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

May Chat Again

Times Higher Education reports that the University of California and Elsevier may resume negotiations.

Carnegie Mellon University and Elsevier make a "read-and-publish" deal, Inside Higher Ed reports.

A new study finds women are less likely than men to write invited commentaries in medical journals.

Off Their Boards

More than two dozen University of California researchers are taking a break from their positions on the editorial boards of Elsevier journals, according to ScienceInsider.

Elsevier and a Norwegian consortium come to a "read-and-publish" agreement, according to Nature News.

The University of California has decided to not renew its subscription with the scientific publisher Elsevier.

According to Nature News, researchers in Germany, Hungary, and Sweden have lost access to Elsevier journals as contract talks stall.

Stat News reports that the University of California and publisher Elsevier are fighting over open-access journal payments.

Continuing On

German research institutes are still negotiating with academic publisher Elsevier over cost and open-access polices, Nature News reports.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.