Alexander Street curates rare sound recordings

Field recordings supported with film footage, photographs and notes offer new insights for ethnomusicologists and music majors (26 June 2017, Alexandria, VA) Alexander Street is connecting researchers with previously unpublished historic field recordings and supporting materials in its new collection, Ethnographic Sound Archives Online. This resource enables new insights for the study of music in […]

June 27, 2017 - 11:01 pm

The Association of American Publishers welcomes major judgment against Sci-Hub pirate site

(23 June 2017, Washington, DC)  The Association of American Publishers (AAP) welcomes the June 21, 2017 ruling of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York regarding the willful infringement of scores of scholarly articles protected by copyright law. Ruling in favor of Elsevier, the publisher that brought the action, the […]

June 24, 2017 - 7:22 am

APA refocuses pilot program aimed at curtailing unauthorized publication of journal articles

Individual authors not program’s target, APA says (15 June 2017, Washington)  The American Psychological Association announced today that it is targeting online piracy websites and not individual authors in its efforts to curtail the unauthorized sharing on the internet of articles published in the association’s journals. The move — a change to a recently launched […]

June 19, 2017 - 9:20 am

Peer Review Evaluation (PRE) and HighWire Press partner to increase transparency for peer review

(12 June 2017, Los Gatos, Calif.) HighWire Press announces a partnership with Peer Review Evaluation (PRE) to offer turn-key integration of PRE, a transparency service from AAAS that improves the visibility of the peer review process. To mark this partnership and help publishers illustrate the integrity of their peer review process, PRE will cover any […]

June 14, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Anonymous crowd-based peer review delivers promising results

(5 June 2017, Stuttgart) Peer review is a crucial part of the scientific publishing process, and one of the core challenges for any journal is delivering speed into the review process without compromising quality or integrity. Benjamin List, SYNLETT Editor in Chief, has been working on an innovative approach to enhance SYNLETT, and potentially the […]

June 6, 2017 - 5:34 pm

Computing Reviews announces 21st Annual Best of Computing

(31 May 2017) Computing Reviews (CR), an ACM/ThinkLoud publication, presents the 21st Annual Best of Computing, a compilation of our best reviews and the most interesting books and articles of the year. Working with the insight and recommendations of the CR community, Best of Computing offers a great reading list to anyone active in computer […]

June 1, 2017 - 11:56 am

Think Check Submit now available in Chinese

(30 May 2017) Think Check Submit is now available in Chinese. The announcement is here.

June 1, 2017 - 9:08 am

New Oriental Education leads $13m in Chinese children’s stories content start-up

(29 May 2017) New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. has led a RMB90 million (US$13 million) funding round in Kaishuo Jianggushi, a children’s stories content provider. Chinese growth capital firm Trustbridge Partners, Shanghai-listed Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group and iResearch Capital also participated in the round. The funding round is part of a new […]

May 31, 2017 - 8:24 am

Open Therapeutics and AuthorAID to cooperate on advancing scientific knowledge

(26 May 2017, Minneapolis, MN, USA and Oxford, UK)  Open Therapeutics and INASP’s AuthorAID project announce the formation of a unique scientific collaboration service for helping underserved scientists around the world communicate break-through therapeutic biotechnology research. The partnership will provide scientific researchers an ability to conduct or receive mentorship, educational materials, and grant funding. AuthorAID […]

May 28, 2017 - 2:58 pm

Nature Index: over 50% of China’s high-quality research involves international co-authors

(24 May 2017) The Nature Index 2017 China supplement, published today, reveals that as China’s total number of articles included in the Nature Index increased since 2012, the percentage of articles with international co-authors has continued to rise year-on-year. By 2016, papers with international co-authors comprised more than 50% of the country’s articles in the […]

May 26, 2017 - 4:03 pm

10,000 additional photographs and cartoons from Condé Nast at ArtStor

(24 May 2017) Condé Nast is providing nearly 10,000 additional images to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total contribution to approximately 33,000. The release encompasses images from the Condé Nast Archive of Photography, selections from the Fairchild Photo Service, and signature cartoons from The New Yorker. Highlights of the new release include striking and […]

May 25, 2017 - 10:08 am

Choose the right journal for your research

(23 May 2017) Think Check Submit is now available in Indonesian! The announcement is here.

May 24, 2017 - 7:46 pm

More than 35,000 additional photojournalism images from Magnum Photos via ArtStor

(11 May 2017) Magnum Photos and Artstor are now sharing more than 35,000 additional images in the Digital Library, bringing the  total to approximately 116,000 of the world’s most recognized photographs. The new release spans the globe from Alaska to the Amazon and Oman to the Arctic Circle. Among the highlights are black and white […]

May 12, 2017 - 10:53 am

The Center for Open Science releases another branded preprint service with LawArXiv

(8 May 2017) The Center for Open Science (COS) is pleased to announce that it has added another branded service to its open source preprints service, OSF Preprints. The new service, called LawArXiv,  provides free, open access, open source archives for legal research. LawArXiv is an open access legal repository supported and maintained by members […]

May 10, 2017 - 7:27 am

INASP Principles of responsible engagement for publishers

(8 May 2017) INASP works with publishers to enable affordable and sustainable access to online resources to developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. INASP works with national library consortia or equivalent bodies so that they can meet the information needs of their researchers. Read INASP principles online by clicking on the pdf file […]

May 10, 2017 - 7:12 am