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Open access academic books downloaded, discussed and cited far more than traditional books

(7 November 2017, London)  A report from Springer Nature launched today shows there is a tangible benefit to publishing academic books using immediate, or ‘gold’, open access (OA) models. The research found that such books are: ·         Downloaded seven times more: On average, there are just under 30,000 chapter downloads per OA book within the […]


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Wikiometrics: A wikipedia based ranking system

(8 January 2016) Authors Gilad Katz, Lior Rokach write in their abstract: We present a new concept – Wikiometrics – the derivation of metrics and indicators from Wikipedia. Wikipedia provides an accurate representation of the real world due to its size, structure, editing policy and popularity. We demonstrate an innovative mining methodology, where different elements […]


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Academic Book Week ponders the academic book of the future

(9 November 2015) Publishing Technology reports that next week (9-16th November 2015) in the UK marks the inaugural Academic Book Week. Part of the two-year long Academic Book of the Future Project led out of University College London (UCL), Academic Book Week is a week-long showcase of academic book excellence aiming to open up a […]


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ProQuest makes it easy for libraries to build eCollections of university press titles

(24 June 2015, Mountain View, CA)  Through its robust partnerships with university presses, ProQuest has launched an inventive new option that helps libraries quickly build comprehensive eBook collections in one of the most valued content areas in academic libraries. ProQuest’s new University Press Ebook Subscription offers the most authoritative university press content from one convenient source. Read the […]


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