Open Access

Sage has launched a free-to-read hub of social and behavioral science resources to foster evidence-based discussions about democracy and the 2024 elections inside and outside the classroom. This is particularly important in a year where half the world's population will exercise their democratic right to vote.

Posted 02 July 2024

A new report from the DIAMAS work package that SPARC Europe leads looks at understanding how institutional publishing is sustained today. Institutional publishers and service providers are diverse due to their missions, size and service provision. In addition, there is no definitive set of tasks that all institutional publishers share. These characteristics influence the sustainability options available to them and the choices they make.

Posted 05 April 2024

The policy marks the latest move by the publisher in integrating open research practice into its journal and book workflow, making it easier for authors to benefit from open science

Posted 02 April 2024

From metadata harvesters, to research institutions, to bibliometricians, everyone is welcome to use the DataCite public data file.

Posted 02 April 2024

Mark Carden deserves congratulations for organising one of the most distinctive conferences on the scholarly calendar. This is a smallish conference, with around 160 attendees, but the attendees—publishers, librarians, and researchers—tend to return, because they know what to expect, and everyone I spoke to agreed it has a special atmosphere.

Posted 05 March 2024

Launched as a pilot in January 2023, Path to Open is a delayed OA model where new books are made available to supporting libraries upon publication and become OA after 3 years.

Posted 07 November 2023

"Pledge to Open" Aims to Publish 70 Open Access Books on Global Issues Through Innovative Collective Funding Pilot

Posted 01 August 2023

Open Advances will encompass a range of disciplines, focus on global challenges, and unlock Open Access by never charging authors a fee to publish

Posted 04 July 2023

Using the same infrastructure that powers ITHAKA's nonprofit services JSTOR and Portico, institutions can now increase the reach and usefulness of their local digital collections, secure access for generations to come and further the mission they share with one another and ITHAKA to improve access to knowledge worldwide.

Posted 04 July 2023

The Global Access Program (GAP) is designed to increase access to and adoption of PID services and infrastructure for communities beyond the Global North.

Posted 07 March 2023

The Sustainable Development Knowledge Cooperative is being launched in partnership with Impact Science, a brand of Cactus Communications (CACTUS).

Posted 07 March 2023

The King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR)  joined ScienceOpen in January 2023, increasing the content available in disability studies by adding hundreds of articles, books, and book chapters on its new collection.

Posted 07 February 2023

JSTOR, part of the non-profit ITHAKA, and a cohort of leading university presses announced Path to Open, a program to support the open access publication of new groundbreaking scholarly books that bring diverse perspectives and research to millions of people.

Posted 07 February 2023

At the 2019 Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) conference, Judy Verses, then Executive Vice President, Research, Wiley Inc., announced that Wiley had signed a partnership agreement with Projekt DEAL. At this year's APE conference, Irina Sens, Deputy Director, Head of Library Operations, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), reported on "After the DEAL," an assessment of progress and a suggestion of possible ways forward.

Posted 07 February 2023

Health Open Research expands the former AMRC publishing platform to open up medical research globally

Posted 06 December 2022

CHORUS  announced on 21 November 2022 that it will create a Preprint Dashboard and Reporting Service to identify related funders, datasets, reuse licenses, ORCID identifiers, and links to published articles on publisher sites and government public access repositories.

Posted 06 December 2022

The capability for scite users to ask research questions in plain language and get answers directly from the full text of research articles is the premise of scite's new "Ask a Question" feature.

Posted 06 December 2022

Publishing houses plan to cooperate to help accelerate the transformation towards open access and research

Posted 01 November 2022

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine lets you see what websites used to look like but it can only do that if volunteers actively save those sites and pages. Gary Price explains how to do that.

Posted 04 October 2022

In an 8 page memo titled "Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research",  issued on 25 August 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy directed federal agencies to begin adopting policies that would make taxpayer-funded research free and accessible to the general public. 

Posted 06 September 2022

On 13 June 2022, OCLC filed suit against Clarivate PLC and its subsidiaries, Clarivate Analytics (US) LLP, Ex Libris, and ProQuest in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

Posted 05 July 2022

A new partnership between IOP Publishing and Get Full Text Research aims to make access to information easier for researchers.

Posted 05 April 2022

The integration of Scopus data will support the monitoring and evaluation of Germany's transition towards open access.

Posted 05 April 2022

Article Galaxy Scholar (AGS) offers a one-stop solution to connect end users to Open Access articles.

Posted 01 February 2022