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PLOS and CRediT Document Comprehensive and Standardized Author Contributions

Our January update on author credit focused on how PLOS was moving forward with the use of ORCID identifiers (iDs) for researcher identification. Starting with authors, that effort allows us to know and unambiguously credit who participated in the work being published and forms the base for plans to eventually provide credit to all participants in the research outputs ecosystem. Today’s update is about providing authors attribution for what they contributed. Specific and comprehensive attribution moves the needle for institutions’

SAGE Research Methods moves to new platform for enhanced user experience

SAGE Publishing today announces the launch of a new platform for the SAGE Research Methods suite of products. The design of the new site was developed alongside student, academic and librarian user communities to improve discovery and user experiences and to allow users to get to the content they need quicker. Now live, the platform features both text and video content, improved discovery and internal search functionality, and a responsive design to optimize use across devices. SAGE Research Methods is

Rapid growth in high-quality research outputs shows China is consolidating position as scientific powerhouse

The Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement identifies the countries and institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality research publications, using the power of the Nature Index, which tracks the research of more than 8,000 global institutions. These are the players to watch. It shows that Chinese institutions are leading the world in rapidly increasing high-quality research outputs. 40 of the top 100 most improved institutions across the globe are from this scientific powerhouse, with 24 of those showing

Simon Ross joins Manchester University Press as CEO

Manchester University Press is delighted to announce that after an international search and appointment process Simon Ross, formerly Cambridge University Press’s deputy managing director for academic publishing, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Manchester University Press (MUP). The Chair of Manchester University Press Board, Professor Alistair Ulph, said: “I am delighted that Simon Ross has been appointed to succeed Frances Pinter as CEO of Manchester University Press. He is an outstanding appointment, who brings a clear vision for

Ingram Introduces Ingram Academic Services

Ingram Content Group through Ingram Publisher Services announces the launch of Ingram Academic Services, a service customized for university presses and academic publishers. The first joint initiative following Ingram’s acquisition of Perseus’ distribution businesses, Ingram Academic Services offers distinguished resources, tools and services to help university presses and academic publishers fulfill their missions. “Ingram Academic Services is one of the first ways we’ve quickly combined the strengths of both Ingram and Perseus’ distribution businesses to create greater value for our

Wiley announces launch of Wiley Spectra Lab, giving researchers access to largest collection of reference spectra in the world

Wiley today announced the launch ofWileySpectra Lab, a new and flexible expert spectral data system that uses empirical data and advanced software to help chemists, toxicologists, and life scientists confidently identify chemical substances.Wiley Spectra Labprovides access to these data in a convenient, secure cloud environment. Powered by KnowItAll® by Bio-Rad, the online, subscription-based spectral library provides researchers with access to over 2.2 million reference spectra – the largest collection in the world, to enable them to reliably identify unknowns and

CRC Press Unveils Enhanced Web Version of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

CRC Press is pleased to announce the unveiling of its enhanced web version of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics which has been serving the scientific community for over 15 years. Ideal for researchers in both academic and corporate settings, this online product has several interactive tools and features and is designed to help users access trusted chemical and physical data in a seamless manner.  Users can customize data to meet their unique needs, use free applet to draw a