OUP joins I4OC

(16 January 2018) I4OC is a project which promotes the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data by making  metadata for references within academic articles publicly available. It aims to establish a global public web of linked scholarly citation data to enhance the discoverability of published content, explore connections between knowledge fields, and follow the evolution […]

January 18, 2018 - 10:44 am

Cambridge University Press launches new content sharing service pilot

(8 December 2017) The world’s oldest publisher is today [Friday, 8 December] launching a new content sharing service – Cambridge Core Share – providing the academic community and wider public with greater access to research. Cambridge University Press has developed the new service on its Cambridge Core platform and will extend the functionality to a […]

January 17, 2018 - 4:09 pm

UCL launches open access megajournal to help solve the world’s biggest challenges

(16 January 2018) UCL Press is launching a new open access megajournal that will provide academics and students with ground-breaking research free of charge in a move that challenges traditional commercial publishing models.   The megajournal aims to revolutionise academic publishing by slashing publication times, providing research for free to anyone with an internet connection […]

January 17, 2018 - 3:56 pm

Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, version 3

The 3rd version of the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing is published today (15 January 2018) The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) are scholarly organizations that have seen an […]

January 17, 2018 - 8:45 am

South Korean universities reach agreement with Elsevier after long standoff

(15 January 2018) After a months-long standoff, a consortium of hundreds of South Korean universities has reached a new deal with scientific publisher Elsevier for access to ScienceDirect, a database containing content from 3,500 academic journals and thousands of electronic books. The agreement, which includes price hikes between 3.5% and 3.9%, was concluded shortly before […]

January 16, 2018 - 4:13 pm

Brands and publishers braced for hit as Facebook dumps them from News Feed

(12 January 2018) After years of relying on Facebook to reach their audience, brands and publishers have been agonising over how major changes to the social network’s news feed will affect their business. Companies that have built and invested in millions of followers on Facebook could see their organic reach, which does not require advertising spend, sharply […]

January 14, 2018 - 4:26 pm

Less news is good news

(13 January 2018) It’s hard to overstate the degree to which Facebook has warped the media’s incentives. News outlets used to write for relatively stable, loyal audiences, writes Will Oremus for Slate. They had an incentive to build trust among those readers and to bring them content they found valuable and worthwhile. This model began […]

January 13, 2018 - 6:52 pm

Why Elsevier is a library’s best friend

(9 January 2018) Joseph Esposito writes that Elsevier publishes or helps to publish (through arrangements with society publishers) about 2,500 journals. Let’s imagine a world where Elsevier does not exist. In this hypothetical world every one of these journals is independently published. Thus 2,500 journals means 2,500 publishers. In that world, would the cost of […]

January 11, 2018 - 11:23 am

Ingenta Connect integrates Google Scholar’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access

(8 January 2018) CASA is a new service developed by Google which lets researchers access full text PDFs from journals to which their institution has subscribed, even when they are working at home and not using a university IP address. How does it work? Ingenta Connect already functions with Google’s Subscriber Links service so institutional […]

January 9, 2018 - 12:21 pm

AIP Publishing eliminates publication page charges across all journals

(5 January 2018 Melville, NY) AIP Publishing announced today the elimination of publication page charges and color charges, as of January 1, 2018, for all of the organization’s journals, including Physics of Plasmas, Review of Scientific Instruments, and 10 other prominent peer-reviewed physical science titles. The company’s decision followed an assessment of the global publishing […]

January 9, 2018 - 12:09 pm

Society for Scholarly Publishing (re)launches online discussion group for industry announcement and events

(4 January 2018) The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) invites scholarly communication professionals to join its Industry Announcements and Events online discussion group. The discussion group replaces the SSP-L list-serv and is part of SSP’s new C3 community platform. Announcements of conferences, events, or other resources of broad interest to the community are welcome. Press […]

January 6, 2018 - 8:20 am

ACS Publications reaches new heights with 100 million article downloads by researchers worldwide in 2017

(4 January 2018,  Washington) The American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Publications Division achieved a major milestone in 2017, surpassing 100 million full-text journal article downloads during the calendar year. This marks a new global usage record for the 51 peer-reviewed ACS journals, which publish research in chemistry and allied fields. Along with citations and other metrics, […]

January 5, 2018 - 9:27 am

CAB Direct wins CHOICE magazine Outstanding Academic Title award 2017

(3 January 2018) The CAB Direct platform, which provides a single point of access to all of CABI’s databases, was rated as “highly recommended” for undergraduates, researchers, faculty members, technical programme students, professionals and practitioners in the March 2017 issue of CHOICE magazine. The platform has now won a CHOICE magazine ‘Outstanding Academic Title’ award […]

January 5, 2018 - 8:23 am

One billion metadata facts now on Springer Nature SciGraph

(18 December 2017) SciGraph, the Linked Open Data (LOD) platform launched by Springer Nature in March 2017, now holds over one billion metadata statements about content published by Springer Nature and links to established external datasets. The LOD platform aggregates data sources from content published across Springer Nature covering an array of subjects and scientific […]

December 22, 2017 - 5:25 pm

RedLink and Dragonfly expand ISPG collaboration

(19 December 2017) RedLink, Inc., and Dragonfly Marketing and Consulting have announced an expansion of their agreement supporting the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group (ISPG), providing eligible publishers access to the usage analytics and data visualization tools provided by RedLink’s Publisher Dashboard and related products. As an independent data company, RedLink is able to provide all […]

December 22, 2017 - 5:18 pm