Scope – Knowledgespeak: STM Industry Daily News Alert

Better understanding of APC funding sources may accelerate the transition to OA – 

A new report published by Springer Nature indicates that a better understanding of the sources of funding for article processing charges (APCs) could accelerate the transition to open access (OA) publishing. ‘APCs in the wild’ refer to those APCs that are funded from sources that cannot… Read More

AIP Publishing temporarily halts distribution of printed journals – 

AIP Publishing has announced that it is pausing the distribution of printed journals from April 3, 2020, until further notice due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision has been made in response to increasing restrictions in global distribution networks, and to customer requests… Read More

OCLC’s COVID-19 page presents resources to help libraries serve their communities during the pandemic – 

Global library cooperative OCLC has announced that its COVID-19 page brings together timely information, valuable resources, and opportunities for online discussion and instruction to help library professionals continue to serve their communities during the pandemic. The COVID-19 resource page offers options… Read More

Journal of Neuroeducation – A new space for neuroscience and education – 

Building bridges between the science and education communities to contribute and improve the current didactic experiences is the goal of the Journal of Neuroeducation (JONED), a new online free-access journal open to the scientific community at a national and international level. JONED is promoted by the Chair of Neuroeducation of… Read More

Figshare launches free COVID-19 research publishing portal – 

Figshare is launching a free portal at to allow researchers to publish any COVID-19 related research. Figshare aims to aid in the rapid dissemination of research in any form, be it preprints, datasets, presentations, or software. There are many questions and… Read More

SUF and IntechOpen announce collaboration on global academic publishing – 

The Smart University Foundation (SUF) and IntechOpen, Ltd. have announced their future collaboration on global academic publishing, open access book printing, online publishing, and other publishing and capacity-building opportunities for the future of global higher education. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed outlining the… Read More

Latest edition of Blogspeak now online – 

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Roger C. Schonfeld, Alice Meadows and Robert Harington (Community engagement amidst a crisis); Sara de Jong and Alena Pfoser (‘Success is not measured in how inspired we are’ – Reassessing artist-academic collaborations under neoliberalism); Michael Schulson (A revolution in science… Read More

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