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ConTech hailed as “another great and successful event”

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ConTech 2022 took place last week in London and online where the audience enjoyed the highest standards of presentations. The range of topics in the programme were wide and varied but all held a razor-sharp focus on the impact new and emerging technologies are having on the content landscape.

IEEE Commits its Entire Hybrid Journal Portfolio to Transformative Journal Status Aligned with Plan...

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IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced today that it has committed its full portfolio of more than 160 hybrid journals, which publish both open access and subscription-based content, to become Transformative Journals under Plan S. 

American Chemical Society announces new CEO: Albert G. Horvath

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The American Chemical Society (ACS) Board of Directors has selected Albert G. Horvath, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at ACS, as the Society’s next CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2023. He succeeds Thomas Connelly Jr., who is retiring after nearly eight years with ACS

Digital & Platforms

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.

Open Access

IEEE Commits its Entire Hybrid Journal Portfolio to Transformative Journal Status Aligned with Plan...

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IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced today that it has committed its full portfolio of more than 160 hybrid journals, which publish both open access and subscription-based content, to become Transformative Journals under Plan S. 

Springer Nature continues open access drive in Latin America

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Springer Nature has today agreed its first transformative agreement (TA) in Mexico with partner Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), in Mexico. The TA is also the first and largest institutional TA for Latin America, showing extended support for open access (OA) across the Americas.

F1000 launches Health Open Research, expanding the publishing Platform that “accelerates the real-world benefits...

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F1000 is delighted to announce today the launch of Health Open Research. This is an expansion of the former Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Open Research, the open research publishing venue that “accelerates the real-world benefits of medical research.”  

Editorial

Reviewer Credits and transcript partner to make peer review for books visible

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Reviewer Credits (RC), the global expert network that makes peer review visible and helps researchers get recognition for their work, is partnering with social sciences publisher transcript to include peer reviewers of monographs and collected volumes into its peer review graph. As a result, peer reviewers will make their work seen and can prove the time invested to research funders, employers and learned societies as part of their academic record.

The New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Group partner with Wolters Kluwer to...

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Wolters Kluwer Health and NEJM Group have entered into an exclusive partnership to ensure that more researchers and clinicians around the world can access the growing family of NEJM Group journals. Building on years of collaboration, this expanded partnership positions NEJM Group journals for sustained global growth through Wolters Kluwer’s Ovid® medical research platform.

EDP Sciences and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology announce a new publishing partnership

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EDP Sciences and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) are delighted to announce a new publishing partnership. From 1 January 2023, the Journal of ExtraCorporeal Technology(JECT), AmSECT’s flagship publication, will be published by EDP Sciences.

Institutions

OCLC’s new library analytics solution to better align collections with priorities, is now available...

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OCLC's new Choreo Insights™ library analytics solution is now available to early adopter libraries in North America seeking to better align academic library collections with institutional focus areas, emerging curriculum priorities, and future trends.

SPARC Report – New insights into OE in European Libraries of Higher Education 2022

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We are pleased to announce the publication of our report, Open Education in European Libraries of Higher Education: Implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on OER. The report presents the findings of the third edition of our annual survey of European academic libraries on the topic of Open Education (OE) and Open Educational Resources (OER). It explores the work being done by European academic librarians to implement the UNESCO OER Recommendation, almost three years on from its initial publication in November 2019. 

New Free-to-Read Collection Shares Research Supporting Librarians

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SAGE has launched a free-to-read collection of research and other resources supporting library professionals as they make improvements in their library, across their institutions, and build their own leadership skills. Categories in the collection include:

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