eJournals

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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New Research4Life programme approved to be launched in 2018

(4 October 2017) A new Research4Life programme, GOALI (Global Online Access to Legal Information) will join the Research4Life partnership and will be launched in February 2018. GOALI will provide free or low cost online access to law and law-related academic and professional peer-reviewed content to government and not-for profit institutions in more than 115 low- […]

October 6, 2017 - 10:51 am
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Have parts of DOAJ metadata in your catalogue/discovery service/A-Z List changed, are out-of-date or are missing completely?

(25 September 2017) DOAJ has received  several messages from library catalogue administrators, their readers, and researchers asking why all of a sudden so many of the articles indexed from DOAJ are now missing? Within library catalogues, users are perhaps seeing a 404 message. On DOAJ itself, users are noticing that the article content included in […]

September 26, 2017 - 2:49 pm
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The Karger eJournal Archive Collection has been revised and expanded to include improved functionality and quality as well as 12 additional journals

(6 September 2017) The entire Karger eJournal Archive Collection has recently been re-digitized using semantic technology to provide the best possible user experience. The improved quality and functionality allow for efficient searching on both the Karger website and Google Scholar. The Collection now also includes 12 journals that have ceased publication or were merged into […]

September 6, 2017 - 7:37 pm
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Journal policies that encourage data sharing prove extremely effective

(5 September 2017) There is currently little incentive for researchers to share their data. But what if it was enough for journals to simply ask authors to make their data available? Michèle B. Nuijten reports on a recent study that found journal policies that encourage data sharing to be extremely effective, with a steep increase […]

September 6, 2017 - 11:18 am
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China’s problem with fake research papers

(11 August 2017) Writing for the Globe and Mail, Frank Ching, a Hong Kong journalist  considers fabricated papers in medical journals with fake peer reviews written by fabricated specialists. In April, Springer Nature announced that it was retracting 107 research papers by Chinese authors after discovering irregularities in the peer-review process of articles published in […]

August 13, 2017 - 4:23 pm
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Directory of Korea Open Access Journals

(29 July 2017) JURN.org notes the Directory of Korea Open Access Journals from the National Research Foundation of Korea. A little bit more here.

August 1, 2017 - 7:20 am
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All ANZ universities gain access to Taylor & Francis Group journals in landmark agreement

(29 July 2017) Taylor & Francis and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) are pleased to announce a new agreement enabling access for all 47 Australian and New Zealand universities to Taylor & Francis’s portfolio of more than 2,500 high-quality peer-reviewed journals from 2017-2019. The agreement introduces an innovative pricing model based on tiers […]

July 30, 2017 - 3:20 pm
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Open Abstracts: a new peer review feature that helps scholars develop connections and encourages transdisciplinarity

(27 July 2017) The peer review process has been subjected to a steady stream of criticism in recent years. This has driven certain innovations, from revealing the content of the process post-publication, to crowdsourcing initiatives. Patrick Riechert and Frédéric Dubois introduce a new peer review feature that is currently being piloted on the journal, Internet […]

July 28, 2017 - 4:55 pm
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Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests

(27 July 2017) There is no doubt that Sci-Hub, the infamous – and, according to a U.S. court, illegal – online repository of pirated research papers, is enormously popular. But just how enormous is its repository? That is the question biodata scientist Daniel Himmelstein at the University of Pennsylvania set out to answer. Their findings, […]

July 28, 2017 - 10:53 am
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SAGE Publishing and the Hammill Institute on Disabilities partner to publish a total of 18 special education journals

(25 July 2017) SAGE Publishing today announces an expanded partnership with the Hammill Institute on Disabilities to publish Rural Special Education Quarterly (RSEQ), Beyond Behavior (BB), and Behavioral Disorders (BD). The new titles join 15 other special education journals that SAGE currently publishes on behalf of the Hammill Institute on Disabilities. “We are excited to […]

July 27, 2017 - 2:00 pm
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iGroup partners with Knowledge Unlatched in Asia and Oceania

(27 June 2017, Hong Kong) iGroup is partnering with Knowledge Unlatched (KU), a global initiative in which publishers and libraries collaborate to make books from the Humanities and Social Sciences freely available to readers around the world. Effective immediately all of Asia and Oceania will be covered by iGroup. “KU is the leading initiative in […]

July 10, 2017 - 3:19 pm
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New DOAJ promotional materials

(5 July 2017) DOAJ is often asked for materials to help librarians and open access advocates to spread the word about open access and DOAJ. You can now access, share, and use DOAJ’s  new promotional materials. Two flyers and a poster are a click away.

July 6, 2017 - 3:50 pm
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Fair Open Access Principles for journals

(23 June 2017) That scholarly communication should be “Fair” is an increasingly common concept for both data and research outputs more widely, including the F.A.I.R. framework which articulates a set of specific principles to enhance the discoverability, use and impact of Australia’s research outputs. Mark Wilson and Alex Holcombe describe another specific use of Fair: the Fair […]

June 25, 2017 - 7:44 am
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Pay-to-view blacklist of predatory journals set to launch

Private firm says its watchlist of untrustworthy journals will be objective and transparent — but not free. (31 May 2017) The blacklist is dead; long live the blacklist writes Andrew Silver in Nature. Five months after a widely read blog listing possible ‘predatory’ scholarly journals and publishers was shut down, another index of untrustworthy titles […]

June 1, 2017 - 12:16 pm
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