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A growing number of libraries are unbundling their subscriptions to the full suite of publishers’ journals, opting for limited titles to save on costs.

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A consortium of institutions will not renew its contract with the publisher that ends in June, following the lead of organizations in other countries.

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Despite some difficult negotiations, academic institutions in the Netherlands have been securing subscriptions that combine publishing and reading into one fee.

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Negotiations between the publisher and a national consortium of academic institutions have reached a stalemate.

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Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services

By Diana Kwon | February 20, 2018

A few months after the American Chemical Society won its lawsuit against the pirate site, the game of virtual whack-a-mole continues.

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South Korean Universities Make Deal with Elsevier

By Katarina Zimmer | January 17, 2018

A consortium of 300 universities and college libraries had taken a strong stance against the publishing giant’s price hikes. 

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A Turbulent Year in the Publishing World

By Diana Kwon | December 15, 2017

In 2017, scientists, regulators, and publishers clashed in a series of lawsuits, boycotts, mass resignations, and more.

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ResearchGate Restricts Access to Nearly 2 Million Articles

By Catherine Offord | November 9, 2017

The academic social network is bending to pressure from publishing giants that demand it removes copyrighted material from its site.

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These researchers join around 200 research institutions that have cut ties with the publishing giant to support the ongoing push for open access and favorable pricing.

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The American Chemical Society seeks a broad order that includes millions of dollars in damages and demands action from Internet service providers and search engines. 

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