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Wiley Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Atypon

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon (www.atypon.com) is a trusted technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2016. Atypon is privately

Dr. Jim Smith succeeds Dr Kevin Moses as new Director of Science at The Wellcome Trust

The globally recognised developmental biologist Jim Smith is joining Wellcome as our new Director of Science. Dr Smith is currently Deputy CEO and Chief of Strategy at the Medical Research Council, and Director of Research at the Francis Crick Institute(opens in a new tab). He will step down from both roles before taking up his position at Wellcome by the end of the year, but will continue to run his lab at the Francis Crick Institute. He will lead Wellcome’s Science

Wiley Announces Publishing Agreement with Amazon Web Services

John Wiley & Sons Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb) (Wiley) today announced a publishing agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring to market official certification study guide learning tools for the AWS Certification Program. The AWS Certification Program recognizes IT professionals that possess the skills and technical knowledge necessary for building and maintaining applications and services on the AWS Cloud. To earn an AWS Certification, individuals must demonstrate their proficiency in a particular area by passing an AWS Certification

Baker & Taylor Launches Global Publishers Services

Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, today announced the launch of Baker & Taylor Global Publishers Services (GPS) – a new business unit specializing in providing client publishers with international sales and marketing services, an industry leading speed to market supply chain and digital to print services. The GPS model will offer tailored services to publishers whose content has a strong global audience and who recognize international sales as a strategically

Wiley provides free access to latest Zika research to coincide with events in Brazil

Wiley has made available all of its published Zika content on one sitewww.wiley.com/go/zika to coincide with events in Brazil, a territory that has seen increased cases of Zika Virus recently. Access will be freely available until 30 September. New research from medicine, entomology, obstetrics, neuroscience and more will be added to Wiley’s Zika page as it becomes available along with interactive content such as interviews, podcasts and videos, providing the latest updates on Zika virus. Zika virus is transmitted primarily

Rapid growth in high-quality research outputs shows China is consolidating position as scientific powerhouse

The Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement identifies the countries and institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality research publications, using the power of the Nature Index, which tracks the research of more than 8,000 global institutions. These are the players to watch. It shows that Chinese institutions are leading the world in rapidly increasing high-quality research outputs. 40 of the top 100 most improved institutions across the globe are from this scientific powerhouse, with 24 of those showing

Ingram Introduces Ingram Academic Services

Ingram Content Group through Ingram Publisher Services announces the launch of Ingram Academic Services, a service customized for university presses and academic publishers. The first joint initiative following Ingram’s acquisition of Perseus’ distribution businesses, Ingram Academic Services offers distinguished resources, tools and services to help university presses and academic publishers fulfill their missions. “Ingram Academic Services is one of the first ways we’ve quickly combined the strengths of both Ingram and Perseus’ distribution businesses to create greater value for our

Wiley announces launch of Wiley Spectra Lab, giving researchers access to largest collection of reference spectra in the world

Wiley today announced the launch ofWileySpectra Lab, a new and flexible expert spectral data system that uses empirical data and advanced software to help chemists, toxicologists, and life scientists confidently identify chemical substances.Wiley Spectra Labprovides access to these data in a convenient, secure cloud environment. Powered by KnowItAll® by Bio-Rad, the online, subscription-based spectral library provides researchers with access to over 2.2 million reference spectra – the largest collection in the world, to enable them to reliably identify unknowns and

Thomson Reuters Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell its Intellectual Property & Science Business to Onex and Baring Asia for $3.55 billion

Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Intellectual Property & Science business to private equity funds affiliated with Onex Corporation (“Onex”) and Baring Private Equity Asia (“Baring Asia”) for $3.55 billion in cash. The sale is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, including the expiration or termination of applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, and is expected to close in the next few months. The

The Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal receives the SPARC Innovator Award

Pensoft’s journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) has received the SPARC Innovator Award for June 2016. The awarding body SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is a global coalition committed to promoting openness for research and education. Their bi-annual Innovator Award goes to individuals and initiatives who dare to challenge the status quo in scholarly communication. From the very start RIO was set to innovate traditional science publishing practices by opening up for publications from across the research

HighWire boosts customer performance with three key hires

Following the opening remarks by HighWire Press, Inc. CEO, Dan Filby at the Spring HighWire Publishers’ Meeting, the HighWire leadership team has been further strengthened by the appointment of three key individuals: John Doherty, Director Technical Support; Andre Kvaternik, Senior Director Professional Services; and Rob Smyth, Director of Engineering Quality Assurance. The new appointments show HighWire’s commitment to providing outstanding customer experience by delivering operational excellence and also demonstrate the long-term investment in the HighWire team by Accel-KKR and Stanford University.

Thomson Reuters Launches ProView eBook Platform in the Turkish Professional & Academic Sectors

Thomson Reuters today announced the launch in Turkey of ProView, the first eReader platform specifically built for professional and academic use. Thomson Reuters ProView is a first-of-its-kind, professional eBook platform that provides delivery and use anywhere, anytime, of specialized professional content published by Thomson Reuters and market leading publishers. It provides advanced features such as full-text search, secured notes and highlights, content sharing capabilities, and content updating. ProView leverages Thomson Reuters best-in-class content from across its global markets, as well