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  • Combinatorial Theory Publishes First Issue!

    The eScholarship Publishing program at the University of California is delighted to announce the publication of the first issue of Combinatorial Theory, a new open access journal focused on mathematical research in Combinatorics, with applications throughout the mathematical, computational and natural sciences. As described by its editors, Combinatorial Theory is “owned by mathematicians, dedicated to Diamond Open Access publishing with no fees for authors or readers, and committed to an inclusive view of the vibrant worldwide community in Combinatorics.” Combinatorial Theory was founded in September 2020, when most of the editorial board for one of the oldest and most prestigious […]

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  • UC campuses celebrate Open Access Week 2021

    International Open Access Week is an annual global event celebrating and sharing knowledge about free online access to scholarly publications. This year’s Open Access Week is October 25-31. The theme, “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity,” was chosen to be in alignment with the recently released UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.  The University of California Libraries have planned a variety of workshops and materials to observe International Open Access Week, all of which are free and online. All times are in Pacific, and most events are online and open to all; see event descriptions for details and […]

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  • Adapt and Advance: Global community leaders highlight opportunities to drive openness and equity in scholarly publishing at the 15th Berlin Open Access Conference

    Nearly 400 participants, representing hundreds of institutions and consortia from around the world, came together for the 15th Berlin Open Access Conference (B15) to discuss the ongoing transition of the scholarly publishing system to open access. Co-hosted by the University of California and the Open Access 2020 Initiative of the Max Planck Digital Library/Max Planck Society, the online conference placed particular emphasis on negotiation processes with publishers. In the two and a half years since the community came together at B14, negotiations of transformative agreements have advanced worldwide, demonstrating growing support for leveraging publisher agreements to accelerate the industry’s transition […]

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  • PNAS and the University of California announce open access publishing agreement

    The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the University of California (UC) today announced a two-year transformative agreement that makes it easier and more affordable for corresponding authors at UC campuses and the Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories to publish open access articles in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). This is the first transformative agreement between PNAS and a U.S. research institution, and UC’s tenth open access publishing agreement. “We are very pleased that researchers at UC campuses can now publish papers in PNAS as a Plan S–compliant open access journal through our new […]

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  • Glossa Psycholinguistics launches on UC’s eScholarship publishing platform

    The eScholarship publishing program of the University of California is pleased to announce the launch of Glossa Psycholinguistics, a new journal publishing original research and theoretical reviews in psycholinguistics, broadly defined. The journal is committed to open access and open science. Published articles will bring together empirical and theoretical perspectives, illuminate our understanding of the nature of language, and make use of a broad range of behavioral, experimental, computational, and neuroscience approaches. Glossa Psycholinguistics is a spinoff of Glossa: a journal of general linguistics. “The field of psycholinguistics has long recognized the need for a scientifically credible open access publishing […]

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  • UC secures landmark open access deal with world’s largest scientific publisher

    This post is a press release issued by the University of California Office of the President. The University of California today (March 16) announced a pioneering open access agreement with the world’s largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, making significantly more of the University’s research available to people worldwide — immediately and at no cost. The deal will put more UC research into the hands of individuals across the globe at a time when international collaboration to fight COVID-19 has illuminated the value of open access to scientific findings. The agreement is the largest of its kind in North America to date, bringing […]

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  • New open access agreement between the University of California and Canadian Science Publishing

    We’re delighted to announce that as of March 10, UC authors will be able to begin making research they publish in Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) journals freely available for anyone to read by taking advantage of the university’s new transformative open access agreement with CSP, the first such agreement for a Canadian journal publisher. This new transformative agreement – which runs from January 2021 through December 2023 – covers open access publishing in the full portfolio of Canadian Science Publishing journals, including hybrid (subscription-based) and open access journals.   The agreement enables corresponding authors at nine UC campuses to publish an […]

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  • New open access agreement between the University of California and The Royal Society

    We’re delighted to announce that as of March 9, UC authors will be able to begin making research they publish in Royal Society journals freely available for anyone to read by taking advantage of the university’s new transformative open access agreement with the Society. This new transformative agreement will apply retrospectively to articles accepted after January 1, 2021 and will run through December 31, 2023.  The agreement achieves both of UC’s key goals for transformative open access journal agreements: controlling costs and providing for open access publishing in the full portfolio of Royal Society journals, including hybrid (subscription-based) and open […]

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  • New open access agreement between the University of California and The Company of Biologists

    We’re delighted to announce that as of March 9, UC authors will be able to begin making research they publish in The Company of Biologists’ journals  freely available for anyone to read by taking advantage of the university’s new transformative open access agreement with the publisher. This new cost-neutral transformative agreement – which runs from January 2021 through December 2023 – covers open access publishing in The Company of Biologists’ three hybrid (subscription-based) journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology) and two open access journals (Disease Models and Mechanisms and Biology Open).  “As a UC researcher […]

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  • UC issues revised copyright ownership policy

    The University of California Policy on Copyright Ownership has been revised for the first time since 1992. The revised policy reflects a long development process, starting with a working group study in 2013 and culminating in a recent round of full systemwide review. As described in its issuance letter, the revised policy aims to: Expand eligibility to own copyrights. The definition of “Academic Authors” in the revised policy is simplified and expands the pool of those eligible to own copyright. Among other things, it eliminates references to Academic Personnel Manual (APM) titles. Expand and clarify the pool of works eligible […]

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