PNAS Announces PNAS Nexus

“The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is pleased to announce the launch of PNAS Nexus, a highly selective, open access journal with a focus on innovation and rapid publication. PNAS Nexus will publish innovative and multi-, trans-, and interdisciplinary work across the biological, physical, and social sciences, particularly encompassing engineering and health sciences. The journal will be published under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Karen Nelson, president of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), and in partnership with Oxford University Press (OUP)….

In late summer 2021, PNAS Nexus will begin considering new submissions along with manuscripts rejected after review from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)—the flagship journal of the NAS—that authors wish to transfer. PNAS Nexus will publish its first issue in early 2022….”

IreL Signs Read and Publish Agreement with Oxford University Press – The University Times

“Oxford University Press (OUP) has signed a read and publish agreement with IReL – a consortium of 10 Irish universities – that will grant the colleges access to hundreds of the press’s titles.

The three-year deal enables students and academic staff at participating institutions to access the full journals collection of the OUP – which includes over 340 titles.

Through the publishing side of the agreement, researchers at the institutions will be able to publish their work in OUP’s fully open access and hybrid journals without paying individual fees….”

Open Access | Molecular Biology and Evolution | Oxford Academic

“MBE and the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) are thrilled to announce that from Volume 38 (2021) Molecular Biology and Evolution (MBE) will become fully Open Access. From 1 January 2021 all papers published in the journal will be free to read online without subscription. All articles accepted for publication from 1 August 2020 will be published as Open Access and will be subject to an Article Processing Charge (APC).”

 

OUP agrees first Read & Publish deal in China | The Bookseller

“Oxford University Press and the National Science Library’s Chinese Academy of Science have announced a new Read & Publish agreement said to be the first of its kind in mainland China.

Covering 26 of the institutions of the Chinese Academy of Science, the three-year deal provides complete access to OUP’s journals collection for participating institutions and over the course of the deal will mean that an increasing amount of the research outputs produced by participating CAS researchers is published Open Access. …”

Oxford University Press and National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences agree first Read & Publish deal in China | Journals | Oxford Academic

“Oxford University Press (OUP) and the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC) are pleased to announce a landmark new Read & Publish agreement, the first of its kind in Mainland China. 

Covering 26 of the institutions of CAS, the three-year deal is the first of its kind in China. It provides complete access to OUP’s prestigious journals collection for participating institutions and over the course of the deal will mean that an increasing amount of the research outputs produced by participating CAS researchers is published open access.  …”

Oxford University Press and National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences agree first Read & Publish deal in China | Journals | Oxford Academic

“Oxford University Press (OUP) and the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC) are pleased to announce a landmark new Read & Publish agreement, the first of its kind in Mainland China. 

Covering 26 of the institutions of CAS, the three-year deal is the first of its kind in China. It provides complete access to OUP’s prestigious journals collection for participating institutions and over the course of the deal will mean that an increasing amount of the research outputs produced by participating CAS researchers is published open access.  …”

Oxford University Press launches a new open access journal series | STM Publishing News

“Oxford University Press (OUP) today announces the first two titles in the new flagship open access journal series. The Oxford Open series launches today with Oxford Open Immunologyand Oxford Open Materials Science. This is an important step forward in OUP’s open access publishing programme….”

OPEN ACCESS – Subscription journals braced for open access

“An ESHRE [European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology] expert meeting in November reviewed what we know so far about open access publishing for medical journals. The meeting in particular explored where we now are with Plan S and how its implementation might affect the Human Reproduction journals….”

OPEN ACCESS – Subscription journals braced for open access

“An ESHRE [European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology] expert meeting in November reviewed what we know so far about open access publishing for medical journals. The meeting in particular explored where we now are with Plan S and how its implementation might affect the Human Reproduction journals….”

Oxford University Press announces agreement in principle with Iowa State University for first US Read & Publish deal | Journals | Oxford Academic

“Oxford University Press is delighted to announce its first Read & Publish deal with a US institution, having reached an agreement in principle with the Iowa State University Library. The parties hope to finalize the details of the agreement by the end of the year.

This is OUP’s first Read & Publish deal outside of Europe and will include access to the full OUP journals collection, including over 300 journals with an Open Access publishing option, and more than 60 fully Open Access journals. Researchers at Iowa State will be able to publish their articles via Open Access immediately upon publication in an OUP journal….”

New Open Access Agreements with SpringerNature and Oxford University Press | Medarbetarwebben

“The Swedish library consortium, of which SLU is a participant, has entered two new agreements with the scientific publishers SpringerNature and Oxford University Press. Both agreements state that any fees associated with open access publishing (APCs) are paid for centrally by the institution of the corresponding author instead of the authors themselves….”

Where are we now?

“The results of publicly funded research must be freely available to all. By 2020, universities want to make all peer-reviewed articles by Dutch researchers open-access publications as standard. Following a request by the government, in 2013 the VSNU formulated a plan to achieve this goal.

‘The Dutch universities’ strategy is unique on the international stage,’ says Koen Becking, executive open-access negotiator for the VSNU and Executive Board President at Tilburg University. Together with Tim van der Hagen, Executive Board President at Delft University of Technology, and Anton Pijpers, Executive Board President at Utrecht University, he leads executive negotiations with the major publishing houses….

The Dutch approach is such a success because the universities have formed a single negotiating body and are supported by the government. In this regard, Becking refers to the government’s open-access policy, which was continued by the new government in 2017….”

 

Wellcome ‘disappointed’ over fall in open-access compliance

“The Wellcome Trust has announced it will keep a vigilant eye on how Oxford University Press complies with open-access policies, after data showed that the publisher’s adherence fell significantly last year….

The data show that overall compliance with the fund’s policies has fallen from 91 per cent in 2016 to 87 per cent in 2017….

In particular, compliance by Oxford University Press fell “significantly”, according to the trust, because the publisher has been experiencing problems with converting outputs to a format that is compliant with Europe PubMed Central’s technical requirements.

Wellcome said it would monitor the situation over three to six months, to ensure that it was resolved, and seek compensation from the publisher “for the poor service delivered to researchers, institutions and funders over the last 12 months”, it said.

A total of 34 per cent of articles paid for by the Charity Open Access Fund in 2016-17 and published by Oxford University Press were non-compliant—compared with 5 per cent the previous year. The second and third-most non-compliant publishers were Elsevier at 11 per cent and Wiley at 10 per cent….

Overall, the trust calculates that the cost of open-access publishing has seen “a significant increase”, and that the average cost of journal article-processing charges has risen by 11 per cent since last year….”