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Kudos announces pilot integration with PaperHive, helping authors track and manage conversations

Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has partnered with PaperHive (paperhive.org) to facilitate annotations and conversations around research articles. Like Kudos, PaperHive supports copyright-compliant sharing of research articles. Through PaperHive, researchers can read collaboratively, annotate and share research articles, with access rights managed by publishers. Currently, PaperHive’s service is enabled for the entire ScienceDirect database (Elsevier), the arXiv preprint repository and all Knowledge Unlatched books totalling over 14m research documents. “We’re excited

Cell Press Transforms Article Methods Section to Improve Transparency and Accessibility

Amid discussions around scientific reproducibility, the leading biomedical journal Cell will introduce a redesigned methods section to help authors clearly communicate how experiments are conducted. The first papers using Structured, Transparent, Accessible Reporting (STAR) Methods, which promotes guidelines encouraged by reagent labeling and animal experimentation initiatives, appear in Cell on August 25. The format will then be adopted by other Cell Press journals over the next year, starting with Cell Systems in the fall. STAR Methods promotes rigor and robustness

Wiley Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Atypon

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon (www.atypon.com) is a trusted technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2016. Atypon is privately

IET launches new journal, IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new, open access engineering journal, IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications. The new journal will cover emerging issues including security, privacy issues and data analytics techniques in addition to classical cyber-physical systems (CPS) research topics such as control, real-time computing and system validation. IET Cyber-Physical Systems brings together a team of world-class researchers as its editorial board, from internationally-renowned universities and organisations including Boeing and IBM. The new journal is

Digital Science’s GRID Now Available As Linked Open Data

GRID’s extensive database of over 63,000 organisations associated with research is now available as Open Linked Data We are pleased to announce that Digital Science’s Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) is now available as RDF, joining a wide range of other prestigious data sources on the web of data. By using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) to describe its data, GRID facilitates interlinking with other datasets using a well defined vocabulary based on human conceptualisation – commonly referred to as

Royal Society of Chemistry announces Sustainable Energy & Fuels – the new place to publish your energy and fuels research

The Royal Society of Chemistry has a well-deserved reputation for high-quality publications in energy science. Complementing its leading titles Energy & Environmental Science and Journal of Materials Chemistry A, new journal Sustainable Energy & Fuels will publish research that contributes to the development of sustainable energy technologies, with a particular emphasis on new and next-generation technologies. Read more about the scope of this new title, and find out why Sustainable Energy & Fuels is an essential resource for energy researchers, cutting across

Dr. Jim Smith succeeds Dr Kevin Moses as new Director of Science at The Wellcome Trust

The globally recognised developmental biologist Jim Smith is joining Wellcome as our new Director of Science. Dr Smith is currently Deputy CEO and Chief of Strategy at the Medical Research Council, and Director of Research at the Francis Crick Institute(opens in a new tab). He will step down from both roles before taking up his position at Wellcome by the end of the year, but will continue to run his lab at the Francis Crick Institute. He will lead Wellcome’s Science