Open Access Transformation

No agreement with Frontiers in Germany

No agreement with Frontiers in Germany As Bernhard Mittermaier, head of the central library of the Forschungszentrum Jülich, announced yesterday, there will be no agreement with Frontiers in Germany. The negotiations between the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Open Access Publisher Frontiers on a nationwide framework contract did not succeed. In his message (in German language, […]

Open Access Transformation in Switzerland & Germany

Christian Gutknecht published an exciting posting on the Swiss EUR 57 million Elsevier deal in which he outlines the transformative Open Access agreement between Elsevier and swissuniversities. Since Germany has been trying for years to reach such a contract with Elsevier, it is worth comparing it with the two transformative contracts with Wiley and Springer […]

Max Planck Society and American Physical Society sign transformative Open Access agreement

As stated in a press release the Max Planck Society and American Physical Society (APS) signed a pilot transformative Open Access agreement. This agreement allows Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG) authors to publish open access in hybrid and fully open access peer-reviewed journals published by APS, including highly-selective flagship titles such as Physical Review Letters and […]

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