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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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More than 2,000 signatories urge a national consortium of French academic institutions to refuse an increase in journal subscription fees.

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

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image: Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services

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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A Growing Open Access Toolbox

By Diana Kwon | November 28, 2017

Legal methods to retrieve paywalled articles for free are on the rise, but better self-archiving practices could help improve accessibility. 

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The Federal Trade Commission won an initial ruling against the India-based publisher for allegedly misleading researchers and for misrepresenting journal impact factors and editorial boards. 

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image: ResearchGate Restricts Access to Nearly 2 Million Articles

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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The pirate site plans to ignore the lawsuits from Elsevier and the American Chemical Society.

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