Publishers

Sci-Hub blocked in Russia following ruling by Moscow court

(3 December 2018) Sci-Hub, the popular pirate site that bypasses paywalls to illicitly host millions of pay-to-read scientific papers, is being blocked in Russia after a court in the country ruled against the site. Last month, the Moscow City Court ruled that Sci-Hub should be blocked in the country following complaints from the academic publishers […]

December 6, 2018 - 9:40 am
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European funders detail their open-access plan

(26 November 2018) Plan S, the contentious plan that a group of European science funders hopes will end scholarly journals’ paywalls, has fleshed out its rules—and softened its tone a bit. In seven pages of implementation guidance released today, the funders explain how their grantees can abide by Plan S rules come 2020, when it […]

November 29, 2018 - 1:13 pm
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IGI Global Presented New Open Access Offset Model Program at the 2018 Charleston Conference

From IGI Global, 29 November 2018: IGI Global Presented New Open Access Offset Model Program at the 2018 Charleston Conference On November 8, Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, CEO and President of IGI Global, hosted a Neapolitan Panel Session at the 2018 Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, titled, “Sustainable Open Access Approaches: Benefits for Researchers, […]

November 29, 2018 - 8:05 am
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Thieme Group establishes new office in Beijing

(26 November 2018, Stuttgart)  With the recently opened Beijing office, the Thieme Group – leading supplier of information and services contributing to the improvement of healthcare and health – strengthens its presence on the Asian market. The purpose of the office is to build relations with key research institutes and societies, and to support Chinese […]

November 27, 2018 - 7:49 am
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IEEE announces retractions from IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility

(20 November 2018, Piscataway, N.J.) IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced it is retracting 29 articles that were published in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility from 2017 to 2018 because of violations of IEEE policy discovered in the peer review process of those articles. IEEE requires […]

November 22, 2018 - 8:23 am
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Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World — Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services

(20 November 2018) This publication examines aspects of reducing the ecological footprint in libraries’ workaday operations as well as the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability. The theoretical background and practical applications of contributions made by worldwide libraries to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are discussed. General […]

November 21, 2018 - 10:37 am
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SAGE Publishing launches MentorSpace, a how-to hub for research methods

(9 November 2018) SAGE Publishing announces the launch of MethodSpace, a new free-to-access online community space that allows users to tap into the wisdom of those who have executed a specific aspect of the research process and want to share their knowledge with others. The site is a place for users to connect, share insights, […]

November 14, 2018 - 2:19 pm
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Wiley Digital Archives and the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers partner to digitize millions of pages of unique primary source content

(12 November 2018, Hoboken, N.J.) John Wiley and Sons Inc. is pleased to announce its newest Wiley Digital Archives partner, the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG). The partnership between Wiley and RGS-IBG, one of the world’s largest and most active scholarly geographical societies, is a new endeavor in a continuing […]

November 14, 2018 - 2:13 pm
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AAP, researchers, deeply concerned about Plan S

(8 November 2018) Earlier this week, a group of nearly 750 researchers from around the world published an open letter expressing serious concerns with Europe’s controversial Plan S. Announced on September 4, 2018, and scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020, Plan S would regulate private sector publications that report on publicly funded research, […]

November 10, 2018 - 12:25 pm
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A librarian perspective on Sci-Hub: the true solution to the scholarly communication crisis is in the hands of the academic community, not librarians

(9 November 2018) Sci-Hub is a pirate website that provides free access to millions of research papers otherwise locked behind paywalls. Widespread dissatisfaction with scholarly communications has led many to overlook or dismiss concerns over the site’s legality, praising its disruptive technology and seeing justification in the free access it affords people all over the […]

November 10, 2018 - 12:19 pm
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Cabells has surpassed the 10,000 journal mark for its Journal Blacklist

(1 November 2018) Cabells has now investigated and verified over 10,000 individual titles for inclusion into its Journal Blacklist. Launched in June 2017, Cabells’ Journal Blacklist is a database available to scholars of deceptive and predatory academic journals. The Blacklist is compiled by specialists who analyze suspected journals against 65 behavioral indicators to keep the […]

November 1, 2018 - 9:07 am
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Retraction Watch Database

(27 October 2018) Retraction Watch now has a unified database of retracted papers. JURN has the announcement. What you need to know.

October 28, 2018 - 5:32 pm
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Watch: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (2018)

(27 October 2018) Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, produced and directed by Jason Schmitt, is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science. It is free to stream and download, and is licensed under the CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons designation. Universities interested in arranging a screening of the […]

October 28, 2018 - 5:25 pm
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Invest in InfoSci-Journals and Support the Open Access Movement

From IGI Global: Invest in InfoSci-Journals and Support the Open Access Movement IGI Global strives to ensure that libraries worldwide can easily access our content under the most affordable and convenient model. Thus, all of our publications are available in print, electronic, and are hosted on our InfoSci® platform, which powers the InfoSci-Journals database, a […]

October 27, 2018 - 7:24 am
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An Altmetric success story

(28 September 2018) A recent paper in Philosophical Transactions B looking at the impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration has achieved The Royal Society’s highest Altmetric score to date in a very short time. Here we look at the background to this paper and ask what we learn from this. The study by […]

October 26, 2018 - 10:26 am
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