Frontiers institutional partnerships update – autumn 2022  

The latest news on our collaborations with research institutions, libraries, consortia and funders 

Welcome from Ronald Buitenhuis, Head of Institutional Partnerships

This year we have had the pleasure of welcoming an ever-growing number of institutional partners to our program. Frontiers is committed to supporting institutions to build the frameworks and infrastructure necessary for a global transition to open access. We now collaborate with over 650 institutions worldwide, providing seamless and cost-effective access to Frontiers’ services. 

We’re excited to launch this new quarterly update with details of Frontiers most recent impact metrics. Frontiers is now the world’s 3rd most cited and 6th largest publisher. We have 51 journals with a Journal Impact Factor and 73 with Citescore. 
Thanks as ever to our partners for their trust and support and we look forward to seeing many of you in person at the upcoming Charleston Conference.    

Find us at the Charleston Conference

Frontiers Institutional Partnerships US team will be at the Charleston conference in South Carolina, USA, this November and we’d love to see you there.  

As a diamond sponsor of the event, we’ll be leading and participating in a range of sessions outlined below. You’ll also be able to find us at booth 132 throughout the conference and we look forward to answering your questions about our institutional partnerships.  

Where to find us at Charleston:

Tuesday, 1 November (vendor day), 11:30 AM EST in Salon 1 of the Gaillard Center.  
The 20-minute vendor information session led by Thomas Romano, Global Sales Manager Institutional Partnerships. This session will introduce Frontiers, our mission-driven, researcher-centric approach and core values.   

Wednesday 2 November at 1:15 pm EST at Gaillard Center Grand Ballroom 3  
Hyde Park Debate ‘Resolved: Transformative Agreements Represent the Best Possible Mechanism for a Full Transition to Open Access’. Frontiers’ head of public affairs, Stephan Kuster, joins the conversation.  

Wednesday, 2 November, 4:00 – 4:40 PM EST at Francis Marion Hotel Colonial Ballroom  
Panel discussion ‘The Nelson Memo: A tipping point for open access science in the US?’: moderated by Julia Kostova, director of publishing development.

See the full conference program here.

New partnership announcements 

Italian Institute of Technology 

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Italian Institute of Technology. This new agreement, encompassing 11 research centers across Italy, will support the growth of open access publishing in the country. 

Over recent months we have also agreed new partnerships with the following institutions: 

The National Oceanography Centre 
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology 
University of Sao Francisco 
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover 
Università degli Studi “Magna Graecia” di Catanzaro

Find a full list of our partners on our website. 

Catch up with news from Frontiers 

In case you missed it, catch up with the latest news on our website: 

Open science to meet the public’s appetite for accountability, transparency, and trust 
Frontiers’ head of public affairs, Stephan Kuster, gave a speech at the closing reception of the EuroScience Open Forum, Europe’s largest interdisciplinary science conference. 

Frontiers is the first publisher to sign ‘Stick to Science’ initiative  
Frontiers joins ‘Stick to Science’ initiative to support open scientific collaboration. 

White House announces new policy to drop paywalls around publicly funded research
On 25 August 2022, the White House unveiled a new policy to end the paywalls surrounding federally funded scientific research in the United States.  

It is not transformation if nothing changes
A Frontiers white paper on the impact of transformative agreements in the transition to open access publishing

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