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Springer OA agreement extended to 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Springer Compact open access deal will continue until 2021. Under the scheme corresponding authors at participating institutions publishing in a journal with the ‘Open Choice’ option will be offered open access at no additional cost. The deal also includes ongoing access to Springer’s subscription content. The deal has…

16 July 2019Publishers

The Great Science Publishing Scandal

For centuries academic journals have been the custodians of scientific knowledge. But in the past few decades this has become increasingly contentious, as publishers continue to boast high profit margins, and their customers, largely academic libraries, continue to face squeezed budgets. Some libraries have cancelled subscriptions, some countries have been in deadlocked negotiations with publishers…

3 May 2019Open access Publishers

cOAlition S: declaration for full and immediate OA announced

On 4th September 2018 Science Europe announced a new open access commitment named cOAlition S, or Plan S, signed by 11 major research funders in the EU, including UKRI (formerly RCUK). Plan S states that after 1st January 2020 all research outputs funded by the signatory funders will have to be fully and immediately open…

4 September 2018Policies Publishers

University of St Andrews Open Journals System now updated

This week the University Library completed a long overdue update of our online journal hosting platform, run on the popular Open Journals System software. We are now running on version 3 of the software, which brings with it a number of significant improvements. (c) University of St Andrews The new version incorporates the now ubiquitous…

22 March 2018OJS Open access Publishers

PeerJ waives publication fees in February

To celebrate 5 years as an Open Access publisher PeerJ is waiving full fees for PeerJ and PeerJ Computing articles started and submitted in February. Peer J CC BY The fee waiver applies to its full article processing charge (APC) option and means that for St Andrews authors there’s no financial barrier to submitting a…

5 February 2018Open access Publishers