Qatar National Library Signs National Read-and-Publish Deal with Oxford University Press
Qatar National Library, in collaboration with Oxford University Press (OUP), has announced a new, three-year Read-and-Publish agreement that will provide institutions in Qatar with online access to OUPs full collection of peer-reviewed journals and open access publishing for non-profit research institutions.
The Read-and-Publish agreement comes as part of the Librarys commitment to sharing knowledge and information with the public and is the first of its kind for OUP in Qatar. The agreement will further allow researchers at participating institutions in Qatar to publish their research open access in all OUP hybrid and fully open access journals, thus giving it wider and increased access, citation and usage.
Manager of Electronic Resources Management and Licensing at Qatar National Library said: "We are excited to collaborate with OUP on this important agreement to strengthen and enrich the Librarys journal collections of research content. The agreement comes as part of the Librarys commitment to transition from subscription-based agreements to open access ones." "This agreement with OUP will further expand the range of journals for authors to publish on open access and brings us a step closer to achieving our goal of making all research output completed in Qatar open access," he added.
OUP Sales Director: Asia, Middle East, and Africa Academic Graham Grant said: "The agreement will have a positive impact on Qatars research output and support its academic community in developing and publishing high-quality research. We look forward to working with Qatar National Library and its members and are excited to see the output of the partnership, which undoubtedly will help drive our mission to create world-class academic and educational resources and make them available as widely as possible." Qatar National Library is also taking part in various international open access initiatives, such as INTACTs Open APC project, Open Access 2020 and contributing to the development of international open access principles through the International Federation of Information and Library Associations.
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