Publishers

China’s problem with fake research papers

(11 August 2017) Writing for the Globe and Mail, Frank Ching, a Hong Kong journalist  considers fabricated papers in medical journals with fake peer reviews written by fabricated specialists. In April, Springer Nature announced that it was retracting 107 research papers by Chinese authors after discovering irregularities in the peer-review process of articles published in […]

August 13, 2017 - 4:23 pm
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Embracing digital change: Electronic deposit 18 months on at NLA

(1 August 2017) In February 2016 the National Library of Australia welcomed long-anticipated changes to the Copyright Act.  For the first time in its history, the Library could collect electronic publications under the legal deposit provisions of the Act. 18 months later what has the library collected? over 5,900 ebooks – an increase on the […]

August 13, 2017 - 7:33 am
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Enago and Thieme partner to empower researchers to achieve publication goals

(31 July 2017, New York/Stuttgart)   Thieme, the award-winning international medical and science publisher serving both health professionals and students for more than 125 years, has recently concluded an agreement with Enago, an internationally trusted name in author services for the global research community. This collaboration will benefit researchers hoping to improve their chances of being […]

August 9, 2017 - 4:33 pm
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The Spotify of the textbook world takes off as Bibliotech is go

As libraries look to widen access to core texts, how can they make this affordable to both universities and students? (1 August 2017) Social mobility of students is a topic that rarely leaves the education headlines, with tuition fees and accommodation costs at the top of the list. Less topical, but of real importance to […]

August 9, 2017 - 4:20 pm
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Chemistry research community now has a dedicated network on SSRN — ChemRN

(7 August 2017) Hot on the heels of the BioRN release in June, SSRN has just launched a new community-driven network dedicated to chemistry: ChemRN. “Our network for biology research has been a huge success,” said SSRN Managing Director Gregg Gordon, pointing out that BioRN already has nearly 5,000 papers available from 6,500 authors. ChemRN […]

August 9, 2017 - 4:10 pm
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Elsevier acquires bepress, a leading service provider used by academic institutions to showcase their research

 (2 August 2017, New York) Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today acquired bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions’ research for maximum impact. Founded by three University of California, Berkeley professors in 1999, bepress allows institutions to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate […]

August 3, 2017 - 10:17 am
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IGI Global invites you to its Knowledge Dissemination Seminar in Beijing

(31 July 2017) Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Editor of IGI Global, will present a complimentary educational seminar, The Changing Nature of Knowledge Dissemination and Management, on August 25th during the Beijing International Book Fair at the China International Exhibition Center. Learn how the academic community can ensure the credibility of all the scholarly and scientific […]

July 31, 2017 - 11:05 am
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All ANZ universities gain access to Taylor & Francis Group journals in landmark agreement

(29 July 2017) Taylor & Francis and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) are pleased to announce a new agreement enabling access for all 47 Australian and New Zealand universities to Taylor & Francis’s portfolio of more than 2,500 high-quality peer-reviewed journals from 2017-2019. The agreement introduces an innovative pricing model based on tiers […]

July 30, 2017 - 3:20 pm
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Open Abstracts: a new peer review feature that helps scholars develop connections and encourages transdisciplinarity

(27 July 2017) The peer review process has been subjected to a steady stream of criticism in recent years. This has driven certain innovations, from revealing the content of the process post-publication, to crowdsourcing initiatives. Patrick Riechert and Frédéric Dubois introduce a new peer review feature that is currently being piloted on the journal, Internet […]

July 28, 2017 - 4:55 pm
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Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests

(27 July 2017) There is no doubt that Sci-Hub, the infamous – and, according to a U.S. court, illegal – online repository of pirated research papers, is enormously popular. But just how enormous is its repository? That is the question biodata scientist Daniel Himmelstein at the University of Pennsylvania set out to answer. Their findings, […]

July 28, 2017 - 10:53 am
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SAGE Publishing and the Hammill Institute on Disabilities partner to publish a total of 18 special education journals

(25 July 2017) SAGE Publishing today announces an expanded partnership with the Hammill Institute on Disabilities to publish Rural Special Education Quarterly (RSEQ), Beyond Behavior (BB), and Behavioral Disorders (BD). The new titles join 15 other special education journals that SAGE currently publishes on behalf of the Hammill Institute on Disabilities. “We are excited to […]

July 27, 2017 - 2:00 pm
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CABI – SciDev.Net merger creates stronger organisation for sustainable development

(18 July 2017) CABI and SciDev.Net have agreed to merge, creating a stronger and more diverse combined organisation to help boost their shared mission to improve lives around the world. CABI is an intergovernmental, not-for-profit organisation that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. […]

July 20, 2017 - 10:06 am
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APA upgrades APA PsycNET® content delivery platform

(17 July 2017, Washington)  The American Psychological Association has upgraded APA PsycNET®, its content delivery platform, to strengthen overall search and to help researchers find the most relevant psychology-related content with greater ease and precision. The improvements include responsive web design, enhanced functionality and a powerful technology upgrade. In addition, related content links now appear […]

July 19, 2017 - 3:41 pm
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iGroup partners with Hindawi in Asia and Oceania

Hong Kong, 12 July 2017. iGroup is partnering with Hindawi Limited, one of the largest fully open access publishers. Effective immediately all of Asia and Oceania will be covered by iGroup. “iGroup aims to lead the change in open access publishing in the region,” says Mr. Pote Lee, the founder and CEO of iGroup. “We […]

July 15, 2017 - 8:12 am
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Course packs for education ruled legal in India

Supreme Court ruling a huge triumph for access to educational materials in India ‎(12 July 2017) On 9 May 2017, a five year court battle between publishers and universities finally came to an end when the Supreme Court of India dismissed an appeal by the Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO) challenging an earlier judgment of […]

July 14, 2017 - 2:54 pm
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