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ACM’s new open access agreements: a Q&A with Scott Delman

(10 Feb 2020)  From Scholarly Kitchen: As many Scholarly Kitchen readers will know, in late January it was announced that the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) had signed new open access (OA) publishing agreements with four major US universities. There has been lots of public conversation about these agreements, but I decided to go to the source for some […]


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ACM signs new open-access agreements with leading universities in US

(23 Jan 2020) ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, entered into transformative open access agreements with several of its largest institutional customers, including the University of California (UC), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Iowa State University (ISU). The agreements, which run for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2020, cover both access […]


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Springer Nature and Germany’s Projekt DEAL finalise world’s largest transformative OA agreement

(9 Jan 2020)  Springer Nature and MPDL Services GmbH on behalf of Projekt DEAL today announce that the formal contract for the world’s largest transformative Open Access (OA) agreement to date has been signed. Dated 1 January 2020, the agreement provides OA publishing services and full reading access to Springer Nature journals to scholars and […]


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National license agreement signed between Elsevier and Couperin, France

(28 Nov 2019) Couperin, the French academic consortium for higher education and research and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, has signed a new national license agreement This four-year agreement (2019-2022) will provide researchers at universities and research institutions across France with equal access to Elsevier’s high-quality content provided through the ScienceDirect platform and […]


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American Chemical Society signs their first transformative agreement with Hungarian EISZ consortium

(12 Nov 2019) The American Chemical Society (ACS), Publications Division, and the Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) today announced a transformative open access pilot agreement that enables corresponding authors affiliated at the seven consortium member institutions to publish journal articles under an open access license in any of ACS’ more than 60 premier journals. […]


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Leaked document on Elsevier negotiations sparks controversy

(6 Nov 2019)  In exchange for full open access Elsevier requests full cooperation in a number of (meta)data projects, a leaked negotiating document reveals. Initial responses to the proposed deal show a fear of ‘vendor lock-in’ and condemn tying open access to open science goals. ScienceGuide has more details here.  


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Toward a new kind of ‘Big Deal’

(30 Aug 2019)  University librarians and some academic publishers are optimistic about the possibility of reaching new agreements to make more academic articles fully open, but they acknowledge many challenges ahead. The University of California, which canceled its “big deal” with publisher Elsevier earlier this year after negotiations to establish a new agreement broke down, hosted a […]


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