Nominations sought for ORCID Elections 2018

(5 April 2017) The ORCID Nominations Committee is now accepting recommendations for candidates to serve as Board members from 2018 – 2020. All ORCID members are eligible to have representatives serve as ORCID Directors. In addition, the Board is  also seeking nominations for researchers, who need not be affiliated with an ORCID member to serve. Board […]

April 6, 2017 - 1:20 pm

Altmetric Badges for Books adopted by The MIT Press providing new attention insights for authors, editors and readers

(29 March 2017,  London, UK and Cambridge, MA)  Data science company Altmetric today announced that The MIT Press has integrated Altmetric Badges for Books into its book pages. Visitors will be provided with an at-a-glance summary of the online attention relating to all of their monograph titles, discovering for the first time the broader engagement from key […]

April 4, 2017 - 2:20 pm

ProQuest helps libraries meet demand for Chinese-language resources

New selection of ebooks expands company’s rich selection of research materials (30 March 2017, Mountain View, CA) ProQuest is collaborating with Asian Studies scholars, librarians and Chinese-language publishers to offer a selection of Chinese-language ebooks, enabling libraries to provide resources demanded by researchers. The growing collection spans thousands of titles available on the Ebook Central®, ebrary® […]

March 31, 2017 - 3:01 pm

Gates Open Research announced

A platform for rapid author-led publication and open peer review of research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (23 March 2017) Gates Open Research is a scholarly publishing platform that makes research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation available quickly and in a format supporting research integrity, reproducibility and transparency. Its […]

March 24, 2017 - 4:19 pm

Karger Publishers partners with UNSILO machine learning for content enrichment

(23 March 2017, Aarhus, Denmark) UNSILO and Karger Publishers signed an agreement to create a number of artificial intelligence-based content enrichment solutions for its growing range of digital biomedical content services. The new solutions will be based on UNSILO’s unique concept extraction engine, which uses machine learning to identify core concepts in scientific book chapters […]

March 24, 2017 - 8:53 am

De Gruyter sponsors Directory of Open Access Books

(22 March 2017) De Gruyter is providing sponsorship for the Directory of Open Access Books to celebrate the launch of the De Gruyter Open Access Book Library on which is intended to draw attention to the growing number – and growing importance – of open access books. Not only does the Library contain all […]

March 24, 2017 - 8:36 am

Japanese science stalls over past decade, threatening position among world’s elite

(22 March 2017, London) According to the Nature Index, Japan’s scientific output has failed to keep pace with other leading nations over the past decade, risking its position among the world’s elite if renewed government efforts fail to reverse a downward trend in its performance. Japan’s share of high-quality papers included in the Nature Index […]

March 23, 2017 - 6:59 pm

Predatory journals recruit fake editor

(22 March 2017) An investigation finds that dozens of academic titles offered ‘Dr Fraud’ — a sham, unqualified scientist — a place on their editorial board. Katarzyna Pisanski and colleagues report. Thousands of academic journals do not aspire to quality. They exist primarily to extract fees from authors. These ‘predatory’ journals exhibit questionable marketing schemes, […]

March 23, 2017 - 5:24 pm

Report: Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe

(21 March 2017) In October 2016,  Research Consulting, within the scope of the OpenAIRE Work Package dealing with the FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot (WP5), was commissioned by LIBER to undertake an economic analysis study of the Open Access publishing market: Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe – A Study of the […]

March 23, 2017 - 5:17 pm

Nanyang Polytechnic Library hiring Librarian

Responsibilities include Management of library systems to deliver user-centric services Contribute to the development of digital library resources and services Initiate and manage programmes and activities to promote the use of library and information resources and services Create, develop and maintain instructional tools, aids, guides and web content LAS has the details. Application Closing Date […]

March 22, 2017 - 4:11 pm

Clarivate Analytics honors Dr. Eugene Garfield’s legacy to Information Sciences with a Memorial Scholarship

(16 March 2017, Philadelphia)  To honor the legacy of Dr. Eugene Garfield, the visionary founder of the Web of Science and a pioneer of Information Science, Clarivate Analytics today announced the creation of the “Eugene Garfield Information Sciences Pioneer Award.” This award will be given annually to at least one promising information scientist, selected by […]

March 21, 2017 - 8:30 am

De Gruyter and ISEAS enter partnership

(17 march 2017) The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore and De Gruyter have formed an editorial and commercial partnership for ISEAS’s publications in South East Asian Social Studies, Politics and Economics. ISEAS is the largest publisher in those fields. This includes a frontlist of titles and a backlist of approximately 950 titles from […]

March 20, 2017 - 9:02 am

Wochit’s global expansion continues in APAC

(14 March 2017) Today, Wochit announces several new content partnerships and new customers across APAC. Wochit is forming more publisher relationships in Asia and Australia, increasing the power of social video in a growing market. Following a recent funding round from investors including Singapore Press Holding’s SPH Media Fund, Wochit has pursued new relationships throughout […]

March 17, 2017 - 8:42 am

New report on digital transformation in publishing reveals sluggish progress: only 25 percent of publishers see themselves as ahead of industry peers

(14 March 2017,  London, UK) An in-depth study analyzing digital transformation in the publishing industry and released today found that 25 percent of publishers see themselves as “lagging” versus the rest of the industry in their current transformation efforts, while only 25 percent feel they are “leading.” The study, which included 25 leading U.S. and […]

March 16, 2017 - 10:48 am

Kudos and PubFactory partner to increase reach and impact of research content

(13 March 2017) Following PubFactory client De Gruyter’s successful pilot with Kudos, PubFactory further invests in Author Services by partnering with Kudos to deliver tools and services to publishers that increase dissemination and visibility of their research content. The current connection between PubFactory and Kudos allows for automatic transmission of publication data enabling Kudos to […]

March 14, 2017 - 3:24 pm