News RoundUp: cOAlition S releases revised guidance on Plan S

What caught our eye? Here’s a small dose of the latest and greatest in Open Science over the past month.

cOAlition S Releases revised implementation guidance on Plan S following public feedback exercise

On May 31st 2019, cOAlition S released revised guidance on Plan S implementation which has been approved by all coalition members. It’s recent feedback exercise is the largest ever international consultation that has been conducted on an Open Access policy.

Five global initiatives have adopted the São Paulo Statement on Open Access

Representatives of five worldwide Open Access initiatives: the African Open Science Platform, the AmeLICA, the cOAlition S, the OA2020, and the SciELO reaffirmed their commitment to open access to scientific publications by adopting a joint declaration – the São Paulo Statement on Open Access.

Knowledge Unlatched and partners launch Open Research Library

The Open Access initiative Knowledge Unlatched is now launching the Open Research Library together with several international partners. Its goal is to unite all Open Access book content over the coming months.

DOAJ reaches its funding target within 18 months of starting its fund-raising programme

The Directory of Open Access Journals, has reached its funding target to cover its operational costs as outlined in its SCOSS application. Eight consortia and 175 institutions/organisations from 18 different countries have committed support to DOAJ.

Cambridge University Press strengthens its commitment to ORCID uptake

Cambridge University Press will now make ORCID identifiers (iDs) a requirement for 127 of its journals, in order to better link researchers with their work.

Springer Nature sets out new approach to accelerate transition to OA

Springer Nature sets out a new approach to research publishing with the goal of increasing the demand from authors to immediately publish their research open access. The new approach would see publishers move from generally being passive enablers of open access to being active drivers of the transition to OA.

New Penn State open access policy to expand the reach of University research

A new open access policy at Penn State, recently endorsed by the University Faculty Senate, will greatly increase public availability of original, peer-reviewed Penn State scholarly research in support of the University’s land-grant mission.

Looking back at the PubSweet Collaboration Week

The Collaborative knowledge foundation asked multiple organizations, with diverse goals and approaches, to contribute their components and other improvements back to PubSweet, the framework their apps are built upon

Not to miss

eLife Innovation Sprint 2019

The eLife Innovation Sprint is a two-day gathering where they bring together talents in Design, UX, Web Technology, Software Development, Data Science and research, to turn open science ideas into prototypes. This will be taking place from September 4th-5th, at Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, UK.

Registration now open for the 2019 OASPA Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

Registrations are now open for the 2019 Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, which will take place on Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 September 2019, at the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Interesting read

EUA releases updated mapping of major publishing contracts

The European University Association has released its Second Big Deals Survey Report. This updated mapping of major scholarly publishing contracts in Europe comes at a time when the sector is undergoing substantial changes.


Fani Kelesidou is Marketing Communications Manager at Hindawi. Connect with her on Twitter @fanikelesidou. To share your news, ideas, and opinions feel free to contact her at fani.kelesidou@hindawi.com.