Accucoms are pleased to announce one of the first publish and read deals in Latin America between The Microbiology Society and the Universidad de Concepción in Chile. The deal was facilitated by Accucoms Anouk Snijders, Regional Manager for Central & South America.
“Universidad de Concepción is one of the most prestigious academic institutions in Chile and has been looking for different ways to support their early-career researchers, while the Microbiology Society has been showing an increasing interest in converting traditional subscriptions to Publish and Read licenses. At Accucoms, we are happy to have been able to help both our publisher client and our library customer to achieve this first-of-its-kind agreement in Latin America that will be very beneficial for microbiologists at UDEC, and hopefully will serve as an example to follow for many other important academic institutions in the region”. Anouk Snijders, Regional Manager – Central & South America, Accucoms
“We are delighted to welcome a first South American institution converting from a traditional access-only licence to Publish and Read. We look forward to working with library colleagues at U. de Concepcion to make this a great success for their microbiology researchers whom as our authors will enjoy all the benefits of open access without further payment”. Gaynor Redvers-Mutton, Head of Business Development & Sales, Microbiology Society
“I believe that the agreement we are entering with the Microbiology Society is of great importance, since as UdeC Libraries we are opening a path towards Open Access in scientific publishing as a route that opens and democratizes communication spaces. On the other hand, a read and publish agreement allows us to promote research, give authors opportunities to publish in journals with high visibility in their field, absorbing the APC that in some cases could generate difficulty, mainly in the case of researchers who are at the beginning of their career and do not always have funding for publication. The collaboration of Accucoms was very important because they have been the mediators in this agreement, they gave us the appropriate information and answered all our questions quickly and efficiently, which allowed us to make an informed decision. For their part, they managed to generate a proposal in accordance with the investment guidelines and that of course would be of benefit to both parties”. Mrs Paula Díaz, Head of Acquisitions, Universidad de Concepción