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Thomson Reuters Collaborates with Hessen University Consortium to Drive the Success of German Scientific Research Programs

Thomson Reuters Collaborates with Hessen University Consortium to Drive the Success of German Scientific Research Programs

The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a collaboration with a consortium of seven Hessen universities and universities of applied science (HeFIS) to streamline its institutions’ scholarly information management and workflow. The initiative utilizes Thomson Reuters Converis, a comprehensive research management system providing pre-and-post-award and[Read More...]

by August 27, 2014 World
Springer membership of OASPA is reinstated

Springer membership of OASPA is reinstated

As was explained in a statement on the OASPA blog in April 2014 (http://oaspa.org/statement-regarding-the-suspension-of-springers-membership-in-oaspa/), OASPA’s Membership Committee made the decision to place Springer’s membership under review as a result of concerns that were raised regarding the peer review policies of several of its conference proceedings. The concerns arose because of the publication of 16 (since increased to 18) gibberish articles[Read More...]

by August 27, 2014 Open Access
De Gruyter Open starts co-operation with Dublin City University

De Gruyter Open starts co-operation with Dublin City University

De Gruyter Open, a leading provider of open access content and publishing services to Learned Societies and scientific organizations, is pleased to announce a new publishing agreement with the International Centre for e-Innovation and Workplace Learning, School of Education Studies, Dublin City University, which will include the publication of its flagship periodical, the International Journal for Transformative Research. The International Journal for Transformative Research focuses[Read More...]

by August 27, 2014 Open Access
Knovel Introduces Interactive Tool for Finding, Solving and Sharing Engineering Equations

Knovel Introduces Interactive Tool for Finding, Solving and Sharing Engineering Equations

Equations are the life blood of engineers, but research shows growing dissatisfaction with the choices for finding the equations needed to solve the problems engineers face. Recognizing this gap, Knovel introduced a better option for engineers. Knovel Interactive Equations, now available via Knovel’s cloud-based platform, launches with hundreds of validated engineering equations that engineers can search through, solve and share in a variety of[Read More...]

by August 27, 2014 Digital
Publishing Technology China signs deal with  Zhonghua Book Company at Beijing International Book Fair

Publishing Technology China signs deal with Zhonghua Book Company at Beijing International Book Fair

One of China’s most prestigious trade and academic publishers, Zhonghua Book Company, has today announced that it will partner with Publishing Technology China to build a new pub2web powered website. As part of a government-backed project, the deal will see the creation of a new digital publishing platform and management system, designed to accommodate Zhonghua Book Company’s complete collection of[Read More...]

by August 27, 2014 Digital
EBSCO’s eBook Collection Continues  to Expand with Release of 12 New Subject Sets

EBSCO’s eBook Collection Continues to Expand with Release of 12 New Subject Sets

EBSCO Information Services announces the release of 12 new EBSCO eBook™ Subject Sets, which increases the total number to more than 200. The Subject Sets are offered to libraries in convenient collections grouped by subject matter. Subject Sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topics designed to meet the needs of libraries while simplifying collection[Read More...]

by August 22, 2014 Digital
American Chemical Society is First Publisher to Implement Copyright Clearance Center’s Next Generation RightsLink® for Open Access Platform

American Chemical Society is First Publisher to Implement Copyright Clearance Center’s Next Generation RightsLink® for Open Access Platform

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, announced the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the first publisher to implement its next generation RightsLink® for Open Access platform to manage article processing charges (APCs) for ACS Open Access (OA) publications. ACS, the world’s largest scientific society, is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization that represents professionals at all degree levels and in[Read More...]

by August 21, 2014 Open Access
Elsevier Announces 2013 Journal Impact Factor Highlights

Elsevier Announces 2013 Journal Impact Factor Highlights

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the highlights of its journal Impact Factor performance in 2013. According to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) published by Thomson Reuters, Elsevier saw 61% of its journal Impact Factors increase from 2012 to 2013, well ahead of the aggregate across all other journals at[Read More...]

by August 19, 2014 Editorial
International Publishers Association releases new report on electronic legal deposit

International Publishers Association releases new report on electronic legal deposit

Legal deposit schemes, which require publishers to submit copies of books and journals to a national library, is considered a vital part in preserving a country’s cultural heritage. While national approaches to legal deposit developed over centuries, the digital age has meant that countries suddenly need to adapt legal deposit schemes so that they work securely and effectively for electronic publications. A new[Read More...]

by August 19, 2014 Digital
Managing Research and Authoring Is Now Seamless  with Google Docs Add-on for ProQuest Flow™

Managing Research and Authoring Is Now Seamless with Google Docs Add-on for ProQuest Flow™

ProQuestFlow™, a cloud-based research management solution, has released an add-on to interoperate with Google Docs. The new add-on expands the collaborative writing capabilities of Google Docs by integrating the document management tools of Flow during the authoring phase of research. As a result, researchers can find, share and annotate documents in the cloud, then author as a team in a[Read More...]

by August 19, 2014 Digital
Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Impact Factor Gains Across its LWW Journal Portfolio and Medknow Open Access Titles

Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Impact Factor Gains Across its LWW Journal Portfolio and Medknow Open Access Titles

IF Gains for 52% of the LWW Portfolio with 20 LWW Titles Increasing 25% or More; 58% of the Medknow Journals Increased their IF Scores Wolters Kluwer Health announced  impact factor gains across its prestigious Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) journal portfolio and Medknow open access portfolio with the release of the latest Impact Factor (IF) scores and specialty rankings,[Read More...]

by August 19, 2014 Editorial
Springer announces new impact factors for its journals

Springer announces new impact factors for its journals

Open access publications continue their strong showing among Springer’s portfolio Following the release of the Thompson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) for 2013, Springer announced that 26 of its journals have received a first-time impact factor (IF). That brings the total number of Springer journals listed in the report – including many that are published on behalf of the company’s[Read More...]

by August 15, 2014 Editorial