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SAE International brings together public and private partners to address mobility data-sharing principles -

SAE International®, a global mobility standards developer, has announced plans to form a consortium to develop a framework of best practices to support effective and secure mobility data sharing. This new consortium will fill a critical need by providing a collaborative model that can evolve… Read More

Springer Nature updates policy to encourage preprint sharing for its journals -

For more than two decades, Nature and its sister journals have supported pre-publication sharing of manuscripts on preprint servers. Nature’s first editorial on this goes back to 1997 — although, back then, the practice was common only among physicists. By making early research findings accessible quickly… Read More

First 2019 issue of Research Library Issues explores privacy from a legal, digital, and applied perspective -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has announced the release of the first issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) in 2019. The issue of RLI 2019 looks at privacy from a legal, digital, and applied perspective, with a focus on the implications and opportunities for research… Read More

New OA policy at Penn State to expand reach of University research -

A new open access policy at Penn State, recently endorsed by the University Faculty Senate, will greatly increase public availability of original, peer-reviewed Penn State scholarly research in support of the University’s land-grant mission. Under the policy — expected to be implemented by Penn State… Read More

Association of American Publishers supports Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act -

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) applauds Representatives Jeffries and Collins and Senators Tillis, Durbin, Kennedy, and Hirono for introducing the bipartisan Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, along with original co-sponsors Representatives Nadler, Johnson, Roby, Chu, Cline, Lieu, and Fitzpatrick. AAP has long advocated… Read More

Springer Nature calls for cOAlition S policy to be evidence-based and focus on stimulating ‘demand’ and ‘supply’ -

Springer Nature is strongly supportive of Plan S's goal to accelerate the adoption of Open Access (OA). The global OA publisher has called on cOAlition S participants to put evidencing and promoting the benefits of OA at the heart of their strategy as one of Read More

SPARC applauds Congressional passage of the OPEN Government Data Act -

SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, has applauded Congressional passage of the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act. The bill, which is included as Title II of the broader Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, requires federal agencies to publish government data… Read More

BMC launches formal portable peer review policy on BMC Biology -

BMC, the first publisher to openly post named peer reviewer reports alongside articles, has announced the launch of a formal portable peer review policy on BMC Biology. The policy aims to speed up the peer review process and decrease waste in publishing. 'Portable peer review' is… Read More

IEEE announces retraction of 29 articles published in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility from 2017 to 2018 -

Technical professional organisation IEEE is retracting 29 articles that were published in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility from 2017 to 2018 because of violations of IEEE policy discovered in the peer review process of those articles. IEEE requires strict adherence to its policies, and will issue… Read More

OpenAIRE welcomes EC’s new sets of recommendations to Member States -

The European Commission has released a new set of recommendations to the Member States that offer guidance and propose the best way to implement and support open science practices. The new recommendations include sections on incentives, rewards and require action plans from member states with concrete… Read More

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