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BMJ opens new office in Hoboken, New Jersey, adds to operations in China and Brazil

BMJ opens new office in Hoboken, New Jersey, adds to operations in China and Brazil

Global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has opened an office in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, the company has announced. The North American office reflects the growing demand for BMJ’s journals, clinical decision support tools, and quality improvement solutions, in the world’s largest healthcare market. BMJ publishes The BMJ and a portfolio of more than 60 world leading medical and allied science[Read More…]

by July 1, 2015 World
CAS Assigns the 100 Millionth CAS Registry Number® to a Substance Designed to Treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia

CAS Assigns the 100 Millionth CAS Registry Number® to a Substance Designed to Treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world’s authority for chemical information, registered the 100 millionth chemical substance in the CAS REGISTRY, in the 50th anniversary year of the world’s largest database of unique chemical substances. With a steady increase in patenting activity around the globe, it is not surprising the 100 millionth small molecule registration comes from a patent.  In this[Read More…]

by July 1, 2015 World
Reprints Desk’s Parent Company Elects Former Elsevier CEO John Regazzi to Board of Directors

Reprints Desk’s Parent Company Elects Former Elsevier CEO John Regazzi to Board of Directors

Reprints Desk’s parent company Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS), a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions, and other research intensive organizations has elected John Regazzi to its board of directors. His appointment increases the total number of board members to seven, with four members serving independently. Regazzi is[Read More…]

by June 29, 2015 World
Association of Research Libraries expresses support for principles of transparency and openness

Association of Research Libraries expresses support for principles of transparency and openness

Transparency and reproducibility are cornerstones of how science creates knowledge. Evidence for scientific claims should be shared openly so others can evaluate, question, replicate, or extend scientific studies. When evidence cannot be reproduced independently, then it should not be accepted as credible evidence. Despite their importance, transparency and reproducibility are not often rewarded. Lack of transparency reduces the credibility of[Read More…]

by June 29, 2015 World
The IET announce new appointments for their EMEA sales team

The IET announce new appointments for their EMEA sales team

The IET are delighted to announce the following appointments to the IET’s sales team for EMEA, with immediate effect: Andrew Altmann joins as Regional Sales Director EMEA, based at IET’s offices in Stevenage, with responsibility for EMEA digital sales, global books and journals sales, and management of customer services and sales support teams. Most recently, Andrew was Sales Director at[Read More…]

by June 29, 2015 World
Thomson Reuters releases 40th annual Journal Citation Reports, breaks new ground in journal evaluation

Thomson Reuters releases 40th annual Journal Citation Reports, breaks new ground in journal evaluation

The Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, is changing the face of scholarly journal evaluation with today’s release of the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR)  that includes the integration of a new metric, the Journal Impact Factor Percentile; a Normalized Eigenfactor®; detailed analysis of underlying journal level[Read More…]

by June 24, 2015 World
MIT Press names Amy Brand as new director

MIT Press names Amy Brand as new director

The MIT Press has named Amy Brand PhD ’89, an executive with a wide array of experience in academic publishing and communications, as its new director. She will begin in this position on July 20. Brand has previously worked at multiple universities in publishing and scholarly communications — including a period as an editor at the MIT Press — in[Read More…]

by June 24, 2015 World
Fair Use in Text and Data Mining: ARL Publishes Issue Brief

Fair Use in Text and Data Mining: ARL Publishes Issue Brief

ARL has released an “Issue Brief: Text and Data Mining and Fair Use in the United States” (PDF), which describes the role and usefulness of text and data mining, provides a short background of fair use, and presents an analysis of fair use in text and data mining, including eight cases that support fair use in this context. No researcher can[Read More…]

by June 17, 2015 World
ALA president calls for digital transformation of Copyright Office

ALA president calls for digital transformation of Copyright Office

Today, American Library Association (ALA) president Courtney Young responded to the introduction of the Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act (CODE Act) by Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA) and Tom Marino (R-PA): “For more than 20 years, content creators, rights holders, legislators and public users alike have acknowledged that the U.S. Copyright Office needs to modernize its technological capabilities for[Read More…]

by June 16, 2015 World
Copyright Office Report on Orphan Works: ARL Releases Issue Brief

Copyright Office Report on Orphan Works: ARL Releases Issue Brief

ARL has published an issue brief on the US Copyright Office’s June 4, 2015, Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization (PDF), which includes recommendations for legislation on orphan works—copyrighted works whose owners are impossible to identify or contact—and the creation of an extended collective licensing (ECL) regime for mass digitization. ARL’s “Issue Brief: Copyright Office Report on Orphan Works”[Read More…]

by June 16, 2015 World
Growing support for statement against Elsevier policy

Growing support for statement against Elsevier policy

In the last two weeks, over 1600 individuals and organizations from 52 countries around the world have signed a statement opposing Elsevier’s new article sharing and hosting policy, underscoring that many in the scholarly community do not support the new policy. The policy imposes unacceptably long embargo periods for making articles available, the vast majority of which range from 12 months to 4 years after publication. It also requires researchers to[Read More…]

by June 8, 2015 World
Wiley-F1000Research pilot gives more choice to authors

Wiley-F1000Research pilot gives more choice to authors

John Wiley & Sons, Inc, announced today the launch of a six-month pilot program in partnership with F1000Research.  The pilot offers authors whose articles don’t meet the specific criteria for publication in five Wiley journals the option to submit their manuscript to F1000Research, giving authors a streamlined process to get their work quickly and easily published online. F1000Research is an[Read More…]

by June 8, 2015 World