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Karger Publishers Strengthens Service Offering with the Acquisition of Research Publishing International

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Karger Publishers has acquired the British company Research Publishing International (RPI) for an undisclosed amount. Together, RPI and Karger will support researchers and the Health Sciences/Healthcare ecosystem in making scientific findings more accessible and comprehensible to a wider audience.

First articles published in IOP Publishing’s new open access environmental journal

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IOP Publishing (IOPP) has published the first articles from the new, open access journal, Environmental Research: Climate featuring research from world-renowned climate scientists. The journal represents one of three new interdisciplinary titles for 2022 that will extend IOP Publishing’s Environmental Research series to six open access journals that provide universally accessible publishing options for the global environmental science community. 

Wiley and Italian Consortium Bibliosan announce Open Access agreement

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Global research and education leader Wiley today announced a new four-year agreement with Bibliosan, a consortium of medical research institutes and hospitals in Italy.  

Taylor & Francis chooses the Charlesworth Gateway to integrate its submission workflow into WeChat

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Taylor & Francis has partnered with the Charlesworth Group to integrate its manuscript submission workflow into WeChat, using the Charlesworth Gateway. Authors based in China submitting articles to over a thousand Taylor & Francis journals will now be able to access regular status updates on their submission, in Chinese via WeChat.  

PLOS ONE and protocols.io collaborate on expanding service to all Lab Protocol authors

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The Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced that it is expanding a service offered to Lab Protocol authors through its partnership with protocols.io: the team at protocols.io will format step-by-step protocols for their platform at no charge and at any stage of the Lab Protocol writing or review process, even prior to submission.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, signs the San Francisco Declaration on...

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Developed during the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, DORA commits to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated. Under the agreement, participating publishers agree to provide a range of article-level metrics to encourage assessment based on the scientific content of the article rather than the journal in which it was published

Chinese institutions on the rise, but the United States holds its position at the...

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The Nature Index Annual Tables, released today, examine the institutions and countries that contributed most to high-quality natural-sciences research in 2021. China had a strong year, second for research output overall, as measured by Share* and with 14.4% growth in output in 2021 compared with 2020, the largest increase among the top ten countries in the Annual Tables.

SAGE Publishing and the University of California Announce a Transformative Agreement to Expand Reach...

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SAGE Publishing and the University of California (UC) announce an agreement to expand open access publishing opportunities for researchers at all 10 UC campuses. Running through 2024, the agreement will provide funding for UC researchers to make their SAGE research articles free and openly available to the world.

Aries Systems and Elsevier to further advance diversity, inclusion and equity in publishing

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Aries Systems Corporation, a leading technology workflow solutions provider to the scholarly publishing community, in partnership with Elsevier, a global leader in information and analytics, is pleased to announce the opportunity for editors, reviewers, and authors to choose to self-report their gender identity, race and ethnicity within Aries’ manuscript submission and peer review tracking system, Editorial Manager® (EM).

Jisc helps new project on improving international research collaboration 

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Jisc is helping a consortium, led by the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA), to assess the feasibility of, and scope for, a platform to help international research collaboration.  The aim is to streamline and standardise due diligence processes to increase research efficiency and quality and promote trusted research.

EdTech Leader BibliU Raises $15M in Series B Funding

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BibliU, provider of a Learning Enablement platform, today announced details of its Series B funding. The company has raised the first tranche of $15M led by its current investors with participation from new investors. The funds are targeted for expansion in the U.S. market, including new product development, additional publisher partnerships and further investments in sales and marketing.

 Overleaf reaches 10 million users worldwide

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Cloud-based software company Overleaf has reached 10 million users in 189 countries around the world, thanks to strong and sustained user growth among university academics, students, research institutions and industry.