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The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

Science notes that the open-access requirements of Plan S go into effect this month.

Price for Open

Springer Nature announces €9,500 fee to make papers open-access in Nature and its family of journals.

Call for Open Science

A number of United Nations agencies push for scientific findings to be made accessible through open science.

Science reports that Max Planck and Nature have struck a deal for affiliated authors to publish papers that are accessible to the public as well as access Nature-branded journals.

New OA Model

PLOS is piloting a new model under which research institutions pay a flat fee for its researchers to publish in its journals, Science reports.

Open at Publication

Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

Researchers have uncovered more than 175 open-access journals that have disappeared from the internet, Science reports.

The University of California and Springer Nature reach an open-access publishing deal.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has ended its journal subscription contract negotiations with Elsevier.

Pages

The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.