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IOP Publishing (IOPP) has joined the Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA), a collaboration between publishers, infrastructure organisations, librarians, and researchers to promote the open availability of abstracts.
STM (the Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers) has today published the latest edition of ‘The STM Report’, the organization’s comprehensive overview of the scientific and scholarly publishing market. The revised report, which adopts a new supplement format to be issued in regular thematic updates, reveals significant publisher-driven growth in Open Access (OA) and continued dynamism in the scholarly communication ecosystem.
ResearchGate and Hindawi Limited have announced a new agreement that will make all articles published in Hindawi’s open access journals available directly on the ResearchGate platform upon publication.
Following Springer Nature’s transformative agreements (TAs) in Europe and North America, the company has announced its first TA in the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement with the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) will give members of the CAUL consortium the ability to publish their research open access (OA) in over 2000 journals, making it CAUL’s largest TA to date.


Europeana works with thousands of European archives, libraries, museums and audio-visual collections to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education and research, and to foster creativity and innovation.
Brill has announced the launch of the Brill Book Archive a digital archive of Brill book titles published since its foundation in 1683. The archive offers researchers the opportunity to explore three centuries of academic excellence in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology.
The collection has more than 70 podcasts, available to stream online, or, exclusively for subscribers, to download as an MP3 file for listening at leisure.
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OpenAthens has opened applications for the Best Publisher User Experience Award.

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