The agreement - the largest open access agreement in North America to date - is the first for Springer Nature and signals increasing global momentum and support for the open access movement.
In January, the University of California announced an agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society - to make it easier for UC authors to publish open access in ACM journals, conferences, and magazines. The workflow for the agreement went into effect on May 13, 2020.
You’re invited to join UCSB Library in celebrating Fair Use Week 2020 by visiting the information table in the Library Paseo from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 24-28.
With a new quarter and new year underway, you may be curious about the status of the University of California’s negotiations with Elsevier, which stalled last year.
Since then, there has been progress with other publishers as UC works to advance open access to its research.
Here’s what you need to know about UC’s latest open access efforts.
UC Santa Barbara now has an Open Access Publishing Fund to support authors who want to make their research open access immediately upon publication and to ensure that no UCSB author who desires to publish open access is disadvantaged by a lack of funds to cover relevant fees. The UCSB OA Fund is supported and administered by the UCSB Library.
The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January. Unfortunately, in late February the negotiations stalled.
An ambitious project to develop new and innovative open access publishing models just got a major funding boost from Research England, and UC Santa Barbara is among the principal partners.
Public research university, publicly available research. Sounds logical, but that’s not always — or even often — the way it goes. UC Santa Barbara, and the University of California at large, aim to change that.