Yearly Archives: 2020

Turnitin Originality gives instructors and administrators a comprehensive way to uphold academic integrity

(4 Aug 2020)  Turnitin today announced a comprehensive academic integrity solution called Turnitin Originality. Turnitin Originality combines the text similarity checking functionality that Turnitin is known for with new features that help instructors address trends such as contract cheating and teach students the value of original thinking skills.  Turnitin Originality uses comprehensive technology to help […]

August 7, 2020 4:49 pm

Future Science Group publishes its first Plain Language Summary of Publication

Future Science Group publishes its first Plain Language Summary of Publication – a new, open access, peer-reviewed journal article (6 Aug 2020)  Recognizing the vital role of patients in medical and scientific research, the Future Science Group (FSG) has today published a new style of article – a Plain Language Summary of Publication, the first […]

August 7, 2020 4:23 pm

Version 2 of accelerates secure disclosure of research findings

(30 Jul 2020) ARTiFACTS today released Version 2.0 of their platform. This major upgrade enables researchers to establish the provenance of their work in real-time — making it accessible and citable before publication. Utilizing the bloxberg blockchain ledger from the Max Planck Institute, the ARTiFACTS platform integrates seamlessly with ORCID and Google Docs. Users can register […]

August 7, 2020 4:17 pm

Digital revenue exceeds print for 1st time for New York Times Company

The pandemic squeezed advertising for the web as well as print, but subscription growth was the best ever for a quarter. (5 Aug 2020) Over a three-month period dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and a slowdown in advertising, The New York Times Company for the first time reported quarterly revenue that owed more to digital products […]

August 6, 2020 4:55 pm

Taiwan: National Palace Museum wins gold MUSE Award

(24 Jul 2020)  By its onsite installation, “The Epitome of Aesthetics – New Media Art Exhibition”, National Palace Museum wins the gold award from AAM’s 2020 Media & Technology MUSE Awards at the category of Onsite Digital Experience. “The installation displays a wide range of technological applications that support collection presentation and provide context for […]

August 5, 2020 9:30 am

Two steps forward, one step back — The pandemic’s impact on open access progress

(4 Aug 2020)  From Scholarly Kitchen: “The COVID pandemic has given us a clear view of the value of open science, yet has also created conditions where implementing open science may not be feasible. We know that the transition to OA was likely to be financially disruptive, even under good market conditions, but now in […]

August 5, 2020 9:00 am

Clarivate to combine with CPA Global

Combination forms a true end-to-end global solution covering the entire innovation and intellectual property lifecycle Accretive to Clarivate adjusted diluted earnings in 2021 with opportunities for significant revenue and cost synergies Clarivate reaffirms standalone 2020 financial outlook Clarivate to host conference call today at 8:00 AM ET to discuss transaction (29 Jul 2020)  Clarivate Plc […]

August 4, 2020 10:49 am

SAGE releases five-year Journal Impact Factors in a move to broaden the impact conversation

In break with convention, SAGE recognizes five-year Impact Factors instead of traditionally recognized two-year metrics  (31 Jul 2020) SAGE Publishing has today released the five-year Journal Impact Factors (JIF) for all its social and behavioral science (SBS) journals. Download the 2019 data (Source: 2019 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2020.)) This is the second year that SAGE has published JIF data from a five-year period in a move to widen the conversation […]

August 4, 2020 10:44 am

ACS announces nine gold open access journals launching in 2021

(31 Jul 2020)  The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is proud to announce the inaugural editor-in-chief for the fully open access journal JACS Au, Christopher W. Jones, Ph.D., of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). In a separate and closely aligned development, ACS is also announcing the expansion of the ACS Au portfolio with nine […]

August 4, 2020 10:40 am

Research Tools: COVID-19 Map Explorer provides access to datasets from over 20 sources

(30 Jul 2020)  From the Centre for Humanitarian Data: About one-third of the 17 million global COVID-19 cases are coming from 63 countries that have a refugee or humanitarian operation. To help understand the progress of the virus and its impact on already vulnerable people in these locations, we have created a map explorer that brings […]

July 31, 2020 9:12 am

Singapore names 2020 Book Award finalists, adds digital categories

(30 Jul 2020) One of Asia’s most energetic and comprehensive book award programs, the annual Singapore Book Publishers Association’s prizes traditionally have covered seven categories: Book Cover Design Education Title Illustrated Non-Fiction Title Literary Work Middle Grade / Young Adult Title Nonfiction Title Picture Book This year, new categories have been added, a reflection of the handsome […]

July 31, 2020 8:49 am

IGI Global OA Fee Waiver Initiative extends to Book Processing Charges

(28 Jul 2020)  When a library invests in IGI Global’s InfoSci-Databases, which includes the InfoSci-Books and InfoSci-Journals databases, they can take advantage of IGI Global’s  OA Fee Waiver (Read and Publish) Initiative.  Under this initiative, institutions can maximize their budgets, as the publisher will match the library’s investment with a fund of equal value to […]

July 30, 2020 9:49 am

Digital driving 2019 growth in academic publishing

(28 Jul 2020) 2019 saw the invoiced value of combined UK publisher sales of academic and professional books and journals rise by 1.3%, to nearly £3.3bn – 25.8% higher than in 2015. Digital is driving this growth in academic publishing, with a 4.2% rise in digital sales revenue in 2019 slightly outweighing a 4.6% print sales […]

July 30, 2020 9:25 am

‘Universities are not corporations’: 600 Australian academics call for change to uni governance structures

(29 Jul 2020) More than 600 academics from 36 Australian universities and members of the academic community have signed an open letter to federal and state education ministers calling for a return to a more democratic, cost-effective and functional structure for Australia’s universities. Australian universities are in crisis. Large-scale redundancies are announced almost daily, with estimates of up to 21,000 […]

July 30, 2020 9:21 am

Internet Archive responds to publishers’ copyright lawsuit

Saying that the Internet Archive operates ‘the digital equivalent of traditional library lending,’ the nonprofit responds to four publishers’ test of ‘Controlled Digital Lending. (29 Jul 2020)  Following the June 1 filing of a copyright infringement lawsuit by four publisher-members of the Association of American Publishers—including three of the Big Five—the Internet Archive has made its scheduled […]

July 30, 2020 9:12 am