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All German research articles in Wiley journals to be published open access under new transformative agreement
Germany’s Projekt DEAL and the publisher John Wiley & Sons have entered a ground-breaking transformative agreement, in line with the objectives of the Open Access 2020 initiative. Under this new agreement, all authors affiliated with 700 academic institutions in Germany will retain copyright and their accepted articles will be published open access in Wiley journals.read more
Eleven research funders in Europe announce ‘Plan S’ to make all scientific works free to read as soon as they are published.read more
If the data stored in a library’s knowledge base is not correct and up-to-date, library users will not be able to find the book or journal that they are looking for.
Back in 1988, Robert Maxwell predicted that in the future there would only be a handful of immensely powerful publishing companies left, and that they would ply their trade in an electronic age with no printing costs, leading to almost “pure profit”.
Article 27 of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, asserting the right “to share in scientific advancement and its benefits”. In this theguardian “The long read” article, Stephen Buranyi describes how the scholarly publishing industry came to be what it is and how academia has been complicit in its development at the expense of the advancement of knowledge and the ability for all mankind to benefit.read more