EIFL signs agreement with Éclat Engineering

Libraries in 39 EIFL partner countries eligible for discounted subscription to RemoteXs and MyLOFT to facilitate access to research (10 January 2018) EIFL has signed a three-year agreement with Éclat Engineering, a software solutions and services company based in India. The agreement covers two products: RemoteXs and MyLOFT. RemoteXs is a cloud-based service that helps […]

January 13, 2018 - 11:34 am

ORCID plans for 2018: Rolling out our core strategies

(7 January 2018) At the end of 2017 ORCID has been  5 years in operation, has 4 million registered researchers, 3 national laboratories collecting iDs and putting facility use information in ORCID records, 2 surveys, and 1 million affiliations associated with ORCID records. Looking into the future, ORCID has four core strategies. Visit the ORCID […]

January 11, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Ingenta Connect integrates Google Scholar’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access

(8 January 2018) CASA is a new service developed by Google which lets researchers access full text PDFs from journals to which their institution has subscribed, even when they are working at home and not using a university IP address. How does it work? Ingenta Connect already functions with Google’s Subscriber Links service so institutional […]

January 9, 2018 - 12:21 pm

Smart speakers are the best-selling consumer gadget because people keep giving them as gifts

Amazon and Google played their cards right this holiday season. (7 January 2018) Following blockbuster holiday sales, it’s official: Smart speakers are the new best-selling consumer gadget writes Christina Bonnington. According to data from independent technology analysis company Canalys, nearly 35 million smart speakers shipped in 2017. That number is expected to top 56 million […]

January 8, 2018 - 12:13 pm

2017 in review: round-up of top posts on metrics

(24 December 2017) The LSE Impact blog touches on Mendeley, Google Scholar, altmetrics, Microsoft Academic, THE methodology, ResearchGate Score, and more, here.

December 26, 2017 - 9:23 am

RedLink and Dragonfly expand ISPG collaboration

(19 December 2017) RedLink, Inc., and Dragonfly Marketing and Consulting have announced an expansion of their agreement supporting the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group (ISPG), providing eligible publishers access to the usage analytics and data visualization tools provided by RedLink’s Publisher Dashboard and related products. As an independent data company, RedLink is able to provide all […]

December 22, 2017 - 5:18 pm

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

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

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

CHORUS selects Scopus data to strengthen its services for institutions and funders

(6 November 2017) CHORUS, a not-for-profit organization committed to making articles reporting on funded research easily and permanently accessible and Elsevier, an information analytics business specializing in science and health, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding setting out how they will work together to further enhance low-cost compliance. options for public access to published research […]

November 8, 2017 - 5:15 pm

New assessment tool to showcase benefits of university research

(1 November 2017) A new tool to showcase the real-world impact of Australian university research will demonstrate the vast benefits it delivers to the economy and wider community. Under the scheme, universities will document the enormous social and economic contribution made by the nation’s world-class university research. Universities Australia Chief Executive Belinda Robinson said the […]

November 3, 2017 - 7:38 am

ORCID 2017 public data file now available

(27 October 2017)  As in previous years ORCID celebrates Open Access Week by making its annual public data file available to the community under a CC-0 license. The data file is a snapshot of all information on ORCID records as of early October 2017, that has a visibility setting of Everyone – one of three visibility options that ORCID record-holders can use […]

October 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Translating ORCID for your community

(26 October 2017) Are you a native speaker of any ORCID supported languages? Can you contribute new translations, review, or improve the Registry or outreach resources in your language? Join the ORCID team of translators and reviewers and help make ORCID work better for others in your community. Sign up for an account on Transifex and send a request to […]

October 27, 2017 - 10:16 am

Springer Nature launches research solution for the life sciences

Springer Nature Experiments is a tool to help researchers discover the most relevant protocols and methods (11 October 2017) Springer Nature has today launched a new, free-to-use research solution, Springer Nature Experiments, to help researchers in the life sciences advance discovery by accessing the most relevant protocols and methods to support their research projects. Protocols […]

October 18, 2017 - 8:56 am

Springer Nature’s Bookmetrix to launch a new metric for eBook collection performance at Frankfurt Book Fair

(5 October 2017, London)  Bookmetrix, a platform that brings together citations, downloads and altmetrics for books and chapters, is extending its scope by providing better insights into the reach and impact of Springer Nature’s various eBook collections. With these new, innovative features, Bookmetrix is adding value by offering detailed information for authors and readers as […]

October 10, 2017 - 9:13 am