Scope – Knowledgespeak: STM Industry Daily News Alert

Jisc and five UK-based society publishers sign pilot transitional OA agreements – 

Jisc and five UK-based society publishers have signed pilot transitional open access (OA) agreements, now available to UK universities. The agreements are the first to result from work undertaken by Jisc Collections, negotiating with smaller publishers to offer a sustainable transition to OA. The Microbiology Society,… Read More

GeoScienceWorld (GSW)’s journal Lithosphere appoints first editorial board members – 

GeoScienceWorld (GSW), a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive resource for research and communications in the Geosciences, has announced the appointment of the following Lithosphere Editorial Board members: Matt Balme, Senior Lecturer, Planetary Environments, Open University, UK; YanniGunnell, Professor, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France; Wendy Li-Wen Mao, Professor… Read More

Launch of new Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare Field – 

A new Cochrane entity, which will focus on tackling medical excess, was launched at the annual Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference in Sydney. Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare will advocate and promote the use of evidence to ensure a more sustainable approach to healthcare. The new Cochrane Field aims to… Read More

Prof. Dr. Kenji Uchino named Associate Editor-in-Chief of Actuators – 

Open access journals publisher MDPI has announced the appointment of Prof. Dr. Kenji Uchino as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the journal Actuators. Prof. Dr. Kenji Uchino, one of the pioneers in piezoelectric actuators, is Founding Director of the International Center for Actuators and… Read More

Latest edition of Blogspeak now online – 

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Roger C. Schonfeld (Publishers announce a major new service to Plug Leakage); Johan Rooryck (The Plan S open access initiative creates more opportunities than threats for Latin America); Madison Crystal (Your research makes a difference); and Patricia Canto, Susana Franco… Read More

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