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 […]
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 […]
Just as 2016, 2015 and 2014 I produced an Open Access Heatmap 2020. It shows how many Open Access journals are published per country using data provided by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The heatmap can be found here or embedded some lines below. I calculated the number of Open Access Journals per […]
The Vienna University of Technology (TU) signed a contract with the publisher Elsevier. This allows researchers to publish Open Access free of charge.
The Forschungszentrum Jülich and Frontiers signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a German Consortium with the Open Access publisher Frontiers.
A contract study on the qualitative perception of Open Access was completed at the end of last year. The study was carried out as part of the third-party funded project visOA: Making Open Access publications visible in the holdings of a library, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and conducted by the […]
Currently I am planning to offer the development of a questionnaire on Open Access at universities and research institutions. Some of the topics would be the acceptance of Open Access by researchers, the acceptance of in-house Open Access services, and gaps in the service portfolio. Since the offer is intended for libraries or other institutions […]
Yesterday the National Contact Point Open Access OA2020-DE (Germany) published an updated list of of frequently cited open-access journals. The list comprises 800 Open Access journals; it is based on data from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) that is enriched with SNIP-Scores (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). SNIP relies on citation information from […]
On the 20th of May, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) announced a funding programme for implementation of a competence and networking platform in the field of Open Access. Here is some information from the call for proposals… Objective „With the funding initiative for the competence and […]
The Norwegian consortium for higher education and research and the publishing house Elsevier agreed two days ago to a national license. This provides Norwegian researchers not only access to articles published in Elsevier’s journals (including the society journals as The Lancet or CELL Press) but also the opportunity to publish their results Open Access. Seven […]