EDP Sciences – EDP Sciences and the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences conclude a significant agreement on article processing charges in support of open access

“EDP Sciences and the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC) are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of an agreement on article processing charges (APCs) which enables all corresponding authors affiliated with eligible Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) academic institutes to publish open access, at a discounted rate, in a range of EDP Sciences journals.

The agreement applies to all fully open access or hybrid journals published by EDP Sciences. Upon submission, corresponding authors of eligible CAS academic institutes will be identified automatically and a 20% discount applied to their APC. Once published, their articles will be freely available in open access. APCs will also include the ‘Liberty APC’ which allows the corresponding author to decide the level of the charge (from 0 to 900 Euros) to which the 20% discount will then be applied….”

OUP agrees first Read & Publish deal in China | The Bookseller

“Oxford University Press and the National Science Library’s Chinese Academy of Science have announced a new Read & Publish agreement said to be the first of its kind in mainland China.

Covering 26 of the institutions of the Chinese Academy of Science, the three-year deal provides complete access to OUP’s journals collection for participating institutions and over the course of the deal will mean that an increasing amount of the research outputs produced by participating CAS researchers is published Open Access. …”

Oxford University Press and National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences agree first Read & Publish deal in China | Journals | Oxford Academic

“Oxford University Press (OUP) and the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC) are pleased to announce a landmark new Read & Publish agreement, the first of its kind in Mainland China. 

Covering 26 of the institutions of CAS, the three-year deal is the first of its kind in China. It provides complete access to OUP’s prestigious journals collection for participating institutions and over the course of the deal will mean that an increasing amount of the research outputs produced by participating CAS researchers is published open access.  …”

Oxford University Press and National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences agree first Read & Publish deal in China | Journals | Oxford Academic

“Oxford University Press (OUP) and the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC) are pleased to announce a landmark new Read & Publish agreement, the first of its kind in Mainland China. 

Covering 26 of the institutions of CAS, the three-year deal is the first of its kind in China. It provides complete access to OUP’s prestigious journals collection for participating institutions and over the course of the deal will mean that an increasing amount of the research outputs produced by participating CAS researchers is published open access.  …”

Jisc Collections and Brill reach Transformative Agreement for UK Libraries

“Jisc Collections and the international scholarly publisher Brill have reached a Transformative Agreement for 2020, which covers the SHEDL consortium as well as all other eligible UK university libraries.

Under the Agreement, academics at participating institutions benefit from reading access to the Full Brill Journal Collection, as well as unlimited Open Access publishing in all Brill journals for 2020. Brill’s journal portfolio consists of more than 330 hybrid and fully Open Access titles in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and Biology. Articles which have already been published in 2020 will be made available in Open Access retroactively….”

Dutch research institutions and Elsevier initiate world’s first national Open Science partnership

“The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), The Dutch Research Council (NWO) and Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, have formed a novel partnership that includes publishing and reading services as well as the joint development of new open science services for  disseminating and evaluating knowledge. The partnership runs until 31 December 2024….”

More Open Access Publishing at KAUST | University Library

“KAUST is proud to be a pioneer in open access movement and to be aligned with global initiatives. KAUST’s University Library is happy to announce more open access publishing agreements at KAUST during 2020. These agreements will allow KAUST’s corresponding authors to publish their accepted articles in open access mode (in the journals of publishers listed below) and thus made openly available at no cost to the author.

Institute of Physics (IOP) : Read and Publish Model – coverage 2020-2022

American Chemical Society (ACS): Read and Publish Model –   coverage 2020-2022

American Institute of Physics (AIP): Read and Publish Model – coverage 2020-2022

Oxford University Press (OUP): Read and Publish Model – coverage 2020

These come in addition to the existing agreements negotiated in partnership with KAUST’s Office of Sponsored Research (OSR);

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) : Read and Publish Model – coverage 2019-2021

Cambridge University Press (CUP) : Read and Publish Model – coverage 2019-2021…”

How Do We Ensure “Read” Institutions Can Still Contribute to a “Publish”-oriented OA Ecosystem?

“One of the few benefits of the subscription business model is scholars at all institutions (in theory!) *read* scholarly content. Therefore, a business model based on access for institutions does not exclude any scholarly institutional customers. But, not every institution *publishes* scholarly content and, thus far, most Open Access (OA) business models are based upon the service costs of *getting published*.

How, then, can we more equitably spread the costs of OA (from which everyone at least benefits even if not everyone publishes) to include all institutions, including those that mainly or solely read content?

Speakers will discuss:

the roles “read” institutions can and/or should play in an open paradigm
how to manage the perennial “free rider” issues (if that is indeed a thing…)
the risks associated with losing “read” institutions, and their $$$, from the business model ecosystem
the responsibilities of “read” institutions to the OA ecosystem
how the speakers and their organizations are proposing to tackle this issue from their various vantage points

Speakers will bring both publisher and library perspectives, and this session will represent the cutting edge of OA business model experimentation beyond the APC….”

How Do We Ensure “Read” Institutions Can Still Contribute to a “Publish”-oriented OA Ecosystem?

“One of the few benefits of the subscription business model is scholars at all institutions (in theory!) *read* scholarly content. Therefore, a business model based on access for institutions does not exclude any scholarly institutional customers. But, not every institution *publishes* scholarly content and, thus far, most Open Access (OA) business models are based upon the service costs of *getting published*.

How, then, can we more equitably spread the costs of OA (from which everyone at least benefits even if not everyone publishes) to include all institutions, including those that mainly or solely read content?

Speakers will discuss:

the roles “read” institutions can and/or should play in an open paradigm
how to manage the perennial “free rider” issues (if that is indeed a thing…)
the risks associated with losing “read” institutions, and their $$$, from the business model ecosystem
the responsibilities of “read” institutions to the OA ecosystem
how the speakers and their organizations are proposing to tackle this issue from their various vantage points

Speakers will bring both publisher and library perspectives, and this session will represent the cutting edge of OA business model experimentation beyond the APC….”

PLOS and Iowa State University Library announce APC-free Open Access publishing agreement

“Iowa State University Library and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced a three-year Open Access agreement that allows researchers to publish in PLOS’ suite of journals without incurring Article Processing Charges (APCs). This partnership brings together two organizations that believe researchers should be able to access content freely and make their work available publicly, regardless of their access to grant funds….

Under the agreement, which will be implemented in July, Iowa State University Library will be charged an annual fixed flat rate over the three-year term, which will be based on prior years’ publication levels. Iowa State researchers will have unlimited opportunity to publish in PLOS journals over these three years and will not be charged any APCs. …”