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PLOS ONE publishes its first Coronavirus-related paper – 

Open Access and Open Science are critical, especially in times of crisis. The COVID-19 outbreak shows how important it is for medical professionals, scientific experts, and every member of the public to have immediate access to the latest science. Equal access to the latest research can assuage public fears or… Read More

COVID-19: AIP Publishing enables free access to content on Scitation – 

AIP Publishing, a not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical sciences, is making their content freely available to scientists who are impacted, to support global research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists and students in affected regions can now register on to activate free full-text access to… Read More

Kortext and Jisc partner with textbook publishers to launch free student e-textbook programme to give university students and staff access to learning resources – 

With the unprecedented impact on higher education (HE) from the coronavirus outbreak, Kortext, the UK’s digital textbook platform, in conjunction with Jisc, is launching a nationwide programme to ensure all 2.4 million university students and 217,000 academic staff have access to their key learning resources during… Read More

ACS launches virtual platform for sharing research from Philadelphia national meeting – 

Attendees whose abstracts were accepted for the now-cancelled spring ACS national meeting in Philadelphia will be able to share their posters and presentations through SciMeetings, a virtual science-sharing platform developed by ACS Publications in collaboration with other ACS divisions. The platform will be fully open access… Read More

Taylor & Francis’ new microsite to provide full access to breaking COVID-19 research – 

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis has published a new microsite that aggregates and organises all recently published COVID-19 research in one easy to navigate portal, including all relevant research articles and book chapters. All breaking research relating to COVID-19 continues to be freely accessible in support… Read More

Latest edition of Blogspeak now online – 

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Alison Muddit (Building Your Remote Workforce: Including Tips & Tricks for Social Distancing); Kanishka Gupta (Could the coronavirus pandemic lock down Indian publishing for some time?); Rachel John (JSTOR’s paywall is still alive, but it’s trying to score brownie points… Read More

BioOne, libraries and publishers partner to provide peer-reviewed research to fight the Coronavirus crisis – 

Peer-reviewed research and research libraries continue to be trusted guides during times of scientific uncertainty. As the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, BioOne shares the wealth of relevant content from publishing partners to provide support for those working on crisis solutions. In collaboration with the… Read More

Cengage offers free access to digital learning materials and other resources for those impacted by COVID-19 – 

Cengage, an education and technology company, is offering free access to its digital learning materials and platforms and other resources for those impacted by COVID-19. Cengage is providing free access to all Cengage platforms and eTexts through Cengage Unlimited, for college students at US campuses that… Read More

Jisc issues joint statement on access to content in response to COVID-19 – 

Jisc, together with its partners, has issued a collective call to all providers of digital content and software to take action to help institutions maintain their teaching and research activity during this time of crisis. A joint statement was sent to The… Read More

Hindawi to continue to share findings related to COVID-19 – 

Open access publisher Hindawi has reassured authors, editors, peer reviewers and readers that handling of academic research articles will continue without disruption. Hindawi teams around the world are working from home, but the community should not notice any differences in interactions with Hindawi, with peer review… Read More

CRKN’s participating libraries renews SCOAP³ initiative – 

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network’s (CRKN’s) 67 participating libraries have confirmed their renewal of the SCOAP³ initiative for another three-year term, covering 2020-2022. Phase III of SCOAP³ will include articles published from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022 in all eleven journals which participated… Read More

MDPI co-signed position statement on transformative agreements – 

The advantages of the open access model of scientific publishing are being increasingly recognised in the scientific community. It allows new scientific evidence to be accessed from the moment of publication for free by anyone around the globe, boosting the impact of new research. In response, many funders, libraries and… Read More

EPJ N releases first free article in its ‘Key Summaries’ series – 

EPJ Nuclear Sciences & Technologies (EPJ N) has introduced the first free article in its ‘Key Summaries’ series. This ‘Key Summary’ offers an easy to understand description of the topical issue ‘Progress in the Science and Technology of Nuclear Reactors using Molten Salts’ published in EPJ… Read More

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