transformative agreement with the IReL consortium in Ireland. Through the ‘read and publish’ agreement, which lasts until the end of 2024, authors affiliated with eight member institutions of the consortium can publish open access papers in IOPP’s hybrid journals, with no article publication charges for qualifying articles at the point of publication.

Springer Nature and LYRASIS announce open access sponsorship agreement for books that support research...

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Springer Nature has signed its first sponsorship agreement for open access books with LYRASIS, a US non-profit membership association of libraries, archives, and museums, starting in 2021.

Robert Kiley seconded to cOAlition S as Head of Strategy

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To help deliver the successful implementation of Plan S, Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research at Wellcome, has been seconded to cOAlition S as Head of Strategy for 6 months, from 1st June 2021.

IEEE and CERN Agree to Transformative Open Access ‘Read and Publish’ Deal

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IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced today that it has entered an open access read and publish agreement with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the world's largest particle physics research center located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Karger Publishers Concludes Open Access Agreement with MALMAD Consortium

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Karger Publishers has finalized a comprehensive Publish & Read deal with MALMAD, which is now available to all members of the consortium. The contract allows access to all Karger eJournals including backfiles, as well as providing the option for all affiliated researchers to publish OA in Karger journals at no additional cost to authors.

Oxford University Press and IReL agree Read & Publish deal

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Oxford University Press has reached a transformative read and publish agreement with the IReL consortium. IReL is a nationally funded electronic resource licensing consortium providing access to online resources to participating Irish universities.

PLOS and TCC Africa partnering to support African researchers

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The Open Access publisher PLOS, and the Training Center in Communication, based at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, (known as TCC Africa) today announced a partnership to ensure that the interests and values of African research communities are represented in PLOS publications, policies, and services

Royal Society sets 75% threshold to ‘flip’ its research journals to Open Access over...

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In an exciting new chapter for its scientific publishing, the Royal Society today (Thursday 13 May) sets out how it will transition its primary research journals to open access and make more of its world-leading research available to all.

Fee-free Open Access publishing in leading biological science journals now available to researchers in...

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From Albania to Zimbabwe, researchers in 30 developing and transition economy countries can benefit from immediate and fee-free Open Access publishing in The Company of Biologists’ subscription journals following a Read & Publish agreement with Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL).