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Munich Court Ruling Sides with Elsevier, ACS over ResearchGate
The academic networking service ResearchGate was infringing on copyrights held by scientific publishers when it hosted manuscripts from their journals, the European court said, but the website will not have to pay damages.
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Munich Court Ruling Sides with Elsevier, ACS over ResearchGate
Munich Court Ruling Sides with Elsevier, ACS over ResearchGate

The academic networking service ResearchGate was infringing on copyrights held by scientific publishers when it hosted manuscripts from their journals, the European court said, but the website will not have to pay damages.

The academic networking service ResearchGate was infringing on copyrights held by scientific publishers when it hosted manuscripts from their journals, the European court said, but the website will not have to pay damages.

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University of California and Elsevier Forge Open-Access Deal
Diana Kwon | Mar 18, 2021
The agreement comes two years after the university system cut ties with the publisher after failing to come to an agreement.
No Gender Bias in Peer Review: Study
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2021
An analysis of data from nearly 150 journals across scientific disciplines finds that, if anything, manuscripts authored by women are treated more favorably than those submitted by men.
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Paper Proposing COVID-19, Magnetism Link to Be Retracted
Shawna Williams | Nov 4, 2020
The study, published in a peer-reviewed journal, has attracted widespread derision from researchers.
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Publishers Develop Inclusive Name-Change Policies
Emma Yasinski | Jul 14, 2020
Transgender scientists are seeing some success in advocating for standards that allow authors to change their names on previous work.
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What to Expect in the Publishing World in 2020
Diana Kwon | Dec 31, 2019
Publishers’ efforts to reduce “leakage,” funder-driven open-access schemes, the growth of academic publishing in China, and more.
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2019 Was Big for Academic Publishing. Here’s Our Year in Review
Diana Kwon | Dec 27, 2019
Licensing negotiations between libraries and publishers continued, a radical open-access plan made changes, and the flaws of some publishing tools and techniques came to light.
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Elsevier Progresses in Open-Access Deal Making
Diana Kwon | Dec 2, 2019
The scholarly publisher has announced several new licensing agreements in both Europe and the US—but some major academic groups are still without contracts and access to journals.
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Opinion: Boycotting Elsevier Is Not Enough
Shaun Khoo | Oct 22, 2019
The publishing giant will likely survive the latest boycott by scientists. An overhaul is needed to make science publishing fair and open.
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UC Faculty Protest Elsevier by Suspending Work for Cell Press
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2019
More than 30 professors will no longer serve on editorial boards of the journals unless Elsevier and the University of California can reach a contract.
University of California Loses Access to New Content in Elsevier Journals
Diana Kwon | Jul 12, 2019
The university and the publisher have been trying to forge a new licensing agreement for the last year.
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Elsevier and Norway Agree on New Open-Access Deal
Diana Kwon | Apr 24, 2019
Under a two-year pilot agreement, articles published by Norwegian academics will be free to read in almost all of the publisher’s journals.
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As Elsevier Falters, Wiley Succeeds in Open-Access Deal Making
Diana Kwon | Mar 26, 2019
The divergent strategies of scholarly publishers to forge licensing agreements with libraries are yielding different results.
Norway Joins List of Countries Canceling Elsevier Contracts
Catherine Offord | Mar 13, 2019
The publisher failed to meet requests for better access to research, a consortium of Norwegian institutions says.
With No Open Access Deal, UC Breaks with Elsevier
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 1, 2019
After negotiating for eight months, the University of California becomes one of the first research institutions in the US to stop paying for access to the publisher’s journals.
German Institutions and Wiley Reach Open-Access Publishing Deal
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 16, 2019
The three-year contract, in which all articles will be published as open access in exchange for an annual fee for journal subscriptions, is a triumph for Project DEAL.
Max Planck Society Ends Elsevier Subscription
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 20, 2018
The move is a show of support for Project DEAL and the open-access movement.
University of California and Elsevier Locked in Negotiations
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
The UC system is pushing to change the subscription model and accelerate open access, but if there’s no contract agreement by December 31, faculty and students lose access altogether.
Major Publishers File Second Lawsuit Against ResearchGate
Diana Kwon | Oct 9, 2018
As the American Chemical Society and Elsevier move litigation forward, other academic publishers have opted to collaborate with the academic network platform instead.
Universities in Germany and Sweden Lose Access to Elsevier Journals
Diana Kwon | Jul 19, 2018
Consortia in both countries are pushing for open-access subscriptions with the publisher.