Publishers

Kuala Lumpur named World Book Capital 2020

(20 September 2018) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. The city was selected because of the strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledge-based society and accessible reading for all […]

September 21, 2018 - 2:01 pm
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Content sharing success for Cambridge University Press

(19 September 2018) Cambridge University Press has announced that its new content sharing tool, Cambridge Core Share, will become a permanent feature of its online books and journals platform following a successful ten-month pilot. Launched in December 2017, Cambridge Core Share helps to make research more open and accessible by enabling users to generate a […]

September 21, 2018 - 1:56 pm
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Wiley to support digital learning projects in Banyuwangi, Indonesia as part of ASEAN Smart Cities Network’s Pilot Program

(17 September 2018) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in education and scholarly research, today announced a signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Banyuwangi Regency, Indonesia, at the Inaugural ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) Meeting in Singapore. The two parties will build e-learning capabilities in the region focusing on needs such as […]

September 18, 2018 - 8:42 pm
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Springer Nature announces new eBook collection: Intelligent Technologies and Robotics

(12 September 2018) A specially-tailored eBook collection focusing on the fields of intelligent technologies and robotics has now been compiled by Springer Nature. This package focuses on interdisciplinary and dynamic areas of engineering which have emerged from the more traditional disciplines of automation and control. The decision to create this new collection reflects the increasing […]

September 14, 2018 - 9:19 am
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SAGE Publishing acquires Lean Library to bring library services into the patrons’ workflow

(12 September 2018) SAGE Publishing has acquired technology start-up Lean Library and its associated products to promote the value of the academic library to patrons and bring library services directly into the patron’s workflow via their web browser. The Lean Library browser extension provides seamless, one-click access to all licensed library resources, both on and […]

September 13, 2018 - 2:09 pm
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The American Psychological Association partner with Kudos to accelerate impact of researchers’ published work

(12 September 2018)  Kudos, the award-winning service for managing dissemination of research publications, is delighted to announce a partnership with the American Psychological Association (APA), the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA has partnered with Kudos to expand its support for APA book and journal authors as they share […]

September 13, 2018 - 2:01 pm
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As demands on the peer review system are increasing, reviewers are simultaneously becoming less responsive to invitations

(12 September 2018)  During this Peer Review Week 2018, Tom Culley shares findings from the new Publons “Global State of Peer Review” report. As demands on the peer review system increase, reviewers are actually becoming less responsive to invitations. Meanwhile, researchers from established regions such as the USA, UK, and Japan continue to review significantly […]

September 13, 2018 - 1:49 pm
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Undercover reporters expose ‘bogus’ scientific conferences

(13 September 2018) Following a high profile investigation into predatory journals, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ, has turned its attention to bogus scientific conferences. In the audience at a recent conference in Venice was a group of South Korean reporters from Newstapa, a Seoul-based investigative journalism center and partner of the International Consortium […]

September 13, 2018 - 1:43 pm
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Elsevier closes its acquisition of Aries Systems

(10 September 2018, New York) Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, Massachusetts. Aries’ offerings are used by journals, books and other publications for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and […]

September 12, 2018 - 9:19 am
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Open access — the movie

(4 September 2018) Richard Poynder views a documentary on the tug of war over paywalls in scholarly publishing. Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Director: Jason Schmitt Open Society Foundations (2018) Billed as a documentary, Paywall would be more accurately described as an advocacy film. Its intention seems to be to persuade viewers that the paywalls […]

September 10, 2018 - 12:26 pm
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Predatory publishers threaten to consume public research funds and undermine national academic systems – the case of Brazil

(6 September 2018) An unintended consequence of the open access movement, predatory publishers have appeared in many countries, offering authors a quick and easy route to publication in exchange for a fee and usually without any apparent peer review or quality control. Using a large database of publications, Marcelo S. Perlin, Takeyoshi Imasato and Denis […]

September 10, 2018 - 11:38 am
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cOAlition S: Making open access a reality by 2020

(4 September 2018, Brussels)  Today, 11 national research funding organisations, with the support of the European Commission including the European Research Council (ERC), are announcing the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality. It is built around Plan S, which was announced at ESOF […]

September 5, 2018 - 10:41 am
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European science funders ban grantees from publishing in paywalled journals

(4 September 2018) Frustrated with the slow transition toward open access (OA) in scientific publishing, 11 national funding organizations in Europe turned up the pressure today. As of 2020, the group, which jointly spends about €7.6 billion on research annually, will require every paper it funds to be freely available from the moment of publication. In […]

September 5, 2018 - 10:29 am
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Reprints Desk and Meteo broaden reach of Japanese medical information to life sciences researchers worldwide

Partnership with Japanese aggregator Meteo makes 1,368 medical journals and nearly three million Japanese articles available to reprints desk customers (28 August 2018, Encino, Calif., and Tokyo, Japan) Research Solutions, Inc.,  a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk today announced that they concluded the first quarter of collaboration with […]

August 30, 2018 - 7:08 am
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OECD, champion of knowledge access

(28 August 2018) Toby Green, Chief Operating Office, Public Affairs and Communications, reflects on the development of publishing in OECD, from print to digital and the role of the internet in knowledge access.

August 28, 2018 - 2:19 pm
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