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Springer Nature completes acquisition of Research Square Company

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Move will increase authors’ access to best-in-class research solutions. RSC comprises American Journal Experts (AJE), which provides best-in-class AI-powered and professionally delivered author solutions, and Research Square, the world’s number one multi-disciplinary preprint platform.

Altmetric Badges added to Oxford University Press online books

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The distinctive Altmetric Badge is now being added to Oxford University Press (OUP) book content, updating in real-time to reflect attention given to OUP books and book chapters from sources including news media, social media, and policy documents.

The American Association of Immunologists Journals Launch on the Silverchair Platform

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Silverchair and The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) announced the launch of AAI Journals on the Silverchair Platform. In conjunction with the launch, all AAI journal content is freely available for a limited time to promote accessibility.

EBSCO Information Services Introduces Pathways to Research™ to Help Students Become Better Researchers

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EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) releases Pathways to Research™, a new proprietary suite of products consisting of curated research summaries, to help students build college-level research skills. EBSCO will roll out subject-specific Pathways to Research products designed to bridge the gap from encyclopedic and general resources often used in high school, to the more authoritative, journal-based sources needed for college-level research.

Increasing visibility of research resources on bioRxiv and medRxiv as a key part of...

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In scientific studies, key research resources such as antibodies are underspecified by authors, making it unclear which resource was used in a study (Vasilevsky et al, 2013). When key reagents are not well specified, the study is not reproducible.Irreproducibility is due to underspecified resources, and is a lingering problem with a significant economic impact (Freedman et al., 2015)

Jisc welcomes 100th UK institution to ORCID consortium 

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Jisc has welcomed Bangor University as the 100th UK institution to join the international ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) consortium.  ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based organisation that provides a hub to connect researchers with institutional, funder, publisher, and other researcher identifier (the unique number given to every researcher which can be attributed to all their work) systems.  

Announcing the World’s First Curation of Scientific Conference Presentations: Underline Science, Streaming the World’s...

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We created Underline Science in 2019 with a specific vision of curating scientific conference presentations into a streaming video platform. Our founder, Alex Lazinica an AI/robotics researcher, and our experienced team understood it is impossible for researchers to be at every important conference, let alone attend every important presentation at the conferences they are able to be at in person.

Scholastica announces integration with Altmetric Badges for its OA Publishing Platform

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Scholastica, a leading software solutions provider for academic journals, announced today that its open access publishing platform now includes an Altmetric Badge integration option to help journals, their authors, and readers track alternative impact indicators for articles.

AAAS Selects Cadmore Media to Host Streaming Content on Science.org

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In line with recent undertakings to improve the user experience and accessibility, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – publisher of the Science Family of Journals – has selected Cadmore Media as its streaming partner on science.org. This will result in improved accessibility and discoverability of streaming content on the site, as well as a more efficient workflow for internal production staff.

Applications open for Best publisher UX award 2023

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OpenAthens, which makes access to knowledge easy through single sign-on solutions, opens applications for its Best publisher user experience (UX) award 2023. The award is a fantastic opportunity for online publishers to demonstrate how their innovative work improves user experience. Publishers must submit their application form by Friday 18 November 2022.

Underline Furthers Inclusion With Website Accessibility Update

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Striving to lead the way on accessibility, Underline Science recently enhanced its website in order to achieve full WCAG and ADA compliance. These new features promote equitable access for the vision- and hearing-impaired and persons with photosensitive epilepsy and ADHD, among other disabilities impacting website user experience.

The State of Open Data Report 2022: Researchers need more support to assist with...

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Researchers worldwide will need further assistance to help comply with an increasing number of open data mandates, according to the authors of a new report. The State of Open Data Report 2022 – the latest in an annual collaborative series from Digital Science, Figshare and Springer Nature – is released today (9:00am BST Thursday 13 October).