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Oxford University Press and Pearson to speak at LBF’s Educational Publishing conference, What Works? – 

The London Book Fair has announced the line-up for the eighth annual ‘What Works? Education Conference’, which will examine key topics including EdTech, the challenges of developing digital learning materials and how best to use them in classrooms. The conference is scheduled… Read More

American Chemical Society names Dr. Julie B. Zimmerman as new editor-in-chief of Environmental Science & Technology – 

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Dr. Julie B. Zimmerman of Yale University as editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Zimmerman has published widely on a range of environmental science and technology topics, including water treatment and the… Read More

CCC introduces ‘Touch-Free’ Workflow feature to RightsLink® for Scientific Communications – 

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has announced a new ‘touch-free’ workflow feature to its market-leading transformative agreement workflow solution, RightsLink® for Scientific Communications. RightsLink now offers increased support for Read and Publish, Publish and Read, Pure… Read More

De Gruyter and nine universities in the Netherlands sign read and publish agreement – 

Academic publisher De Gruyter and UKB, the consortium of university libraries in the Netherlands, have signed an agreement to provide default open access publishing in 305 hybrid journals to nine Dutch universities. Subscription access to the complete De Gruyter eJournal collection (347 journals) is also included.… Read More

Knowledge Unlatched announces plans to make 410 books and 13 journals Open Access in the course of 2020 – 

Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the central platform for Open Access (OA) financing models, has announced the results of the 2019 pledging round, which ended in December 2019 and saw hundreds of libraries worldwide pledge support for OA models and initiatives offered by KU and its partners. In… Read More

Atypon’s continued growth in 2019 featured new acquisitions, products, and international markets – 

Scholarly and professional publishing platform provider Atypon signed 7 new clients, launched 7 new client websites and 2 new applications for researchers, made 2 acquisitions, extended its contracts with 10 of its long-term clients, and grew its staff by more than 5% in 2019. Further broadening… Read More

IEEE launches TechRxivTM, a new preprint server for unpublished research – 

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, has announced the launch of, a preprint server for the global technology community. is a collaborative multidisciplinary hub that will facilitate the open… Read More

Springer Nature and the Materials Research Society announce publishing partnership – 

Springer Nature and the Materials Research Society (MRS) have signed a strategic new publishing agreement that will come into effect starting on January 1, 2021. At that time, the two organisations will partner to publish all five journals in the MRS portfolio—MRS Bulletin, Journal of Materials… Read More

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issues Request for Public Comment on Desirable Characteristics of Repositories for Managing and Sharing Data – 

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued a Request for Public Comment (RFC) on Draft Desirable Characteristics of Repositories for Managing and Sharing Data Resulting from Federally Funded Research. This RFC is issued on behalf of the multi-agency Subcommittee on Open… Read More

Open Research Library launched, aims to bring together Open Access content in one platform – 

The Open Research Library (ORL) has officially launched at with the aim to bring together Open Access content in one seamless and easy-to-use platform. A number of leading players in the library and OA community have joined forces to support the ORL for the… Read More

Journal Development and The Company of Biologists launch the Node Network – 

The journal Development and its publisher The Company of Biologists have announced the launch of the Node Network, a global directory of developmental and stem cell biologists. Scientists often have a hard time finding the right people for professional purposes, whether this… Read More

British Ecological Society launches new journal – Ecological Solutions and Evidence – 

The British Ecological Society (BES), in partnership with its publisher John Wiley & Sons, has announced the launch of a new international journal, Ecological Solutions and Evidence. The open access journal will publish articles with direct relevance for the management of biological resources and ecological systems.… Read More

University of Wollongong selects Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Leganto solutions to streamline workflows for a seamless user experience – 

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced that Australia’s University of Wollongong has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform, along with the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution and Leganto® course reading list tool, to streamline library and faculty workflows. The Ex Libris… Read More

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