Publishers

ASM International launches a unified materials information Digital Library on the Silverchair Platform

(16 January 2019) ASM International and Silverchair announced today the launch of the ASM Digital Library on the Silverchair Platform. The ASM Digital Library offers a single gateway to ASM’s authoritative materials information resources. ASM serves the materials research, reference, and education needs of engineers, scientists, and technicians. ASM serves by generating articles, books, databases, industry news, education […]

January 22, 2019 - 9:09 am
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The Reaxys PhD Prize 2019 for students in the chemical sciences is now live

(17 January 2019) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced that its prestigious ReaxysPrize for PhD students in the chemical sciences is now open for submissions. Celebrating top research by leading young chemists across the globe, the Reaxys PhD Prize recognizes innovative and original research in chemistry. The award, which receives hundreds […]

January 22, 2019 - 8:58 am
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DOAJ survey reveals global trends in OA publishing

(9 January 2019)  A survey of publishers with journals indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) has revealed surprising trends in the way that content is published; what types of organisations are publishing the content; on how publishing standards are being accepted globally; and geographical trends on the uptake of open access. The survey was sent […]

January 10, 2019 - 9:08 am
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Thieme Chemistry deposits nearly 700,000 distinct chemical structures into PubChem

(8 January 2019)  Known for providing high-quality chemical information in the field of organic synthesis, Thieme Chemistry has provided approximately 700,000 distinct structures to PubChem – the open chemistry database at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition to the structural information, the upload includes more than 1,200,000 distinct links from chemicals to the […]

January 9, 2019 - 8:51 am
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Infobase announces acquisition of Credo Reference limited

(5 December 2018)  Infobase announced today that it has acquired Credo Reference. Founded in 1999, Credo Reference is a leading provider of innovative research platforms and information literacy instructional materials serving libraries worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “This is exciting news and a significant milestone for Infobase,” said Mark McDonnell, president and […]

January 8, 2019 - 9:33 am
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BMJ and UNSILO partner to create AI-based subject collections

(4 January 2019)  Today, BMJ and UNSILO announce an agreement by which UNSILO will supply its market-leading concept extraction tools across the whole of BMJ content. UNSILO applies machine learning and AI tools to identify significant concepts from a corpus of text. These concepts form the basis of a wide range of solutions to publishing workflows, including […]

January 7, 2019 - 9:30 am
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BioOne Complete launches on new platform powered by nonprofit partnership

(2 January 2019)  BioOne, the nonprofit publisher of more than 200 journals from 150 scientific societies and independent presses, has launched a new website for its content aggregation, BioOne Complete. Powered by a nonprofit collaboration with SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, the new site leverages SPIE’s proprietary platform for the benefit of BioOne’s […]

January 4, 2019 - 9:03 am
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Elsevier Acquires Science-Metrix Inc., Provider of Research Analytics Services and Data

(19 December 2018)  Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, has acquired Science-Metrix Inc., a research evaluation firm that provides science research evaluation and analytics to assess science and technology activities. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Science-Metrix is known for high-quality and independent bibliometric analysis and research evaluation. “Science-Metrix was an early adopter of Elsevier’s abstract […]

December 24, 2018 - 10:09 am
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Popularity of Japanese libraries hitting publishers’ bottom line

(21 December 2018) Statistics on libraries in Japan released by the Japan Library Association show that the collections at public libraries in 2017 totaled 442.82 million books, and that there were 691.47 million loans of books over the course of the year. Although the 2010 to 2013 level of around 710 million loans has not […]

December 21, 2018 - 6:44 pm
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Survey reveals need for good guidance about trustworthy places to publish research

(19 December 2018)  A survey carried out by the Think. Check. Submit. initiative has revealed a strong demand from both researchers and librarians for guidance about where to publish and an appreciation of the services that the initiative offers. However, it also revealed a need for further educational resources and wider reach for the initiative. […]

December 20, 2018 - 2:19 pm
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cOAlition S, Plan S and accelerating OA

(17 December 2018) The recent announcements emanating from Europe around open access (OA) have resonated throughout the globe. In this post we examine the origin and aim of Plan S, briefly outline reactions to the Plan from researchers, funders, and publishers, and provide links to further information for interested readers including to a feedback survey […]

December 20, 2018 - 2:12 pm
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Lean Library’s Library Alternatives module to now support eBooks

(13 December 2018) Lean Library’s Library Alternatives, the module of the Lean Library browser extension that facilitates alternative routes to full-text resources, will now support eBooks. Acquired by SAGE Publishing earlier this year, the award-winning technology platform allows seamless access to journals, articles, open access content, and now eBooks that are licensed by a user’s […]

December 18, 2018 - 2:24 pm
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Dutch universities and Elsevier: six-month extension to current license agreement

(18 December 2018)  The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and information analytics business Elsevier are to extend their current agreement by six months. These six months will be used to continue discussions. The VSNU continues to strive to secure commitment to 100% open access by 2020, as set out in the National Open […]

December 18, 2018 - 9:46 am
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Nature Index 2018 reviews China’s scientific performance over the past five years

(13 December 2018, London) The Nature Index 2018 supplement on China reveals that China’s contribution to the Nature Index rose by 75% between 2012 and 2017, much more than a selection of leading countries in the Index, such as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan. China’s share of global scientific output as […]

December 14, 2018 - 10:57 am
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SAGE Publishing invests in Thusly to bring crowd annotation software to social scientists

(5 December 2018)  SAGE Publishing, a leading global academic publisher, today announces that it has made a major seed investment in Thusly Inc. – a technology start-up creating research tools for big data analysis of document archives. The investment is the first for SAGE as part of its SAGE Ocean initiative, and will support the […]

December 8, 2018 - 1:49 pm
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