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"We can no longer sell the cake and not tell anyone how it was made. From the mandatory requirements around food labelling that began in the early 20th century to the current advent of “slow fashion,” and “sustainable luxury,” consumers expect to know “what’s in their stuff”. While authors, reviewers, and editors may not be as far along as academic libraries in evaluating scholcomm providers’ alignment with their mission/values, this march toward ongoing radical transparency is inevitable."

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Taylor & Francis has signed the Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact, a pledge which features 10 action points to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
The C19 Rapid Review Initiative – a large-scale collaboration of organisations across the scholarly publishing industry – has agreed to mandate data deposition across the original group of journals that set up the collaboration
The IET journals portfolio includes over 40 journals, covering a wide range of engineering and technology fields.
HighWire has extended its partnership with learning software provider Rievent to deliver an enhanced CME experience directly within journal articles.
"Seamless and Simple" Funding Workflows for IEEE’s Institutional Open Access Agreements
A new electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) dashboard is now available free to all universities who disseminate their dissertations and theses with ProQuest.
UK Springer Compact Agreement extends to 2022 and will now include the publisher’s Academic Journals (AJs) on enhancing OA offering to the research community