Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Editorial

Partnership with Max Planck Society marks Springer Nature’s largest open access book deal

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Springer Nature has signed its largest institutional OA book deal with the Max Planck Society through the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL). The agreement covers all Springer Nature book imprints, across a broad range of disciplines, providing OA funding to affiliated authors from over 80 Max Planck Institutes.

Frontiers announces first journal acquisition: Oncology Reviews

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The open-access publisher Frontiers has acquired the journal Oncology Reviews from PAGEPress. The acquisition marks a significant milestone for Frontiers. It is the first journal the publisher has acquired since it was founded in 2007. Oncology Reviews is also Frontiers’ first proprietary Reviews journal, aiming to publish highly impactful reviews, thought-provoking editorials and opinion pieces.

Springer Nature expands fully OA portfolio with new medical technologies title 

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As the largest publisher of open access (OA) primary research, Springer Nature continues to explore new outlets and platforms for the advancement of scientific discovery. BMC’s (part of Springer Nature) latest addition to the fully OA journal portfolio BMC Digital Health, is a key example of that. Providing a venue for research on virtual healthcare, wearable technology, as well as the role of social media and other communications technology in digital health - this journal will sit at the cutting edge of research around developments in digital medical practice. 

Health Education England has arranged for BMJ Best Practice to continue to provide clinical...

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All healthcare professionals need to be able to use the latest evidence-based information so that they can be confident in making sound clinical decisions to improve patient outcomes. At the same time generalists, early career professionals and learners all value the opportunity to gain a quick overview of a topic, revise their knowledge, reflect on and share reliable information with patients.

IOP Publishing partners with ‘Get Full Text Research’ to streamline access to research  

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OP Publishing (IOPP) is partnering with Get Full Text Research (GetFTR) to make it easier for researchers to access published research or best available version. The partnership streamlines access to published journal articles via a free-to-use solution for subscription and open access (OA) content.  

The MIT Press and Harvard Law School Library launch new series offering high-quality and...

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Together, the MIT Press and Harvard Law School Library announce the launch of the Open Casebook series. Leveraging free and open texts created and updated by distinguished legal scholars, the series offers high-quality yet affordable printed textbooks for use in law teaching across the country, tied to online access to the works and legal opinions under open licenses.

PLOS Sustainability and Transformation publishes first papers

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The Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced that PLOS Sustainability and Transformation published its initial cohort of papers. The journal’s mission is to empower key decision makers to take immediate action for the sustainability of our environment, our economy, and the societies around the world who depend on it. The journal has so far received more than 70 submissions from researchers around the world.

UBP Open Books releases first OA title – Grow and Evolve Your Business

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Open Books, the new Open Access imprint of University of Buckingham Press, has released its first title: Grow and Evolve Your Business edited by Jonathan Reuvid and including a host of high profile contributors.

PLOS Water publishes first papers

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The Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced that PLOS Water has published its initial cohort of papers. The journal’s mission is to connect researchers across the hydrology, water resources, and water, sanitation and hygiene communities, amplifying a diverse set of voices to influence the global discourse around water. The journal has so far received more than 60 submissions from researchers around the world.

Canadian Science Publishing announces new guidelines for reporting community-engaged research in manuscripts

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CER is a growing area that involves researchers and communities collaborating to advance community goals and science. With the rise in queries from authors and submissions across our journals on CER, we developed these guidelines to support transparent reporting of studies that include community participation. 

Clarivate Launches New Global Research Report on Managing Academic Publication Credit in a Collaborative...

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Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, today released a new report from the company’s Institute for Scientific Information™ which proposes a new method for analyzing the credit authors of academic papers receive via citations.  

Frontiers for Young Minds to Connect Schoolchildren to Scientists in a Live Peer Review...

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This year, the World Expo in Dubai has been bridging governments, companies, international organizations and citizens through the theme of "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future". The prestigious scientific publisher Frontiers will do just that by hosting a live review of a real scientific article by schoolchildren at the Swiss Pavilion.