Scope – Knowledgespeak: STM Industry Daily News Alert

Springer Nature and PubChem partner to improve accessibility to material and property data – 

Springer Nature has announced a partnership with open access database PubChem, hosted by the US National Institute of Health, to enable researchers to quickly identify reliable property information of materials and links to primary research. Springer Nature’s materials and properties database, Read More

Wiley makes COVID-19 research freely available in publicly funded archives – 

John Wiley and Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, is making all current and future research content and data on the COVID-19 Resource Site available to PubMed Central, the archive of biomedical and life science at the US National Institutes of Health’s National… Read More

Publishers provide scholarly content free on Project MUSE during COVID-19 crisis – 

In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, Project MUSE is supporting its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on its platform. With many higher education institutions moving into an exclusively online learning environment for… Read More

ProQuest partners with publishers to provide coronavirus-impacted libraries with unlimited access to Ebook Central holdings – 

ProQuest has announced a partnership with more than 90 publishers to support libraries in providing unlimited access to Ebook Central holdings for all patrons – at no extra charge. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an unprecedented effect on higher-education institutions across… Read More

Editage partners with Common Ground Research Networks to provide manuscript editorial services to authors – 

Editage, a science communications brand by Cactus Communications (CACTUS), has partnered with US-based not-for-profit Common Ground Research Networks (CGRN) to support their authors with translation, language editing, and formatting for research manuscripts and books. CGRN publishes about 90 journals, with about 78 percent indexed by… Read More

EPJ N announces completion of topical issue: ‘Progress in the Science and Technology of Nuclear Reactors using Molten Salts’ – 

EPJ Nuclear Sciences & Technologies (EPJ N) has announced the completion of the topical issue, ‘Progress in the Science and Technology of Nuclear Reactors using Molten Salts’, guest edited by Jan Leen Kloosterman (TU Delft), Elsa Merle (LPSC-IN2P3-CNRS, UJF, Grenoble INP) and Jean Ragusa (Texas A&M University). The two remaining… Read More

SAGE Publishing issues statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic – 

The work of the research community will be critical to addressing the challenge of COVID-19. To support this, academic publisher SAGE Publishing has taken a number of actions. SAGE has removed the subscription gateway to articles that it believes will be of value to researchers and… Read More

Cambridge University Press offers free access to cutting edge research on coronavirus – 

Academic publisher Cambridge University Press is offering 700 textbooks free to all, online access to higher education textbooks and coronavirus cutting edge research during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, existing customers are being offered free access to key reference works on request to help them… Read More

Bentham Science announces new journal, ‘Coronaviruses’ – 

STM publisher Bentham Science has announced a new journal, ‘Coronaviruses’ to cover the latest research on coronaviruses related outbreak and the methods employed to treat coronavirus infections. Every article in the first volume of the journal will be published as Open Access. Coronaviruses will publish… Read More

BMJ appoints Chris Jones as new CEO – 

Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has announced the appointment of Chris Jones as next Chief Executive, effective April 6, 2020. BMJ publishes one of the world’s most cited general medical journals, The BMJ, and over 70 specialty journals. The company also offers digital professional development courses and… Read More

ORCID officially launches Irish Consortium – 

ORCID has announced the official launch of the Irish Consortium at the Irish Research eLibrary (IReL). The new consortium will be led by Dr Catherine Ferris, IReL Open Scholarship Officer, who will manage community and technical support for consortium members. ORCID consortia foster communities of… Read More

Anne Simoneau, Director of Business Development at EDP Sciences, joins OA Switchboard Advisory Group – 

EDP Sciences has announced that Anne Simoneau, Director of Business Development, has been invited to join the Advisory Group of the OA Switchboard project. As the demand for open access publications is increasing, the models to fund these publications are becoming more diverse and complex.… Read More

Registration Opens for the Editorial Manager User Group Meeting (EMUG 2020) – 

Aries Systems is inviting current and prospective users of Editorial Manager® and ProduXion Manager® to register and attend the 18th annual Editorial Manager User Group Meeting (EMUG 2020), on June 11-12th, 2020 at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown Hotel in Boston, MA.… Read More

COVID-19 – Publishers extend immediate access to resources – 

Publishers have announced an extended commitment to support the continued global response to the rapid worldwide spread of COVID-19. Sharing the worldwide concern about the spread and impact of COVID-19, publishers recognise the crucial role they can play in supporting the response to this crisis and advancing the research that… Read More

Elsevier allows PubMed Central to access content on its COVID-19 Information Center to fight against coronavirus – 

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics specialising in science and health, has made its research and data content on its COVID-19 Information Center available to PubMed Central, the archive of biomedical and lifescience at the US. National Institutes of Health’s National Library… Read More

Emerald Publishing launches publishing fund to cover APCs, supporting Social Scientists to make their research on health emergencies such as Covid-19 rapidly available – 

Academic publisher Emerald Publishing has launched a publishing fund of £20,000 to cover the article publishing charges (APCs) for any research that relates to societal impacts as a result of the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and similar health emergencies. As the Covid-19 outbreak continues to… Read More

Cochrane announces revised Conflict of Interest policy for Cochrane Library Content – 

Cochrane has released its revised Conflict of Interest policy for Cochrane Library Content. The policy was created with the support of a project board made up of key stakeholders and conflict of interest experts from within and outside Cochrane, following a rigorous… Read More

Scholastica announces The State of Journal Production and Access survey – 

Scholastica is conducting a survey on ‘The State of Journal Production and Access’ among scholarly societies, university presses, and university libraries that publish one or more journals independently. In the world of academic journal publishing, change has traditionally occurred gradually. However, as new digital publishing standards… Read More

VitalSource and publishers come together to provide free access to eTextbooks to students affected by COVID-19 – 

VitalSource® has joined leading publishers to help ensure students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will have free access to quality digital learning materials through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Beginning March 16 through May 25, 2020, access to an expansive catalogue of eTexts… Read More

Cactus Communications and Cadmore Media collaborate on solution for scientific event recordings – 

Cactus Communications (CACTUS) and Cadmore Media have announced an end-to-end media capture and publication solution for societies wishing to expertly publish the output of scientific conferences, whether they are being held virtually or in person. With CACTUS’s global network of subject specialists, professional media production,… Read More

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