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Annual Reviews announces final two journals in the 2020 pilot program for Subscribe to Open -

Nonprofit publisher Annual Reviews has announced that the 2020 volumes of the Annual Review of Environment and Resources and the Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science have been converted from gated to open access. All articles in… Read More

Cambridge University Press seeks Transformative Journal status to transit journals to Open Access -

Cambridge University Press seeks to request the majority of its journals be given Transformative Journal status by cOAlition S as part of a commitment to transition them to full Open Access (OA). The Press’s commitment to OA stems from its belief that a sustainable transition… Read More

Frontiers and the Institute of Marine Research form open access publishing agreement -

The Institute of Marine Research form open access publishing agreement with Frontiers to support their authors in publishing open access. As part of the support, the Institute of Marine Research will cover Article Processing Charges (APCs) for eligible articles centrally for their eligible authors. As part… Read More

Wiley launches interdisciplinary open access journal Natural Sciences -

John Wiley and Sons Inc. has announced the launch of its new premier open access journal, Natural Sciences. The journal, which fully embraces open research principles, is one of the mutual initiatives agreed to by Projekt DEAL and Wiley. Helmed by leading scientists in the… Read More

Jisc and PLOS agree to allow researchers to publish in PLOS journals -

Jisc and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) have announced two three-year open access (OA) agreements that allow researchers to publish in PLOS journals without incurring article processing charges (APCs). This is the first time that a large university consortium has… Read More

Mechanics & Industry, the official journal of the AFM, joins the open access movement -

EDP Sciences has announced that Mechanics & Industry (M&I), the official journal of the Association Française de Mécanique (AFM), will publish all articles open access from January 2021. M&I has been co-published in English with EDP Sciences since… Read More

Karger offers free access for Fast Facts series -

Karger will offer clinicians and patients unlimited free access to the Fast Facts series, a collection of more than 100 resources spanning multiple topics across the field of medicine, effective January 2021. Fast Facts address knowledge gaps in healthcare, enabling a dialogue between healthcare professionals, patients,… Read More

Queen’s University Belfast joins the Frontiers – JISC national open access deal -

Queen’s University Belfast has joined the national open access deal agreed between Jisc Collections and Frontiers. The landmark deal provides a simplified and streamlined route to open access publishing for researchers in the UK, who publish 7% of… Read More

The University of Nottingham joins the Frontiers – JISC national open access deal -

Frontiers has announced that the University of Nottingham has joined the national open access deal agreed between Jisc Collections and Frontiers. The landmark deal provides a simplified and streamlined route to open access publishing for researchers in the… Read More

Springer Nature collaborates with the OAPEN foundation on open access toolkit for researchers and academic book authors -

Springer Nature claims to be one of the founding members of the new OAPEN toolkit for researchers and academic book authors. The toolkit is a free-to-access, stakeholder-agnostic resource that aims to help authors better understand open access (OA) for books, to increase trust in OA book… Read More


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