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STM Publishers carve out future with data and analytics – 

Scientific, technical and medical publishers face upheaval from open access and open data, but this transition represents opportunity in online services, particularly for competitors that can develop broader discovery tools and dynamic content capabilities to win users’ loyalty. This is according to the most recent report from media and publishing… Read More

Partnership between EBSCO Information Services and Code Ocean lays the groundwork for growth and impact of open research – 

A new strategic partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Code Ocean will provide to the global research community a platform to facilitate the sharing and reuse of computational code and data. It guarantees the reproducibility of reported research, and it makes research open, organised, accessible… Read More

IOP Publishing signs new OA agreements with Dutch universities – 

Researchers from four institutions in the Netherlands will soon benefit from unlimited open access publishing in IOP Publishing (IOPP) journals. The move is the result of a series of recently agreed ‘read and publish’ agreements. IOPP, a pioneer in open access physics publishing, has secured the… Read More

Viticulture Data Journal: Non-conventional papers foster Open Science & sustainability – 

Non-conventional, yet pivotal research results: data, models, methods, software, data analytics pipelines and visualisation methods, related to the field of viticulture, find a place in a newly launched, open-access and peer-reviewed Viticulture Data Journal (VDJ). The journal went live with the publication of an introductory editorial and a data paper.… Read More

Nicola Arnold joins Jisc as chief finance officer – 

Jisc has announced the appointment of Nicola Arnold as chief finance officer, effective January 13, 2020. Nicola steps into the shoes of Mark Wright, who retired from the post in the summer of 2019. Previously the finance director at St George’s University of London, Nicola’s focus… Read More

NISO Plus Conference Scholarships announced – 

The first-ever NISO Plus conference is scheduled to be held from February 23-25, 2020, in Baltimore, MD. Building on the success of the former NFAIS annual conference, the idea is to make the meeting as inclusive as possible for the information community. The NISO Plus Conference… Read More

The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers launches ‘STM 2020 Research Data Year’ – 

To accelerate the implementation of research data solutions, The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) has launched the ‘STM 2020 Research Data Year’ – a dedicated action plan to increase the number of journals with data policies, expand the number of journals depositing… Read More

BMJ Best Practice now available across Norway – 

BMJ’s clinical decision support tool BMJ Best Practice has been selected to provide healthcare professionals and patients across Norway with full access to its content over the next three years. BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool that gives… Read More

The Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing appoint Professor Qi-Kun Xue as chief scientific advisor for China – 

The Institute of Physics (IOP) and IOP Publishing (IOPP) have announced the appointment of Professor Qi-Kun Xue as chief scientific advisor for China. In the newly created role, Professor Xue will support the IOP and IOPP as they continue to strengthen… Read More

SPIE collaborates with OpenAthens to provide SPIE digital library partner platforms with OpenAthens’ single sign-on software – 

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced a new partnership with OpenAthens, an industry leader in institutional authentication for digital libraries. The new collaboration will leverage OpenAthens’ institutional authentication for each of SPIE’s digital library partner platforms, including… Read More

CSIC and IntechOpen partner to encourage Open Access publishing in Spain – 

CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), the Spanish Research Council, and IntechOpen are working together to encourage Open Access publishing in Spain. In a new agreement, CSIC affiliated academics and research centres will benefit from heavily discounted publication fees and IntechOpen’s vast experience in Open Access… Read More

Professor Ted Donchev appointed new Editorial Panel Chair for Forensic Engineering journal – 

Associate Professor Ted Donchev (CEng) has been appointed as the new Editorial Panel Chair for Forensic Engineering, succeeding Dr Wei Lee. Ted has over 15 years of structural engineering experience, and over 20 years of experience in research. His current post is at Kingston University, London,… Read More


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