Research Square Announces Rachel Burley as President

Research Square, a mission-driven business focused on supporting researchers with publication, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Burley as President, effective September 16, 2019.

Clarivate Analytics acquires the SequenceBase business to expand its search and analysis capabilities for...

Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced that it has acquired the business of SequenceBase, a leader in providing patent sequence information and search technology to the biotech, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Frank Vrancken Peeters appointed Chief Executive Officer. Daniel Ropers to step down.

Springer Nature Group announced today that Frank Vrancken Peeters, currently Chief Commercial Officer, is to become the group’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect. Daniel Ropers is to leave the company, as per his agreement with the Board, having ensured a smooth transition with his Springer Nature colleague.

SPARC Europe on Open Science policy and Education at the LIBER Conference

In late June, around 400 delegates – library directors and their staff – from throughout Europe convened at the 48th Liber Conference in Dublin. SPARC Europe was involved in the joint organisation of a pre-conference workshop titled How European policies and legislation affect academic library leaders and recent changes to copyright, public sector information and Horizon Europe.

Publish Interactive Releases Whitepaper on Trends in High-value B2B Research Publishing

A new whitepaper released by Publish Interactive, a research publishing tech provider, says that publishers of high-value B2B market analysis must ensure they understand how their customers use content to remain competitive.

HighWire partners with SendGrid and AdButler to drive reader engagement for scholarly publishers

Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, today announced it has partnered with SendGrid and AdButler to offer publishers an enhanced email alerting service.

IFIS selects The Charlesworth Group WeChat Account Management Service

The Charlesworth Group is delighted to announce that IFIS have selected the Charlesworth WeChat Account Management Service. Charlesworth’s Beijing based marketing team are expertly placed to develop IFIS’s digital communication strategy in China using WeChat to engage at a deeper level with the food science community, raise the IFIS brand and to support using subscription sales activities.

Chinese Chemical Society and Chemical Society of Japan join the American Chemical Society, the...

The American Chemical Society, the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society) and the Royal Society of Chemistry todayannounce their partnership with the Chinese Chemical Society and the Chemical Society of Japan as co-owners to support the strategic and financial development of ChemRxiv, the premier preprint server for the global chemistry community.

Projekt DEAL and Springer Nature reach understanding on world’s largest transformative open access agreement

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today between MPDL Services, on behalf of Projekt DEAL, and Springer Nature sets the scene for the world’s most comprehensive open access (OA) agreement to be finalised later this year.

British Ecological Society launches large-scale study to test whether ‘blinding’ reduces bias in science...

A two-year randomised controlled trial in the British Ecological Society journal Functional Ecology will be the largest of its kind to date to assess whether hiding author details during peer review reduces bias against underrepresented groups in the science publishing process.

LibLynx & PSI partner on real-time Open Access Usage Reporting

LibLynx and PSI partner to deliver real time usage metrics to organisations wanting to learn who is accessing their Open Access (OA) content. As the volume of OA content increases, it’s becoming increasingly crucial for OA publishers to know who is reading their content and where that readership is based, especially when developing new transformative deals and providing metrics to funders.

SPARC Urges Department of Justice to Block Merger Between Cengage and McGraw-Hill

Today, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) submitted a detailed filing to the U.S. Department of Justice urging federal antitrust enforcers to block the proposed merger between college textbook publishing giants Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education.