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No More Paywalls on Federally Funded Research: White House
The Biden administration will by 2026 require that all publicly funded work be deposited in designated repositories immediately on publication.
No More Paywalls on Federally Funded Research: White House
No More Paywalls on Federally Funded Research: White House

The Biden administration will by 2026 require that all publicly funded work be deposited in designated repositories immediately on publication.

The Biden administration will by 2026 require that all publicly funded work be deposited in designated repositories immediately on publication.

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What If Scientists Shared Their Reagents for Free?
Amanda Heidt | Jul 18, 2022
Some researchers have decided to provide their products without financial compensation or expectations of authorship on resulting papers, prompting a flurry of new work.
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New Initiative Incentivizes Open Research
Andy Carstens | Jun 3, 2022
A large coalition of colleges and universities aims to change hiring, promotion, and tenure practices to reward collaboration.
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Researcher Sanctioned by PNAS for Not Sharing Alga
Catherine Offord | Jun 9, 2021
Zhangfeng Hu will be unable to submit manuscripts for three years after having violated the journal’s policy about making study materials available to other scientists.
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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.
Q&A: Science Has Been “Resilient” During Pandemic, Survey Finds
Catherine Offord | Nov 24, 2020
Responses collected from around 25,000 academics reveal that 20 percent couldn’t do their work at all in the spring, but most had found ways to keep their research going.
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For a Hefty Fee, Nature Journals Offer Open-Access Publishing
Diana Kwon | Nov 24, 2020
Academics will soon be able to make articles freely available in Nature-branded journals for €9,500—with a discounted option available under a pilot program that provides review, but no guarantee of acceptance.
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
While some academics have called for compensation for assessing other scientists’ work, publishers haven’t warmed to the idea.
Nature-Branded Journals Announce First Open-Access Deal
Max Kozlov | Oct 21, 2020
The agreement will enable authors at eligible German institutes to publish an estimated 400 open-access papers each year in Springer Nature journals from the Nature line of titles.
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Opinion: Stop Private Speculation in COVID-19 Research
Emiliano Brancaccio and Ugo Pagano | Mar 23, 2020
We present an economic plan for a collective sharing of scientific knowledge on the pandemic.
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Journals Open Access to Coronavirus Resources
Emma Yasinski | Feb 13, 2020
Nearly 100 academic journals, societies, institutes, and companies sign a commitment to make research and data on COVID-19 freely available, at least for the duration of the outbreak.
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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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World Health Organization Backs Open-Access Plan S
Kerry Grens | Sep 4, 2019
The agency joins a group of funders, cOAlition S, that supports making publications immediately available to the public for free.
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Project DEAL in Germany Reaches Agreement with Springer Nature
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 23, 2019
Elsevier is now the only big scientific publisher that hasn’t struck a bargain with the German consortium of libraries and research institutions.
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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.
Open-Access Program Plan S Relaxes Rules
Jef Akst | May 31, 2019
In response to concerns from the research and publishing communities, the European group pushes back the deadline for its full and immediate open-access mandate to 2021.
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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.