Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
OA Diamond Journals Study. Part 1: Findings
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
In June 2020, the University of California (UC) and Springer Nature announced that they have entered into a groundbreaking transformative open access agreement, the first such agreement Springer Nature has established in the United States, and the largest transformative open access agreement in North America to date. The agreement will enable UC authors who publish with Springer Nature to make their research freely available to the world to read, and will also expand UC’s access to Springer Nature’s subscription journals. Through the agreement, the UC libraries are providing funding to support open access publishing fees for UC authors who publish with Springer Nature journals (including fully covering those fees for authors who do not have research funds available for this purpose) by redirecting funds previously devoted to subscription fees. In addition, the agreement adds reading access to more than 1,000 journals in Springer Nature’s portfolio, along with perpetual access rights to all journals for which there is read access.
This four-year agreement runs from 2020 through 2023, and incorporates open access publishing in support of UC’s mission. In addition, it expands UC’s reading access to 1,000 more Springer titles, and upholds the university’s goal to manage its costs for academic journal subscriptions responsibly.
I have a paper that was published with Springer in 2020. Will that be covered by the agreement?
Unfortunately, we are unable to apply this agreement retroactively to papers accepted for publication in 2020. Before articles could be included under the agreement, we needed to formalize the workflow and contract details.
The publishing aspects of the agreement will be implemented in two phases.
Phase I: to begin in January 2021 — Open access with UC libraries contribution to open access publishing fees
Phase II starts in 2022 and involves the integration of Nature branded journals into the open access publishing part of the agreement
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a sustainable scholar-led consortial funding model for Gold Open Access in the humanities without publication fees.
"It is a charitable organization dedicated to publishing world-leading open-access humanities scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges. Launched in 2015, its free-to-read, free-to-publish model was set up to revolutionize the field of open access publishing. Five years on, the sustainable business model has attracted nearly 300 supporting institutions, with further revenue generated through hosting on our in-house open source publishing platform Janeway, enabling it to establish a thriving platform of 28 peer-reviewed open access journals. Its mission is to support and extend open access to scholarship in the humanities - for free, for everyone, forever."
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Universities Step Up the Fight for Open-Access ResearchToday’s deal between the University of California and publisher Springer Nature is a big milestone on the path to dismantling paywalls around academic journals.
"University of California officials have announced their intention to make a deal with Springer Nature, the world’s second-largest publisher, to begin publishing the university system’s research as open-access by default.
The deal starts in 2021 for a large number of the company’s journals—and puts UC on the path, at least, to do so for all its journals within two years, including its most prestigious ones, like Nature."
Saturday, March 14, 2020
March 13, 2020