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Open access to survey of 30,000 authors by Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan

Open access to survey of 30,000 authors by Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Palgrave Macmillan are making data from their Author Insights survey publicly available for the first time as part of Open Access Week. The survey, which contains views from 30,466 researchers, is the biggest publisher survey of authors’ views to be made open access.   NPG and Palgrave Macmillan are making this anonymised data available in order[Read More...]

by October 20, 2014 Open Access
EBSCO Information Services opens Second Office and hires former Swets employees in the United Kingdom

EBSCO Information Services opens Second Office and hires former Swets employees in the United Kingdom

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is opening a second office in the United Kingdom and has hired a number of former Swets employees to help customers transitioning to EBSCO as their subscription agent. EBSCO believes that this investment in infrastructure and staffing will provide libraries with the confidence to work with EBSCO during this critical renewals phase– and into the future.[Read More...]

by October 17, 2014 Digital
Innovation Open Access Newsroom Community PLOS appoints new Chief Editors of PLOS Biology

Innovation Open Access Newsroom Community PLOS appoints new Chief Editors of PLOS Biology

PLOS is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Ferguson and Dr. Emma Ganley have been appointed as joint Chief Editors to PLOS Biology, effective October 13. Both are based in the UK. Dr. Ferguson joined PLOS Biology in March 2007 after earning a PhD at the University of Cape Town and undertaking postdoctoral work at Kings College London.  Before joining PLOS Dr. Ferguson was a commissioning Editor on the[Read More...]

by October 17, 2014 Editorial
Thieme Chemistry website relaunched with new design and improved accessibility

Thieme Chemistry website relaunched with new design and improved accessibility

Thieme Chemistry has relaunched its web website for chemists. Along with a new design, the expanded http://www.thieme-chemistry.comfeatures improved technology and an optimized user-friendly interface. Users now enjoy even faster access to the comprehensive content as well as Thieme Group products for chemists. The comprehensive product portfolio focused on organic chemistry and synthesis is at the core of the new website,[Read More...]

by October 14, 2014 Digital
University of Rijeka in Croatia Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service™

University of Rijeka in Croatia Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service™

The University of Rijeka Library in Croatia has implementedEBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Seamless implementation, a variety of customization options and EBSCO’s commitment to service led the library to choose EDS. The University of Rijeka was looking for a discovery service with a fast single search to maximize the value of their collection. Superior support and[Read More...]

by October 14, 2014 Digital
Scientists accuse journals of ‘political’ rejections

Scientists accuse journals of ‘political’ rejections

Leading scientific journals from Europe and the United States have started to groundlessly reject papers written by Russian scientists and postgraduates, according to some well-known researchers of the Russian Academy of Sciences and publishers of physics and chemistry magazines. Scientists have said that in recent months, many Western journals have started to send back papers written by Russian scientists and[Read More...]

by October 14, 2014 Editorial
Thomson Reuters and Copyright Clearance Center Collaborate to Advance Open Access Publishing

Thomson Reuters and Copyright Clearance Center Collaborate to Advance Open Access Publishing

The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a collaboration withCopyright Clearance Center (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, to streamline the Open Access publishing workflow with an integrated solution for article processing charges (APCs) throughScholarOneTM Manuscripts, the premier journal and peer review tool[Read More...]

by October 14, 2014 Digital
Royal Society Open Science launches on HighWire

Royal Society Open Science launches on HighWire

The Royal Society is proud to announce the launch of Royal Society Open Science, a new open access journal publishing high quality original research on the basis of objective peer review. The journal will publish original research articles that are scientifically sound, leaving judgement of importance and impact to the reader. Royal Society Open Science embodies the principles of transparency[Read More...]

by October 13, 2014 Open Access
Al Manhal, empowering publishers to spread Arab knowledge worldwide

Al Manhal, empowering publishers to spread Arab knowledge worldwide

While you were reading this article, more than 100 people around the globe accessed and read content from the world-renowned Al Manhal library. In fact, today alone, nearly 1,000,000 users can access and benefit from this extensive digital library that was just an idea four years ago – an idea that has since grown into a powerful platform for the[Read More...]

by October 13, 2014 World
SAGE extends partnership with Load2Learn scheme delivered by RNIB and Dyslexia Action

SAGE extends partnership with Load2Learn scheme delivered by RNIB and Dyslexia Action

SAGE today announced an extended partnership with the Load2Learn initiative delivered by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Dyslexia Action to provide books in an accessible format for the visually impaired and print disabled. From today, this partnership will enable all registered users access to over 2,000 SAGE books from across disciplines. Load2Learn is a free service, for use[Read More...]

by October 13, 2014 World
Altmetric launch enhanced Mendeley demographic data

Altmetric launch enhanced Mendeley demographic data

Alternative metrics provider Altmetric LLP today announce the addition of enhanced Mendeley reader demographics data. This data is collated and displayed on the Altmetric details pages, where users can explore all of the original mentions of each article or other research output and see a breakdown of the geographical, disciplinary and professional status of users storing the article in their[Read More...]

by October 13, 2014 Digital
McGraw-Hill Professional eBook Library Now Available Through YBP Library Services GOBI-3 Platform

McGraw-Hill Professional eBook Library Now Available Through YBP Library Services GOBI-3 Platform

McGraw-Hill Professional (MHP), a leading global publisher of professional content, is partnering with YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, to make its eBook Library collections available through GOBI3. This will enable librarians to integrate MHP’s eBook Library collections into their existing selection processes and/or approval plans. GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information) is an intuitive online[Read More...]

by October 7, 2014 Digital