Publishers

Job reductions announced at EBSCO

(26 Jun 2020) From LJ infoDOCKET: Here’s the full text of a statement from EBSCO CEO, Tim Collins: The impact of COVID-19 has been wide-reaching and continues to take its toll on our lives and the economy.  With all that’s going on around us, we expect that EBSCO’s business will be impacted as well. As […]

June 27, 2020 - 5:36 pm
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Elsevier releases 2019 CiteScore

(9 Jun 2020)  CiteScore 2019 values are now available in Scopus! Enhanced CiteScore methodology CiteScore 2019 has a new and enhanced methodology based on customer feedback, and industry expertise, ensuring that CiteScore remains comprehensives, current, clear and free. The new methodology will also be used to retrospectively calculated CiteScore values for all previous years (2011 […]

June 24, 2020 - 10:15 am
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Jisc and Universities UK call for publishers to reduce 25% on all agreements

(17 Jun 2020) The Universities UK Jisc content negotiation strategy group is calling on major academic publishers to seek reductions of 25% on all agreements in light of the severe financial impact institutions are facing because of the pandemic. In a joint letter on behalf of the sector, the strategy group recognises the tremendous support publishers have offered […]

June 18, 2020 - 8:57 am
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ProQuest streamlines discoverability of subscription and open access content

(16 Jun 2020) ProQuest is improving the accessibility of subscription and open access content on its award-winning platform with a series of enhancements designed to boost research, teaching and learning outcomes. These enhancements include: A new starting point for research: Now, users can begin their search from the open web by visiting search.proquest.com. Through their search […]

June 17, 2020 - 9:09 am
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Wolters Kluwer provides voice-enabled search to millions of clinicians using leading clinical decision support

(10 Jun 2020) Wolters Kluwer, Health and Nuance® Communications, Inc. have joined forces to make it easier for clinicians to access evidence-based clinical information using advanced voice search powered by Nuance Dragon® Medical One’s voice assistant capabilities. Relevant topics in  UpToDate® are now available to all users of Dragon Medical One and UpToDate. UpToDate is recognized by KLAS Research as the category […]

June 12, 2020 - 8:35 am
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Elsevier offers open access to materials on climate action and biodiversity

(8 Jun 2020) Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specialising in science and health, has launched a free access special issue of curated content focused on biodiversity in recognition of World Environment Day. Consisting of journal articles and book chapters supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this free resource is intended to further new […]

June 11, 2020 - 4:50 pm
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IGI Global offers discounted renewals and updates for current InfoSci®-Database customers

(9 Jun 2020) Due to the reality of looming budget cuts in the coming months/years, IGI Global is offering our current InfoSci® -Database customers (both subscription and perpetual) the opportunity to renew/update their collection to ©2021 content with a 5% discount off what they had previously paid for ©2020 resources. This option is ideal for securing […]

June 10, 2020 - 9:16 am
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SAGE Publishing launches free-to-access research collection on structural racism and police violence

(9 Jun 2020) A new collection of freely accessible social and behavioral science research related to structural racism and police brutality is now available on SAGE Journals. The collection aims to support researchers in their future work and amplify Black scholars’ critical scholarship; educators in discussions on systemic racism; and policymakers and community organizers in their efforts to […]

June 10, 2020 - 8:31 am
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SPIE Digital Library to reduce institutional subscription prices by 10% for 2021

(27 May 2020) SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, today announced a 10% price reduction for 2021 SPIE Digital Library and SPIE Journal institutional subscriptions. This discount comes in recognition of the challenges facing the library and research communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics […]

June 3, 2020 - 9:29 am
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ACM and the Charlesworth Group partner to expand Open Access publishing in China

(18 May 2020) The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s oldest and largest scientific computing society, has partnered with The Charlesworth Group to expand the benefits of the ACM OPEN “read and publish” Open Access (OA) licensing model in China.   ACM OPEN and the Chinese OA landscape China has notably supported OA initiatives in the […]

May 20, 2020 - 4:56 pm
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Forthcoming IGI Global major reference works

(13 May 2020) With 1.6 billion children out of school1 and an escalating unemployment rate across the world, the current COVID-19 pandemic is challenging the way businesses and schools are adapting during this turbulent time, with a focus on the importance of technology as these entities transition to an online-only environment. Understanding the importance of having […]

May 15, 2020 - 2:08 pm
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Biochemical Society suspend paywalls on all published content

(5 May 2020) We are all facing extraordinary times with the current Covid-19 pandemic and, in support of the community, Portland Press is suspending paywalls on all content published across the Biochemical Society’s seven journals until further notice. This means access to articles will be freely available to all, whether working remotely or in a laboratory, across the […]

May 7, 2020 - 4:51 pm
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ResearchGate and Wiley announce cooperation agreement

(6 May 2020)  ResearchGate, the largest professional network for researchers, and Wiley, a global leader in research and education, today announced a cooperation agreement to explore ways in which Wiley and ResearchGate can collaborate to better support the needs of researchers through ResearchGate’s collaboration platform.  Wiley and ResearchGate are committed to the protection of intellectual property […]

May 7, 2020 - 3:03 pm
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McGraw-Hill and Cengage jointly agree to terminate planned merger of equals

(4 May 2020)  McGraw-Hill and Cengage today announced that they have mutually agreed to terminate their proposed merger of equals, which had been announced in May 2019. The decision was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of McGraw-Hill and Cengage. The Termination Agreement foresees no payment of a break fee on either side. In a […]

May 5, 2020 - 9:07 am
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Wolters Kluwer launches virtual conferences to support medical societies amid COVID-19 meeting cancellations

(28 Apr 2020) Wolters Kluwer, Health, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has developed virtual conference solution alternatives to offer medical societies amid cancellations of annual meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a wide range of virtual and digital conference capture and live stream options for events, Wolters […]

April 30, 2020 - 9:00 am
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