eJournals

DOAJ launches the DOAJ Best Practice Guide

DOAJ has launched the DOAJ Best Practice Guide (30 January 2018) The Guide is a web resource that provides selection criteria, resources and tools for the identification of reputable open access journals to support researchers, publishers and librarians in their search of best practice and transparency standards. It is also an attempt to collect discussions about open access to publications and its […]

January 31, 2018 - 1:06 pm
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Great exaggerations! Death of Libraries

(25 January 2018) Libraries these days are built digital brick by digital brick – brick being the metaphor for digital books, journals, articles, objects, media, digital infrastructure, networks, apps, data, and analytics. The growth of print collections has been declining considerably in recent times. Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian, Singapore Management University (SMU) writes that SMU […]

January 27, 2018 - 4:51 pm
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UCL launches open access megajournal to help solve the world’s biggest challenges

(16 January 2018) UCL Press is launching a new open access megajournal that will provide academics and students with ground-breaking research free of charge in a move that challenges traditional commercial publishing models.   The megajournal aims to revolutionise academic publishing by slashing publication times, providing research for free to anyone with an internet connection […]

January 17, 2018 - 3:56 pm
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Why Elsevier is a library’s best friend

(9 January 2018) Joseph Esposito writes that Elsevier publishes or helps to publish (through arrangements with society publishers) about 2,500 journals. Let’s imagine a world where Elsevier does not exist. In this hypothetical world every one of these journals is independently published. Thus 2,500 journals means 2,500 publishers. In that world, would the cost of […]

January 11, 2018 - 11:23 am
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Ingenta Connect integrates Google Scholar’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access

(8 January 2018) CASA is a new service developed by Google which lets researchers access full text PDFs from journals to which their institution has subscribed, even when they are working at home and not using a university IP address. How does it work? Ingenta Connect already functions with Google’s Subscriber Links service so institutional […]

January 9, 2018 - 12:21 pm
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American Physiological Society transfers its journals to new online platform

(12 December 2017, Bethesda, Md) To provide journal readers and authors with an upgraded user experience, the American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the transfer of its journals to a new online platform. The move transfers 13 APS physiology research journals to Atypon’s Literatum online publishing platform after more than 20 years with […]

December 15, 2017 - 7:56 am
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Taylor & Francis Group and the Mathematical Association of America begin publishing partnership in 2018

(5 December 2017) Taylor & Francis Group and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) are pleased to announce their new publishing partnership beginning in 2018. Taylor & Francis Group will publish three journals on behalf of the association: The American Mathematical Monthly, College Mathematics Journal, and Mathematics Magazine, as well as one of the association […]

December 12, 2017 - 1:48 pm
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NELITI – the bilingual online database of Indonesian research materials

(29 November 2017) NELITI (from the Indonesian word ‘meneliti’, ‘to research’) is a bilingual online database of Indonesian research materials that offers access to 1055 online academic journals and 515 libraries. Most of the journals and institutions are in Indonesia, but the site also includes a small number of international publications and links to institutions […]

November 30, 2017 - 8:04 pm
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New DOAJ Ambassadors in the Republic of Korea

(28 November 2017) Following training sessions last month in Seoul DOAJ has appointed three new Ambassadors and an honorary Ambassador in Korea. DOAJ has  also created a group of seven voluntary associate editors who will help DOAJ with applications coming from Southeast Asia. From 1st December 2017, the Ambassadors will start working on promoting DOAJ’s […]

November 30, 2017 - 8:37 am
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Sci-Hub domains inactive following court order

(23 November 2017) Several domains of the controversial academic paper filesharing site Sci-Hub have been made inactive following a court order earlier this month. According to Whois records, sci-hub.io, sci-hub.ac and sci-hub.cc have their domain set to “serverHold”, an ICANN code meaning the “domain is not activated in the DNS”. Records for sci-hub.io and sci-hub.ac […]

November 27, 2017 - 8:44 am
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International coalition to help sustain DOAJ and its further development in the coming years

(9 November 2017) SCOSS (The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services) today announced that major organizations have recommended to their member institutions to support DOAJ with funding that will enable DOAJ to move towards a new crowdfunding effort and away from its incremental annual contribution system. Under the new model organisations will work towards sustaining DOAJ […]

November 10, 2017 - 9:58 am
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Scholarly hub for scholars, not profit

(9 November 2017) A nonprofit scholarly networking and publishing platform is being planned as an alternative to for-profit platforms such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu. The platform, called ScholarlyHub, will be member-run, but first its team must raise 500,000 euros ($579,705) to build it. The project is led by Guy Geltner, a professor of medieval history […]

November 10, 2017 - 9:48 am
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Cathay Pacific and PressReader

(7 November 2017)  Cathay Pacific has been working to improve your travel experience. Its new partnership with PressReader gives you complimentary access to thousands of the world’s best newspapers and magazines whenever you fly with Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon. 48 hours before your flight, you’ll be able to browse the PressReader library and save full […]

November 8, 2017 - 5:32 pm
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eLibrary Myanmar Project

(18 October 2017) There are 158 universities in Myanmar under the Ministry of Education. After years of isolation, their libraries have very limited current print collections.  What’s more, until the start of the eLibrary Myanmar project in December 2013, no universities had access to online subscription resources.  As a result, research standards and output have been […]

October 18, 2017 - 9:06 am
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ResearchGate and Springer Nature plan cooperation

Joint Statement from Springer Nature and ResearchGate (9 October 2017, Berlin and London) ResearchGate and Springer Nature have been in serious discussions for some time about finding solutions to sharing scientific journal articles online, while at the same time protecting intellectual property rights. The companies are cautiously optimistic that a solution can be found, and […]

October 10, 2017 - 2:10 pm
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