Tag Archives: publishing

OECD, champion of knowledge access

(28 August 2018) Toby Green, Chief Operating Office, Public Affairs and Communications, reflects on the development of publishing in OECD, from print to digital and the role of the internet in knowledge access.


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Global publishing trends 2018

(18 February 2018) Publishing is not a level playing field where everyone can walk in and have their place. It is a market driven by forces that are outside of books and reading. How big is global book publishing? And why should you care? Because within the business data lie critical clues for digital transformation. […]


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Hindawi signs publishing partnership agreement with AAAS

(11 September 2017) Hindawi today announced the signing of a publishing partnership agreement with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Hindawi will support AAAS by providing post-acceptance publishing services for AAAS’s new Science Partner Journal publishing program. AAAS anticipates its first partner journal will launch in early 2018. The Science Partner Journals […]


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Open Access publishing in China

(23 June 2017) Following rapid development in the economy and huge investment in R&D, China is now widely recognised as one of the leading countries of the world in terms of the number of published journals and scientific articles. In 2015, there were over 10,000 journals in China, of which 4983 (49.76%) were in Science […]


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Japanese science stalls over past decade, threatening position among world’s elite

(22 March 2017, London) According to the Nature Index, Japan’s scientific output has failed to keep pace with other leading nations over the past decade, risking its position among the world’s elite if renewed government efforts fail to reverse a downward trend in its performance. Japan’s share of high-quality papers included in the Nature Index […]


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New Chinese COPE resources

(7 March 2017) COPE has published new Chinese translations of COPE resources. Guidelines: Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers Discussion document: What constitutes authorship? Flowcharts: Complete set of flowcharts Other Chinese COPE material Code of Conduct Code of Conduct for journal editors Code of Conduct for publishers


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BMJ launches new platform to help researchers get published, discovered and cited

(23 January 2017) BMJ, one of the world’s leading medical knowledge providers, has announced Author Hub, a new platform to assist researchers in every field, at every stage of the publishing process. The Author Hub is a comprehensive platform aimed at researchers who not only want to publish their work, but also understand how to […]


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Taylor & Francis Group launch TandFChina.com: its online hub for Chinese customers and partners

(4 May 2016) Launching today, TandFChina.com is Taylor & Francis’ online hub for the scholarly community in China. It offers key resources for authors, researchers, journal editors, research librarians and learned societies in Mandarin, as well as being a gateway to all Taylor & Francis content, both books and journals and from all imprints (Routledge, […]


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Who’s downloading pirated papers? EVERYONE

In rich and poor countries researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website (28 April 2016) Science has published an article by John Bohannon which quantifies the use of Sci-Hub, the go-to website for pirated scientific papers. He explores the cost of document delivery from legitimate services and why researchers turn to the free and copyright-busting alternatives. […]


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China bans foreign firms from publishing directly online

(19 February 2016) The Chinese government  has issued new rules that ban any foreign-invested company from publishing anything online in China, effective next month. The directive by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which will come into effect on 10 March, states: “Sino-foreign joint ventures, Sino-foreign cooperative ventures and foreign business units shall not […]


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INASP survey of Bangladesh publishers provides learning points on practices, trends and challenges

(27 January 2016) A recent INASP survey of Bangladesh’s publishing sector provided key learning points that are informing current and future projects and activities in the region. The survey asked editors-in-chief, editorial board members, managers and other scholarly journal staff about trends and patterns in the publishing sector in Bangladesh. 86 responses provided key information […]


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Springer Nature and the Confederation of Indian Industry partner to release the first ever Nature Index report on science in India

(3 December 2015, London)  The Nature Index analytics report Indian Science Ascending is the first of a new style of reports that further probe data from the Nature Index http://www.natureindex.com/) to answer questions about India’s place in global science, especially when compared with countries that have similar volumes of index output in 2014 and with […]


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The Nielsen India book market report 2015: Understanding the India book market

(12 October 2015, London, New York and New Delhi)   Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, was commissioned by The Association of Publishers in India (API) and the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) to produce a major new study: The India Book Market: Understanding the India Book […]


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Cross-industry campaign launches to help researchers make informed choices about where to publish

(1 October 2015) A new cross-industry campaign launches today – Think. Check. Submit. The campaign will provide information for researchers, through an online hub at http://thinkchecksubmit.org/, about the criteria they should look for when selecting where to publish their research. The volume of research output continues to grow, and recent years have seen an increase […]


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Researchers offered 95% accuracy on publisher open access policies

(2 July 2015) SHERPA/FACT, the funders and author’s compliance tool, has been found to be more than 95% accurate when checking publisher policies against funder mandates for open access – significantly higher than even experienced repository managers. A study by the SHERPA/FACT advisory group compared the information provided by SHERPA/FACT with a control made up […]


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