Scope – Knowledgespeak: STM Industry Daily News Alert

New white paper explores how the transition to OA can be made more equitable for the Global South – 

The Research4Life initiative has expanded in scope since 2002 to provide free or very low- cost access to the current research literature in over 10,000 registered institutions in eligible countries, helping address research inequalities from the readership side. Given an increasing focus on UN Sustainable… Read More

Benelux Office for Intellectual Property partners with Clarivate Plc to improve its trademark research services – 

The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) has partnered with Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, to improve its trademark research services. Using AI-powered technology from Clarivate, BOIP has simplified the… Read More

IOP Publishing to adopt double-blind peer review for all journals – 

IOP Publishing (IOPP) is proposing to move all its owned journals to double-blind peer review, making it the first physics publisher to adopt the approach portfolio-wide. The move is part of IOPP’s dedication to tackle the significant gender, racial and geographical under-representation in the scholarly… Read More

De Gruyter acquires eight scientific journals from Carl Hanser – 

Carl Hanser Verlag, one of Germany’s leading publishing houses for literature as well as applied engineering, technology, computer science and economics, is transferring its eight scientific journals to the Berlin-based academic publishing house De Gruyter. De Gruyter will publish the journals ‘International Journal of Materials Research’,… Read More

Jisc’s new preservation service to make data more secure; future-proofs UK university digital collections – 

Preservation, a new Jisc service, is helping institutions to keep their digital collections accessible and reusable, comply with multiple mandates and fulfil their statutory obligations. Developed with input from Jisc members and leading preservation system suppliers, Preservation is a tool that can… Read More

Catalan Consortium selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo to promote digital transformation of higher education – 

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced that the Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (Consortium of University Services in Catalonia (CSUC)) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to promote excellence in teaching, learning, and… Read More

2020 Ben Barres Spotlight Awards to support minoritized scientists gain visibility for their work and increase collaboration – 

eLife, a non-profit organization, has announced the second round of its funding scheme to help minoritised researchers to showcase their work. First launched in 2019, the Ben Barres Spotlight Awards supports scientists in gaining exposure for their work and increasing collaboration, ultimately helping to advance… Read More

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