Publishers

Kudos launches solution to illegal sharing of copyright content

(15 November 2017)  Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced the launch of its shareable PDF solution, which helps publishers prevent copyright infringement and reclaim lost usage from sharing of research articles on scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs). Authors of articles published by the American Thoracic Society, Emerald […]

November 16, 2017 - 9:00 pm
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Hong Kong University join COPE’s pilot initiative

(15 November 2017) Hong Kong University is now part of COPE’s pilot that will help form a membership package of support and advice for research institutions. Other institutions already part of the pilot are: Caltech, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa, and Queensland University of Technology. The pilot follows requests from our current membership and from researchers, authors and […]

November 16, 2017 - 8:45 pm
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Guidelines for Peer Reviewers Chinese version updated

(15 November 2017) COPE’s Chinese version of the Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers have now been updated. The update reflects invited input from the publication ethics community and institutions in the COPE membership pilot, and replaces the previous translation. The Chinese and English versions are here.

November 16, 2017 - 8:31 pm
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Publishers push ResearchGate harder in copyright battle

(9 November 2017) ResearchGate has moved at least 1.7 million articles to make them less easily available, according to a publishers’ group that sent mass take-down notices against papers they said were in breach of copyright laws. James Milne, a spokesman for the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, said that the action was a “positive step” […]

November 14, 2017 - 8:25 am
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Scholarly hub for scholars, not profit

(9 November 2017) A nonprofit scholarly networking and publishing platform is being planned as an alternative to for-profit platforms such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu. The platform, called ScholarlyHub, will be member-run, but first its team must raise 500,000 euros ($579,705) to build it. The project is led by Guy Geltner, a professor of medieval history […]

November 10, 2017 - 9:48 am
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Open access academic books downloaded, discussed and cited far more than traditional books

(7 November 2017, London)  A report from Springer Nature launched today shows there is a tangible benefit to publishing academic books using immediate, or ‘gold’, open access (OA) models. The research found that such books are: ·         Downloaded seven times more: On average, there are just under 30,000 chapter downloads per OA book within the […]

November 9, 2017 - 9:41 am
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CHORUS selects Scopus data to strengthen its services for institutions and funders

(6 November 2017) CHORUS, a not-for-profit organization committed to making articles reporting on funded research easily and permanently accessible and Elsevier, an information analytics business specializing in science and health, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding setting out how they will work together to further enhance low-cost compliance. options for public access to published research […]

November 8, 2017 - 5:15 pm
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Credo offers librarians a new tool for expanding instruction around critical thinking

(7 November 2017, Boston)  Credo, the industry leader in information skills solutions, will now offer a Critical Thinking Expansion Pack to broaden the instructional reach provided by its highly-acclaimed InfoLit Modules. At a time when employers and faculty alike list critical thinking and other foundational skills as the most important outcome of a college education, […]

November 8, 2017 - 5:04 pm
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Scholarly publishers join forces to launch Scientific Society Publisher Alliance (SSPA)

(6 November 2017, Washington, D.C.) A group of prestigious not-for-profit scientific membership societies today announced the launch of the Scientific Society Publisher Alliance (SSPA) (byscientistsforscience.org), an intiative focused on building awareness of and support for publication of scientific research by scientist-run scientific societies. The SSPA started as a collaboration of scientific societies that came together to […]

November 8, 2017 - 4:59 pm
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Jisc content and digitisation

Digital archival collections – group purchasing pilot one – outcomes and next steps (20 October 2017) Between March and July 2017 Jisc ran the ‘Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot’ in collaboration with three publishers (Adam Matthew Digital, Brill and ProQuest) in order to make digital collections of primary source material more affordable for institutions to purchase, […]

October 20, 2017 - 1:43 pm
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IGI Global Executive Editor’s Asia keynote tour to raise the industry standard

(16 October 2017, Hershey, PA) IGI Global’s Executive Editor, Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, will be doing a keynote tour throughout Asia in partnership with iGroup, and will be emphasizing the collaboration between librarians, researchers, publishers, content distributors and indexing and abstracting services to maintain and improve scientific knowledge. He will be speaking at various IGCLC conferences […]

October 14, 2017 - 7:52 am
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ProQuest enriches Ebook Central® platform user experience

Streamlined login, redesigned book detail pages, and new file naming conventions make it easier for researchers to find and use ebooks (10 October 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest has again teamed with students and other researchers to make the experience of using the Ebook Central® platform more efficient, effective and valuable. The popular ebook platform […]

October 12, 2017 - 7:20 am
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Credo further enables researchers with “real-time reference” through new partnership with ProCon.org

(10 October 2017, Boston, MA)  Credo Reference – the industry leader for information literacy, critical thinking, and research solutions – is introducing a “Real-time Reference” category within search results to help students easily identify reliable sources on current issues of importance. In addition to enabling researchers to find timely and accurate reference content relating to […]

October 11, 2017 - 4:20 pm
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ResearchGate and Springer Nature plan cooperation

Joint Statement from Springer Nature and ResearchGate (9 October 2017, Berlin and London) ResearchGate and Springer Nature have been in serious discussions for some time about finding solutions to sharing scientific journal articles online, while at the same time protecting intellectual property rights. The companies are cautiously optimistic that a solution can be found, and […]

October 10, 2017 - 2:10 pm
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Feedback requested on phase one of the OpenJPEG improvement project

(6 October 2017) The first phase of improvements to OpenJPEG, an open source JPEG 2000 codec, has drawn to a close, resulting in the latest release of OpenJPEG version 2.3.0. This new release finalizes the work made by Even Rouault and funded by several academic institutions and archival organizations to make OpenJPEG significantly faster and […]

October 10, 2017 - 9:05 am
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