Industry News

CHORUS goes live

On the 31st of July CHORUS moved into production. Read more about the announcement and details of Publisher and Affiliate Membership options here

AAP Statement on OSTP Deadline for Federal Agencies’ Public Access Plans

August 22, 2013 – Today marks the deadline for US federal agencies with $100+ million in R&D expenditures to submit their plans to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) outlining how they will expand public access … Continue reading

STM Submission to the HEFCE Consultation

Response from the International Association of STM Publishers to the letter from HEFCE seeking early input to help shape the consultation on the role of open access publishing in submissions to the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) Download the letter … Continue reading

Taylor & Francis Open Access survey results show diverse author opinions

A survey of over 14,000 authors conducted by Taylor & Francis reveals a wide variety of opinions across Open Access licensing, policies and article submission practices. Highlighted in recent a press release, their dataset indicates that in terms of the … Continue reading

Open letter to STM Members: SHERPA Tool for RCUK OA Policy

Download the open letter here.

Text Mining and Scholarly Publishing

What is text mining? How does it relate to data mining? Why do people want to do text mining? How does it work? What do publishers need to do to support text mining? Download Jonathan Clark's Report

Non-Print Legal Deposit Regulations Laid Before Parliament

On 28 January, the Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013 were laid before parliament. The regulations seek to ensure that the Legal Deposit Libraries (LDLs) can provide a national archive of the UK’s non-print published material, such as websites, … Continue reading

Open letter to publishers on CC-BY licences

The PDF can be downloaded here.

AAUP appoints Peter M. Berkery incoming Executive Director effective March 13, 2013

 November 16, 2012 (New York, NY)—The Board of Directors of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) has named Peter M. Berkery, Jr., the next Executive Director of the Association, starting March 1, 2013. Berkery comes to AAUP from Oxford … Continue reading

Research4Life publisher partners commit to free and low cost access through 2020.

14 November 2012. London, United Kingdom – London, November 14th, 2012 – The Research4Life partners announced today that they have agreed to extend their partnership through 2020. Research4Life ( currently provides over 6,000 institutions in more than 100 developing countries with free or low … Continue reading