Publishers

At Frankfurt: What is ‘Plan S’ and why are many publishers worried?

(12 October 2018) At a Frankfurter Buchmesse (Book Fair) event on Thursday called “Get Smart About Plan S,” Malavika Legge, acting director of publishing for Portland Press and the Biochemical Society, said, “With Plan S, there has been a lack of consultation, a lack of consideration, a lack of detail, and a lack of time.” […]

October 15, 2018 - 7:21 am
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Springer Nature launches Open data badges pilot

(8 October 2018) Springer Nature has launched a pilot program in which digital Open data badges are being awarded to articles to incentivize and reward open data sharing practices amongst our authors. The full story is here.

October 12, 2018 - 9:11 am
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World’s largest collection of Tibetan Buddhist literature now available on the Internet Archive

(4 October 2018) The Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC) and Internet Archive (IA) announced today that they are making a large corpus of Buddhist literature available via the Internet Archive. This collection represents the most complete record of the words of the Buddha available in any language, plus many millions of pages of related commentaries, […]

October 5, 2018 - 4:26 pm
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Publishers taking legal action against ResearchGate to limit unlicensed paper sharing on networking site

Separate suit against pirate site Sci-Hub by the American Chemical Society appears likely to succeed (5 October 2018)  Several scientific publishers, including the American Chemical Society, are expanding their legal actions against sites that facilitate sharing of scientific articles in violation of copyright law. The publishers are preparing to issue what could be millions of […]

October 4, 2018 - 9:40 am
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The MIT Press and the MIT Media Lab launch the Knowledge Futures Group

(25 September 2018) The MIT Press announced today the launch of the Knowledge Futures Group (KFG), a first-of-its kind collaboration between a leading publisher and a world-class academic lab to transform how research information is created and shared. This joint initiative of the MIT Press and the MIT Media Lab seeks to redefine research publishing […]

October 3, 2018 - 10:46 am
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Project MUSE offers nearly 300 “HTML5” open access books on re-designed platform

(21 September 2018, Baltimore, MD) Nearly 300 open access (OA) books are now available from Project MUSE, the highly-acclaimed online collection of humanities and social science scholarship, on a newly designed platform that represents a major step forward in OA publishing in these fields.  The books will be delivered in a highly-discoverable and adaptable format […]

September 26, 2018 - 10:54 am
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American Physical Society releases PhySH

(20 September 2018) The American Physical Society (APS) has announced that PhySH, APS’s new physics classification scheme, is now publicly available under a Creative Commons CC0 license. Created to provide a fully open, high-quality classification scheme for the entire physics community, PhySH groups concepts into a flexible hierarchy that organizes content by topics. At its core, […]

September 25, 2018 - 8:52 pm
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Reprints Desk partners with Dimensions to provide intelligent citation references and journal article stats

Reprints Desk and Dimensions Customers will benefit from a powerful combination of intuitive discovery, instant scientific literature access, and personalized data (21 September 2018, Encino, Calif., and London, U.K.) Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organizations, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk and technology company Digital […]

September 25, 2018 - 8:30 am
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Kuala Lumpur named World Book Capital 2020

(20 September 2018) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. The city was selected because of the strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledge-based society and accessible reading for all […]

September 21, 2018 - 2:01 pm
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Content sharing success for Cambridge University Press

(19 September 2018) Cambridge University Press has announced that its new content sharing tool, Cambridge Core Share, will become a permanent feature of its online books and journals platform following a successful ten-month pilot. Launched in December 2017, Cambridge Core Share helps to make research more open and accessible by enabling users to generate a […]

September 21, 2018 - 1:56 pm
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Wiley to support digital learning projects in Banyuwangi, Indonesia as part of ASEAN Smart Cities Network’s Pilot Program

(17 September 2018) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in education and scholarly research, today announced a signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Banyuwangi Regency, Indonesia, at the Inaugural ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) Meeting in Singapore. The two parties will build e-learning capabilities in the region focusing on needs such as […]

September 18, 2018 - 8:42 pm
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Springer Nature announces new eBook collection: Intelligent Technologies and Robotics

(12 September 2018) A specially-tailored eBook collection focusing on the fields of intelligent technologies and robotics has now been compiled by Springer Nature. This package focuses on interdisciplinary and dynamic areas of engineering which have emerged from the more traditional disciplines of automation and control. The decision to create this new collection reflects the increasing […]

September 14, 2018 - 9:19 am
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SAGE Publishing acquires Lean Library to bring library services into the patrons’ workflow

(12 September 2018) SAGE Publishing has acquired technology start-up Lean Library and its associated products to promote the value of the academic library to patrons and bring library services directly into the patron’s workflow via their web browser. The Lean Library browser extension provides seamless, one-click access to all licensed library resources, both on and […]

September 13, 2018 - 2:09 pm
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The American Psychological Association partner with Kudos to accelerate impact of researchers’ published work

(12 September 2018)  Kudos, the award-winning service for managing dissemination of research publications, is delighted to announce a partnership with the American Psychological Association (APA), the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA has partnered with Kudos to expand its support for APA book and journal authors as they share […]

September 13, 2018 - 2:01 pm
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As demands on the peer review system are increasing, reviewers are simultaneously becoming less responsive to invitations

(12 September 2018)  During this Peer Review Week 2018, Tom Culley shares findings from the new Publons “Global State of Peer Review” report. As demands on the peer review system increase, reviewers are actually becoming less responsive to invitations. Meanwhile, researchers from established regions such as the USA, UK, and Japan continue to review significantly […]

September 13, 2018 - 1:49 pm
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