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  • California Universities Partner with Wiley on Landmark Open Access Agreement

    This post is a press release issued by Wiley, the University of California, and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium. Hoboken, NJ – January 11, 2024 – The 10-campus University of California system and 48 private and public academic and research institutions represented by the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) have reached a new open access agreement with Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers. The three-year deal begins this month, and will make more research eligible for open access publication than any partnership of its kind in California.  “Some of the most groundbreaking research in the world is […]

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  • UC to End Funding Support for Open Access Publishing with IEEE in 2024; Reading Access Will Continue

    The University of California will end open access publishing support through its agreement with IEEE effective January 1, 2024. The UC libraries’ funding support for page charges will also end at that time. Reading access to IEEE publications will continue without interruption — essentially reverting to the type of agreement UC had with IEEE prior to the open access publishing pilot. Since the pilot agreement began in July 2022, only 20 percent of UC authors publishing with IEEE have chosen to publish open access — far fewer than with UC’s other open access agreements — and of those who chose […]

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  • UC advocates for author rights in open access publishing agreements

    This article was originally published on UCnet on August 17, 2023. UC has recently learned that academic publishers are attempting to subvert the rights of authors to control how their own work is used and shared. Through licensing agreements that authors are required to sign, some publishers even attempt to place restrictions on earlier drafts and supporting data — flying directly in the face of UC’s principles and values. “We are disappointed to learn that publishers are deliberately undermining the stated will of UC faculty,” wrote UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., and UC System Provost and Executive Vice President […]

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  • New pilot open access agreement between the University of California and Frontiers

    The University of California (UC) and Frontiers today announced a one-year open access pilot agreement that will make it easier and more affordable for UC researchers to publish in one of twenty selected Frontiers journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sustainability. The new agreement with Frontiers, one of the world’s leading native open access publishers, advances the university’s efforts to empower more of its authors to share their research freely with the world. “I applaud UC’s new pilot agreement with Frontiers and, in particular, its acknowledgement of the need for increased funding and support for UC authors who publish […]

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  • University of California agreement with Wiley expands to all 10 UC campuses: New agreement quadruples the number of UC articles eligible for free and open access in Wiley journals

    This post is a press release issued by Wiley and the University of California. The University of California, which generates nearly 10 percent of U.S. research output, and Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers, announced today an expansion of their open access agreement. Researchers at all 10 UC campuses and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) will now receive funding support to publish open access, making significantly more UC research freely available to people around the world.  “The free and open dissemination of knowledge is core to our mission as a public university,” said Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, university librarian and […]

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  • Native American and Indigenous scholarship now available to all: AICRJ flips to an open access publishing model with eScholarship!

    The eScholarship Publishing program of the University of California is pleased to announce the open access launch of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal (AICRJ). AICRJ was founded in 1970 and is published by the American Indian Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. It is a premier journal in Native American and Indigenous studies and includes a multidisciplinary collection of original scholarly work on a wide range of issues in the fields of history, anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, health, literature, law, education, and the arts.  “The American Indian Culture and Research Journal is one of […]

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    UC campuses celebrate Open Access Week 2022

    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 24-30. This year’s theme, “Open for Climate Justice,” was chosen because “Openness can create pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing and serve as a means to address the inequities that shape the impacts of climate change and our response to them,” as explained on the International Open Access Week website. The University of California Libraries have planned a variety of workshops and materials to observe International Open Access Week, many of which are […]

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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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