Scope – Knowledgespeak: STM Industry Daily News Alert

Wiley opens access to support educators, researchers and professionals amid growing COVID-19 impact – 

As a global leader in education and research, Wiley is helping aid the global community by supporting students, educators, researchers and professionals who are contending with the increasing impact of COVID-19. As a growing number of schools are being affected by COVID-19, Wiley is aiming to… Read More

Springer Nature achieves new milestone, publishes over 100,000 OA articles in 2019 – 

Last year, Springer Nature published over 100,000 articles immediately OA across its portfolio of 600 OA journals and 2200 hybrid journals. This means that 30 percent of all Springer Nature articles are published fully OA, further cementing its OA leadership position. Springer Nature has also published… Read More

PLOS Endorses Open Pharma Position Statement on Open Access – 

PLOS has joined a list of endorsers of the Position Statement on Open Access coordinated by Open Pharma, a group of pharmaceutical clients, publishers, patients, academics, regulators, editors, non-pharmaceutical funders, and societies. PLOS is a fully Open Access publisher, with all content… Read More

APA Publishing and the Society of Clinical Psychology announce new publishing partnership – 

APA Publishing and the Society of Clinical Psychology have announced a publishing partnership for the society’s flagship journal, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (CP:SP). The journal will move to the APA PsycArticles database, and new issues will be published with APA Journals starting in 2021. … Read More

EBSCO eBooksTM named top e-book platform provider in 2020 ASPIRE Accessibility Audit – 

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been named one of the top e-book platform providers in the ASPIREverified Accessibility Audit with the first-ever perfect score of 100 percent. This honour recognises an organisation’s commitment to improving the content and communication of its accessibility… Read More

Amber Watson joins Data Conversion Laboratory as Sales Director, Publishing – 

Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), a structured data and content transformations industry, has announced that Amber Watson has joined its team as Sales Director, Publishing. Amber will support commercial publishers, libraries, museums, and other global content-centric organisations, solving digital transformation challenges with DCL’s innovative AI and NLP… Read More

Elsevier acquires Authess, creator of advanced performance-based competency assessments – 

Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specialising in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job. Founded in 2015,… Read More

Scientific American appoints Laura Helmuth as Editor-in-Chief – 

Scientific American has announced Laura Helmuth as its new Editor-in-Chief. Helmuth becomes the ninth Editor-in-Chief in the nearly 175-year history of the magazine. In her role, Helmuth will be responsible for overseeing the flagship magazine, and other branded products. She will be based in the… Read More

Health Literacy Research and Practice now indexed by MedLine® – 

Independent STM publisher SLACK Incorporated has announced that Health Literacy Research and Practice (HLRP) is now indexed by MedLine®. The Journal, owned by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) and published by SLACK Incorporated, is an interdisciplinary and international open-access publication dedicated to advancing the field… Read More

University of Aberdeen joins Jisc-Frontiers national open access framework agreement – 

The University of Aberdeen has formed an open access publishing agreement under the national agreement in the UK agreed between Jisc Collections and Frontiers. The University of Aberdeen supports its researchers in making their research more widely available. As part of this… Read More

BMJ Best Practice linked to improved patient care when integrated into hospital system, says new study – 

Integrating BMJ Best Practice into a hospital clinical decision support system is associated with more accurate diagnoses and shorter hospital stays, finds a new study from China published in JMIR Medical Informatics. BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool that gives healthcare professionals… Read More

Digital Science announces SciSwipe and SciFlow as winners of its Catalyst Grant award – 

Research industry technology company Digital Science has revealed the latest winners of its prestigious Catalyst Grant award: SciSwipe and SciFlow have each been awarded a grant. An international initiative to develop innovative projects and technologies The Catalyst Grant offers an award of up to £25,000… Read More

CAS and PatSnap collaborate to strengthen leading sci-tech information solutions to deliver enhanced insight across R&D and IP workflows – 

Scientific information solutions provider CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, and PatSnap, an innovation intelligence solution provider, have announced a long-term strategic partnership agreement aimed at accelerating global innovation. This unique collaboration between sci-tech information industry leaders brings together the depth of CAS human-curated… Read More

IBM Watson Health and EBSCO Information Services partner to launch integrated clinical decision support solution – 

IBM Watson Health and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) have announced a strategic collaboration aimed towards enhancing clinical decision support (CDS) and operations for healthcare providers and health systems. The companies are combining their respective solution suites – DynaMed® and IBM® Micromedex® with… Read More

Copyright Clearance Center and MassBio host ‘Ask the Experts’ program on accessing, sharing, and managing scientific literature – 

Copyright advancing company Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) hosted an ‘Ask the Experts’ program together with MassBio, a not-for-profit organisation that represents and provides services and support for the world’s leading life sciences supercluster. The interactive Q&A session addressed how life science organisations find, access, share… Read More

HighWire promotes Matt Pedersen as VP, Relationship Management, reinforcing a commitment to customer engagement – 

Scholarly publishing technology provider HighWire has announced the promotion of Matt Pedersen to the role of VP, Relationship Management in order to support the company’s new direction and focus. Before joining HighWire one year ago as Senior Director, Relationship Management, Matt held a leadership position as… Read More

Frontiers and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research announce open access publishing agreement – 

Frontiers and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA- Norsk institutt for naturforskning) have announced an open access publishing agreement. As part of agreement, NINA will cover Article Processing Charges (APCs) for eligible articles centrally for their eligible authors. Furthermore, the NINA will benefit from a… Read More

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery expands with new journals – 

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery has announced an expansion, including rebranding and two new journals. The open access option in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES) will be rebranded as JSES International and will focus on the international shoulder and elbow community. Dr. Pierre… Read More

Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Elsevier collaborate to launch first branch of traditional Chinese medicine taxonomy – 

Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics, specialising in science and health, has launched the first branch of its Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) taxonomy in collaboration with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), a leader in the field of TCM research and medical treatment. Acupuncture, a… Read More

National Library of Medicine appoints Dianne Babski as Acting Associate Director, Division of Library Operations – 

The National Library of Medicine Director, Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, has named Dianne Babski as Acting Associate Director, Division of Library Operations (LO) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), effective March 1, 2020. As Acting Associate Director of LO, Babski is responsible for the budget,… Read More

American Chemical Society terminates Philadelphia spring national meeting – 

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has decided, after careful analysis of a variety of inputs, that for the safety and protection of its members, staff and the citizens of Philadelphia, it will terminate its Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo scheduled for March 22-26, 2020, in… Read More

2020 volume of the Annual Review of Cancer Biology switches from gated to open access – 

Non-profit publisher Annual Reviews has announced that the 2020 volume of the Annual Review of Cancer Biology has been converted from gated to open access, with all articles published under a CC BY license. The back volumes, dating from 2017, are also freely available. The Annual… Read More

French National Fund for Open Science support to three international infrastructures – 

The French National Fund for Open Science (FNSO) has decided to support three international open science infrastructures as part of SCOSS, the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services initiative. As announced when the fund was created, the Steering Committee for Open Science has decided… Read More

China increases remote access to scientific information in response to Coronavirus lockdown – 

Since the start of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, Chinese schools, universities and research organisations have been in lockdown. Many of China’s learners and researchers have needed to stay at home, losing access to vitally important education and research. Responding to China’s urgent need, IOP Publishing… Read More

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