Publishers

Clarivate Analytics reports first quarter 2019 results

Revenues decreased 1%, Adjusted Revenues increased 1% (2% on a constant currency basis) Annualized Contract Value (ACV) of Subscription-Based Agreements increased 4.6% Reaffirm Outlook for 2019 (15 May 2019) Clarivate Analytics Plc (NYSE: CCC, CCC.WS) (the “Company” or “Clarivate”), a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today […]

May 17, 2019 - 5:03 pm
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EUA releases updated mapping of major publishing contracts

(14 May 2019)  The European University Association (EUA) has released its Second Big Deals Survey Report. This updated mapping of major scholarly publishing contracts in Europe comes at a time when the sector is undergoing substantial changes. The survey, conducted in 2017-2018, gathers data from 31 consortia covering an unprecedented 167 contracts with five major publishers: Elsevier, […]

May 15, 2019 - 8:42 am
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Blockchain unlocks transparency in publishing workflow

(9 May 2019)  Imagine a digital ledger that is permanent and irreversible, and you will begin to understand why blockchain promises so much for the online world. With blockchain, transparency and certainty are guaranteed for every e-transaction. The platform that underlines bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain is already taking up a role in supply chain management, […]

May 14, 2019 - 11:20 am
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Springer Nature seeks views on new approach aimed at accelerating the transition to open access

(8 May 2019)  In a blog published today, Springer Nature sets out a new approach to research publishing with the goal of increasing the demand from authors to immediately publish their research open access (OA) and growing the supply of journals able to publish OA, potentially enabling even highly selective journals such as Nature to transition to OA. The […]

May 9, 2019 - 8:59 am
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AI-Based language platform Writefull joins Digital Science portfolio

(30 Apr 2019)  Deep Learning applied to discipline-specific scientific texts in order to improve the use of written English. Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, welcomes Artificial Intelligence (AI) based language platform, Writefull, to the Digital Science family of companies. Writefull helps authors improve the clarity of their work. It suggests improvements […]

May 5, 2019 - 1:50 pm
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IBM, Thomson Reuters introduce powerful new AI and data combination to simplify how financial institutions tackle regulatory compliance challenges

(1 May 2019)  IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Thomson Reuters today announced a joint collaboration to help banks address ever-growing regulatory requirements through the powerful combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and real-time regulatory insights. IBM and Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence will now offer financial institutions access to a RegTech solution delivered from the IBM Cloud that features […]

May 3, 2019 - 8:47 am
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Cengage and McGraw-Hill to merge, providing students with more affordable access to superior course materials and platforms

(1 May 2019)  McGraw-Hill and Cengage today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, will bring together two premier learning companies that will deliver significant benefits for students, educators, professionals […]

May 2, 2019 - 8:32 am
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Clarivate Analytics introduces Simplified Chinese user interface for its Cortellis suite of life science intelligence solutions

(29 Apr 2019)  China has become the second largest and fastest emerging market for the bio-pharmaceuticals industry, making it essential for drug developers in the region to access complex information in their native language.1 Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today introduced a Simplified Chinese user […]

April 30, 2019 - 8:56 am
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HighWire’s Rejected Article Tracker granted US patent

(25 Apr 2019) Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, has been issued a patent for the algorithm and design which underlies the HighWire Vizor Rejected Article Tracker. Granted on April 9 2019 by the United States Patent Office, the algorithm was developed by John Sack as lead inventor, working with a number of co-inventor colleagues, to […]

April 29, 2019 - 8:44 am
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Norway and Elsevier agree on pilot national licence for research access and publishing

(23 Apr 2019)  The Norwegian consortium for higher education and research and Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today agreed to a pilot national license, providing Norwegian researchers with access to global academic research while making Norwegian research accessible through open access publishing. The agreement is the result of close cooperation between […]

April 24, 2019 - 9:04 am
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The first Read and Publish deal with California: an interview with Cambridge University Press

(22 Apr 2019) Earlier this month, Cambridge University Press and the University of California announced a new Read & Publish (R&P) agreement. This announcement was striking for several reasons. First, it is likely the largest R&P agreement to be signed in North America. Second, it follows close on the heels of the California decision to walk away […]

April 23, 2019 - 8:58 am
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Content sharing at Springer Nature goes from strength to strength

(18 Apr 2019)  Sharing tool SN SharedIt enabled 7 million views of research articles in 2018. SharedIt was used by Springer Nature authors, its subscribers and its media partners to create over 7 million free sharable links to content in 2018. These links, which can also be shared on authors’ websites and on social media, were […]

April 23, 2019 - 8:32 am
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France preserves ‘Big Deal’ with Elsevier

(17 Apr 2019)  The Couperin consortium, which represents 240 higher education and research institutes in France, has renewed its bundled journal subscription deal with Elsevier, the publisher. The consortium’s decision is noteworthy because other large European consortia recently have gone in the other direction. More details can be found from the original news here.  

April 18, 2019 - 4:37 pm
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Jisc Collections to offer Yewno technology to UK higher education institutions

(15 Apr 2019)  Yewno, Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence-driven knowledge discovery solutions, today announces that they have entered into an agreement with Jisc Collections to offer the Yewno Discover research platform to UK higher education institutions at a discounted rate. Jisc Collections works on behalf of the UK higher education sector to negotiate and […]

April 16, 2019 - 1:10 pm
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MIT xPRO and Skillsoft enter licensing agreement to expand digital learning options

(11 Apr 2019)  Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate learning, and MIT xPRO, an affiliate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a leading provider of online learning courses for technology and business professionals, today announced that they have entered a licensing agreement. Beginning spring 2019, Skillsoft customers will be able to access MIT xPRO content […]

April 16, 2019 - 8:33 am
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