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OUP to develop PISA 2024 Science Framework – 

Academic publisher Oxford University Press has won a competitive tender by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to develop the Science Framework for PISA 2024. The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is widely acknowledged as the benchmark for evaluating education systems across… Read More

McGraw-Hill selects Proctorio to deliver remote proctoring and browser locking capabilities within its digital course materials – 

Through a new agreement with Proctorio, McGraw-Hill, a leader in learning science and digital learning tools, will offer remote proctoring and browser locking capabilities for assessments in its McGraw-Hill Connect® digital learning platform for college courses. These services will be available for… Read More

The Company of Biologists and MALMAD announce three year transitional OA agreement – 

The Company of Biologists and MALMAD, an Israeli consortia of leading universities, have announced a three year transitional OA agreement from January 2020. The Company of Biologists are the first publisher to agree a Read and Publish deal with MALMAD that permits researchers at participating institutions… Read More

Brill and Dutch Universities reach transformative agreement – 

UKB, the Dutch consortium of university libraries, and international scholarly publisher Brill have reached a Transformative Agreement for the years 2020 and 2021. The agreement provides reading access to Dutch researchers at 9 institutions and allows for unlimited Open Access publishing in all Brill journals. Brill’s… Read More

Annual Reviews unveils new interdisciplinary journal, Annual Review of Developmental Psychology – 

Annual Reviews, a non-profit publisher of scholarly review journals, has announced the publication of the first volume of the Annual Review of Developmental Psychology. The new journal is co- edited by Susan A. Gelman (University of Michigan) and Sandra R. Waxman (Northwestern University), and provides an… Read More

Kudos partners with the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Liverpool to broaden reach and engagement with Kudos Pro – 

Kudos, the award-winning service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, has announced a new partnership with the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Liverpool. The Faculty will use Kudos Pro to broaden multi-audience reach and engagement with key projects and impact… Read More

2020 SSP Emerging Leader Award – call for nominations – 

The Society for Scholarly Publishing has announced that nominations are now open for the 2020 Emerging Leader Award, which will be presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting, May 27-29 in Boston, MA. This award recognises an SSP member who began working in the scholarly communication field… Read More

ACS Publications and ORCID in deal to recognise ACS reviewers – 

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that reviewers of ACS journal articles can now claim credit for their efforts through ORCID. This new collaboration will provide acknowledgement for reviewers’ crucial contributions to the scholarly publication process. Reviewers give their time and… Read More

IOP Publishing launches new website to help researchers in China navigate the world of scientific publishing – 

IOP Publishing (IOPP) has launched a new website dedicated to helping researchers in China navigate the world of scientific publishing. IOPChina will offer Chinese researchers information on their publishing options, and how IOPP can work with them in getting their latest research published. It also has… Read More

Hindawi announces the acceptance of International Journal of Chemical Engineering into the Science Citation Index Expanded – 

Open access publisher Hindawi has announced the acceptance of International Journal of Chemical Engineering into the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), an index of more than 8,500 notable and significant journals from Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science. The addition of the journal to SCIE means that… Read More

The Royal Society of Chemistry unveils new open access journal for materials science – 

The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced the launch of Materials Advances, sister to Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C. The new journal will be free to read and free to publish in for two years. Materials Advances, which will… Read More

Acta Acustica, the journal of the European Acoustics Association, now live – 

Last June EDP Sciences and the European Acoustics Association (EAA) agreed to publish Acta Acustica (formerly Acta Acustica united with Acustica) in partnership from January 2020. At the time, it was also announced that the journal would become fully gold open access from January 2020. With… Read More

Dr. Jean-Luc Probst appointed Editor-in-Chief for Water – 

Open access journals publisher MDPI has announced that Dr. Jean-Luc PROBST has been appointed Editor-in-Chief for Water. He joined Water in 2018 and has made a great contribution to growth and development. Jean-Luc PROBST is a senior scientist in Environmental Biogeochemistry at the French National Center… Read More

Springer Nature expands research sharing initiative SharedIt to include conference proceedings – 

Springer Nature continues its commitment to opening up research and enabling the advancement of discovery with the rollout of the SharedIt initiative to proceedings books. Following a successful pilot in 2018, SharedIt will enable to exchange/share links on individual papers in the Lecture Notes in Computer… Read More

Rutgers partners with Google to provide online access to 190,000 books – 

Students, faculty and the global public will soon be able to discover nearly 190,000 titles from Rutgers University Libraries’ collections online, as a result of a new partnership with Google. The Google Books Library Project aims to ‘build a searchable catalogue of the world’s books online.’… Read More

Textbook publishers Cengage, McGraw-Hill extend merger agreement – 

Textbook publishers Cengage Learning Holdings and McGraw-Hill Education, who announced last year that they would merge, have extended their merger agreement to May 1 as some countries are still reviewing the deal. The proposed merger, which was announced in May 2019, had been set to expire… Read More

American Chemical Society appoints Bryan Brooks as new editor-in-chief for Environmental Science & Technology Letters – 

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that Dr. Bryan W. Brooks of Baylor University has joined Environmental Science & Technology Letters as editor-in-chief. Brooks’ transdisciplinary research interests broadly include understanding and managing anthropogenic activities and stressors across levels of biological organisation.… Read More

The American Diabetes Association and Kudos partners to accelerate the positive impact of diabetes research in the world – 

Kudos, the award-winning service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, has announced a new three-year partnership with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) – a global leader in the provision of emerging diabetes knowledge. Through this partnership, Kudos will provide ADA’s… Read More

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