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cOAlition S: Making open access a reality by 2020

(4 September 2018, Brussels)  Today, 11 national research funding organisations, with the support of the European Commission including the European Research Council (ERC), are announcing the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality. It is built around Plan S, which was announced at ESOF […]

September 5, 2018 - 10:41 am
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European science funders ban grantees from publishing in paywalled journals

(4 September 2018) Frustrated with the slow transition toward open access (OA) in scientific publishing, 11 national funding organizations in Europe turned up the pressure today. As of 2020, the group, which jointly spends about €7.6 billion on research annually, will require every paper it funds to be freely available from the moment of publication. In […]

September 5, 2018 - 10:29 am
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Indian Government aims to take down predatory journals

(29 August 2018) Universities in India had until August 30 to present a “white list” of recognized journals to the University Grants Commission, a government body that provides funding and maintains higher-education standards in the country. In previously submitted recommendations, universities have included predatory journals, publishers that charge high fees for low-quality or no peer […]

September 3, 2018 - 1:35 pm
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OECD, champion of knowledge access

(28 August 2018) Toby Green, Chief Operating Office, Public Affairs and Communications, reflects on the development of publishing in OECD, from print to digital and the role of the internet in knowledge access.

August 28, 2018 - 2:19 pm
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Take part in the Think Check Submit 2018 Survey

(10 August 2018) Think Check Submit helps researchers identify trusted journals for their research. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications. The team behind Think Check Submit wants to ensure that the initiative is as useful […]

August 12, 2018 - 12:35 pm
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New international investigation tackles ‘fake science’ and its poisonous effects

(20 July 2018) Hundreds of thousands of scientists worldwide have published studies in self-described scientific journals that don’t provide traditional checks for accuracy and quality, according to a new journalistic investigation. Dozens of reporters from media outlets in Europe, Asia and the United States have analysed 175,000 scientific articles published by five of the world’s […]

July 27, 2018 - 9:59 am
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Open access opportunities for China through NSTL and IGI Global

(21 July 2018) Since 2008, IGI Global has partnered with the Chinese National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) to provide scholarly journals to prestigious Chinese institutions through its award-winning InfoSci-Journals database. With NSTL’s renewal of this content for the 2019 copyright year, the consortia is taking advantage of IGI Global’s new open access fee waiver initiative to […]

July 21, 2018 - 3:53 pm
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Inside India’s fake research paper shops: pay, publish, profit

Despite UGC blacklist, hundreds of ‘predatory journals’ thrive, cast shadow on quality of faculty and research nationwide  (19 July 2018, Indian Express) In the world of academia, getting published in an international research journal is almost the holy grail, it helps bump up the CV for hiring and helps in the competition for tenure or […]

July 20, 2018 - 11:13 am
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Wiley journal articles increase share in 2018 Journal Citation Reports

(12 July 2018) Wiley’s performance in the 2018 release of Clarivate Analytics’ Journal Citation Reports (JCR) remains strong, maintaining its position as #3 in terms of the number of titles indexed, articles published, and citations received. Wiley saw a 9.5% increase in JCR articles, giving it 9.7% overall share (+0.6%) – its biggest increase since […]

July 13, 2018 - 11:53 am
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Multiple ACS journals earn their highest-ever Impact Factor in 2017 Journal Citation Reports®

(28 June 2018) The newly-released 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics show ACS journals continue to be the most-cited and most-impactful publications in their fields, including the six core chemistry categories. ACS journal articles were cited more than 3.1 million times in 2017, an increase of 8% compared with the previous year. The median […]

July 6, 2018 - 12:01 pm
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Report shows value of hybrid journals to research community and beyond

(2 July 2018, London) A report from Springer Nature shows that OA articles published in hybrid journals attract more downloads, citations, and attention compared with non-OA articles in hybrid journals. The findings of the report, Assessing the open access effect for hybrid journals, demonstrate this wider value which hybrid journals bring to researchers and to […]

July 4, 2018 - 4:40 pm
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Annual Reviews publishes first multidisciplinary autonomous systems review journal

The Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems, led by Editor Naomi Ehrich Leonard, highlights theoretical and applied research in control and robotics that drives and enriches the engineering of autonomous systems. (1 June 2018) Annual Reviews, a nonprofit publisher of scholarly review journals for more than 85 years, announces the publication of the first […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:40 pm
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CiteScore metrics updated with 2017 annual values

Citation impact metrics are available for all peer-reviewed research journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications covered in Scopus (31 May 2018) The latest assessment of thousands of scholarly serial publications is now available with the release of the 2017 CiteScore metrics by Elsevier. CiteScore provides a set of simple, reproducible journal metrics that […]

June 10, 2018 - 7:37 pm
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Use DOAJ as a search engine

(21 May 2018) Did you know about the search engine functionality in Chrome and other browsers? To get DOAJ search results while on any web page, you can set your browser’s search box to interface the DOAJ search engine and land on DOAJ’s search results page. This trick removes the need to first navigate to DOAJ […]

May 22, 2018 - 4:46 pm
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India culls 4,305 dubious journals from approved list

(3 May 2018) The University Grants Commission (UGC), which funds and oversees higher-education in India, has removed 4,305 spurious journals from a list of some 30,000 publications used for weighing academic performance. The UGC’s Standing Committee on Notification of Journals, evaluated the subset of journals originally submitted for inclusion by universities or listed in the […]

May 22, 2018 - 9:04 am
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