Cambridge University Press and Hindawi in OA deal | Research Information

“Five Cambridge University Press journals will publish with Hindawi Limited under a collaborative agreement.

Beginning in January 2021 (with submissions open from September), the partnership will see Hindawi carry out editorial and production work on the journals using its open source publishing platform, Phenom. The journals will remain under Cambridge ownership. All five will be fully open access.

The five journals are Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics, Genetics Research, Journal of Smoking Cessation, Wireless Power Transfer, and Laser and Particle Beams….”

Scholar-led Open Access Publishers Are Not “Author-Chutes” · punctum books

“Both Open Book Publishers (OBP) and punctum books recently shared publicly that their per-title cost for high-quality open access monographs hovers somewhere around the $6,000 mark. This number is markedly different from the findings of the the 2016 Ithaka report “The Costs of Publishing Monographs,” which found that open access monographs published by university presses cost between $30,000 and $50,000.

As both institutional libraries and funding bodies invested in a transition to a fully open access scholarly communications landscape are naturally seeking how best to spend their money in the public interest, it comes as no surprise that the disclosure of our numbers, and accompanying financial transparency, has elicited diverse responses from the scholarly publishing world….

Rather, we invite university publishers to transparently disclose their financial records, so that we can level the playing field and have a discussion on what is really important: how we can help the entire scholarly communications landscape to transition to a sustainably open and cost-efficient access model, with the freedom to read, write, edit, and publish, and where public knowledge is truly accessible to the public.”

scite and Rockefeller University Press Sign Indexing Agreement and Implement Smart Citations | by scite | scite | Jul, 2020 | Medium

“scite, an award-winning platform for discovering and evaluating scientific articles, and Rockefeller University Press (RUP), a leading publisher in the life sciences have partnered to improve how research articles are discovered and evaluated.

With this partnership, all relevant articles published in the Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), and the Journal of General Physiology (JGP) will display Smart Citations from scite. Smart Citations allow researchers to see how a scientific paper has been cited by providing the context of the citation and indicating whether it provides supporting or disputing evidence for the cited claim….”

Illinois Open Publishing Network – digital publishing from the University Library

“The Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN) is a set of digital publishing initiatives that are hosted and coordinated at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. IOPN offers a suite of publishing services to members of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community and beyond. We aim to facilitate the dissemination of high-quality, open access scholarly publications. Our services include infrastructure and support for publishing open access journals, monographs, born-digital projects that integrate multimedia and interactive content.

IOPN is committed to publishing high-quality open access works of lasting scholarly value across multiple disciplines, regardless of institutional affiliation. We particularly invite innovative digital publication projects that bring together multimedia and text. We additionally welcome partnerships with University Presses or other publishers in order to publish companion websites (such as a digital exhibit of related primary source materials) for traditional text monographs and articles….”

University of Buckingham Press launches Academic Journal Partnership with ScienceOpen | STM Publishing News

“University of Buckingham Press (UBP) has announced a wide-ranging partnership with research and publishing network ScienceOpen. As part of the agreement, ScienceOpen will host a Super Collection for all UBP journal content as well as individual collections for each of its Journals.

The Super Collection is available to view at: https://www.scienceopen.com/collection/UBuckinghamPress. In addition ScienceOpen will be supporting UBP in the distribution of its content to key academic content repositories and in the global marketing of its Journals….”

University of Buckingham Press launches Academic Journal Partnership with ScienceOpen | STM Publishing News

“University of Buckingham Press (UBP) has announced a wide-ranging partnership with research and publishing network ScienceOpen. As part of the agreement, ScienceOpen will host a Super Collection for all UBP journal content as well as individual collections for each of its Journals.

The Super Collection is available to view at: https://www.scienceopen.com/collection/UBuckinghamPress. In addition ScienceOpen will be supporting UBP in the distribution of its content to key academic content repositories and in the global marketing of its Journals….”

P2L4 to Convene University Presses, Libraries Virtually July 22—Open to Full ARL, AUPresses Membership – Association of Research Libraries

“The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Association of University Presses (AUPresses) annually convene the P2L community—presses and libraries who share a reporting relationship. This year, we are opening up registration to this virtual meeting to all members of ARL and AUPresses. The theme of the 2020 P2L Summit, to be held Wednesday, July 22, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. EDT, is “University Presses and Libraries: Partners in Digital Transformation.”

The day will focus on how scholars are embracing digital technologies in their research and publishing practices and how presses and libraries can be stronger by working together to support the ambitions of these knowledge creators. The meeting is structured as three 90-minute sessions that will explore topical themes of shared interest between university presses and libraries. Topics will range from the macro-level of large-scale open-infrastructure initiatives to the micro-level of individual connections between press and library staff to advance digital scholarship. Each of the three sessions will include 30 minutes of short presentations, 45 minutes of break-out discussions, and a 15-minute focus on next steps for the P2L partnership….”