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BioDuro selects SciFinderⁿ from CAS to boost research productivity and shorten cycle times – 

CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, has announced that leading contract research, development and manufacturing organisation (CRO/CDMO) BioDuro has signed a five-year agreement for SciFindern. This agreement provides enterprise-wide access to the most advanced scientific information solution for all scientists at BioDuro, ensuring they… Read More

Integration of Airbus’ Vision-1 satellite imagery and the GeoSeer search tool give academics access to millions of open data maps – 

Jisc has announced the launch of the improved Jisc geospatial data service providing universities and colleges easy and free access to more than 1.6 million geographical datasets from around the world, including the most comprehensive index of maps ever brought together. The service features the implementation… Read More

De Gruyter increases staff and geographic reach in Asia Pacific region – 

Academic publisher De Gruyter is expanding internationally and is increasing its geographic reach and staff numbers in the Asia Pacific region (APAC). The announcement of additional investments in APAC follows a recent announcement by the publisher of expansion in North America as well. Wendy Ding, Editorial… Read More

O’Reilly announces co-chairs of inaugural Infrastructure & Ops Conference – 

O’Reilly, the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, has announced Sam Newman as the external co-chair of the O’Reilly Infrastructure & Ops Conference, a new franchise focused on foundational technologies including cloud services, containers, microservices, and AI and operations. Newman will join internal… Read More

Prof. Theodore J. Bornhorst appointed as Section Editor-in-Chief of Minerals – 

Open access publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) has announced that Professor Theodore J. Bornhorst has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the Mineral Deposits Section of Minerals. His term started in September 2019. Professor Bornhorst is Professor of Geology in Department of Geological and Mining Engineering… Read More

Latest edition of Blogspeak now online – 

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (Can Geowalling Save Open Access?); Jane Reed (Using AI-powered Text Mining to Re-use Research Insights Published in Scientific Literature); Charlie Rapple (Researchers’ Social License – in Need of Renewal?); and Martin Paul Eve (If we choose to… Read More

ConTech 2019 opens in three weeks – 

ConTech 2019 is scheduled to be held from December 5-6, 2019. The conference will showcase the very latest thinking on how data science, AI and other technologies can unlock a host of new opportunities for content organisations of all types and sizes. This year’s programme looks… Read More

A partnership retrospective: AAAS’ Science Partner Journal Program and Hindawi – 

August 22, 2019 marked the anniversary of the first article published by Research, AAAS’ first Science Partner Journal (SPJ). The SPJ program was established in late 2017 to meet the growing chorus of requests from international associations wishing to partner with AAAS to establish a publication… Read More

CRKN adopts Archivematica as Canadiana’s preservation platform – 

CRKN has announced that it has adopted Archivematica as the new preservation platform for the Canadiana Trustworthy Digital Repository (TDR). Archivematica will replace the preservation management components of the current platform, which were developed in-house over the past decade. Archivematica is an… Read More

Molecular Biology of the Cell is one of the first journals to join portable peer review platform – 

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) is one of the first journals to participate in a new platform that enables journal-independent, ‘portable’ peer review. A research manuscript submitted to the platform, Review Commons, will be reviewed by experts for technical rigor and its contribution to the… Read More

APA elects Atlanta Center for Behavioral Health Director Jennifer Kelly 2021 President – 

Dr. Jennifer F. Kelly, owner and director of the Atlanta Center for Behavioral Medicine, has been elected the 2021 president of the American Psychological Association. In addition to her independent practice, Kelly serves as co-chair of the newly formed APA Advocacy Coordinating Committee, which is responsible… Read More

SPi Global’s SmartDub Solution wins PIC at LocWorld Silicon Valley 2019 – 

SPi Global, the world’s leading content technology and solutions provider, and HOOQ, Southeast Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, have announced that SmartDub, an artificial intelligence (AI) dubbing innovation, emerged as the winner of the recent Process Innovation Challenge (PIC)… Read More

HighWire to host new RCP journals site – 

Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, has supported the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) to launch its new journals site: The site brings together RCP’s two prestigious journals, Clinical Medicine (ClinMed) and Future Healthcare Journal (FHJ), into the… Read More

Library Assessment Conference 2019 call for proposals – 

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Washington Libraries, and the Conference Steering Committee are inviting paper, poster, and workshop proposals for the 2020 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, beginning December 4, 2019. Proposals will be due… Read More

IFRRO elects new Board of Directors at World Congress and Annual General Meeting 2019 – 

The International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), a network of collective management organisations around the world, including reproduction rights organisations (RROs) and creators’ and publishers’ associations in the text and image sector working to protect and enable easy legal access to copyright materials, held Board… Read More

Dr. Anna Valdez named Editor in Chief of OADN’s official journal – 

The Board of Directors for the Organisation for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) has announced the appointment of Dr. Anna Valdez as Editor in Chief of the association’s official publication Teaching and Learning in Nursing (TELN). Dr. Valdez has over 25 years of experience in clinical practice… Read More

Editage partners with ReviewerCredits to offer peer review training and author services – 

Editage, a science communications brand by Cactus Communications (CACTUS), has announced a partnership with ReviewerCredits, a spinoff company endorsed by the University of Milano-Bicocca. Through this collaboration, Editage and ReviewerCredits will launch a service platform that will cover key areas such as reviewer education, English editing,… Read More

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