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Frontiers implements new policy to combat ‘Authorship-for-sale’ -

Frontiers, a prominent research publisher, has introduced a comprehensive author policy aimed at curbing instances of 'authorship-for-sale' within its research publications. This term, widely recognized in the industry, refers to the unethical practice of buying or selling authorship on research papers. Under the new… Read More

Canada’s federal research granting agencies to review open access policy on publications -

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – collectively known as Canada's federal research granting agencies – have announced a… Read More

IOP Publishing implements co-review policy for entire journal portfolio, emphasizing supportive review process -

IOP Publishing (IOPP) is rolling out a new co-review policy across its entire owned journal portfolio as part of its commitment to ensuring an inclusive and supportive review process. Early career researchers (ECRs) often support more experienced academics by contributing ideas or comments to peer review… Read More

OpenAIRE Guidelines: advancing interoperability, FAIRness and EOSC -

The landscape of Open Science is continuously evolving, driven by technological advancements and updates in mandates and standards. In line with this evolution, OpenAIRE is committed to consistently improving and optimizing its guidelines, leading to increased interoperability and compatibility. As a gateway to the global Research and… Read More

Mathematics journals embrace transparency: new data policy encourages research data sharing -

EDP Sciences, a leading scientific publisher, has announced that five mathematics journals published in partnership with the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI) have adopted a new Data Policy to promote transparency and encourage the sharing of research data. While EDP Sciences already encourages authors to… Read More

COAR seeks input on managing non-English and multilingual content in repositories -

June 6, 2023 - The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is inviting the research community and stakeholders to provide their valuable input on 16 draft recommendations for effectively managing non-English and multilingual content in repositories. These recommendations, developed by a COAR Task Force,… Read More

Taylor & Francis achieves gold standard for web accessibility on eBooks platform -

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis has announced the successful completion of a comprehensive testing and development program to ensure its eBooks website,, is fully inclusive and meets the highest standards of web accessibility. The platform has achieved the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)… Read More

PLOS embraces new authorship standards to enhance inclusivity and transparency -

In an ongoing commitment to foster openness and inclusivity in scientific publishing, PLOS (Public Library of Science) announced a significant update to its Authorship policy on May 10, 2023. This policy change aims to align authorship practices across disciplines and ensure a fair and… Read More

Digital Preservation Policy Toolkit 2.0 now available -

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has released a new version of the Digital Preservation Policy Toolkit to coincide with its Relaunch Roadshow in Australasia. Now freely available for anyone within the digital preservation community to use and designed for organizations… Read More

AIP Publishing expands APC Waiver and Discount Policy -

AIP Publishing has expanded its article processing charge (APC) Waiver and Discount Policy, making Gold Open Access (OA) publishing more accessible to and equitable to researchers from lower- and lower-middle-income countries. Researchers publishing from these regions will automatically receive their APC waivers or discounts at the… Read More

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