Publishers

Asia Foundation announces YBM support to expand Let’s Read! in Asia

(19 December 2017) The Asia Foundation today announced a donation from one of Korea’s largest publishing and education companies, YBM, Inc., to expand the Foundation’s Let’s Read! digital libraries initiative. The regional platform brings open-sourced books in local languages to children in underserved communities in Asian countries, helping to improve access to books and literacy […]

December 21, 2017 - 11:41 am
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Library in China offers ‘blind dates’ with books

(13 December 2017) Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing provides ‘blind dates’ with books for readers looking for something unexpected, Yang Yang reports. Life is like a box of chocolates, so they say, or perhaps a box of books sent from Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. “Just leave us a message, whatever you want to say, […]

December 15, 2017 - 10:49 am
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American Physiological Society transfers its journals to new online platform

(12 December 2017, Bethesda, Md) To provide journal readers and authors with an upgraded user experience, the American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the transfer of its journals to a new online platform. The move transfers 13 APS physiology research journals to Atypon’s Literatum online publishing platform after more than 20 years with […]

December 15, 2017 - 7:56 am
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Cambridge University Press and their Library Advisory Boards: an overview

(11 December 2017)  Linda Bennet writes that Cambridge University Press is very proud of its library advisory boards, and extremely grateful to the librarians who support them. The first board, the Global Library Advisory Board (at that time called the Librarian Panel), was set up in the spring of 2004, when a small group of […]

December 12, 2017 - 4:07 pm
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Taylor & Francis Group and the Mathematical Association of America begin publishing partnership in 2018

(5 December 2017) Taylor & Francis Group and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) are pleased to announce their new publishing partnership beginning in 2018. Taylor & Francis Group will publish three journals on behalf of the association: The American Mathematical Monthly, College Mathematics Journal, and Mathematics Magazine, as well as one of the association […]

December 12, 2017 - 1:48 pm
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Springer collaborates with Australian mathematics research institute on new book series

MATRIX and Springer will co-publish a new book series covering all areas of pure and applied mathematics and statistics (5 December 2017) Springer and the international Mathematical Research Institute MATRIX, which is based in Melbourne in Australia, have signed a collaboration agreement to publish a new book series. The cooperation further strengthens Springer’s relationship with […]

December 12, 2017 - 1:35 pm
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New Library Advisory Board for South Asia

(6 December 2017) The Cambridge University Press has set up a new Library Advisory Board for South Asia. The South Asia Library Advisory Board (SALAB) includes academic librarian representatives from across India and aims to gather insights into needs and challenges faced by academic libraries. The Library Advisory Board will also help the Press understand […]

December 7, 2017 - 9:29 am
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Springer Nature continues to advance sharing

Over 3.25 million article shares in SharedIt’s first year (27 November 2017) Articles have been successfully shared by authors, subscribers and media outlets over 3.25 million times during the first year of SharedIt, Springer Nature’s free content sharing initiative. SharedIt was launched in October 2016 and covers over 2,700 journals including all the Springer Nature-owned […]

November 29, 2017 - 8:43 am
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Thieme to launch new integrative MedOne Radiology platform

(28 November 2017, New York/Stuttgart)  Thieme is pleased to announce the launch of its new MedOne Radiology platform at the 103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America(RSNA), November 26-30. “It’s fitting Thieme is unveiling an innovative radiology product at the largest healthcare meeting in North America, where 50,000 radiologists […]

November 28, 2017 - 7:21 pm
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Sci-Hub domains inactive following court order

(23 November 2017) Several domains of the controversial academic paper filesharing site Sci-Hub have been made inactive following a court order earlier this month. According to Whois records, sci-hub.io, sci-hub.ac and sci-hub.cc have their domain set to “serverHold”, an ICANN code meaning the “domain is not activated in the DNS”. Records for sci-hub.io and sci-hub.ac […]

November 27, 2017 - 8:44 am
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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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