Scope – Knowledgespeak: STM Industry Daily News Alert

COVID-19 to accelerate transition to OA publishing, says new Simba report – 

As the world grapples with a pandemic that has brought death and economic devastation, the crisis has not only demonstrated the value of open access (OA) to research articles, but also the need for a larger open infrastructure to share methodology, data and results more broadly. This is according to… Read More

Ex Libris launches its Cloud Apps open framework – 

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced the launch of its Cloud Apps open framework, which enables apps written by Ex Libris community members and a broader ecosystem of partners to run inside the Ex Libris higher-ed cloud platform. The first Cloud Apps will be made… Read More

Successful S20 pilot paves way for ground-breaking roll out across the EDP Sciences maths portfolio – 

International academic publisher EDP Sciences has announced that following the successful transition of Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena (MMNP) to open access under the Subscribe to Open (S2O) pilot earlier this year, a further five maths journals will transition to open access under this model from… Read More

Academy and CSIRO partner to champion research – 

The Academy and CSIRO have signed a new five-year partnership agreement, strengthening their long-term commitment to Australian science as part of the global research enterprise. The two organisations have long cooperated to publish the CSIRO-owned journals of scientific research which are published by CSIRO Publishing, an… Read More

SAE International renames electrified vehicles journal as SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles – 

SAE International has announced that its electric vehicle journal, SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains, will now be titled SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles. Along with a new name, the journal will be led by a new editor-in-chief, Dr. Simona Onori. As the powertrains… Read More

Data Conversion Laboratory and Court Square Group partner to provide intelligent content solutions – 

Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), an industry leader in structured data and content transformations, and Court Square Group, a leading provider of Audit Ready Compliant CloudTM (ARCC) infrastructure solutions, have announced a new partnership for global life sciences organisations. Together, DCL and Court Square Group help the… Read More

ScienceOpen and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics partner to showcase Space Science & Technology Research – 

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has collaborated with ScienceOpen to create a featured collection comprising a wide array of aerospace related research from four different AIAA journals. As the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession,… Read More

NISO’s Manuscript Exchange Common Approach Recommendations now published – 

NISO has announced the publication of NISO RP-30-2020, Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) Recommended Practice — an open protocol for the transfer of manuscripts within and between manuscript systems. As well as developing a common vocabulary, the MECA Working Group has also made specific recommendations for… Read More

CABI unveils new portal to help facilitate collaboration on fall armyworm research – 

CABI has partnered with leading researchers and institutions to launch a new portal that facilitates global research collaboration to help fight the devastating crop pest fall armyworm (FAW). The CABI-led Fall Armyworm Research Collaboration Portal is a free-to-access platform that enables the sharing of research… Read More

Upcoming ConTech webinars – 

ConTech’s insightful series of webinars at 4.30pm BST each Wednesday continues. Open science is important, but it is also hard. Unfortunately, “hard” has often meant that scientific quality checks are both slow and inadequate, falling in an unsatisfactory middle ground between two opposing goals. Currently, it can take months… Read More

Spanish National Research Council and the Microbiology Society sign three-year transformative agreement – 

Not-for-profit Society publisher, the Microbiology Society, and the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), have announced a three-year pilot transitional open access (OA) agreement from 2021– 2023. The ’Publish and Read’ deal, will allow researchers at all CSIC’s… Read More

The Company of Biologists freezes e-journal price for 2021 – 

The Company of Biologists has announced that there will be no increase in their e-journal prices in 2021 in recognition of the unprecedented and ongoing challenges facing the library and research communities worldwide. As a not-for-profit publisher committed to maximising the availability of high-quality biological science… Read More

University of California libraries acquire ebook collection – 

The University of California (UC) libraries have acquired a comprehensive collection of ebooks from the UC Press. The acquisition, which was funded by CDL, gives UC libraries perpetual access to nearly every UC Press title published since 1928, including the 2020 frontlist. In total, UC has… Read More

Rhodes University launches institutional research data repository, powered by Figshare – 

Rhodes University (RU) has announced the launch of a platform for storing and sharing research data and open educational resources available at, powered by Figshare. The new platform will allow researchers to maintain control over the storing and sharing of… Read More

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