“The country of Norway has signed two major deals to further its national scholarly communications strategy.
Norway’s UNIT (the Directorate for ICT and joint services in higher education and research) has chosen the Web of Science Group as its sole data provider for a new national research evaluation project….
Secondly, John Wiley & Sons and UNIT have announced a combined open access and subscription agreement. This three-year agreement will provide 33 Norwegian institutions with continued access to Wiley’s subscription journals and enables their affiliated authors to publish open access articles in Wiley titles.
As part of the agreement, all eligible researchers and students will be automatically identified and notified of the opportunity to publish open access through their institutional connection, at no additional charge. The 33 institutions will also have access to a distinct open access account dashboard for easy administration of their account, quick article approval, and in-depth reporting….”