As of January 2020 the University of Groningen Library became a sponsoring member of two new diamond open access initiatives: SciPost and Punctum Books. The UB is honored to be sponsoring these reputable publishing platforms that are fully dedicated to advancing open access and experimenting with new models for scholarly publishing.
SciPost is a nonprofit scholarly-led open access publication portal. It started out as a publication platform in the field of physics but is now expanding to all STEM disciplines.
SciPost is managed by scientists and offers fully professional publishing facilities. It promotes the use of innovative open forms of refereeing and does not charge any subscription fees or article processing charges (APCs). Its financing model relies on sponsorship from organizations (universities, funding agencies, foundations and individuals).
Punctum books is a nonprofit open-access book publisher in the humanities. It does not charge Book Processing Charges (BPCs) and is funded via a library partnership subsidy model, subscriptions and individual donations.
University of Groningen Library celebrates its 405 th birthday
The VSNU and Elsevier have reached a new framework agreement. The agreement provides Dutch-affiliated researchers with reading access to Elsevier’s full journal portfolio and allows unlimited open access publication in more than 2,000 Elsevier...
In the lecture series Treasures from the University Library, researchers using material from our Special Collections talk about their research, while the objects in question are also present.