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Publishers ‘must drop fees in wake of Covid-19’ – Jisc/UUK

17 June 2020

Major academic publishers are being urged to reduce their prices by 25 per cent on all agreements in light of the severe financial impact institutions are facing because of the pandemic

Preprint journal clubs – invitation to researchers

16 June 2020

eLife has partnered with PREreview to bring together scientists globally for a series of virtual discussions around research posted as preprints

MIT sticks to OA principles and ends Elsevier talks

12 June 2020

MIT – the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – has ended negotiations with the publisher Elsevier for a new journals contract

Webcast: Covid-19 and the Future of the Academic Library

01 June 2020

EDIT: This webcast has now taken place, but is available on catch-up at the link below. SPOILER: it was excellent!

Improve digital monographs – report

27 May 2020

Readers demand 'digital options with stellar content' along with enhanced usability

Springer Nature enticed by DORA aura

20 May 2020

Springer Nature has formally signed up to the principles outlined in the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, commonly known as DORA

CISPC 2020 – call for speakers

14 May 2020

Our 2020 conference will build on the success of last year’s event by providing librarians and information professionals with deeper knowledge and understanding of communication strategies for open research

Research Square partners with Dimensions on preprint citation data

11 May 2020

Digital Science and Research Square have announced a partnership that will see Dimensions badges display on all Research Square preprints

Jisc and Lyrasis team up on US repository data

05 May 2020

Jisc, a not-for-profit supplier of technology for research and education in the UK, and Lyrasis, a global non-profit membership association, are joining forces to introduce Institutional Repository Usage Statistics in the United States

Frontiers and Clarivate partner on peer review service

29 April 2020

Frontiers is partnering Clarivate on a new Reviewer Recognition Service, in an effort to to give peer reviewers greater recognition for their work

ConTech launches webcasts and online forum

28 April 2020

ConTech has launched a series of webcasts, alongside its decision to hold its Forum event online in June

Publishers team up to make peer review more efficient

27 April 2020

Scholarly publishers are working together to maximise the efficiency of peer review, ensuring that key work related to Covid-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible

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