IOP Publishing partners with Altmetric to improve author services

(21 November 2016) IOP Publishing has announced a new partnership with Altmetric and Digital Science, to provide its authors and readers with a deeper understanding of how published research is being used and discussed. Authors and readers will be able to view the online attention surrounding each publication via the Altmetric badges embedded into article […]

November 23, 2016 - 10:09 am

Springer Nature and journal editors team up in project for developing countries

(21 September 2016, Heidelberg | New York)  A new initiative started by Springer’s journal Environmental Earth Sciences will enable people in developing countries to gain access to safe drinking water. For every review completed for a paper in the journal in 2017, Springer Nature will donate one household water filter – on behalf of the […]

September 23, 2016 - 10:53 am

Journals Online Management Meeting in Sri Lanka

(30 August 2016) INASP has announced the Second Journals Online Management Meeting 2016 will be held from 31 August to 2 September 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting will be officially opened by Prof. Sirimali Fernando, Chairperson and Dr Thamara Dias, Acting Director General of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. “The meeting […]

September 1, 2016 - 7:41 am

Annual Reviews special article collection: Sustainable Food Options

Complimentary online access now through 31 October 2016 (24 August 2016) This collection of highly cited articles written by invited experts provides perspectives on environmental, health, and socioeconomic issues and their interactions relating to food sustainability. Comprehensive and interdisciplinary knowledge is necessary to feed our world while maintaining ethical standards in the treatment of animals, […]

August 24, 2016 - 11:37 am

Working together to ensure the future of the digital scholarly record

(14 August 2016) EDINA and the ISSN International Centre have published Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record. This statement outlines the actions now required to tackle the evolving challenges of preserving and ensuring the long-term accessibility of digital scholarship. View the statement here. Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record addresses […]

August 17, 2016 - 10:42 am

Brill partners with ScienceOpen to put linguistics research into context

(4 August 2016)  Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce a pilot with research network ScienceOpen. As of September 2016, three of Brill’s Linguistics journals will be indexed on the ScienceOpen platform. This includes adding of article-level metadata, reference analysis and linking back to Brill’s Books and Journals platform. By indexing journals with […]

August 6, 2016 - 8:08 pm

The Karger journal program and price list 2017 are available

(4 August 2016, Basel, Switzerland) Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers announces the 2017 prices for journals, collections and packages. Next year’s journal program comprises 105 biomedical titles, including 20 open-access journals. 2017 will see the launches of four new titles, of which two will be open access and two subscription based. Apart from a few […]

August 5, 2016 - 7:24 am

The all new Taylor & Francis Online

(3 August 2016) On August 9th 2016, Taylor & Francis Online will relaunch with a new design, fully responsive interface, and significant functional improvements for researchers, readers, and learned societies. The online journal platform has been redesigned in response to user feedback, resulting in a more intuitive, readable, and clutter-free interface that displays as intended […]

August 4, 2016 - 1:36 pm

Transforming libraries in Myanmar: The e-Library Myanmar Project

(23 July 2016)  Myat Sann Nyein who has been a librarian in Myanmar since 1985 describes the challenges and success of the e-Library Myanmar Project implemented by EIFL. It began with the universities of Yangon and Mandalay and now stands at seven partner universities. 166,000 students and 4,000 academic staff at these seven now have […]

July 25, 2016 - 8:00 am

Increasing numbers of UK academics now utilise university online capabilities

UK wide survey examines the attitudes of practitioners within higher education and cites the growing importance of online libraries to academics (15 June 2016) The 2015 survey of academics, jointly commissioned by Jisc and RLUK and conducted by research organisation Ithaka S+R, was launched today and has revealed a substantial increase in the way academics […]

July 1, 2016 - 5:58 pm

What do mathematicians think about their journals? Peer review quality tops list of stated issues

(22 June 2016) Cameron Neylon (Curtin University), David Michael Roberts (University of Adelaide) and Mark C Wilson (University of Auckland) have conducted a large-scale survey of what mathematicians think of their scholarly publishing options and what improvements are required. Covering topics like open access, peer review and editorial processes, the survey findings reveal some fascinating […]

June 25, 2016 - 1:22 pm

ACS journals most cited

(18 June 2016) The 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) from Thomson Reuters reaffirm that ACS journals are again the most cited and/or impactful in 14 scientific categories, including 6 core chemistry categories. Key highlights from the data include: ACS journals are #1 in Impact Factor or citations in 6 core chemistry categories: Analytical, Applied, Inorganic & […]

June 19, 2016 - 8:42 am

Penang Digital Library announced

(3 June 2016) Penang is set to have its first digital library located at the former Puspanita building in the grounds of the Penang Free School by August this year. The RM2.5mil Penang Digital Library will provide users structured access to information and knowledge via over 3,000 specially curated e-books, e-magazines and reference journals. The […]

June 13, 2016 - 3:23 pm

A preprint goes viral. What happens next?

(1 June 2016)  John Sack writes in the HighWire blog that Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s bioRxiv preprint server hit a milestone these last few days with the posting of a preprint on the link between cell phone radiation and tumors in rats. CSHL and HighWire – who hosts the bioRxiv manuscript system and preprint server for CSHL […]

June 2, 2016 - 2:59 pm

Gale expands historical digital newspaper offerings and support for digital humanities research

(26 May 2016, Farmington Hills, Mich.) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has expanded its historical newspaper collections with the launch of several new archives. Now available are The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000, a 145-year archive of Britain’s best-selling quality newspaper; China from Empire to Republic: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals, a collection of English-language […]

May 28, 2016 - 7:48 am