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Chinese institutions on the rise, but the United States holds its position at the...

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The Nature Index Annual Tables, released today, examine the institutions and countries that contributed most to high-quality natural-sciences research in 2021. China had a strong year, second for research output overall, as measured by Share* and with 14.4% growth in output in 2021 compared with 2020, the largest increase among the top ten countries in the Annual Tables.

SAGE Publishing and the University of California Announce a Transformative Agreement to Expand Reach...

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SAGE Publishing and the University of California (UC) announce an agreement to expand open access publishing opportunities for researchers at all 10 UC campuses. Running through 2024, the agreement will provide funding for UC researchers to make their SAGE research articles free and openly available to the world.

Aries Systems and Elsevier to further advance diversity, inclusion and equity in publishing

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Aries Systems Corporation, a leading technology workflow solutions provider to the scholarly publishing community, in partnership with Elsevier, a global leader in information and analytics, is pleased to announce the opportunity for editors, reviewers, and authors to choose to self-report their gender identity, race and ethnicity within Aries’ manuscript submission and peer review tracking system, Editorial Manager® (EM).

Jisc helps new project on improving international research collaboration 

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Jisc is helping a consortium, led by the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA), to assess the feasibility of, and scope for, a platform to help international research collaboration.  The aim is to streamline and standardise due diligence processes to increase research efficiency and quality and promote trusted research.

EdTech Leader BibliU Raises $15M in Series B Funding

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BibliU, provider of a Learning Enablement platform, today announced details of its Series B funding. The company has raised the first tranche of $15M led by its current investors with participation from new investors. The funds are targeted for expansion in the U.S. market, including new product development, additional publisher partnerships and further investments in sales and marketing.

 Overleaf reaches 10 million users worldwide

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Cloud-based software company Overleaf has reached 10 million users in 189 countries around the world, thanks to strong and sustained user growth among university academics, students, research institutions and industry.

OA content up 40% across Springer Nature’s Transformative Journals

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Data released today shows that in 2021 Springer Nature’s Transformative Journals (TJs) published 40% more gold open access (OA) research articles than in 2020. 730 Springer Nature journals also met cOAlition S’s challenging TJ requirement targets, meaning that more Springer Nature titles achieved the required metrics than those from all other TJ publishers put together.

Microbiology Society launches an innovative open research platform

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The Microbiology Society is delighted to announce that our sound science journal, Access Microbiology, has been re-launched as an innovative open research platform and is now open for submissions. It is free to submit and publish on the platform during the first year of launch, so we encourage early submission to take advantage of this.

ConTech 2022 unlocking the secrets of transformation from chaos to clarity

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ConTech 2022 will be a hybrid event on the 29th & 30th November with the physical event taking place once again at The Marriott...

Make research integrity training mandatory say 73% of Australian researchers in first national survey

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Springer Nature and the Australian Academy of Science release first national survey on attitudes towards research integrity in Australia. The results of the first national survey to investigate research integrity in Australia, a collaboration between the Australian Academy of Science and publisher Springer Nature, indicate broad support for mandatory research integrity training.

Karger Publishers and Molecular Connections Collaborate to Enrich Metadata and Build Decision Support System

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Karger Publishers and Molecular Connections have entered a technical collaboration to enrich metadata and build a future ready decision support system. Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd. and Karger Publishers have entered into a technical collaboration to enhance search and retrieval of Karger content, build an analytics dashboard to support business decisions, and improve editorial efficiency by machine learning applications.

Cochrane releases RevMan Web software for non-Cochrane systematic reviews

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Cochrane is delighted to announce the availability for the first time of RevMan Web, its popular, web-based systematic-review production software, to the wider community beyond Cochrane – to support evidence synthesis development and evidence-based medicine education.