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The University of California announced June 16 that it reached a transformative open access agreement with Springer Nature, the world's second-largest academic publisher. The agreement - the largest open access agreement in North America to date - is the first for Springer Nature and signals...
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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...
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The University of California (UC) and the nonprofit open access publisher, Public Library of Science (PLoS), have entered an agreement, effective April 1, that will make it more affordable for UC authors to publish in one of the PLoS journals. UC libraries will pay at least $1,000 of the article...
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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.  Fair Use Week is an international event coordinated annually by the Association of Research Libraries that celebrates and explores fair use...
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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...
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...
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The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January. Unfortunately, in late February the negotiations stalled. In the months since, Elsevier continued to provide access to new articles via ScienceDirect. As of July 10, UC's direct access to new Elsevier articles has...
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In April 2019, University of California (UC) and Cambridge University Press announced that they had entered into a transformative open access agreement that will give UC authors who publish with Cambridge the opportunity to make their research freely available and advance the global shift toward an...
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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. The $3.6 million, three-year project (to be funded with £2.2 million from Research England and £600,00 from...
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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. Affirming its belief that research generated at a public institution should indeed be...

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