COAlition S Develops "Rights Retention Strategy" to Safeguard Researchers' Intellectual Ownership Rights and Suppress Unreasonable Embargo Periods
Publishers commonly require authors to sign exclusive publishing agreements which restrict what authors can do with their research findings, including making articles Open Access in line with their funders’ requirements. To address this problem, cOAlition S has developed a Rights Retention Strategy, which will empower their funded researchers to publish in their journal of choice, including subscription journals, and provide Open Access in compliance with Plan S.
"Stunned, Very Confused": Two More Journals Push Back Against Impact Factor Suppression
At least two more journals are fighting decisions by Clarivate — the company behind the Impact Factor — to suppress them from the 2019 list of journals assigned a metric that many rightly or wrongly consider career-making.