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Figshare Integrates Altmetric Badges to Showcase Attention Surrounding Research Outputs

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, today announced that research outputs deposited on its platform that have received attention online will display Altmetric Badges. The attention data for datasets, videos, images, code and other alternative research outputs will be presented within the Figshare platform, and users will be able to access a collated record of all of the comments, shares and discussion relating to an item with a single click. The attention data for individual research outputs is

Frankfurt Book Fair takes majority shareholding in IPR License

Today, the Frankfurt Book Fair (19-23 October 2016) announced it has taken a majority shareholding in IPR License Ltd, the global rights and licensing trading platform. In May 2015 it made a significant investment in IPR License but today it acquired control of the company, with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) keeping its minority stake. Thomas Minkus, VP Emerging Media & English Language Markets at the Frankfurt Book Fair, will assume the role of Managing Director of IPR License, with Jane

The New England Journal of Medicine Content Now Discoverable through ReadCube

ReadCube is pleased to announce its agreement with the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the world’s most trusted and influential source of medical knowledge and clinical best practices, to index its content across ReadCube’s platform as a part of the Discover service. Over 180,000 articles including original research, review, perspective, and commentary articles are now fully enhanced and deep-indexed for improved discoverability across ReadCube’s web, desktop, and mobile reading portals; search engines; and personalized recommendation feeds. In addition to

Society for Scholarly Publishing Awards Twelve Fellowships for 2016

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has announced that 12 students and early-career professionals have been awarded highly competitive Fellowships for 2016. The Professional Development Committee received nearly 100 applications for these coveted positions. The Fellowship Program, an extension of the former Travel Grant Program, offers a wide range of career development and nurturing opportunities for students and early-career professionals in the scholarly communication industry. Benefits include year-round training opportunities, one-year complimentary SSP membership, free registrations to selected SSP events,

SAGE to begin publishing the British Journal of Music Therapy

SAGE Publishing today announces that it is to begin publishing the British Journal of Music Therapy, the flagship journal of the British Association for Music Therapy, the professional body for music therapy in the UK. A peer-reviewed journal for music therapists and other professionals interested in all aspects of music therapy, the British Journal of Music Therapy publishes original articles or essays that have direct relevance within the field. The journal encourages a variety of perspectives and approaches in its

GeoScienceWorld and HighWire Press Announce the Launch of GSW’s New, Fully Integrated Website

GeoScienceWorld (GSW) and HighWire Press, Inc. are pleased to announce the launch of GSW’s new, modern, and fully integrated website. GeoScienceWorld.org now provides a single source for affordable access to top quality Earth science content from leading society publishers including eJournals, eBooks and GeoRef. In developing the new site with HighWire Press, GSW has prioritized the needs of its users, making the site navigation intuitive and optimizing its search functionality. The powerful new site is cross searchable and interlinked with

Key Regional Databases Launched by ProQuest

ProQuest announces the launch of nine regional databases of locally published scholarly journals across all major disciplines.  With over 3,000 academic titles across the nine databases, published by scholarly organizations and societies, educational institutions, and academic presses, each collection represents hundreds of the most authoritative scholarly publishing in that geographic area. For the first time, the full-text, scholarly journal output of a region can be easily accessible and utilized for area and regional studies throughout the world and in specific

Ingenta Connect and Kudos collaborate to increase discoverability of academic content

Ingenta and Kudos have announced a new partnership to make the Kudos service available to publishers hosted on the Ingenta Connect platform. Kudos works with academic publishers to help scholarly authors to maximise the visibility and impact of their published articles. The service provides an easy-to-use platform for creating information to help searching, for sharing information to drive discovery, and for measuring and monitoring the effect of such activity. Researchers using Kudos can expect increased usage of and citations to