Scope – Knowledgespeak: STM Industry Daily News Alert

Springer Nature reaches new milestone with the publication of 1000th OA book – 

Springer Nature has reached a new milestone in open access (OA) publishing with the release of its 1000th open access book. With 84 million chapters downloaded across the portfolio, the company is advancing discovery by offering the possibility to publish scholarly books open access so they… Read More

SAGE and Norwegian consortium sign transformative agreement – 

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has signed a new open access publishing agreement with Unit consortium (Norwegian consortium for higher education and research), which negotiates and manages 39 licence agreements on behalf of Norwegian research libraries from the public sector. The three-year read and publish agreement applies… Read More

ConTech.Live webinars go from strength to strength – 

Being able to reach out to colleagues, extended networks and friends is more important now than ever before. ConTech recently launched its free weekly webinars with the hope to do just that and is overwhelmed by the response. The organisers have now announced the schedule for… Read More

SSP announces RFP for abstract management system – 

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is accepting request for proposals (RFP) for an abstract management system on a cost-neutral basis to support the needs of the organisation as described within the Scope of Services starting in August 2020. The goal of… Read More

American Chemical Society and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in deal to increase advance open access publishing – 

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to increase open access publishing by the university’s scientists, its first agreement advancing open science in the region. The partnership will last… Read More

NISO events go virtual – 

The National Information Standards Organisation (NISO) has announced that its program of virtual events now includes another free webinar in May on the timely topic of Seamless Access. Also, the 13th Annual BISG-NISO Changing Standards Landscape forum and the annual members’ meeting, both of which… Read More

Senckenberg Nature Research Society in deal with Pensoft to publish journals on ARPHA – 

Scholarly publisher and technology provider Pensoft has signed with Senckenberg Nature Research Society to publish three journals: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, Vertebrate Zoology and Geologica Saxonica on behalf of the Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden. Expected to move to the Pensoft-developed technologically advanced scholarly publishing… Read More

Latest edition of Blogspeak now online – 

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Sabine Louët and Karla Fallon (Guest post — Pandemic reveals broader audiences for science and carves out new all-digital publishing opportunities); Scott Schuetze (What COVID-19 articles did patrons access? A list of top viewed articles); Kyle Siler (There is no… Read More

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