AIP Publishing signs “Read and Publish” pilot program agreement with Waseda University in Japan

(22 Jul 2019) AIP Publishing, a leading not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical sciences, is pleased to announce that Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, has signed an agreement to participate in AIP Publishing’s “Read and Publish” pilot program. Waseda University is the first academic institution in Asia to join the pilot, which is being launched for […]

July 25, 2019 - 12:56 pm

Clarivate Analytics introduces Cortellis Content-as-a-Service (CaaS) to accelerate drug discovery and development

(17 Jul 2019) Clarivate Analytics plc (NYSE:CCC; CCC.WS), a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today launched an expansion to its Cortellis suite of life science intelligence solutions with programmatic access to scientific data typically used in drug discovery and early stage development. The initial launch includes continually-updated systems biology […]

July 23, 2019 - 9:16 am

Pearson abandons print textbooks and is going to focus on digital

(16 Jul 2019)  Pearson is the largest publisher involved in textbooks for colleges and universities. The company has announced they are abandoning print and are only going to focus on digital.  This is being done because most of their digital textbooks are delivered on a subscription basis and the content can also be updated responsively […]

July 22, 2019 - 9:16 am

IET announces full release of dynamic new research intelligence tool, Inspec Analytics

(12 Jul 2019) The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the full release of Inspec Analytics, a research intelligence tool to help research professionals explore global trends in physics, engineering and technology research. With the changing landscape in scholarly communications placing increased emphasis on measuring the impact of research outputs, Inspec Analytics has […]

July 19, 2019 - 9:04 am

Diverting leakage to the library subscription channel

(16 Jul 2019)  In response to the recent news of Springer Nature and ResearchGate extend content sharing pilot, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe took a deep look into this pilot project and shared her thoughts & concerns from the librarian’s point of view. Read the full article from Scholarly Kitchen here.

July 17, 2019 - 9:46 am

Bringing transparent peer review to the physical sciences and beyond

(16 Jul 2019) Publons and ScholarOne, both part of the Web of Science Group (a Clarivate Analytics company), have entered into a new partnership with IOP Publishing to introduce the industry’s first cross-publisher, scalable transparent peer review workflows across some of their leading journals in the physical sciences and beyond. Transparent peer review shows the complete peer review […]

July 17, 2019 - 8:50 am

IEA launches new tool for tracking oil and gas-related methane emissions worldwide

(16 Jul 2019) The International Energy Agency has launched a new online tool that tracks oil and gas-related sources of methane, a major and often overlooked greenhouse gas. The new “methane tracker” offers the most comprehensive global picture of methane emissions, covering eight industry areas across more than seventy countries. This new and unique tool provides the IEA’s […]

July 17, 2019 - 8:45 am

New T&F online library collection and teaching facility aiming to help create a sustainable future

(11 Jul 2019) Taylor & Francis is delighted to introduce its new Sustainable Development Goals Online platform, featuring an online library of over 12,000 articles and chapters – covering some of the world’s biggest ongoing challenges – as well as a selection of materials to help lecturers teach sustainability and enhance students’ satisfaction with their institutions. This new […]

July 15, 2019 - 8:57 am

Springer Nature and ResearchGate extend content sharing pilot following positive feedback

(11 Jul 2019) Springer Nature and ResearchGate today extend their content sharing pilot. The second iteration of the pilot will now see four times more Springer Nature content being rolled out across the ResearchGate platform, including content from specialized Springer journals. This enhanced accessibility means more Springer Nature authors will benefit from this partnership along with […]

July 12, 2019 - 2:10 pm

Preprint: Accuracy of citation data in Web of Science and Scopus

(17 Jun 2019)  From the authors: “We present a large-scale analysis of the accuracy of citation data in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. The analysis is based on citations given in publications in Elsevier journals. We reveal significant data quality problems for both databases. Missing and incorrect references are important problems in Web […]

July 10, 2019 - 5:35 pm

Access to ScienceDirect, Scopus and SciVal open for the Hungarian research community, as EISZ and Elsevier work towards an open access pilot agreement

(4 Jul 2019) Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Letter of Intent, as they move towards finalizing a new innovative pilot agreement for research access and Open Access publishing in Hungary. As a result, EISZ consortium member […]

July 10, 2019 - 10:50 am

Emerald’s new Insight platform goes live

(5 Jul 2019)  Emerald Publishing has announced today that its new Insight digital research platform has gone live, following a significant investment in technology and many months of development in partnership with software development consultancy 67 Bricks. Emerald Insight – the home of over 340 journals, 2,000 books, 1,700 case studies and a growing collection of open […]

July 7, 2019 - 8:38 am

CAS Drives increase in R&D productivity with launch of breakthrough retrosynthesis planner in SciFinder-n

(1 Jul 2019) CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society specializing in scientific information solutions, launched a computer-aided retrosynthetic analysis solution that systematically identifies new pathways to chemical compounds. Now available to all SciFindern users, this next-generation capability is empowering chemistry researchers around the world to rapidly identify, compare and prioritize alternative synthetic pathways. “It’s obvious […]

July 4, 2019 - 9:08 am

Springer Nature accelerates its transformative journey with the signing of landmark pure OA deal

(27 June 2019) New agreements agreed this week with the Bibsam consortium in Sweden and Norway’s Unit consortium take the number of Springer Nature’s read and publish deals to ten, putting the publisher firmly on the path to becoming a transformative publisher. In a first for Springer Nature, Bibsam, representing the institutional libraries, and four of […]

June 29, 2019 - 1:41 pm

HighWire supports CSHL, BMJ and Yale to launch medRxiv

(25 June 2019) Scholarly publishing tech provider, HighWire, today announced it is proud to support the founders of medRxiv, by providing the hosting and submissions technology that underpins the new preprint server. medRxiv (pronounced “med-archive”), is a collaboration between its founding organizations, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), BMJ and Yale University. It is a free online archive and distribution service for preprints […]

June 28, 2019 - 10:38 am