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25 Oct. 2021: New Scientist subscription ceases 2021

Since the subscription price of the magazine New Scientist will increase by a factor of 10 (!) as of 2022, the ESO subscription will cease at the end of 2021.

20 Oct. 2021: OA transformation for A&A

The A&A Board of Directors has announced that their journal will move to a Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model. Library subscriptions, together with substantial contributions from the A&A sponsoring countries, will cover publication and editorial costs. If libraries renew their subscriptions, A&A will be published in full open access in 2022.


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