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BMJ opens new office in Hoboken, New Jersey, adds to operations in China and Brazil

BMJ opens new office in Hoboken, New Jersey, adds to operations in China and Brazil

Global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has opened an office in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, the company has announced. The North American office reflects the growing demand for BMJ’s journals, clinical decision support tools, and quality improvement solutions, in the world’s largest healthcare market. BMJ publishes The BMJ and a portfolio of more than 60 world leading medical and allied science[Read More…]

by July 1, 2015 World
EBSCO Information Services’ new tools provide a simple way to download and enjoy e-books anywhere

EBSCO Information Services’ new tools provide a simple way to download and enjoy e-books anywhere

Two new tools from EBSCO Information Services have been created to enhance the EBSCO eBooks™ experience for library users. The EBSCO eBooks mobile app and the EBSCO eBooks viewer allow library users to download e-books easily, and enjoy an optimal viewing environment regardless of whether they are accessing the e-book on a mobile, tablet device or a desktop or laptop[Read More…]

by July 1, 2015 Digital
Elsevier Announces 2014 Citation Impact Highlights

Elsevier Announces 2014 Citation Impact 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 2014. According to the 2014 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) published by Thomson Reuters, Elsevier saw 55% of its journal Impact Factors increase from 2013 to 2014, ahead of the aggregate across other journals. In 2014, Elsevier[Read More…]

by July 1, 2015 Editorial
CAS Assigns the 100 Millionth CAS Registry Number® to a Substance Designed to Treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia

CAS Assigns the 100 Millionth CAS Registry Number® to a Substance Designed to Treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world’s authority for chemical information, registered the 100 millionth chemical substance in the CAS REGISTRY, in the 50th anniversary year of the world’s largest database of unique chemical substances. With a steady increase in patenting activity around the globe, it is not surprising the 100 millionth small molecule registration comes from a patent.  In this[Read More…]

by July 1, 2015 World
HighWire Welcomes Wendy Newsham as Director of Business Development, North America

HighWire Welcomes Wendy Newsham as Director of Business Development, North America

HighWire Press, Inc., the leading technology platform and strategic partner to influential scholarly publishers and societies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Newsham as Director of Business Development, North America. Wendy joins the team eager to drive new business through strategic marketing and business development channels. She has worked in publishing for over 25 years and has been[Read More…]

by July 1, 2015 Digital
Reprints Desk’s Parent Company Elects Former Elsevier CEO John Regazzi to Board of Directors

Reprints Desk’s Parent Company Elects Former Elsevier CEO John Regazzi to Board of Directors

Reprints Desk’s parent company Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS), a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions, and other research intensive organizations has elected John Regazzi to its board of directors. His appointment increases the total number of board members to seven, with four members serving independently. Regazzi is[Read More…]

by June 29, 2015 World
Springer presents new white paper on Springer Book Archives

Springer presents new white paper on Springer Book Archives

A new white paper on Springer Book Archives (SBA) has just been released by Springer, in partnership with Maverick Publishing Services:Reflections on closing the gap in research. This paper tells the story of how the Springer Book Archives came into being and how important titles were rescued from the fragility of a few print copies to become part of the[Read More…]

by June 29, 2015 Editorial
Association of Research Libraries expresses support for principles of transparency and openness

Association of Research Libraries expresses support for principles of transparency and openness

Transparency and reproducibility are cornerstones of how science creates knowledge. Evidence for scientific claims should be shared openly so others can evaluate, question, replicate, or extend scientific studies. When evidence cannot be reproduced independently, then it should not be accepted as credible evidence. Despite their importance, transparency and reproducibility are not often rewarded. Lack of transparency reduces the credibility of[Read More…]

by June 29, 2015 World
The IET announce new appointments for their EMEA sales team

The IET announce new appointments for their EMEA sales team

The IET are delighted to announce the following appointments to the IET’s sales team for EMEA, with immediate effect: Andrew Altmann joins as Regional Sales Director EMEA, based at IET’s offices in Stevenage, with responsibility for EMEA digital sales, global books and journals sales, and management of customer services and sales support teams. Most recently, Andrew was Sales Director at[Read More…]

by June 29, 2015 World
IPR License recruits Antonella Pearce as BDM

IPR License recruits Antonella Pearce as BDM

IPR License, the global rights and licensing trading platform, has recruited Antonella Pearce from the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) to take on the role of Business Development Manager. Antonella joins IPR from PLS where she worked as Publishers Relations Manager and was the key contact for publishers in relation to mandates, new licensing and rights management services. Her career in[Read More…]

by June 24, 2015 European
50,000 researchers signed up to Kudos

50,000 researchers signed up to Kudos

Kudos (www.growkudos.com), which helps maximize the reach and impact of research publications, has announced that 50,000 researchers have now signed up to use its service. They represent a broad range of subject areas; an early bias towards STEM subjects (reflecting the strengths of Kudos’ original publisher partners) is gradually balancing out as the company’s publisher and institutional services gain more traction[Read More…]

by June 24, 2015 Digital
Springer acquires three pioneering open access journals from the Max Planck Society

Springer acquires three pioneering open access journals from the Max Planck Society

Springer has acquired the three pioneering ‘living’ open access journals: Living Reviews in Relativity (impact factor 19.25), Living Reviews in Solar Physics (impact factor 17.64) and the recently launched journal Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics from the Max Planck Society. Furthermore, Springer has acquired the domain names livingreviews.org and livingreviews.eu, all registered Living Reviews trademarks, as well as the journals’[Read More…]

by June 24, 2015 European