Responding to researchers’ need for unfettered open-access content, Sven Fund’s Knowledge Unlatched and its partners have created the Open Research Library.
Springer Nature’s leadership says it’s ‘encouraging a significant shift in publishers’ view[s] of their role in the transition to open access.’
The University of Cambridge and the 10 campuses of the University of California enter a major new agreement in open access, as Ontario-based Book Depot acquires the American publisher Kidsbooks.
‘My question for those who say it’s too tight a time scale,’ says Plan S task force co-chair David Sweeney, ‘is how long do you want?’
Plan S and expanding the discussion around open access publishing are on the agenda at an invitational workshop led by Copyright Clearance Center and Outsell.
The new three-year pilot agreement with Berlin’s De Gruyter aligns with Iowa State’s endorsement of the OA2020 open access initiative, based in Munich.
The Association of American Publishers enumerates complaints about the European Research Council’s much derided open access plan.
In Frankfurt, academic publishing experts expressed their many concerns about ‘Plan S,’ an new open access strategy announced by research funders in Europe.
Reflecting a number of trends in international publishing, the upcoming CONTEC Mexico conference looks at how trends such as audiobooks and open access are playing out in Latin America and across the globe.
As it reaches its third anniversary, UCL Press declares its open access–only model a success, calling it as transformational today as ‘the invention of movable type printing.’