Wednesday, November 20, 2019

BC Partners-Backed Springer Nature to Revive IPO Plans

Springer Nature GmbH, the academic publisher owned by BC Partners and Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, is reviving plans for an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Company of Biologists and Jisc are excited to announce a two-year pilot transitional...

The Company of Biologists and Jisc are excited to announce a two-year pilot transitional open access (OA) agreement from January 2020.

IET’s Inspec Analytics wins Best New Product/Service in The Charleston Advisor’s Eighteenth Annual Readers’...

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Inspec Analytics, has been named “Best New Product/Service” in The Charleston Advisor’s Eighteenth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Springer Nature first publisher to implement service

Users of are to be the first to benefit from an enhanced user experience when accessing research content from outside of their university network. As part of its commitment to finding solutions to problems researchers are facing, Springer Nature has been working with others in the industry and in collaboration with to address the current sometimes confusing and frustrating experience researchers face trying to access research subscribed to by their university when outside of the institution’s network.

Scholastica announces automated Crossref DOI registration for publishing platform users

Scholastica, a peer review and publishing platform for academic journals, announced today that journals using Scholastica for open access publishing can now set up automated DOI registration and metadata deposits via Crossref.

Over 70 European institutions now using Altmetric Explorer for Institutions to provide richer reporting...

Since its launch in 2013, Altmetric Explorer for Institutions has been increasingly used by research organisations around the world to monitor, track and report on the online attention surrounding their research output.

Göttingen and De Gruyter in open access book transformation project for the Humanities

De Gruyter and a consortium led by the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) have launched a project to transform Humanities titles into open access books by providing consortial financing for selected De Gruyter frontlist titles.

A View of Plan S from the International Alliance of Research Library Associations

The member organisations of IARLA — LIBER, ARL, CARL, CAUL and RLUK — welcome moves towards an open access environment for journal articles and aligned funder policies to achieve this. We are therefore supportive of the overall objectives of Plan S as published by cOAlition S.

Scientific and Technical publishing market posts its strongest sales growth since 2011

Driven by tools and online content, open access fees and digital book collections, 2018 saw the scientific and technical publishing market post its strongest sales growth since 2011—this according to the most recent report from Simba Information, a leader in media and publishing intelligence.

Emerald Publishing marks United Nations Day with APC waiver for SDG research

In celebration of United Nations Day 2019, Emerald Publishing has pledged to make ‘open’ accessible to all by covering the Article Processing Charge (APC) for a limited number of pieces of research.

The State of Open Data 2019 – Global Attitudes towards Open Data -Majority of...

Today Figshare, the online digital repository for academic research, launched its annual report The State of Open Data 2019, to coincide with global celebrations around Open Access Week. The report is the fourth in the series and includes survey results and a collection of articles from global industry experts, as well as a foreword from Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services).

Open access popular with researchers but full potential remains untapped, says new global study

Researchers are in favor of widening access to research but remain largely unaware of initiatives and services that have been established to encourage growth of open access (OA).