Publishers

Continued Elsevier access in support of German science

(13February 2017) Elsevier has chosen to continue providing access to Elsevier journals for dozens of German institutions that cancelled their individual subscriptions at the end of 2016. They did so anticipating that a new Germany-wide license agreement would be in place by January this year, which Elsevier regrets has so far has not been achievable. […]

February 17, 2017 - 8:12 am
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Ingenta agrees landmark collaboration with CEPIEC in China

(15 February 2017, Oxford) Ingenta has signed an agreement with China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd (CEPIEC), which will enable publishers on Ingenta Connect to market and sell their content to Chinese researchers and institutions. The two year deal with China’s largest academic digital resource importer will provide international publishers who host their […]

February 16, 2017 - 9:09 pm
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Springer Healthcare launches Medicine Matters, a new medical education website

(15 February 2017) The content-rich portal will provide physicians and healthcare professionals with a reliable, free source of medical education, designed to promote best clinical practice and improved health outcomes. The website currently focuses on the latest advances in diabetes medicine at diabetes.medicinematters.com. The global rollout plan includes local language-supported content within new websites for […]

February 16, 2017 - 3:43 pm
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New SAGE Journals Platform makes research easier to discover, navigate, and share from any device

(15 February 2017, Los Angeles, CA). SAGE Publishing has a new platform for SAGE Journals. In close consultation with researchers, editors, authors, society partners, and librarians – the new site has been designed to deliver a world-class online research experience. From enhanced author tools to more intuitive navigation to improved search functionality to ease of use […]

February 16, 2017 - 8:11 am
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AAAS alliance to expand access to high-quality scientific publishing

(14 February 2017) The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have formed a partnership to advance scientific communication and open access publishing. The partnership will also ensure open access to research funded by the Gates Foundation and published in the Science family of journals. This collaboration is […]

February 15, 2017 - 11:27 am
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IOP and CAUL agree new and innovative consortium model

(13 February 2017) IOP Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have announced a new agreement, covering 31 universities in Australia and New Zealand. Whereas the previous agreement was based on historical spend on print version of journals, the new model is based on an institution’s science-category full time equivalent students, and weighted […]

February 15, 2017 - 11:22 am
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Dragonfly and iGroup Australasia partner for sales in Australia and New Zealand

(13 February 2017, Raleigh, NC USA; Melbourne, Australia) Dragonfly Sales and Marketing Consulting and iGroup Australasia, both providers of sales and marketing services for publishers, have announced a new agreement for sales representation for the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group, (ISPG) and GeoScienceWorld, (GSW), in Australia and New Zealand. Representation for the new territories commences today […]

February 14, 2017 - 3:18 pm
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The Biophysical Society and IOP Publishing form new partnership to create ebooks program for the biophysics community

(10 February 2017)  The Biophysical Society and IOP Publishing have forged a new publishing partnership to support the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics, through the creation of a comprehensive collection of ebooks. The collaboration will bring the world-leading expertise and domain knowledge of the Biophysical Society into the rapidly developing IOP ebooks program, […]

February 14, 2017 - 7:30 am
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Western Sydney University and ProQuest team to offer etextbooks to students

Program provides no cost, simplified access to digital textbooks from more than 60 publishers to first year students (12 February 2017, Mountain View, CA)  A ground-breaking collaboration between Western Sydney University and ProQuest provides digital textbooks for commencing university students through the University’s library, reducing the cost of education to students and increasing access to […]

February 13, 2017 - 3:47 pm
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ProQuest launches displaced researchers program

No-charge access to ProQuest databases helps individuals continue their research and learning (9 February 2017, Ann Arbor, MI)   ProQuest has launched a program to provide no-cost access to its databases for students and researchers who have been separated from their universities and libraries because of travel bans or other immigration changes. The company has an […]

February 12, 2017 - 12:39 pm
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Kudos announces integration with Editorial Manager, helping more authors with copyright-compliant sharing of their research articles

(7 February 2017) Kudos the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, and Aries Systems, have announced a partnership through which plain language summaries will be captured at the point of submission within Editorial Manager. Earlier in 2016, Kudos ran a six-month pilot to assess author interest in providing plain language […]

February 7, 2017 - 8:54 pm
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Wiley launches content sharing pilot providing greater access to research

(6 February 2017, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley & Sons Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of a content sharing pilot on Wiley Online Library. Content sharing will facilitate research collaboration by providing authors and subscribers with a simple tool for sharing free-to-read full-text articles with non-subscribers. In addition, the pilot will provide the public […]

February 7, 2017 - 8:44 pm
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The strategic investments of content providers

At the moment of Elsevier’s acquisition of Plum   (2 February 2017) Roger C. Schonfeld writes that today’s news that Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics from EBSCO provides the latest opportunity for insight into the remarkable evolution of the largest and most sophisticated academic content providers. From Elsevier and Springer to EBSCO and ProQuest, these […]

February 4, 2017 - 7:14 pm
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De Gruyter signs agreement with University of Hawai‘i Press

Comprehensive collection of Asian and Pacific Studies titles created (30 January 2017) The University of Hawai‘i Press (UHP) and De Gruyter have formed a partnership for the worldwide sales of UHP’s electronic academic publications. This includes a frontlist of titles and a backlist of approximately 800 titles, which is expected to grow. De Gruyter will […]

January 31, 2017 - 11:43 pm
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BMJ launches new platform to help researchers get published, discovered and cited

(23 January 2017) BMJ, one of the world’s leading medical knowledge providers, has announced Author Hub, a new platform to assist researchers in every field, at every stage of the publishing process. The Author Hub is a comprehensive platform aimed at researchers who not only want to publish their work, but also understand how to […]

January 25, 2017 - 12:52 am
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