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BMJ announces new partnership to support primary healthcare in China

(16 December 2016) BMJ, one of the world’s leading healthcare knowledge providers, has partnered with Guangdong Family Doctor Association to make their fully translated Chinese edition of BMJ Best Practice available to over two million primary healthcare professionals across China. Last week, the UK’s Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, attended the signing ceremony at the UK-China […]

December 21, 2016 - 7:19 am
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Slides and recording of COAR webinar on Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse

(16 December 2016) Slides and the recording of the COAR webinar Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse is now available at https://zenodo.org/record/205931#.WFO853dnl0s. For more about the webinar, please check the webinar website. The announcement is here.

December 17, 2016 - 4:31 pm
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Readers borrow library books through WeChat in Hangzhou

(9 December 2016) In Hangzhou, southern China’s Zhejiang province, borrowing books from the library is now as simple and convenient as shopping online: click, pay and wait for delivery. The city’s public library recently launched a program on WeChat, a popular Chinese messaging software, enabling its readers to check out books online and get them […]

December 10, 2016 - 7:20 am
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Controversial impact factor gets a heavyweight rival

(8 December 2016) Elsevier’s CiteScore uses a larger database — and provides different results for the quality of journals. Richard Van Noorden writes in Nature that one of science’s most contentious metrics has a flashy new rival. On 8 December, publishing giant Elsevier launched the CiteScore index to assess the quality of academic journals. Although […]

December 9, 2016 - 4:10 pm
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New metrics from Elsevier will make journal assessment more complete and transparent

CiteScore metrics are calculated using Scopus data for over 22,200 journal titles in 330 disciplines. The largest discipline is General Medicine, with 1,549 titles. (8 December 2016)  In response to academia’s call for metrics that provide a broader, more transparent view of an academic journal’s citation impact, Scopus has developed a set of metrics that […]

December 9, 2016 - 3:52 pm
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Wiley’s Author Services launch—first step in providing dynamic authoring experience

(5 December 2016, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley & Sons Inc. announced today the launch of a new Author Services website that streamlines the publishing process for authors publishing with the majority of Wiley’s 1600+ journals. Author Services supports users through every stage of the publishing process, from submission and peer review through to acceptance and […]

December 7, 2016 - 10:31 am
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Digital Science releases GRID under CC0 license

(5 December 2016) The Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) dataset will be made available under a CC0 license allowing users to make full use of the database releases with no need for attribution. The CC0 license means that others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse GRID data for any purposes, without restriction under copyright […]

December 6, 2016 - 9:15 pm
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Wiley launches new Spectra Lab applications to help scientists manage analytical data

(2 December 2016) Wiley today announced the launch of Wiley Spectra Lab Desktop edition and Wiley Spectra Lab Server edition, providing flexible options, enhanced features, and essential tools for any organization managing analytical data. In addition to providing access to the world’s largest collection of 2.3 million curated reference spectra, the Desktop edition allows scientists to […]

December 3, 2016 - 11:08 am
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COAR announces webinar on controlled vocabularies

(30 November 2016) COAR has announced a webinar: Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse which has Rowan Brownlee from the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) as a speaker. This webinar is initiated by COAR Controlled Vocabularies Interest Group (IGCV),  9am, Central European Time, 15 December 2016. More here.

December 1, 2016 - 3:22 pm
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Wiley becomes first major publisher to require ORCID IDs for submitting authors

(28 November 2016, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley & Sons Inc. announced today plans to require ORCID iDs as part of the manuscript submission process for a large number of journals. Beginning in winter 2016, more than 500 Wiley journals using ScholarOne Manuscripts will require the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID identifier (iD) when […]

November 29, 2016 - 8:32 am
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IOP Publishing partners with Altmetric to improve author services

(21 November 2016) IOP Publishing has announced a new partnership with Altmetric and Digital Science, to provide its authors and readers with a deeper understanding of how published research is being used and discussed. Authors and readers will be able to view the online attention surrounding each publication via the Altmetric badges embedded into article […]

November 23, 2016 - 10:09 am
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Singapore incorporates video in health care education with Binumi

(15 November 2016) Medical schools are setting the pace for wireless video technology applications in the classroom, hospital wards and operating theatres. And helping them to succeed is Binumi. Medical students at Nanyang Technological University’s Lee Kong Chian School Of Medicine are using Binumi in their workflow, capturing, editing, and archiving footage which once was […]

November 15, 2016 - 8:12 am
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Breakthrough in archival access: Googling through archives within reach

(10 November 2016, Amsterdam)  The ability to google through records is within reach, concludes the final report of the project Full Automatic Archival Access (FAAA). This project studied the opportunities to use new digital technologies to make paper based archives searchable at document-level. Four out of five words were correctly recognized by OCR- and NER-software. […]

November 12, 2016 - 3:59 pm
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WIPO develops cutting-edge translation tool for patent documents

(31 October 2016, Geneva) The World Intellectual Property Organization has developed a ground-breaking new “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents, handing innovators around the world the highest-quality service yet available for accessing information on new technologies. Video: DG Gurry on WIPO Translate Video Watch on YouTube WIPO Translate now incorporates cutting-edge neural machine translation […]

November 3, 2016 - 7:40 am
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Elsevier launches new release of Reaxys to enable chemists to find the shortest path from question to answer

(18 October 2016, New York) Elsevier today announced the launch of the new release of Reaxys, a chemistry research experience that delivers relevant literature and data more than twice as fast as any other solution. The new Reaxys combines a highly streamlined user interface with search and indexing enhancements powered by machine learning algorithms to […]

October 20, 2016 - 8:07 am
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