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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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New Initiative Incentivizes Open Research
Andy Carstens | Jun 3, 2022 | 6 min read
A large coalition of colleges and universities aims to change hiring, promotion, and tenure practices to reward collaboration.
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Opinion: Is Open Access Worth the Cost?
Jingshan S. Du | Jun 1, 2022 | 6 min read
As we continue to transition out of the print era of scientific publishing, funders and institutions are paying a steep price to have trustworthy publishers certify research outcomes.
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As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Aug 3, 2021 | 7 min read
The plan’s signatories seek to make the results of their funded research available to all, but some scientists say the transition to open access has led to climbing publication fees and could exacerbate global disparities.
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020 | 8 min read
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 | 2 min read
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.
UK Group Tackles Reproducibility in Research
Emily Makowski | Jan 7, 2020 | 5 min read
Last month, 10 UK universities became part of the UK Reproducibility Network, joining researchers, funders, journal publishers, and regulatory agencies.
University of California Loses Access to New Content in Elsevier Journals
Diana Kwon | Jul 12, 2019 | 2 min read
The university and the publisher have been trying to forge a new licensing agreement for the last year.
Open-Access Program Plan S Relaxes Rules
Jef Akst | May 31, 2019 | 2 min read
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.
Norway Joins List of Countries Canceling Elsevier Contracts
Catherine Offord | Mar 13, 2019 | 2 min read
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 | 2 min read
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 | 2 min read
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.
The Open Data Explosion
Viviane Callier | Jan 1, 2019 | 8 min read
Scientists are working to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of sharing.
Plan S: The Ambitious Initiative to End the Reign of Paywalls
Diana Kwon | Dec 19, 2018 | 7 min read
A funder-driven push for freely accessible scholarly literature has divided the scientific community.
University of California and Elsevier Locked in Negotiations
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018 | 2 min read
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.
North American Universities Increasingly Cancel Publisher Packages
Diana Kwon | Jun 11, 2018 | 5 min read
A growing number of libraries are unbundling their subscriptions to the full suite of publishers’ journals, opting for limited titles to save on costs.
Dutch Universities, Journal Publishers Agree on Open-Access Deals
Diana Kwon | Apr 17, 2018 | 5 min read
Despite some difficult negotiations, academic institutions in the Netherlands have been securing subscriptions that combine publishing and reading into one fee.
French Scientists Petition for Firm Stance Against Springer
Diana Kwon | Apr 11, 2018 | 1 min read
More than 2,000 signatories urge a national consortium of French academic institutions to refuse an increase in journal subscription fees.
French Universities Cancel Subscriptions to Springer Journals
Diana Kwon | Mar 31, 2018 | 2 min read
Negotiations between the publisher and a national consortium of academic institutions have reached a stalemate.
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Diana Kwon | Feb 19, 2018 | 3 min read
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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