Systematize Information on Journal Policies and Practices - A Call to Action
Recently the creators of Transpose and the Platform for Responsible Editorial Policies convened an online workshop on infrastructures that provide information on scholarly journals. In this blog post they look back at the workshop and discuss next steps.
In an open letter to the European Commission and the European Research Council, the President of CESAER emphasises the full support for open access to scientific publications and the implementation of Plan S in Horizon Europe
Open Access Transformation in Switzerland & Germany: A Synopsis of Agreements with Wiley, Springer Nature & Elsevier
Since Germany has been trying for years to reach such a contract with Elsevier, it is worth comparing it with the two transformative contracts with Wiley and Springer Nature in Germany, which were reached and coordinated by Project DEAL.
Drivers of Article Processing Charges in Open Access
This study sheds light on the various determinants of Articel Processing Charges in Open Access. The results strongly support the hypothesis that academia runs the risk not to take advantage of the cost-reducing opportunities inherent to digitization via a hybrid oa-strategy.
Universities Will Cancel Deals with Publishers if They Don't Respond to Current Financial Pressures
A price freeze on journal subscriptions will not be enough to avoid UK researchers losing access to key academic content, warn three major sector bodies representing academic library directors and higher education managers.
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.
Help Us Get to Know the Open Access Journals and Platforms That Are Free of Charge for Readers and Authors
We are pleased to invite you to fill in a survey dedicated to gaining in-depth understanding of open access journals that don’t charge author-fees, often known as the “diamond model”; journals that are free to both readers and authors. In addition, we are launching a crowdsourcing effort to list diamond journals not yet covered in major databases like DOAJ.
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.