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Easing Discovery: A New Website for PLOS

PLOS has a history of moving forward on initiatives designed to benefit diverse stakeholders, from authors, reviewers, editors and librarians to policy makers, educators and the general public. Delivering the best content to the appropriate audience is challenging and our previous website was simply not up to the task. PLOS is excited to announce that the clean design and user-friendly experience recently brought to PLOS Journals, PLOS Collections and PLOS’ new submission system for PLOS Biology authors, Aperta, is in

Springer Nature works with ProQuest to expand their access to key content

ProQuest has added an additional 58 highly influential scientific and medical journals from Springer Nature to its databases. New titles include seven Nature Reviews journals in clinical medicine, biology, and materials sciences and several academic & society titles published by Springer Nature, including the American Journal of Gastroenterology and Translational Psychiatry. The new titles will join 64 journals already available from Springer Nature including , the world’s most highly cited multidisciplinary scientific journal, in the Health Research Premium Collection, SciTech

EBSCO Information Services expands its resources on Asia with release of the Bibliography of Asian Studies via EBSCOhost

The Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS), an authoritative resource for research and scholarly literature on East, Southeast and South Asia, is now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The Bibliography of Asian Studies is produced by the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) which partnered with EBSCO in early 2016 as the provider of BAS. The resource is accessible via the EBSCOhost platform and contains nearly 900,000 records for articles published worldwide from 1971 to the present. The Bibliography of Asian

ORCID identifiers now live in the Research Councils’ grants system (Je-S)

Researchers can now create or connect their ORCID identifier (ORCID iD) in the Research Councils’ grants system (Je-S) by logging in to their personal information page. This is an important first step towards improving the flow of research information across the higher education sector. ORCID offers a platform for researchers to capture their scholarly activities throughout their careers even if they change name, publish under different variations of their name, move institutions, or switch fields. This helps them get exposure

Wiley selects Mapi as exclusive Linguistic Validation provider for Clinical Outcome Assessments

Mapi, the original developer of Linguistic Validation and most trusted provider of medical translation, was selected as the exclusive translator of John Wiley & Sons (Wiley) published Clinical Outcome Assessments (COAs). Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley holds strengths in the majority of academic, scientific and professional fields and partners with over 800 prestigious societies representing two million members. Wiley has selected Mapi to

Kudos announces society pilot with Wiley, Taylor & Francis, the American Society for Microbiology and the European Society of Cardiology

Kudos has commenced a society pilot designed to develop tools and services to help societies support member outreach and identify membership growth opportunities. The pilot is being undertaken with Wiley, Taylor & Francis Group, the American Society for Microbiology and the European Society of Cardiology. The development of Kudos for Societies and Members is also supported by a grant from Innovate UK. Through this pilot, societies will be able to track, evaluate and amplify the collective output of their membership

SAGE Publishing’s premier broad-spectrum HSS OA journal celebrates strong growth on its five-year anniversary

SAGE Publishing is delighted to report that its pioneering broad-spectrum open access journal SAGE Open is marking its fifth anniversary with more than 1,350 published articles that together have been viewed or downloaded more than 3.5 million times. Spanning the humanities and social and behavioral sciences, SAGE Open is a peer-reviewed “gold” OA journal publishing original research and review articles. “Now our most-read journal, SAGE Open launched at a time when open access publishing was just beginning to gain momentum

White Rose Libraries in the UK select OCLC Sustainable Collection Services for collaborative print management

The White Rose Libraries, a long-standing collaboration among the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, have selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to assist in developing a regional shared-print collection. The White Rose Libraries (WRL) will work with Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to make informed group-level decisions around the libraries’ physical collections. WRL will focus first on protecting scarcely-held materials and identifying opportunities for shared retention commitments. More broadly, SCS tools will help the group better manage monographs based on usage