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Palgrave Pivot publishes first open access title

Palgrave Pivot publishes first open access title

Palgrave Macmillan has published its first open access Palgrave Pivot title, Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves under a CC BY license. Palgrave Pivot is a digital-first, mid-length research format which offers rapid publication and is more flexible than traditional academic publications. Titles are between 25,000 and 50,000 words[Read More...]

by October 23, 2014 Open Access
BTEC results show more girls than ever before opting for science in school

BTEC results show more girls than ever before opting for science in school

“Women make up 46% of the overall UK workforce according to government figures from 2013 but at present only 15.5% of women hold jobs in STEM fields. Meanwhile, there are more women graduating from university than men, but women form just 12% of engineering and technology graduates. That’s why today’s BTEC results are to be applauded as they highlight the[Read More...]

by October 22, 2014 European
BSHS and Cambridge launch new open access history of science journal

BSHS and Cambridge launch new open access history of science journal

Cambridge University Press and the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) are pleased to announce their partnership to launch a new, peer-reviewed, open access, thematic journal, for the history of science. A call for proposals for the first volume of BJHS Themes has been released, seeking thematic collections of papers that animate, provoke and inspire the scholarly community.[Read More...]

by October 22, 2014 Open Access
Baden-Wuerttemberg Consortium signs pioneering agreement with Springer

Baden-Wuerttemberg Consortium signs pioneering agreement with Springer

Starting January 2015, researchers, faculty members and students affiliated with colleges and universities in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have convenient access to 1,917 electronic journals published by Springer. The license will continue through the end of 2017. Furthermore, the state has purchased permanent archival rights to these journals back to 2003 for inclusion in the Baden-Wuerttemberg Archive. This[Read More...]

by October 22, 2014 European
Brill launches Brill Open Social Sciences

Brill launches Brill Open Social Sciences

Following an earlier announcement Brill is now proud to open Brill Open Social Sciences – An International Journal for submissions. Brill Open Social Sciences is meant to be a broad dedicated publication platform for papers from all branches in social sciences. The scope of the journal includes areas like applied social sciences, area studies, comparative social sciences, critical social sciences,[Read More...]

by October 21, 2014 Open Access
Access to finance biggest obstacle for innovation, says TISP, Frankfurt Book Fair survey

Access to finance biggest obstacle for innovation, says TISP, Frankfurt Book Fair survey

Access to finance is biggest obstacle for innovation / Growing interest in international cooperation Germany, 8/10/2014 – Innovation is of great importance to book publishers: almost three quarters (77%) of the over 120 respondents to a Europe-wide qualitative survey said they are developing new products and services. However, there are several barriers limiting the ability of publishers to innovate. Access[Read More...]

by October 21, 2014 Open Access
International Open Access Week shines spotlight on increasing the impact of scientific research

International Open Access Week shines spotlight on increasing the impact of scientific research

Hundreds of events will take place across the globe to highlight the power that Open Access has to increase the impact of scientific and scholarly research during the seventh annual Open Access Week taking place from October 20-26, 2014. This year’s theme of ‘Generation Open’ highlights the important role that students and early career researchers play as advocates for change,[Read More...]

by October 21, 2014 Open Access
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