According to Science “The mammoth University of California (UC) system announced today it will stop paying to subscribe to journals published by Elsevier, the world’s largest scientific publisher, headquartered in Amsterdam. Talks to renew a collective contract broke down, the university said, because Elsevier refused to strike a package deal that would provide a break on subscription fees and make all articles published by UC authors immediately free for readers worldwide…”
Springer Nature Syndicates Content to ResearchGate
Lisa Hinchliffe in Scholarly Kitchen reports that “…Springer Nature and ResearchGate have announced that “full-text articles published in select Nature journals since November 2017 will be rolled out to researchers’ ResearchGate profiles starting now and completed by March 7, making it easier to read or download research on or off campus from that moment on…”
infoDOCKET reports that “Robert-Jan Smits finished his one year mandate as the European Commission’s open access envoy last week and will be replaced for now by Robert Kiely, head of open research at the Wellcome Trust, until a long-term coordinator for the Plan S open access initiative is appointed.
In addition, according to infoDOCKET “… An updated version of PubMed, which will eventually replace the current version, is now available on the experimental PubMed Labs platform. The article goes on to discusses a few of the key features that will be part of the updated PubMed (and available to use know using PubMed Labs)…”
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The University [recently] released conceptual drawings for The WKU Commons at Helm Library. The $35 million project will transform the Helm Library into a place where WKU students, faculty and staff can eat, meet, study and collaborate…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “A new report on Plan S from the Institute for Scientific Information, using Web of Science data poses a number of questions for the research community, including funders, publishers and institutions. This is the second report in the Global Research series from the recently relaunched Institute for Scientific Information. The report, ‘The Plan S footprint: implications for the scholarly publishing landscape’, examines recent patterns of publications funded by Plan S supporters, exploring potential impacts on funders, subjects, countries, publishers, and journals.
The full report is available for download here: https://clarivate.com/g/plan-s-footprint/.
Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “a coalition of European national research institutes’ bold plan to divert the researchers it funds away from publishing results in journals that collect subscription fees would face a tougher path in the US. This was the consensus of a law and policy panel assembled February 7 by the Association of American Publishers at its annual professional and scholarly publishers conference, reports market research firm Simba Information.
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