Scope – Knowledgespeak: STM Industry Daily News Alert

Springer Nature’s Transformative Agreements facilitate country level transition to OA – 

Transformative Agreements (TAs) continue to have an influential and driving impact on enabling a country to flip to a fully open access (OA) environment sustainably and effectively. The latest data from Springer Nature on the growth of OA publishing as a result of its national TAs… Read More

Polish institutions sign Read & Publish agreements with the Royal Society of Chemistry – 

The Royal Society of Chemistry has agreed two new Read & Publish deals with academic and research institutions in Poland. This is the first time that the Royal Society of Chemistry has signed such a deal in Poland. The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the… Read More

Nominations for EPA’s Green Chemistry Challenge Awards called for – 

The American Chemical Society (ACS), in partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced the call for nominations for the 2021 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards recognising businesses, academic institutions and nonprofits for innovative green chemistry solutions and products. Green… Read More

Pearson appoints Andy Bird as Chief Executive – 

Pearson plc has announced the prospective appointment of Andy Bird as its new Chief Executive, effective October 19, 2020. It is intended that John Fallon will continue as Chief Executive until the date, when he will step down from the Board and remain as an advisor… Read More

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press and Qatar National Library sign open access publication funding agreement – 

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) and Qatar National Library (QNL) have signed an agreement that funds and supports researchers from Qatar-based universities and institutions to publish their research freely as open access works. The published content funded by Qatar National… Read More

Data mining conference, KDD 2020, goes virtual; set to showcase brightest minds in data science and AI – 

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (ACM SIGKDD) will hold its flagship annual conference, KDD 2020, virtually from August 23-27. The KDD conference series, started in 1989, is the world’s oldest and largest data mining conference, and is… Read More

Seven months after official launch, Open Research Library continues to grow in size, usage and functionality – 

The Open Research Library (ORL), the hosting platform that makes scientific book publications and other high-quality academic Open Access content freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world, has made great strides since its official launch in January 2020. Not only is the ORL seeing increased… Read More

eLife launches Executable Research Articles for publishing computationally reproducible results – 

eLife has announced the launch of Executable Research Articles (ERAs), allowing authors to post a computationally reproducible version of their published paper in the open-access journal. eLife invests in open-source technology innovation to improve online tools for sharing, using and interacting with new results. The organisation… Read More

Cambridge University Press launches new website for its higher education textbooks to meet changing needs of students – 

Cambridge University Press has brought its higher education (HE) textbooks together on a new, tailor-made website to meet the changing needs of students, instructors and universities. Higher Education from Cambridge University Press gives higher education institutions and their students easy, affordable… Read More

Qatar National Library joins global open access network to help improve OA support across the world – 

Qatar National Library has joined the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), thus furthering its commitment to helping researchers in Qatar and beyond publish their findings on international publishing platforms. The Library was named as a representative of the Middle… Read More

ARL, CNI and EDUCAUSE publish report on future scenarios for research libraries and emerging technologies – 

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE have published a report on two invitational workshops with experts in learning and research applications of emerging technologies. The workshops, held this spring, focused on identifying likely futures for partnerships with libraries.… Read More

Latest edition of Blogspeak now online – 

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Joshua Z. Rappoport (How to best approach COVID-19 research); Retraction Watch blog (‘Beggers’ can’t be choosers as another meta-analysis is retracted); scholastica blog (Agile journal management: An overview for editorial teams); Jennifer Goodrich (COVID-19: Can the scientific ecosystem fight off… Read More

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