Back to the Future: Institute for Scientific Information re-established within Clarivate Analytics

(7 February 2018, Philadelphia, /PRNewswire) Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced it will re-establish the prestigious Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) to its Scientific and Academic Research Group. This new incarnation of the institute will be focused on the development of existing and […]

February 8, 2018 - 7:25 am

Copyright Clearance Center launches RightFind Insight, transforming scientific research

(6 February 2018, Danvers, Mass.)  Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global leader in content management, licensing, discovery and delivery solutions, today announced the release of RightFind® Insight, a groundbreaking scientific research solution. RightFind Insight was developed through CCC’s continuing partnership with Cambridge, UK-based SciBite, a leading provider of semantic solutions for the life sciences […]

February 7, 2018 - 1:58 pm

Dissertations from Philippines university available globally

(2 February 2018)  For the first time, dissertations from the Philippines are now available to researchers around the world through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global™ database (PQDT), the largest database of graduate research collected from the world’s greatest universities. As a member of the PQDT publishing program, Philippines Women’s University will contribute its graduate […]

February 4, 2018 - 8:23 pm

Announcing the winners of the first ORCID consortia awards

(31 January 2018) ORCID has announced the five consortia who have gone above and beyond in their support for ORCID. The awardees come from the UK, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, Names and full details are here.

February 1, 2018 - 1:58 pm

DOAJ launches the DOAJ Best Practice Guide

DOAJ has launched the DOAJ Best Practice Guide (30 January 2018) The Guide is a web resource that provides selection criteria, resources and tools for the identification of reputable open access journals to support researchers, publishers and librarians in their search of best practice and transparency standards. It is also an attempt to collect discussions about open access to publications and its […]

January 31, 2018 - 1:06 pm

Eighty-two cases of offspring named as co-authors in South Korea

(29 January 2018) Some 82 cases of professors listing their secondary school offspring as co-authors in academic papers have been unearthed by an investigation by South Korea’s ministry of education, writes Aimee Chung. The discovery has prompted referrals to ethics committees at 29 universities – including some of the country’s top institutions – where the […]

January 31, 2018 - 12:55 pm

Peking University acquires linguistics and literature eBook package from De Gruyter Mouton

(25 January 2018) Peking University has acquired the complete De Gruyter Mouton collection (up to and including 2017) to strengthen its growing linguistics program. The acquired collection includes 2,400 ebook titles. “We are proud that Peking University has chosen to expand its collection with the prestigious De Gruyter Mouton content and that our titles are […]

January 26, 2018 - 11:55 am

OECD trials with UNSILO a new way to build subject collections

(25 January 2018, Paris, France / Aarhus, Denmark) UNSILO and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have worked together on a proof of concept designed to improve content discovery and collection-building from the hundreds of  thousands of books and papers available on the OECD Publishing platform, using UNSILO’s artificial intelligence technology. The solution […]

January 26, 2018 - 11:21 am

Human Rights Studies Database honored by Choice magazine

Collection that can “bring one to tears, but inspire defiance” is named Outstanding Academic Title (23 January 2018, Ann Arbor, MI) The Human Rights Studies Online database, from Alexander Street, a ProQuest Company, was recognized by Choice as one of the magazine’s 2017 Outstanding Academic Title award-winners for curating and contextualizing human rights atrocities from […]

January 25, 2018 - 1:39 pm

New multi-year partnership sees Times Higher Education continue to draw on Elsevier’s Scopus data for its World University Rankings

(18 January 2018) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health which is part of RELX Group, and Times Higher Education (THE), the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the world, today announced their extended partnership in a multi-year agreement.   This will see THE draw on Elsevier’s Scopus data to […]

January 25, 2018 - 9:14 am

OUP joins I4OC

(16 January 2018) I4OC is a project which promotes the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data by making  metadata for references within academic articles publicly available. It aims to establish a global public web of linked scholarly citation data to enhance the discoverability of published content, explore connections between knowledge fields, and follow the evolution […]

January 18, 2018 - 10:44 am

Cambridge University Press launches new content sharing service pilot

(8 December 2017) The world’s oldest publisher is today [Friday, 8 December] launching a new content sharing service – Cambridge Core Share – providing the academic community and wider public with greater access to research. Cambridge University Press has developed the new service on its Cambridge Core platform and will extend the functionality to a […]

January 17, 2018 - 4:09 pm

UCL launches open access megajournal to help solve the world’s biggest challenges

(16 January 2018) UCL Press is launching a new open access megajournal that will provide academics and students with ground-breaking research free of charge in a move that challenges traditional commercial publishing models.   The megajournal aims to revolutionise academic publishing by slashing publication times, providing research for free to anyone with an internet connection […]

January 17, 2018 - 3:56 pm

Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, version 3

The 3rd version of the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing is published today (15 January 2018) The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) are scholarly organizations that have seen an […]

January 17, 2018 - 8:45 am

South Korean universities reach agreement with Elsevier after long standoff

(15 January 2018) After a months-long standoff, a consortium of hundreds of South Korean universities has reached a new deal with scientific publisher Elsevier for access to ScienceDirect, a database containing content from 3,500 academic journals and thousands of electronic books. The agreement, which includes price hikes between 3.5% and 3.9%, was concluded shortly before […]

January 16, 2018 - 4:13 pm