“Live from Boston – the Digital Science and Springer Nature event ‘Explore Open Access Books’.”
“In September 2019, Digital Science and Springer Nature held a researcher event exploring the topic of open access books. This slide deck includes presentation slides from each session:
1. Why publish your book open access? (Rosalind Pyne, Director OA Books, Springer Nature) – slides 3-20
2. Live author Q&A with Eric Haines (lead editor ‘Ray Tracing Gems and distinguished engineer at Nvidia) about his experience of publishing an open access book – slide 22
3. Understanding the value and impact of open books (Mike Taylor, Head of Metrics Development, Digital Science)
Manager, Springer Nature) – slides 23-58
4. How MIT is Reimagining OA Books and Open Knowledge Infrastructure (Catherine Ahearn, Content Lead, PubPub MIT Knowledge Futures Group) – slides 58-75….”
“In late August, Springer Nature and Germany’s Projekt DEAL announced that they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) laying out the fundamentals of a national-level transformative open access agreement, whereby “more than 13,000 articles by German scholars and scientists are expected to be published open access (OA) per year, making them freely and immediately available to the world and increasing visibility and usage of German research published by Springer Nature.” I contacted Dagmar Laging, Springer Nature’s VP for Institutional Sales-Europe, who graciously agreed to answer some questions about this emerging deal….”
“46 organisations chose to join the new agreement, which runs for three years, starting January 1st 2019. It covers rights to publish in over 1 800 hybrid journals at no extra cost for the author as well as reading rights from 1997 for over 2 100 journals. Together with the other agreement recently signed for publishing in gold open access journals, this new Read & Publish agreement allows researchers affiliated with the Bibsam Consortium to publish open access in almost the entire Springer Nature journal portfolio….”
“Frank Vrancken Peeters joined Springer Nature in September 2017 as a member of the Management Board in a newly created Chief Commercial Officer role. He has spent more than twenty years in general management, innovation, product management and sales roles across the academic, educational and professional publishing sectors. This followed a successful career in management consulting.
At Springer Nature, Frank was a key contributor to the strategic view on open access migration and took, and will continue to take, a leading role in the Projekt Deal negotiations in Germany. …”
“A consortium of more than 700 German research institutions and libraries today announced an agreement with publisher Springer Nature to make it simpler for authors to publish their papers open access. The agreement is the largest national open-access deal to date, but it doesn’t allow authors to publish open access in Nature or its sister journals.
The consortium, called Project DEAL, has negotiated for more than 3 years with major publishers to reach “publish and read” agreements. Such agreements give member institutions full access to a publisher’s online content and make papers that their researchers publish freely available worldwide. Charges are based not on subscriptions, but on a fee per published paper.
Project DEAL reached a similar agreement with the publisher Wiley in February, but this agreement is bigger. It is expected to cover more than 13,000 articles per year published by researchers working at German institutions, compared with roughly 9500 in Wiley journals. That makes it “the largest ever transformative agreement” for open access, Springer Nature CEO Daniel Ropers told a press conference here this morning….”
“Springer Nature is holding two free multidisciplinary events for researchers and scholarly book authors in September 2019, exploring how open access can help make the most out of research.
Why should academics publish an open access book?
What funding is available for open access books?
Author case studies showcasing OA book authors’ experiences …”
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today in Berlin; final contract to be concluded later this year.
The agreement will be open to all member institutions of Projekt DEAL (700+ publically and privately funded academic and research organisations in Germany) which means substantially enhanced access to Springer Nature content for almost all of the German research landscape.
Through the agreement, more than 13,000 articles by German scholars and scientists are expected to be published open access (OA) per year, making them freely and immediately available to the world and increasing visibility and usage of German research published by Springer Nature.
The organisation of costs and services under this Transformative Agreement means researchers and students across all disciplines affiliated with the member institutions will be able to publish OA in the vast majority of the Springer Nature journal portfolio – around 2,500 Springer Nature hybrid and fully OA journals, as well as read the full contents of those journals including backfiles from 1997.
Signing of the MoU signals a significant step in Springer Nature’s commitment to being a leading force in driving the transition to OA and a notable advance on Projekt DEAL’s objectives of granting German authors ever more opportunity to publish their research fully and immediately OA for scholars of the world to read and build upon while containing the overall cost of scholarly communication.
“The Swedish library consortium, of which SLU is a participant, has entered two new agreements with the scientific publishers SpringerNature and Oxford University Press. Both agreements state that any fees associated with open access publishing (APCs) are paid for centrally by the institution of the corresponding author instead of the authors themselves….”