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Oxford University Press is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for a new Open Access journal: Journal of Urban Ecology

Oxford University Press is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for a new Open Access journal: Journal of Urban Ecology

As of 2009 the number of people living in urban areas surpassed those living in rural areas, a trend which is only increasing. With the rapid urbanisation of our society and planet, the study of urban ecology has never been more important. It is vital that we understand the effects of urbanisation and build tools to create cities that are[Read More…]

by March 25, 2015 Open Access
Universities Showcase Impact of Global Research Studies in Online Database

Universities Showcase Impact of Global Research Studies in Online Database

Digital Science, a global technology company, which serves the scientific and academic research community, has completed the collation of more than 6,500 case study documents into the REF Impact Case Study database.  It is the first time universities have attempted to describe and quantify the far-reaching impact of their work. The case studies demonstrate the impact of the academic research[Read More…]

by March 25, 2015 Digital
Four Kentucky university libraries select OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Four Kentucky university libraries select OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Louisville have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as their library management system. WorldShare Management Services (WMS) provide cloud-based library management and discovery applications in an integrated suite. WMS offers librarians a cost-effective way to manage workflows efficiently, and improve access to library collections and services for their[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 Libraries
Copyright Clearance Center’s Get It Now Integrates with OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Service

Copyright Clearance Center’s Get It Now Integrates with OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Service

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, announced its award-winning Get It Now academic solution is integrated with OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service, the largest ILL network in the world. Get It Now, adopted by nearly 300 institutions of higher education, is a cost-effective service that gives library patrons and staff instant access to[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 World
Springer and Université Joseph Fourier release SciDetect to discover fake scientific papers

Springer and Université Joseph Fourier release SciDetect to discover fake scientific papers

The new, open source software is publically available for free to the scientific and publishing communities After intensive collaboration with Dr. Cyril Labbé from Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, Springer announces the release ofSciDetect, a new software program that automatically checks for fake scientific papers. The open source software discovers text that has been generated with the SCIgen computer[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 Editorial
ProQuest and Google Collaborate to Improve Researchers’ Workflows

ProQuest and Google Collaborate to Improve Researchers’ Workflows

ProQuest will enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving research outcomes. Work is underway and the company anticipates that by the third-quarter of 2015, users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access scholarly content via ProQuest. “At ProQuest, we design our solutions for ease of access for[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 Digital
IOP Publishing Journals Now Indexed and Discoverable across ReadCube’s web, desktop and mobile platforms.

IOP Publishing Journals Now Indexed and Discoverable across ReadCube’s web, desktop and mobile platforms.

IOP Publishing (IOP), one of the world’s largest publishers of scientific information in physics and the related sciences, today announced an agreement with Boston-based publishing technology company ReadCube to increase the discoverability and enhance their articles within the ReadCube web, desktop and mobile environment. Thirty-four journal titles, including the Journal of Physics series, are now fully discoverable via ReadCube’s web,[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 Digital
Bioscientifica to be represented by USACO in Japan

Bioscientifica to be represented by USACO in Japan

Bioscientifica are pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with USACO Corporation to support library sales in Japan. This move will facilitate closer collaboration between Bioscientifica and its Japanese customers. USACO is a leading distributor of high quality scientific journals and books in Japan. From March 2015 USACO will represent Bioscientifica, enabling librarians and other institutional customers to discuss their requirements[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 World
EBSCO Information Services Releases Chinese Insight™

EBSCO Information Services Releases Chinese Insight™

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has released Chinese Insight™, a full-text database that provides coverage of a wide range of predominantly Chinese-language journals. Chinese Insight, produced by Airiti Press Inc. in Taiwan, will support information and research needs related to the dynamic Greater China region. Content is indexed in both Chinese and English making this a valuable resource for researchers worldwide.[Read More…]

by March 18, 2015 Digital
Library Journal Names ProQuest’s Digitisation of NAACP Papers a “Best Reference”

Library Journal Names ProQuest’s Digitisation of NAACP Papers a “Best Reference”

ProQuest’s extraordinary digitisation of the archives of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has been named a “Best Reference” by Library Journal. The multi-year collaboration between ProQuest and the NAACP, which completed in 2014, enables researchers and students to easily search, access and explore a chronicle from the front lines of the U.S. civil rights movement.[Read More…]

by March 18, 2015 Digital
Cambridge University Press adopts OrgRef for improved data quality

Cambridge University Press adopts OrgRef for improved data quality

The OrgRef dataset provides Cambridge University Press (CUP) with free and open reference data to clean and standardize institutional info, develop better business intelligence, and identify prospective new customers. Oxford, UK and Cambridge, UK, 18 Mar 2015: Cambridge University Press (CUP) announced today that it has adopted the OrgRef dataset to help clean and de-duplicate its customer data. OrgRef is[Read More…]

by March 18, 2015 Uncategorized
Wiley-Publons Pilot Program Enhances Peer-Reviewer Recognition

Wiley-Publons Pilot Program Enhances Peer-Reviewer Recognition

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb) — a global provider of knowledge-based services in areas of research, professional development, and education — today announced the launch of a six-month pilot program in partnership with Publons.com. The pilot enables peer reviewers for selected Wiley journals to get credit for their peer reviews on Publons. Publons works with reviewers,[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 Editorial