Tag Archives: eJournals

India culls 4,305 dubious journals from approved list

(3 May 2018) The University Grants Commission (UGC), which funds and oversees higher-education in India, has removed 4,305 spurious journals from a list of some 30,000 publications used for weighing academic performance. The UGC’s Standing Committee on Notification of Journals, evaluated the subset of journals originally submitted for inclusion by universities or listed in the […]


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A Close Collaboration: IGI Global collaborates with NSTL to bring research to China

(20 April 2018) Since 2008, IGI Global has partnered with the Chinese National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) to provide scholarly journals to prestigious Chinese institutions through its award-winning InfoSci-Journals database. NSTL, established in 2000, is a public service organization providing science and technology information resources to over 500 institutions, including National Science Library of […]


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DOAJ launches the DOAJ Best Practice Guide

DOAJ has launched the DOAJ Best Practice Guide (30 January 2018) The Guide is a web resource that provides selection criteria, resources and tools for the identification of reputable open access journals to support researchers, publishers and librarians in their search of best practice and transparency standards. It is also an attempt to collect discussions about open access to publications and its […]


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AIP Publishing eliminates publication page charges across all journals

(5 January 2018 Melville, NY) AIP Publishing announced today the elimination of publication page charges and color charges, as of January 1, 2018, for all of the organization’s journals, including Physics of Plasmas, Review of Scientific Instruments, and 10 other prominent peer-reviewed physical science titles. The company’s decision followed an assessment of the global publishing […]


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ResearchGate and Springer Nature plan cooperation

Joint Statement from Springer Nature and ResearchGate (9 October 2017, Berlin and London) ResearchGate and Springer Nature have been in serious discussions for some time about finding solutions to sharing scientific journal articles online, while at the same time protecting intellectual property rights. The companies are cautiously optimistic that a solution can be found, and […]


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The Karger eJournal Archive Collection has been revised and expanded to include improved functionality and quality as well as 12 additional journals

(6 September 2017) The entire Karger eJournal Archive Collection has recently been re-digitized using semantic technology to provide the best possible user experience. The improved quality and functionality allow for efficient searching on both the Karger website and Google Scholar. The Collection now also includes 12 journals that have ceased publication or were merged into […]


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New SAGE Journals Platform makes research easier to discover, navigate, and share from any device

(15 February 2017, Los Angeles, CA). SAGE Publishing has a new platform for SAGE Journals. In close consultation with researchers, editors, authors, society partners, and librarians – the new site has been designed to deliver a world-class online research experience. From enhanced author tools to more intuitive navigation to improved search functionality to ease of use […]


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Over 600 Springer Nature journals commit to new data sharing policies

(6 December 2016, London) More than 600 journals across Nature Research, Springer, BioMed Central and Palgrave Macmillan have committed to encouraging good practice in the sharing and archiving and citation of research data by adopting new Springer Nature research data policies. The text of the policies has today been made available under a Creative Commons […]


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Journals Online Management Meeting in Sri Lanka

(30 August 2016) INASP has announced the Second Journals Online Management Meeting 2016 will be held from 31 August to 2 September 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting will be officially opened by Prof. Sirimali Fernando, Chairperson and Dr Thamara Dias, Acting Director General of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. “The meeting […]


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The all new Taylor & Francis Online

(3 August 2016) On August 9th 2016, Taylor & Francis Online will relaunch with a new design, fully responsive interface, and significant functional improvements for researchers, readers, and learned societies. The online journal platform has been redesigned in response to user feedback, resulting in a more intuitive, readable, and clutter-free interface that displays as intended […]


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DOAJ to remove approximately 3300 journals

(9 May 2016) Today DOAJ will remove approximately 3,300 journals for failure to submit a valid reapplication before the communicated deadline; a deadline which was extended twice to allow more time for reapplications. This batch removal is another step in DOAJ’s two year long project to increase the value and accuracy of the information provided […]


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The new University of Chicago Press journals website is now live

(4 January 2016) Effective Monday, 4 January 2016, all journals published by the University of Chicago Press Journals Division are hosted on its  new website featuring a flexible, reader-friendly interface. Chicago is no longer a part of the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program and current issues will cease being hosted on JSTOR at the end of […]


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Access to Research given green light to continue

From ‘Roman Wales’ to ‘Ebola’: local library users able to continue searching over 10 million academic articles, free-of-charge (9 December 2016) The Access to Research initiative, which gives users in UK public libraries free access to over 10 million academic articles, has been given the green light by publishers and librarians to continue. The service […]


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New international, interdisciplinary, open access journal launched by the Ecological Societies of America and China

(17 March 2015) Today, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Ecological Society of China (ESC) jointly launch a new open access scholarly research journal to foster communication of applied ecological research across national and disciplinary boundaries. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability (EHS, ISSN: 2332-8878) features international collaborations, interdisciplinary research, and multi-scale projects. “The new journal […]


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Journals Online Project announces 2015 grant winners

(23 February 2015) INASP’s Journals Online (JOL) project has announced the winners of its 2015 grants. These grants are awarded to editors from the JOL project who want to improve the editorial processes of their journal/s. Each of the successful grant recipients will receive USD3,150 to cover the expenses for conducting a workshop or event […]


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