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EBSCO’s eBook Collection Continues  to Expand with Release of 12 New Subject Sets

EBSCO’s eBook Collection Continues to Expand with Release of 12 New Subject Sets

EBSCO Information Services announces the release of 12 new EBSCO eBook™ Subject Sets, which increases the total number to more than 200. The Subject Sets are offered to libraries in convenient collections grouped by subject matter. Subject Sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topics designed to meet the needs of libraries while simplifying collection[Read More...]

by August 22, 2014 Digital
American Chemical Society is First Publisher to Implement Copyright Clearance Center’s Next Generation RightsLink® for Open Access Platform

American Chemical Society is First Publisher to Implement Copyright Clearance Center’s Next Generation RightsLink® for Open Access Platform

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, announced the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the first publisher to implement its next generation RightsLink® for Open Access platform to manage article processing charges (APCs) for ACS Open Access (OA) publications. ACS, the world’s largest scientific society, is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization that represents professionals at all degree levels and in[Read More...]

by August 21, 2014 Open Access
Elsevier Announces 2013 Journal Impact Factor Highlights

Elsevier Announces 2013 Journal Impact Factor 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 2013. According to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) published by Thomson Reuters, Elsevier saw 61% of its journal Impact Factors increase from 2012 to 2013, well ahead of the aggregate across all other journals at[Read More...]

by August 19, 2014 Editorial
International Publishers Association releases new report on electronic legal deposit

International Publishers Association releases new report on electronic legal deposit

Legal deposit schemes, which require publishers to submit copies of books and journals to a national library, is considered a vital part in preserving a country’s cultural heritage. While national approaches to legal deposit developed over centuries, the digital age has meant that countries suddenly need to adapt legal deposit schemes so that they work securely and effectively for electronic publications. A new[Read More...]

by August 19, 2014 Digital
Managing Research and Authoring Is Now Seamless  with Google Docs Add-on for ProQuest Flow™

Managing Research and Authoring Is Now Seamless with Google Docs Add-on for ProQuest Flow™

ProQuestFlow™, a cloud-based research management solution, has released an add-on to interoperate with Google Docs. The new add-on expands the collaborative writing capabilities of Google Docs by integrating the document management tools of Flow during the authoring phase of research. As a result, researchers can find, share and annotate documents in the cloud, then author as a team in a[Read More...]

by August 19, 2014 Digital
Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Impact Factor Gains Across its LWW Journal Portfolio and Medknow Open Access Titles

Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Impact Factor Gains Across its LWW Journal Portfolio and Medknow Open Access Titles

IF Gains for 52% of the LWW Portfolio with 20 LWW Titles Increasing 25% or More; 58% of the Medknow Journals Increased their IF Scores Wolters Kluwer Health announced  impact factor gains across its prestigious Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) journal portfolio and Medknow open access portfolio with the release of the latest Impact Factor (IF) scores and specialty rankings,[Read More...]

by August 19, 2014 Editorial
Springer announces new impact factors for its journals

Springer announces new impact factors for its journals

Open access publications continue their strong showing among Springer’s portfolio Following the release of the Thompson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) for 2013, Springer announced that 26 of its journals have received a first-time impact factor (IF). That brings the total number of Springer journals listed in the report – including many that are published on behalf of the company’s[Read More...]

by August 15, 2014 Editorial
Innovating the Authorship Experience – EDANZ WHITE PAPER

Innovating the Authorship Experience – EDANZ WHITE PAPER

EDANZ WHITE PAPER Innovating the Authorship Experience We examine the difficulties ESL (English as a second language) authors face when trying to publish their results in peer-reviewed journals. Our findings are largely based on data from surveys conducted on DXY and ScienceNet.cn, the two leading portals for China’s research community. The survey results confirm there are major barriers for ESL[Read More...]

by August 15, 2014 World
ORCID Integration with Pivot Targets Best Funding Sources

ORCID Integration with Pivot Targets Best Funding Sources

Locating and securing research funding is becoming increasingly competitive, as funding opportunities are limited and the number of researchers vying for those dollars continues to grow. With ProQuest Pivot, researchers, faculty and research administrators can easily explore new avenues for funding, view funding opportunities uniquely matched to their scholar profile, collaborate with colleagues, and build a funding strategy that supports[Read More...]

by August 15, 2014 Digital
Michael Eisen joins Faculty of 1000’s International Advisory Board

Michael Eisen joins Faculty of 1000’s International Advisory Board

Michael Eisen, co-founder of the open-access journal PLOS (Public Library of Science), has joined Faculty of 1000’s International Advisory Board. Faculty of 1000 (F1000) is the publisher of three unique services that support and inform the work of life scientists and clinicians: F1000Prime, F1000Research and F1000Posters. F1000Prime is a comprehensive directory of top articles in biology and medicine, each individually[Read More...]

by August 14, 2014 European
Wiley Announces Continued Growth in Titles with Impact Factor

Wiley Announces Continued Growth in Titles with Impact Factor

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a continued increase in the proportion of its journal titles indexed in the 2014 release of Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR).  A total of 1,202 Wiley titles (approximately 70%) were indexed, up from 1,193 in the 2012 JCR, and including 13 titles which have been indexed for the first time. Wiley journals were indexed[Read More...]

by August 14, 2014 Editorial
Ex Libris Alma Adopted by Texas Tech University

Ex Libris Alma Adopted by Texas Tech University

Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Texas Tech University has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution. Replacing a number of Ex Libris systems—including the Aleph integrated library system—Texas Tech will integrate Alma with the library’s Ex Libris Primo® discovery layer.   Texas Tech’s adoption of Alma[Read More...]

by August 12, 2014 Digital