iLPixel releases ImaChek, a suite of image analysis solutions

(22 September 2017, Singapore)  iLPixel Global releases ImaChek, a suite of image analysis solutions for promoting scientific integrity and detecting image misconduct. Free trials are available for all first-time users of ImaChek Pro. ImaChek Pro : Tapping into advanced image analysis algorithms, the system automates the process to detect reutilized images. Users simply upload their […]

September 24, 2017 - 11:10 am

SPIE Digital Library moves to enhanced new website

Society publisher moves world’s largest optics and photonics library to new site with improved, agile functionality (15 September 2018, Bellingham, Washington, USA)  Scholarly publisher SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced the move of the SPIE Digital Library ( on 15 August to a new and substantially enhanced website. Developed internally by […]

September 18, 2017 - 2:31 pm

HighWire Press adds CASA to eliminate barriers to off-campus and mobile access to subscriptions

(13 September 2017) HighWire Press, Inc., the strategic partner and platform provider for world-leading scholarly publishers and societies, announces the platform-wide rollout of Campus-Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) on its Intelligent Platform, in cooperation with Google Scholar. CASA enables seamless off-campus and mobile access to subscribed scholarly content. With CASA, off-campus and mobile users may access […]

September 16, 2017 - 5:54 pm

Wiley announces new Data Sharing and Citation policies to improve transparency in research

(14 September 2017, Hoboken, NJ)  John Wiley and Sons  today announced the launch of new data sharing and citation policies that will be implemented across all participating Wiley journals. Sharing data enables researchers to reuse experimental results and supports the creation of new work built on previous findings. These new policies will improve the efficiencies of […]

September 16, 2017 - 5:43 pm

Open peer review: bringing transparency, accountability, and inclusivity to the peer review process

(13 September 2017) Open peer review is moving into the mainstream, but it is often poorly understood and surveys of researcher attitudes show important barriers to implementation. Tony Ross-Hellauer provides an overview of work conducted as part of an OpenAIRE2020 project to offer clarity on OPR, and issues an open call to publishers and researchers […]

September 15, 2017 - 9:18 am

Addressing ethical issues in peer review – new guidelines available from COPE

(12 September 2017) Ethical issues related to the peer review process are increasingly complex and can be tricky to navigate and resolve. This Peer Review Week 2017, COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics) released a revised, updated version of its guidelines for editors, reviewers, and would-be reviewers. These expanded resources include more information for early-career […]

September 13, 2017 - 6:25 pm

Hindawi signs publishing partnership agreement with AAAS

(11 September 2017) Hindawi today announced the signing of a publishing partnership agreement with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Hindawi will support AAAS by providing post-acceptance publishing services for AAAS’s new Science Partner Journal publishing program. AAAS anticipates its first partner journal will launch in early 2018. The Science Partner Journals […]

September 12, 2017 - 7:20 am

American Chemical Society seeks judgment against Sci-Hub

Pirated papers distributor has not responded to lawsuit (6 September 2017) The American Chemical Society is asking a federal court to stop Sci-Hub, which provides free access to pirated journal articles, from distributing ACS journal articles and other materials. ACS wants the court to order Sci-Hub to cease “copying, distributing, altering, displaying, hosting, selling and/or […]

September 7, 2017 - 2:09 pm

Let’s Read! Digital library brings children’s books to Indonesia

The Asia Foundation enables access to quality books and community-powered translation (5 September 2017, Jakarta) In the archipelago of Indonesia, especially among remote and underserved communities, quality children’s books are rare commodities. Limited access to early-grade content is a barrier to literacy, academic success, and fostering a lifelong love of reading among children. The Asia […]

September 6, 2017 - 8:09 pm

The Karger eJournal Archive Collection has been revised and expanded to include improved functionality and quality as well as 12 additional journals

(6 September 2017) The entire Karger eJournal Archive Collection has recently been re-digitized using semantic technology to provide the best possible user experience. The improved quality and functionality allow for efficient searching on both the Karger website and Google Scholar. The Collection now also includes 12 journals that have ceased publication or were merged into […]

September 6, 2017 - 7:37 pm

Journal policies that encourage data sharing prove extremely effective

(5 September 2017) There is currently little incentive for researchers to share their data. But what if it was enough for journals to simply ask authors to make their data available? Michèle B. Nuijten reports on a recent study that found journal policies that encourage data sharing to be extremely effective, with a steep increase […]

September 6, 2017 - 11:18 am

The Changing Nature of Knowledge Dissemination and Management

On August 25th, 2017, IGI Global hosted a complimentary educational seminar entitled “The Changing Nature of Knowledge Dissemination and Management” during the 24th Beijing International Book Fair at the China International Exhibition Center. As a co-organizer, iGroup China participated in the preparation and operation of the seminar. The main lecturer of the seminar is Dr. […]

August 31, 2017 - 4:29 pm

There are new frontiers for academic publishing but scholarly associations and faculty must seize the opportunities

(24 August 2017) Scholarly publishing faces daunting challenges. Rising journal costs have seen many universities have to make strategic cuts to library collections. To Kyle Siler, the digital world has opened new niches and frontiers for academic publishing, offering many innovative and diverse possibilities. But opportunities must be grasped by scientific professional associations that have […]

August 26, 2017 - 7:48 am

Australia to tax online book orders shipped from abroad

(21 August 2017) Starting July 1, 2018, Australia will begin collecting a 10% tax on books ordered online from within Australia, and shipped from abroad. The new regulation, which was agreed upon in June, comes after significant lobbying from Australian retailers, including the Australian Booksellers Association. The Booksellers Association has claimed its members are at […]

August 23, 2017 - 9:57 am

Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians published

(21 August 2017) The NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians have been approved and adopted by the NASIG Executive Board. They are now available at the NASIG web site at This document describes the skills that librarians need to work in the highly collaborative environment related to digital scholarship and scholarly communications in […]

August 22, 2017 - 2:05 pm