Scope – Knowledgespeak: STM Industry Daily News Alert

McGraw-Hill appoints Simon Allen as CEO – 

Learning science company McGraw-Hill has announced that Simon Allen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, and will join the company’s Board of Directors. Allen had served as Interim CEO since October 2019. Going forward the company will continue to focus on creating the world-class… Read More

Jisc and LYRASIS partner to introduce Institutional Repository Usage Statistics in the US – 

Jisc and LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership association providing technology and content solutions for libraries, museums, and archives, are joining forces to introduce Institutional Repository Usage Statistics (IRUS) in the United States. IRUS-US is the first service to bring together standards-based usage statistics of participating… Read More

Androgens: Clinical Research and Therapeutics, new OA peer-reviewed journal scheduled for launch in 2020 – 

Androgens: Clinical Research and Therapeutics, a new peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to testosterone and other androgens, is now accepting submissions for publication in 2020. The journal aims to publish the highest-quality peer-reviewed articles from all disciplines of medicine, bringing together the numerous areas of testosterone and other androgens clinical… Read More

University of Arizona and Frontiers extend open access publishing agreement – 

University of Arizona (UA) Libraries held an institutional membership trial agreement with Frontiers, enabling UA-affiliated corresponding authors to benefit from a 7.5 percent membership discount on article processing charges (APCs) until the end of 2019. The collaboration has now been further formalised and extended. Starting… Read More

IAVS and Pensoft launch open-access journal on vegetation classification on ARPHA platform – 

The International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS) decided to launch a gold open-access academic journal, titled Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), last summer. IAVS, at that time, signed a contract with scientific publisher and technology provider Pensoft and its self-developed innovative, fast-track… Read More

Cactus Communications announces free virtual conference for academic societies and publishers – 

Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a global scientific communications and technology solutions company, has announced that it will be hosting a virtual conference for academic societies and publishers on May 21-22, 2020. The two-day free event, called ‘Stay Home, Stay Connected, Keep Growing,’ will feature KOLs and… Read More

CAS releases special report highlighting COVID-19 diagnostic test research – 

CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society specialising in scientific information solutions, has issued a special report in ACS Central Science titled ‘Assay Techniques and Test Development for COVID-19 Diagnosis.’ Drawing from global scientific publications, this report provides a detailed overview of COVID-19 diagnostic tests,… Read More

Cengage, McGraw-Hill merger agreement terminated – 

Cengage, an education and technology company, has announced that its merger agreement with McGraw-Hill has been terminated by mutual agreement due to a prolonged regulatory review process and the inability to agree to a divestitures package with the U.S. Department of Justice.… Read More

CRKN calls on members and stakeholders to participate in a survey on digitisation, access, and digital preservation – 

On behalf of the Heritage Content Priorities Task Group (HCPTG), CRKN invites members and stakeholders to participate in a survey on digitisation, access, and digital preservation activities in Canada. The survey covers the strategies and practices used when carrying out digitisation projects, as well as opportunities,… Read More

Knowledge Unlatched launches new global open access funding round – 

Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), has announced the launch of the seventh round of funding. It includes the KU Select Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) collection of books familiar to libraries, as well as nearly 20 discipline-specific collections developed in partnerships… Read More

The International Journal of Public Health transitions to Open Access – 

The International Journal of Public Health has announced its transition from a subscription model to Gold Open Access, effective January 2021. The journal, which celebrates its 100th anniversary soon, is owned by the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). The journal will also be transferring from its current publisher… Read More

Latest edition of Blogspeak now online – 

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Michael Clarke (Scientific and Scholarly meetings in the time of pandemic); Jim A. Reekers (Open peer-review: time for a closer look); Angela Cochran (What will we learn about Scholarly Publishing as a result of COVID-19?); Jana Bacevic (Science in inaction… Read More

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