Open Access

The Company of Biologists appoints Gemini Bilgi Teknolojileri as their exclusive representative in Turkey

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Our Read & Publish Open Access (OA) initiative continues to go from strength to strength. Over 500 institutions in 39 countries are now participating, and this is helping to drive significant growth in OA publishing in our leading peer-reviewed subscription journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology) and our fully OA journals (Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open).

Pioneering OA agreement in Asia signed between Springer Nature and Japanese universities, including the...

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Springer Nature has agreed the largest Transformative Agreement in Japan with 10 institutions participating in an innovative pilot. This will see nearly 900 articles published OA in the coming year, marking a significant step forward to Open Science in the region.  

IOP Publishing is largest physics publisher to strike open access agreement with the Council...

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IOP Publishing (IOPP) and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have agreed a three-year transformative agreement (TA) for unlimited open access publishing and access to IOPP’s journals. The agreement, which starts on 1 January 2023, is IOPP’s first TA in the Asia Pacific region, and CAUL’s first open access agreement with the largest physics publisher. It is expected to dramatically increase access to physical science research produced by Australian physics researchers. 

Oxford University Press unveils landmark Read and Publish deal in Japan

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The world’s largest university press­, Oxford University Press (OUP), has today announced a transformative three-year Read and Publish agreement with major journals consortium, the Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE).

Open access pilot Greenlight aims to boost UK research with new model  

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Jisc and Peter Lang Group AG have announced a pilot project for a new collective purchase model. Greenlight from Peter Lang Open will publish and sell a licence for a selected group of monographs to institutions via Jisc’s subscriptions manager. The publisher will then make the eBooks freely available once it has met a revenue target.

ARL Releases Report on US Academic Member Libraries’ Open Infrastructure Expenses

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Open access (OA) and the broad sharing of research outputs has been empirically shown to accelerate scientific progress and benefit society and individuals at scale through improved health outcomes, socioeconomic mobility, and environmental well-being, to name a few.

AAAS Survey: Many Researchers Face Difficulties Paying Open Access Fees

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To better drive scientific innovation and apply lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, federal policymakers are exploring methods to increase access to published scientific research and data that is federally funded. Yet the policies meant to ensure public access for readers are increasingly affecting publishing opportunities for researchers, creating hidden financial and career consequences, according to a new survey released by AAAS.

“Open science is the future” at ConTech 2022

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The digitization of scientific content is a revolution that has yet to reach its full potential. In this opening keynote Rob Terry – TDR - World Health Organisation will make the case for open science and the need for systems thinking which may require a complete re-set for how science is undertaken in order to tackle the global challenges of climate change, food security and future pandemics.

PLOS adds a new collection on ScienceOpen

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PLOS has recently joined our network, bringing with it a prestigious new collection on Climate Change and Human Health. Our users will be able to access research outputs that address all aspects of the intersection of climate and health, from the changing burden of communicable and noncommunicable disease to the effects of extreme events on health systems,

Royal Society of Chemistry to publish fully-owned journals OA within five years 

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The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) announced today that it aims to make all fully RSC-owned journals Open Access within five years, making it the first chemistry publisher and one of the first society publishers to commit to a fully Open Access future.

Annual Reviews selects LibLynx for Open Access Analytics

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Annual Reviews has selected LibLynx to generate open access (OA) usage analytics to better understand the global impact of publishing open content in their journals and Knowable magazine.

Top Publisher Shares Benchmarks on OA Progress

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The transition to open access is the driving force in research today. Publishers have an important role to play in ensuring that all findings are widely accessible from the moment they are published to better enable solutions to real-world problems – of which there are no shortage. With higher demand for peer-reviewed research fueled by the pandemic, the climate crisis, and other issues threatening public health and wellbeing, Wiley is proud to deliver more research more openly than ever before.