AAP StatShot: revenue decline for education and scholarly publishing

(14 Mar 2019) According to the Association of American Publishers StatShot Monthly report, revenues for participating education and scholarly publishers declined in all categories (Higher Education, PreK-12 Instructional Materials, Professional Books and University Presses) for January 2019 as compared to 2018. Among them, the revenue of university presses dropped down the most by 24.5%. For more […]

March 21, 2019 - 4:40 pm

Emerald Publishing announces progressive digital research platform for the social sciences

(15 Mar 2019)  In July 2019, Emerald Publishing will launch a completely new Emerald Insight digital research platform. Developed in collaboration with twelve leading international universities, it is designed to make social sciences research easy and enjoyable to discover. Emerald Insight – the home of over 300 journals, 3,000 books, 1,700 case studies and a growing […]

March 20, 2019 - 8:50 am

BMJ partners with RedLink to offer Remarq on BMJ Open

(17 Mar 2019)  RedLink is pleased to announce that BMJ is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq launched earlier this week on BMJ Open, an open access journal dedicated to publishing medical research from […]

March 19, 2019 - 9:55 am

Turnitin Authorship Investigate supporting academic integrity is released to higher education market

(13 Mar 2019)  Turnitin, a leading provider of feedback, grading, and plagiarism checking solutions, announced today the general availability of Authorship Investigate, the first solution that supports higher education administrators in addressing contract cheating. Authorship Investigate uses forensic linguistic analysis and Natural Language Processing to help investigators efficiently compare differences in written work and gather the […]

March 18, 2019 - 12:55 pm

Kudos launches “featured images” to further increase visibility of and engagement with research publications

(11 Mar 2019)  Kudos, the award-winning service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, has enhanced its free service for authors with the addition of a new “featured image” capability. Images help to increase traffic1 and make pages more engaging and memorable for readers2. The new feature is enabled by an integration with Unsplash, a free […]

March 14, 2019 - 9:47 am

Norway joins list of countries canceling Elsevier contracts

(13 Mar 2019)  Norway has become latest country to cancel its contracts with Elsevier following a dispute over access to research papers. In a statement published yesterday (March 12), the Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research (UNIT), which represents a consortium of research institutions in the country, rejected Elsevier’s offer […]

March 14, 2019 - 9:30 am

Publons partners with Hindawi Limited to improve and speed up the peer review process

(13 Mar 2019)  A new partnership to improve peer review processes is announced today by Publons, a peer review platform and part of the Web of Science Group and Hindawi, an open access publisher. Hindawi have integrated the new reviewer search service, Publons Reviewer Connect, with their peer review management systems, including, their recently launched open source […]

March 14, 2019 - 9:20 am

Ingenta launches universal authentication and content system

(8 Mar 2019)  Ingenta, provider of highly configurable technology solutions to publishers, is now launching Ingenta Link a universal authentication and marketing platform that unifies access control and the marketing of content locked across siloed platforms. The system is designed to provide publishers who manage numerous online brands with a simple way to consolidate customer credentials, authentication, and […]

March 13, 2019 - 8:42 am

Blackboard Inc. announces execution of definitive agreement to sell its Transact business unit

(7 Mar 2019)  Blackboard Inc. today announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Blackboard Transact business unit (“Transact”) to Reverence Capital Partners, LP (“Reverence”). The transaction will enable Blackboard to remain laser focused on and continue to deliver market-leading innovation in its teaching and learning portfolio of solutions, the core of its business […]

March 11, 2019 - 4:38 pm

Stable revenues for Taylor & Francis in 2018

(7 Mar 2019)  Taylor & Francis saw a 0.6% revenue rise in the 2018 calendar year, to a total of £533.2m (£530m in 2017), with an underlying revenue rise of 2.2%. Adjusted operating profit dropped 4.6% to £198.4m (£208m in 2017), but underlying profit rose 0.3%. Parent company Informa said the academic publishing division had shown […]

March 8, 2019 - 2:08 pm

Advance to acquire Turnitin, leading provider of academic integrity, grading, and feedback solutions

(6 Mar 2019)  Advance today announced the acquisition of Turnitin, a leading provider of education technology for academic integrity and writing solutions, from an investment entity affiliated with Insight Venture Partners, GIC and their co-investors. Turnitin’s proprietary software promotes student authenticity, instructor effectiveness, and better educational outcomes. Through machine learning, computer vision, and advanced artificial intelligence, […]

March 7, 2019 - 4:36 pm

iParadigms acquires Ephorus to support international expansion

(4 Mar 2019) iParadigms, creators of Turnitin, today announced the company has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Ephorus, the European leader in plagiarism prevention with more than 5,000 customers in over 45 countries. The agreement will allow the two companies to strengthen their plagiarism prevention databases, build out European data centers and accelerate innovation around […]

March 7, 2019 - 3:42 pm

ResearchGate and Springer Nature embark on pilot to deliver seamless discovery and an enhanced reading experience

(1 March 2019)  ResearchGate and Springer Nature are partnering to pioneer innovative access models for scientific content in the rapidly evolving research ecosystem. Full-text articles published in select Nature journals since November 2017 will be rolled out to researchers’ ResearchGate profiles starting now and completed by March 7, making it easier to read or download research […]

March 5, 2019 - 10:21 am

Springer Nature expands its nanotechnology research solution with the inclusion of over 22 million patents

(26 February 2019)  A new module has now been added to the nanotechnology research database Nano. The patent module allows users to sort through over 22 million nano-related patents across all major jurisdictions and languages. This means that researchers can find patents from areas highly affected by nanotechnology, narrow their search by country, filing year and jurisdiction, […]

February 27, 2019 - 9:56 am

Credo Reference introducing Research Quick Tips: new video feature cultivates research skills while students search

Credo Reference announced the addition of Research Quick Tips to Credo Online Reference Service, its popular exploratory research platform as a standard feature moving forward. The concise videos, embedded throughout the platform, offer research guidance for students while they are working in the platform. The new feature marks the latest in a series of innovations by the […]

February 26, 2019 - 12:57 pm