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

Total resources on AGORA swell to 28,000

(24 May 2016) New resources are being added to Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) all the time but this latest addition represents an enormous boost to the online collection, with 15,000 new eBooks now bringing the total number of books to 22,000. The primary publishers of the new books are Elsevier, John […]

May 26, 2016 - 2:41 pm

JournalTOCs includes 28,000 scholarly journals

(17 May 2016) There are now more than 28,000 scholarly journals included in JournalTOCs http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/index.php the free current awareness alerting service for researchers, students, librarians and anyone looking for the latest scholarly articles.  Included are over 10,000 open access and 11,000 hybrid titles, from 2,750 different publishers. JournalTOCs is a current awareness service where you […]

May 18, 2016 - 9:04 pm

Sci-Hub will increase academic plagiarism

(12 May 2016) Jeffrey Beall writing for his blog Scholarly Open Access believes that the over 50 million scholarly articles stolen by the pirates at Sci-Hub will significantly increase the occurrence of academic plagiarism. He notes that plagiarists already exploit open-access repositories of theses and dissertations in the same way. They grab newly-published theses and create […]

May 13, 2016 - 12:55 pm