Publishers

SAGE Publishing launches MentorSpace, a how-to hub for research methods

(9 November 2018) SAGE Publishing announces the launch of MethodSpace, a new free-to-access online community space that allows users to tap into the wisdom of those who have executed a specific aspect of the research process and want to share their knowledge with others. The site is a place for users to connect, share insights, […]

November 14, 2018 - 2:19 pm
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Wiley Digital Archives and the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers partner to digitize millions of pages of unique primary source content

(12 November 2018, Hoboken, N.J.) John Wiley and Sons Inc. is pleased to announce its newest Wiley Digital Archives partner, the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG). The partnership between Wiley and RGS-IBG, one of the world’s largest and most active scholarly geographical societies, is a new endeavor in a continuing […]

November 14, 2018 - 2:13 pm
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AAP, researchers, deeply concerned about Plan S

(8 November 2018) Earlier this week, a group of nearly 750 researchers from around the world published an open letter expressing serious concerns with Europe’s controversial Plan S. Announced on September 4, 2018, and scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020, Plan S would regulate private sector publications that report on publicly funded research, […]

November 10, 2018 - 12:25 pm
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A librarian perspective on Sci-Hub: the true solution to the scholarly communication crisis is in the hands of the academic community, not librarians

(9 November 2018) Sci-Hub is a pirate website that provides free access to millions of research papers otherwise locked behind paywalls. Widespread dissatisfaction with scholarly communications has led many to overlook or dismiss concerns over the site’s legality, praising its disruptive technology and seeing justification in the free access it affords people all over the […]

November 10, 2018 - 12:19 pm
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Cabells has surpassed the 10,000 journal mark for its Journal Blacklist

(1 November 2018) Cabells has now investigated and verified over 10,000 individual titles for inclusion into its Journal Blacklist. Launched in June 2017, Cabells’ Journal Blacklist is a database available to scholars of deceptive and predatory academic journals. The Blacklist is compiled by specialists who analyze suspected journals against 65 behavioral indicators to keep the […]

November 1, 2018 - 9:07 am
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Retraction Watch Database

(27 October 2018) Retraction Watch now has a unified database of retracted papers. JURN has the announcement. What you need to know.

October 28, 2018 - 5:32 pm
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Watch: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (2018)

(27 October 2018) Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, produced and directed by Jason Schmitt, is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science. It is free to stream and download, and is licensed under the CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons designation. Universities interested in arranging a screening of the […]

October 28, 2018 - 5:25 pm
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Invest in InfoSci-Journals and Support the Open Access Movement

From IGI Global: Invest in InfoSci-Journals and Support the Open Access Movement IGI Global strives to ensure that libraries worldwide can easily access our content under the most affordable and convenient model. Thus, all of our publications are available in print, electronic, and are hosted on our InfoSci® platform, which powers the InfoSci-Journals database, a […]

October 27, 2018 - 7:24 am
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An Altmetric success story

(28 September 2018) A recent paper in Philosophical Transactions B looking at the impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration has achieved The Royal Society’s highest Altmetric score to date in a very short time. Here we look at the background to this paper and ask what we learn from this. The study by […]

October 26, 2018 - 10:26 am
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Plan S[how me the money]: why academic-led initiatives represent a more equitable, less costly publishing future

(24 October 2018) Plan S, announced last month, represents an exciting example of the scholarly community mobilising to create funding requirements that could lead to an open access future. However, the plan has also raised a number of legitimate concerns, not least the absence of any incentive for publishers to lower journal costs. Brian Cody […]

October 26, 2018 - 7:08 am
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Copyright Clearance Center shares “Get Smart About Plan S” panel from Frankfurt Book Fair during International Open Access Week

(23 October 2018, Danvers, Mass.) Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, is sharing results from its “Get Smart About Plan S” program from the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair during International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2018. Panelists were Tim Britton, Managing Director of the Open Research […]

October 25, 2018 - 1:21 pm
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Working together towards an Open Access future: Wiley and Hindawi expand open access publishing collaboration

(24 October 2018) Open Access Week is the perfect time to announce that Wiley and Hindawi have expanded their Open Access publishing collaboration. Today’s announcement adds four new journals to the nine currently in the program. With Open Access becoming the shared vision of a number of governments worldwide and a particular focus within some […]

October 25, 2018 - 1:14 pm
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New partnership between AIP Publishing and Overleaf provides an enhanced authoring experience

(22 October 2018) Overleaf, a collaborative cloud-based writing and reviewing tool, and AIP Publishing announce a new partnership to provide AIP Publishing authors with a new, enhanced authoring template and simplified submission process. Through this partnership, authors submitting to 22 AIP Publishing Journals and the AIP Conference Proceedings will have access to AIP Publishing’s LaTeX […]

October 24, 2018 - 7:20 am
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Ruth’s Rankings 37 – Part 2: How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Potential/ possible/ probable predatory publishers and publications?

By Ruth A. Pagell* (21 October 2018) A chaired professor at a distinguished British university is listed as the international advisor for a journal even though he has tried for years to remove his name. A new online directory lists a major database vendor as a sponsor even after a “cease and desist” order Many […]

October 21, 2018 - 5:41 pm
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MIT Press Partners with Silverchair to launch MIT Press Direct eBook platform

(15 October 2018) MIT Press Direct will launch with more than 2,500 titles in 2018, offering a broad range of books from its distinguished front- and backlist, including significant works in economics, business innovation, machine learning and AI, environment, evolution, and energy. Using Silverchair’s suite of self-serve publishing tools, the MIT Press plans to introduce […]

October 16, 2018 - 7:26 am
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