Publishers

Knowledge Unlatched to open up its central platform for the funding of Open Access models

(5 October 2017, Berlin) Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is pleased to announce its transformation into a central Open Access (OA) platform. Through this platform, KU will support publishers and OA initiatives by managing the funding processes for their OA models. It will also provide libraries and funders all over the world with one central place where […]

October 6, 2017 - 10:42 am
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Publishers and societies take action against ResearchGate’s copyright infringements

(5 October 2017) Following unsuccessful attempts to jointly find ways for scholarly collaboration network ResearchGate to run its service in a copyright-compliant way, a coalition of information analytics businesses, publishers and societies is now left with no other choice but to take formal steps to remedy the illicit hosting of millions of subscription articles on […]

October 6, 2017 - 8:32 am
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Judge recommends ISP and search engine blocking of Sci-Hub in the US

(3 October 2017) Earlier this year the American Chemical Society (ACS), a leading source of academic publications in the field of chemistry, filed a lawsuit against Sci-Hub and its operator Alexandra Elbakyan. The non-profit organization publishes tens of thousands of articles a year in its peer-reviewed journals. Because many of these are available for free […]

October 6, 2017 - 8:25 am
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Hindawi partners with the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation to develop open science tools

(4 October 2017) London-based, open access publisher Hindawi Limited announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) to develop open source publishing tools. Hindawi joins the Coko community’s work on the PubSweet framework, an open source platform for scholarly journals. Hindawi becomes the latest major partner in the […]

October 6, 2017 - 8:21 am
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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to move its publications to Literatum, Atypon’s online publishing platform

(3 October 2017, New York, NY & Santa Clara, CA) The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest computing society, has selected Atypon’s online publishing platform, Literatum, to house The ACM Digital Library (ACM DL). The ACM DL is the official guide to computer science research and literature, comprising not only all ACM publications, […]

October 6, 2017 - 8:16 am
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Copyright Clearance Center’s subsidiary RightsDirect partners with Meteo Inc. to add more than one million Japanese medical articles to RightFind

(2 October 2017, Danvers, Mass.)   RightsDirect, a subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), today announced they are partnering with Meteo Inc., a leading provider of Japanese medical information. Using RightFind® and RightsLink® offerings available through CCC and RightsDirect, Meteo will expand global sales of its articles and help increase the company’s brand awareness for […]

October 4, 2017 - 7:29 am
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ProQuest Dissertations now discoverable in Google Scholar

(2 October 2017, Ann Arbor, MI)  Following the indexing of millions of scholarly articles in Google Scholar in 2015, ProQuest and Google are expanding their collaboration by indexing almost half a million full text dissertations from the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global™ database (PQDT), the leading source of emerging research from the world’s great universities. Google […]

October 3, 2017 - 4:42 pm
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Yewno includes all Cambridge University Press digitized content in its knowledge discovery product

(26 September 2017, Redwood City, CA)  Yewno Discover will now be dramatically enhanced by the inclusion of Cambridge University Press’ full digitized academic content. Over the last 2 years, the knowledge discovery product has benefited from the inclusion of Cambridge University Press journal articles. Yewno’s relationship with the Press has now deepened with the inclusion […]

October 3, 2017 - 10:54 am
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New Economics (econ) archive announced

(26 September 2017) An Economics section of the scientific repository arXiv is opening this month. arXiv is internationally acknowledged as a pioneering open access preprint repository which is hosted by the Cornell University Library with additional funding from 220 members libraries and several scientific foundations including the Simons Foundation. The Economics arXiv will start with […]

September 27, 2017 - 11:45 am
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WIPO Translate: cutting-edge translation tool for patent documents extends language coverage

(25 September 2017, Geneva) WIPO’s ground-breaking “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents is now available in ten languages, marking an important expansion of the highest-quality service yet available for accessing information on new technologies. WIPO Translate uses cutting-edge neural machine translation technology to render highly technical patent documents into a second language in a […]

September 26, 2017 - 10:33 am
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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
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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 (http://spiedigitallibrary.org/) on 15 August to a new and substantially enhanced website. Developed internally by […]

September 18, 2017 - 2:31 pm
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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
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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
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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
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