European Research Council's Rejection of Open Access Scheme 'a Slap in the Face'
The decision by the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC) to pull support for the radical open access initiative Plan S, is a "slap in the face" to all those who support the scheme, said its creator.
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COAlition S Response to the ERC Scientific Council's Statement on Open Access and Plan S
cOAlition S has taken note that the ERC Scientific Council wishes to pursue their joint efforts towards Open Access in a more independent way. The European Commission, who directs the Horizon Europe Framework Programme, continues to support cOAlition S and Plan S.
This study presents indicators of open access at the institutional level for universities worldwide. By combining data from Web of Science, Unpaywall and the Leiden Ranking disambiguation of institutions, it tracks OA coverage of universities' output for 963 institutions.
Swissuniversities and Springer Nature Sign a New Open Access Agreement
swissuniversities has adopted a new transformative Open Access agreement with Springer Nature. This agreement provides Swiss researchers with access to SpringerLink with over 2’000 Hybrid journals and enables authors affiliated with the Swiss academic and research institutions to publish their accepted research papers Open Access, making this primary research immediately and freely accessible from the point of publication.
University of California Reaches Groundbreaking Open Access Deal with Leading Global Publisher
The University of California today (June 16) announced a transformative open access publishing agreement that will make more of the University's research freely and immediately available to individuals and researchers across the globe.