Publishers

Science journals end open-access trial with Gates Foundation

Pilot experiment has seen 26 papers published under open-access terms so far and should yield a report by the end of the year.   (13 July 2018) The publisher of Science last month ended a pilot partnership that allowed open-access (OA) publishing for researchers funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The trial was an […]

July 18, 2018 - 11:09 am
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ASTM International launches collaboration platform for document development (SpecBuilder)

(10 July 2018) Today, ASTM International launched the ASTM SpecBuilder platform which empowers organizations to streamline collaboration and document development for internal documents such as specifications, test methods, guidelines, and procedures. In an effort to refine the platform, the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) and others have tested SpecBuilder over the past year. According to PPI’s […]

July 13, 2018 - 11:57 am
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Wiley journal articles increase share in 2018 Journal Citation Reports

(12 July 2018) Wiley’s performance in the 2018 release of Clarivate Analytics’ Journal Citation Reports (JCR) remains strong, maintaining its position as #3 in terms of the number of titles indexed, articles published, and citations received. Wiley saw a 9.5% increase in JCR articles, giving it 9.7% overall share (+0.6%) – its biggest increase since […]

July 13, 2018 - 11:53 am
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Research Data Support pilot for Wellcome-funded researchers

The Wellcome Trust is partnering with Springer Nature on a pilot to help researchers make their research datasets more findable and accessible. (12 July 2018) Any researcher with funding from the Wellcome Trust, a global biomedical research charity that supports thousands of researchers, can receive more support to practice open research as a part of […]

July 13, 2018 - 11:50 am
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Thieme MedOne Education provides online learning, teaching, and research resource for institutions

(5 July 2018, New York/Stuttgart) Thieme is pleased to announce the successful launch of its new MedOne Education platform, the latest interactive, state-of-the-art resource in the Thieme portfolio. “Covering every course in the medical school curriculum, MedOne Education is an exceptional resource for learning, review and research in medicine and the life sciences,” said Brian […]

July 6, 2018 - 12:10 pm
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Multiple ACS journals earn their highest-ever Impact Factor in 2017 Journal Citation Reports®

(28 June 2018) The newly-released 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics show ACS journals continue to be the most-cited and most-impactful publications in their fields, including the six core chemistry categories. ACS journal articles were cited more than 3.1 million times in 2017, an increase of 8% compared with the previous year. The median […]

July 6, 2018 - 12:01 pm
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Cambridge University Press launches digital textbooks on Cambridge Core

(2 July 2018) For the first time, Cambridge University Press is launching digital institutional access to its leading Higher Education textbooks. The release of digital textbooks on Cambridge Core – the Press’s online platform for books and journals – comes in response to customer demands and marks an important step in a journey to provide […]

July 4, 2018 - 4:44 pm
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More than 1 million images now publicly available at library.artstor.org

(27 June 2018) Artstor has made more than 1 million image, video, document, and audio files from public institutional collections freely available to everyone—subscribers and non-subscribers alike–at library.artstor.org. These collections are being shared by institutions who make their content available via JSTOR Forum, a tool that allows them to catalog, manage, and share digital media […]

June 28, 2018 - 9:29 am
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China and Asia Leading the Way in Information Science and Technology

        (26 June 2018)  In today’s technologically advanced world, information science has proven to be an essential, far-reaching field of study, playing a role in numerous disciplines. China in particular has become a technological powerhouse in Asia, leading the way in areas such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, mobile communication, cryptocurrency, and e-commerce. As an important […]

June 26, 2018 - 4:31 pm
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Ancient Buddhist collection reprinted

(25 June 2018) A Song Dynasty (960-1279) Tripitaka, a precious collection of ancient Buddhist classics, has been reprinted through the joint efforts of Chinese and Japanese scholars. The reprinted collection contains 5,500 volumes, weighs a metric ton and is priced at 2.66 million yuan ($413,000). First compiled at the Sixi Yuanjue Monastery in Huzhou during […]

June 25, 2018 - 7:50 pm
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ProQuest expands remote and mobile access with Google Scholar

New features improve discoverability for millions of journals, dissertations and theses (19 June 2018, Ann Arbor, MI)   ProQuest has added support for two new Google Scholar features, giving academic researchers round-the-clock access to scholarly full-text articles and graduate works from anywhere in the world. Now, researchers who use Google Scholar can more easily discover and […]

June 21, 2018 - 7:21 am
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MIT and Royal Society of Chemistry sign first North American “Read and Publish” agreement for scholarly articles

Experiment aims to shift publishing models toward open access (14 June 2018) The MIT Libraries and the Royal Society of Chemistry have signed a groundbreaking license agreement that incorporates elements of a traditional subscription purchase and open access to scholarly articles. The experimental two-year agreement is seen as an important step on the path toward […]

June 17, 2018 - 12:47 pm
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HighWire leads industry rollout of Universal CASA, in partnership with Google Scholar

Building on last year’s CASA launch, Universal CASA means researchers can access content any time, anywhere, from any device and any source (11 June 2018, Los Gatos, CA) HighWire, the technology partner of choice for leading commercial and scholarly publishers, has become the first systems supplier to roll out the new ‘Universal Campus Activated Subscriber […]

June 17, 2018 - 12:27 pm
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ARTiFACTS and ies Consulting partner to expand use of blockchain-based platform in scholarly communication

Leading academic research consulting firm in Asia-Pacific region to use blockchain-based collaboration platform to enhance visibility of researcher achievements (10 June 2018, Cambridge, MA and Singapore) ARTiFACTS, creator of the world’s first blockchain-based platform for scholarly research, and Innovative Education Services (ies), the Asia-Pacific based consulting firm focused on enhancing quality and global visibility of […]

June 15, 2018 - 3:56 pm
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Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore™ values

Citation impact metrics available for all peer-reviewed research journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications covered in Scopus           (31 May 2018, Amsterdam) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today released the 2017 CiteScore values, its latest assessment of thousands of serial scholarly publications, and is now freely available for Scopus […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:48 pm
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