A new OA deal for Uni Cal

The University of California signs an OA deal with for-profit publisher Springer Nature (yes, that Nature)

It’s a gold –OA arrangement (pay to publish) covering 2700 journals and while top Nature titles aren’t in it, the plan is for them to be included by year three of the agreement.

 U Cal says it’s the biggest OA agreement in North America to date. As to the stalled talks with Elsevier, “progress remains slow.”