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New UC transformative open access agreements with three not-for-profit publishers announced

University of California (UC) is delighted to announced three new transformative open access agreements, with not-for-profit publishers Canadian Science Publishing, The Company of Biologists, and the Royal Society.  

All of these agreements will be managed by the California Digital Library and will run for 3 years.  Each agreement includes both hybrid and open access journals, and all meet UC’s dual goals of advancing open access while containing costs. 

All of the of the publishers have agreed to implement UC’s multipayer workflow, allowing UC to draw together into the payment stream for open access publishing both library payments and author contributions from research funds.   This is a model UC is prioritizing as a way to advance sustainable open access, particularly for research-intensive institutions.

More about these agreements, including links to MoUs, is available on UC’s Office of Scholarly Communication website:

Canadian Science Publishing

The Company of Biologists

Royal Society