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Predatory journal publishing has the potential to harm an author’s career, an institution’s reputation and dilutes the quality of scientific information available to the scholarly community. However, publishers, libraries, and institutions can work together to educate authors and provide them with the guidance and tools needed to get their work recognized and published in legitimate scholarly journals to gain exposure for their work and help advance their careers.

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Two years after the University cut ties with the publisher in a push for open access to publicly funded research, a four year, $10.7mio deal has been reached.
Comparing counts between Release 4 and Release this third module in the Manual for Librarians summarizes the key changes in reports between Release 4 and Release 5 of the COUNTER standard.
Major research study from Kudos publishes recommendations for publishers, societies and providers of related services.
The arrangement shines a spotlight on the importance of open access at a time when both libraries and the organizations on which they depend — such as DOAJ — are facing unprecedented financial risks.
Springer Nature strengthens its position in conference proceedings and driving OA publishing with purchase of Atlantis Press
Oable, the Open Access Management workflow solution ( from Knowledge Unlatched (KU), has gone live. 5 leading libraries from institutions in the United States, Austria and Germany are now using Oable to manage their Open Access (OA) transactions.
Taylor & Francis Group has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which aims to improve the ways in which researchers and the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.