Tag Archives: transformative agreements

IOP Publishing and Hungarian consortium sign open access publishing agreement

(8 Jun 2020) Researchers at five Hungarian institutions can now publish their research open access in 57 IOP Publishing (IOPP) journals, thanks to a new publish and read agreement with the Hungarian Electronic Information Service National (EISZ) Consortium. The agreement means corresponding authors affiliated with EISZ consortium member institutions can publish in IOPP journals with no […]


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

(2 Jun 2020) 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 […]


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Springer Nature agrees its first transformative agreement within Asia

New transformative read and publish deal agreed with Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India (3 Apr 2020) Springer Nature has today agreed its first transformative read and publish deal within Asia, with the Manipal Academy of Higher Education in India. Under the terms of the arrangement researchers affiliated with the Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy […]


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Measuring the success of transformative agreements

(12 Mar 2020)  Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, seeks to measure the “success” of experience existing transformative agreements. Scholarly Kitchen has the full story here.  


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A Publisher’s perspective on the 1st year of the open access transformation deal

(15 Jan 2020) On January 15th, 2019 Wiley was the first publisher to sign a transformational agreement with Projekt DEAL. We talked to Lorna Stimson, Publishing Director Germany, Wiley, about the implementation of the Projekt DEAL agreement at Wiley and wanted to hear about her experiences with hosting Projekt DEAL related events at eligible institutions across […]


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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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