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HighWire and PubGrade partner to increase publisher revenues
HighWire, the technology partner of choice for leading commercial and scholarly publishers, has announced a new partnership with PubGrade GmbH. HighWire and PubGrade have agreed to provide HighWire customers with with the option of leveraging PubGrade’s integrated advertising platform: PubGrade for Publishers. PubGrade’s platform-as-a-service solution: PubGrade for Publishers will provide publishers with a fully integrated advertising platform that enables them to offer cutting-edge digital advertising campaign targeting, monitoring, reporting, as well as workflow and optimization solutions. “We are proud...
Source: News from STM - May 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Springer Nature charts rapid growth in open access articles by UK authors
A new report outlines how Springer Nature has been able to deliver rapid growth in gold open access (OA) articles in the UK. In the five years since the Finch report was produced in 2012, Springer Nature has published nearly 28,000 gold OA articles with a UK corresponding author, according to the report Gold open access in the UK: Springer Nature’s transition. In 2017, 77% of all Springer Nature publications with UK corresponding authors were published via gold OA, representing a 174% increase in gold OA articles from 2013 to 2017 for this group. The rapid growth in UK articles published via the gold OA route has bee...
Source: News from STM - May 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

World Politics Review Becomes One of the First Global Publishers to use OpenAthens ’ New Cloud Product
Internationally renowned World Politics Review is among the first information providers to use OpenAthens’ cloud-based system. OpenAthens, which provides federated identity and access management services to a global client base, offers migration to its cloud-based system for current customers and to new customers who might not have previously been able to access a traditional federation-style model. Intended to enhance its customers’ end user experiences, OpenAthens Cloud offers a high degree of transparency and insight into what information is being accessed which is of great value to publi...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Source Type: news

Clarivate Analytics and REDIB Launch Ibero-American Journal Rankings, Revealing the Most Impactful Journals in Ibero-America
Today the Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico (REDIB) and data company Clarivate Analytics, launched the annual Ibero-American Journal Rankings. The aim of this new ranking is to raise the visibility of research from Ibero-America which covers the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries in Latin America and those of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain, Portugal and Andorra. The Ibero-American Journal Rankings are powered by Web of Science data and incorporate a novel ranking methodology, which not only focuses on the impact of the journals in the region, but also the impact of specific ...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: World Source Type: news

Sweden stands up for open access – cancels agreement with Elsevier
Large science publisher Elsevier does not meet the requirements of Swedish universities and research institutes. In order to take steps towards the goal of immediate open access by 2026 set by the Swedish Government, the Bibsam Consortium has after 20 years decided not to renew the agreement with the scientific publisher Elsevier. To be able to make the necessary transition from a subscription-based to an open access publishing system the Bibsam Consortium requires: Immediate open access to all articles published in Elsevier journals by researchers affiliated to participating organisations Reading access for participating...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

New F1000Research gateway to maximise the 3Rs impact of NC3Rs-funded research
Launching today, the NC3Rs Gateway is a new publication portal on the F1000Research publication platform dedicated to the 3Rs – replacement, refinement and reduction of animals in research, featuring methodology articles, reviews and source data. All articles will be published almost immediately and then undergo invited open peer review. The NC3Rs has previously described a 3Rs “valley of death” between the development of new 3Rs technologies and approaches and their subsequent uptake into practice. This lag is influenced by a range of factors including a lack of information in the published literature on...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Source Type: news

Springer Nature commits to support collaborative solutions to society ’s grand challenges
Springer Nature is helping to uncover research-based solutions to real-world problems, with the launch of its third Change the World, One Article at a Time campaign. The campaign – which launches today – will showcase more than 250 articles published in Springer Nature journals in 2017, which have been handpicked because the research within them has the potential to have a significant impact on society’s grand challenges. All articles in the campaign are freely available until 31 July 2018 through the dedicated Change the World page on Springernature.com. As one of the world’s largest publishers foc...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

AJE, a division of Research Square, promotes three PhDs to top executive level positions
American Journal Experts (AJE), provider of author services to researchers worldwide, is proud to announce the promotion of three long time employees to executive positions. Dr. Sarah Taylor, PhD, has been promoted to General Manager of American Journal Experts (AJE). She will have the primary responsibility of converting vision into execution across the company and all teams. She joined the company in 2010 and quickly rose to several supervisory and management positions. Dr. Taylor was most recently the Vice President of Operations. She received her PhD in Vascular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel H...
Source: News from STM - May 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Peer review information now available for online articles
You can now access detailed information about the peer review process research published on IOPscience has been through. In response to community feedback, we have introduced a new peer review information module for online papers. The module is displayed in the ‘article information’ section. It tells you if the article went through single or double blind peer review; the number of revisions before publication, and if it has been checked for originality. Kim Eggleton, senior managing editor at IOP Publishing, said: “The science community told us this is information they are keen to have available. It adds ...
Source: News from STM - May 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

De Gruyter launches Sciendo
Publishing services division supports authors, societies and conference organizers The international independent scholarly publisher De Gruyter is increasing and expanding its publishing service offering and has launched a new division to do so:  Sciendo ([‘sjɛn|do] for the linguists). Sciendo provides specialized custom publishing services and solutions for third parties, especially academic and research institutions, societies, university presses, conference organizers and individual authors. In addition to services for journals and books – including open access – other allied services, such as se...
Source: News from STM - May 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

The American Physical Society chooses Aptara ’s SciPris platform for the invoicing and collection of their publishing-related charges to authors and institutions.
The American Physical Society (APS) has chosen Aptara to manage the invoicing and collection of its Open Access, publishing, color, reprint, and rights and permissions charges utilizing Aptara’s SciPris platform. APS is the premier publisher of physics content in the world, publishing over 19,500 journal articles each year. Aptara recognized a need for an invoicing and payment platform that was customizable based on each publisher’s unique workflow, peer review and production systems, and collection categories. The web-based platform automates the calculation of each charge, provides a user-friendly payment gat...
Source: News from STM - May 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Weak demand forces Springer Nature to cancel 3.2 billion euro float at last minute
The planned initial public offering of publisher Springer Nature has been postponed on the eve that trading in shares was expected to begin, “due to market conditions”. Springer Nature cited “market conditions” as the reason for pulling the listing in Frankfurt at the last minute, adding it may revisit the plans for an initial public offering (IPO) at a later stage. Full report here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-springer-nature-ipo/weak-demand-forces-springer-nature-to-cancel-32-billion-float-at-last-minute-idUSKBN1I91FU The post Weak demand forces Springer Nature to cancel 3.2 billion eu...
Source: News from STM - May 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Clarivate Analytics Appoints Keith Collier as Managing Director, Publisher Services
Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has announced the appointment of Keith Collier to a newly created leadership position of Managing Director, Publisher Services in the Scientific and Academic Research division. Collier brings more than 23 years of experience gained from working both in close collaboration, and within the publishing sector and has a deep understanding of publisher workflows. Collier previously headed up ScholarOne – which provides comprehensive workflow management systems for scholarly journals, books, and conferenc...
Source: News from STM - May 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

G-Med Partners with Enago to offer Medical Publication Services
G-Med, a global medical and social network for physicians, today announced its new partnership with Enago, an internationally recognized author services provider. Leveraging Enago’s extensive expertise in manuscript preparation and submission services, G-Med members can now avail of a suite of publication-specific services comprising Substantive Medical Editing and Developmental Medical Editing services. Under this collaboration, Enago’s expert medical consultants will work with physicians, surgeons and doctors on the G-Med network to convert their data into impactful, publication-ready manuscripts. This will a...
Source: News from STM - May 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press Join Blockchain for Peer Review Project
Two more publishers have joined the initiative, announced in March 2018, which focuses on the problems of research reproducibility, recognition of reviewers and the rising burden of the peer-review process. The project will develop a protocol where information about peer review activities (submitted by publishers) are stored on a blockchain. This will allow the review process to be independently validated, and data to be fed to relevant vehicles to ensure recognition and validation for reviewers. By sharing peer review information, while adhering to laws on privacy, data protection and confidentiality, we hope to foster in...
Source: News from STM - April 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Source Type: news

IntechOpen Embeds Dimensions Badges from Digital Science
Scientific Open Access Publisher First to Provide Citation Badges for Books. Today at the STM Conference, an annual gathering of the STM publishing community, IntechOpen, the first native scientific publisher of Open Access books, announced the first ever implementation of Dimensions badges by a book publisher. The badges are live now and can be found on IntechOpen books pages. IntechOpen is the market leader in scientific publishing of Open Access books with more than 3,350 published OA books to date and 1.7 million downloads of scientific chapters and books in the last year. More than 107,500 researchers, including Nobel...
Source: News from STM - April 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Source Type: news

IntechOpen Introduces Strategic Change in Technology and Brand
IntechOpen, the first native scientific publisher of Open Access books, today announced it recently completed a strategic transformation in its technology and rolled out its new brand. The company’s “by the scientists, for the scientists” concept is based on always listening to the needs of individual scholars and the academic community as a whole.  This change includes new technology features, a new logo and a new book design to better present authors’ scientific discovery. “What at first might look just like a visual rebrush, was a process of diving into the very core of the company,&rd...
Source: News from STM - April 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2018. Closing Date for Entries 5 May 2018
Every year ALPSP brings the scholarly communications community together to celebrate the very best in the industry with the ALPSP Awards, sponsored by MPS Submissions can relate to any part of the scholarly and professional publishing industry but must demonstrate excellence in terms of: – originality and innovation – significance and value to the community – utility and long-term viability Our international panel is looking forward to receiving submissions from across the world. Finalists will be showcased and the winners announced at the ALPSP Conference & Awards 2018 in September. receiving wi...
Source: News from STM - April 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Source Type: news

Wiley Inclusive Access increases affordability and access for students
John Wiley and Sons Inc. today launched a comprehensive program to partner with leading content platform providers to make it more affordable and easier for students to purchase their Wiley course materials, as part of their tuition and fees. Wiley Inclusive Access, in partnership with Barnes and Noble College, Follett, Red Shelf and VitalSource enabled campus stores, not only saves students more than 60% off the cost of a bound text, but also provides valuable first-day of class access. In a study by Vital Source, 63% of students who had their textbooks with them on the first day of class completed the course, while ...
Source: News from STM - April 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia
John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World Scientific collection in Asia. There are 10 subject areas that include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Business, Finance and Accounting. The strategic partnership, which commenced in March 2018, aims to boost both the quality and quantity...
Source: News from STM - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

ConTech 2018 – Conference chairs announced
We are privileged to be working with an outstanding group of conference chairs who are helping us create the programme for this new and exciting event. Our team is:- Vincent Cassidy, Director of Academic Markets, Institution of Engineering and Technology Paul Blake, Senior Content Designer, Department for Digital, Media, Culture & Sport Nicky Zachariou, PhD, Data Scientist, Government digital services Dan Pollock, Specialist in Digital Publishing, Change Management and Growth Strategy, Delta Think Sam Herbert, Co-founder, 67 Bricks We have already received some excellent speaker proposals for ConTech 2018. There are ju...
Source: News from STM - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Events Source Type: news

Cambridge University Press and Code Ocean Announce Partnership
Cambridge University Press (the Press), one of the world’s leading University Presses, has partnered with Code Ocean, a platform that enables authors of articles in Press journals to publish and share code associated with their research and readers to view and run that code from within articles. Code Ocean, a computational reproducibility platform, enables authors to openly publish their code on the platform, thereby making it free for others to access, download and share. Sharing the code and data underlying research is an important step in demonstrating that the results presented in research articles can be reprodu...
Source: News from STM - April 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Frontiers in Blockchain: first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to blockchain from a scientific publisher
A new collaboration between Frontiers and the Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance (CCEG) Think Tank will make cutting-edge research on blockchain technologies freely available through an open-access online platform. Led by founding chief editors Professor Olinga Ta’eed, director of the CCEG, and Dr. Christopher Clack, financial computing expert and founder of the Thomson Reuters laboratory at University College London, the new Frontiers in Blockchain journal will publish peer-reviewed research on a range of topics — from cryptocurrencies for social justice to smart contracts. Invent...
Source: News from STM - April 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

ConTech 2018 announces core themes and call for speakers
ConTech 2018 – Transforming content through data science, ai and emerging technologies The ConTech 2018 chair team met yesterday to finalise a set of core themes and a call for speakers. Information providers and content owners are increasingly having to address the challenges of competing in a data world, driven by machine learning, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. ConTech 2018 will help you understand how data-ready you are and what opportunities exist for you in this exciting new world. Get practical advice and learn from the content pioneers embracing this new technology – whether yo...
Source: News from STM - April 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Events Source Type: news

Digital Science Award Special Blockchain Technology Catalyst Grants
Research industry technology incubator Digital Science has announced the recipients of its Blockchain Catalyst Grant. This one-off grant was made available to any project implementing Blockchain in a scholarly or scientific context, especially those that addressed the dissemination of research. Blockchain technology has disrupted the financial sector with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum; the technology has also proved to be valuable in logistics as well as supporting the Internet of Things and other domains. Scholarly communication and open science can benefit from transparency, distributed consensus, account...
Source: News from STM - April 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Source Type: news

Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press, Thieme and ResearchGate announce new cooperation to make it easier to navigate the legal sharing of academic journal articles
In a cooperation agreement announced today, three publishers and ResearchGate will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers. The agreement ultimately involves publishers who want to help and support content sharing and believe that working with ResearchGate, the largest professional network for scientists and academics, is one of the important means to achieving this. As part of the agreement: ResearchGate and publishers will cooperate in educating users about their rights in relation to copyright-protected content by provi...
Source: News from STM - April 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

STM Course – Elementary course in journal publishing – Europe
The Elementary Course in Journal Publishing is aimed at those who have recently started their career in journal publishing or who are considering a career within the industry. Their experience may be in editorial, sales, marketing or content management roles, but the course will also be valuable to people working in other roles such as finance, web publishing and technology, or customer service. Experience has shown that participants at the start of their careers can benefit tremendously. Scope of the course Intensive, interactive lectures will be provided on all aspects of journal publishing. From the history of scholarly...
Source: News from STM - April 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Events Source Type: news

De Gruyter extends its reach in Hungary
The Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ), and De Gruyter have signed an agreement to provide access to De Gruyter journal collections to the consortium, which also provides authors affiliated to the subscribing institutions with an open access publishing option in both hybrid and “gold” De Gruyter open access journals with no further costs. The subscribing institutions in 2018 are Eötvös Loránd University, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Lutheran Theol...
Source: News from STM - April 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Karger Publishers has acquired Health Press Ltd to strengthen its clinical decision support business.
Karger Publishers acquired the information service Health Press Ltd, Abingdon/UK in a move to strengthen its clinical decision support business. This acquisition complements Karger’s German-based activities in translating knowledge from scientific research to clinical practice. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Health Press Ltd is an award-winning, multi-platform information service for the medical community, providing premium content to improve medical practice. Founded by Sarah Redston in 1993, Health Press has since established three brands: the medical handbook series Fast Facts, illustrate...
Source: News from STM - April 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Clarivate Analytics Acquires Research Startup Kopernio to Accelerate Pace of Scientific Innovation
Clarivate Analytics today announced the strategic acquisition of AI-technology startup Kopernio, to create the definitive publisher-neutral platform for research workflow and analysis for scientific researchers, publishers and institutions worldwide. Kopernio’s vision is to legally provide one-click access to millions of journal articles and academic research papers across the globe, dramatically improving and facilitating access to scientific knowledge. This acquisition will address a well-documented issue in the discovery and access of scientific and academic research today, which stems from the circuitous, time-co...
Source: News from STM - April 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Wageningen Academic Publishers Partners with Enago to Provide Author Support Services
Enago, a global leader in manuscript editing and publication support services, recently announced collaboration with Wageningen Academic Publishers, an independent publisher, renowned for its work in the life sciences. Wageningen Academic Publishers specializations include animal and veterinary sciences, food sciences, environmental science, agriculture and agribusiness. They publish six journals dedicated to niche subject areas as well as scientific books. Their lean and agile team structure enables them to devote focused attention to each project they undertake, working closely with authors throughout the publishing proc...
Source: News from STM - April 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

IntechOpen Announces VP of Customer Care
IntechOpen, the first native scientific publisher of Open Access books, announced today that Alex Christoforou will join the company as Vice President, Customer Care. Christoforou will join IntechOpen in May, with over a decade of customer service experience in the publishing industry, most recently at Springer Nature. “As we further grow our London headquarters, we are constantly looking for talented people with industry experience and belief in open access scientific research,” said Alex Lazinica, IntechOpen’s co-founder and CEO. “Alex brings to us international account management skills and the k...
Source: News from STM - April 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: World Source Type: news

LM Information Delivery partners with OpenAthens to enhance offering for library clients
Federated access management specialist OpenAthens has partnered with LM Information Delivery, one of the leading global providers of subscription and information management services for libraries, to enhance its offering to thousands of library clients. LM Information Delivery will be selling OpenAthens’ identity management software which assists organisations such as libraries, academic institutions and other information managers in creating effective authentication for their end users from a central directory. OpenAthens connects with the relevant directories to set up the login details and crea...
Source: News from STM - April 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Source Type: news

De Gruyter and Iberoamericana Vervuert enter commercial partnership
Iberoamericana Vervuert and De Gruyter have entered a commercial partnership for eBooks. The partnership allows for more than 1,500 front and backlist Iberoamericana Vervuert titles to be sold in conjunction with De Gruyter’s significant Romance Studies publishing program and creates an eBook collection for Romance Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies of over 3,000 titles. Iberoamericana Vervuert has dual headquarters in Frankfurt and Madrid and is one of the leading scholarly publishers in Spanish and Latin American Studies. Approximately 75 new titles are published each year on the history, literature, art a...
Source: News from STM - April 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Elsevier launches Mendeley Data to manage entire lifecycle of research data
Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, has launched Mendeley Data, a new, cloud-based platform designed to help universities and researchers manage, share and showcase their research data. With Mendeley Data, researchers can safely record and share research data while improving its reuse via publication, while universities can showcase institutional outputs and improve their collaboration rate. The volume, complexity and fragmentation of research data has historically made it difficult for researchers and universities to have a clear, single overview of their data, its quality, and...
Source: News from STM - April 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Hypothesis Validation Platform Sci.ai Wins Digital Science Catalyst Grant
Research industry technology company Digital Science has awarded the first Catalyst Grant of 2018 to a team from Romania aiming to accelerate the research process through their Artificial Intelligence Platform Sci.ai. The team at Sci.ai have developed an Artificial Intelligence that uses natural language processing and concept extraction to allow for hypothesis validation – in effect, understanding research papers and explaining them to analytics and search algorithms. Researchers can use the platform to save hours of time spent on reading irrelevant results from search engines and research information databases. &ld...
Source: News from STM - April 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting Focuses on Scholarly Publishing at the Crossroads
The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) 40th Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Grand in Chicago, May 30-June1, 2018. The theme for this year’s meeting is Scholarly Publishing at the Crossroads: What’s working, what’s holding us back, where do we go from here? “Chicago has been the crossroads of America for over 150 years,” said Laura Ricci, co-chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee. “Like the diverse influences that have fostered Chicago’s dynamic culture, scholarly publishing involves the blended efforts of a variety of stakeholders. Th...
Source: News from STM - April 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Info International announces brand new conference – ConTech 2018
Transforming content through data science, AI and emerging technologies Every organisation creating and managing content collects mountains of data, some valuable, some not. ConTech 2018 will examine where data science, content and technology come together. At ConTech 2018 delegates will learn how a new generation of technology is impacting the world of content. Hear from the content pioneers who are already seeing the benefits of using data science, the data science visionaries who are building new content tools and understand how you can start applying data science to your own work – whether you are a publisher, co...
Source: News from STM - March 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Events Featured Source Type: news

IntechOpen Announces Incoming CEO – Dr. Anke Beck
IntechOpen, the first native scientific publisher of Open Access books, announced today that Anke Beck, PhD, will join the company as incoming CEO. Dr. Beck joins IntechOpen with 20 years of publishing industry experience, most recently at De Gruyter. “As scientists, we’ve lead IntechOpen’s growth to its current leading position in the Open Access Books market, and now, we are excited to join forces with Dr. Beck who, no doubt, will have an impact on our further expansion”, said Alex Lazinica, IntechOpen’s co-founder and CEO. “I am confident that Dr. Beck’s deep understanding of in...
Source: News from STM - March 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Cambridge University Press Announces New Home for Authors
Cambridge University Press (the Press) has today announced the expansion of Author Hub into a new, integrated online platform for book authors. Since its launch in 2013, Author Hub has expanded to offer services for current and prospective authors spanning all three of the Press’s publishing groups – Academic, ELT and Education – to support them throughout the publishing process and offer an enhanced experience. Authors have been involved in testing Author Hub throughout its development to ensure it serves their needs. The following services will be available on the platform: Exclusive access to a wide r...
Source: News from STM - March 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Extending Publons ’ Reviewer Recognition Service to 250 Taylor & Francis Journals
Over 40,000 peer reviews for Taylor and Francis have been tracked after a successful pilot.  20th March 2018 – Today, the peer review platform Publons announced an extended partnership with Taylor & Francis following a successful pilot. Through Publons Reviewer Recognition Service, they will provide automated recognition to peer reviewers for up to 250 academic journals. To-date, more than 18,500 peer reviewers have used the Publons platform to track over 58,000 peer reviews for Taylor & Francis journals. Over 70% of these reviews were added following the announcement of a 30-journal pilot in April 20...
Source: News from STM - March 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Clarivate Analytics Welcomes Caroline Birkle as the New General Manager of Converis
Data company Clarivate Analytics has announced the appointment of Caroline Birkle as the General Manager of their leading research information management system, Converis. Converis supports universities, research institutions and funding agencies in collecting and managing data across the research life cycle. Birkle will join Converis on April 16th 2018, based in Karlsruhe, Germany and will manage an international team across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. Converis is part of Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation and is part...
Source: News from STM - March 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Peter Lang converts eleven journals to Open Access publications
As part of Peter Lang’s ongoing commitment to Open Access in academic publishing, the publisher today announced plans to transition eleven of its subscription-based scholarly jour­nals to full open access. Free online access to articles from these journals will be available on the new Open Access platform IngentaOpen, starting with each journal’s first issue of 2018. All content will continue to undergo a robust peer review process. A liberal CC-BY license will be applied to published articles, unless otherwise requested by authors. The journals taking part in this initiative are: Mediaevistik Internationa...
Source: News from STM - March 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial European Source Type: news

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft to grow open access publishing with IOP
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have announced a new pilot agreement to help grow the society’s participation in open access publishing. The new Institutional Research Licence has been developed by IOP to enable institutions to manage the cost of hybrid article publication charges (APCs) against their journals licence fee, enabling institutions to support the participation of their researchers in open access publishing. IOP is working with MPG to develop systems and processes to support this new pilot. The agreement covers hybrid APCs in qualifying journals, meaning corresponding authors from M...
Source: News from STM - March 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Digital Science and Katalysis Lead Initiative to Explore Blockchain Technologies for Peer Review
Digital Science and Katalysis are pleased to announce the launch of a pilot project to test blockchain technologies to support the peer review process. They are joined in this pilot project by founding partner Springer Nature. The problems of research reproducibility, recognition of reviewers and the rising burden of the review process, as research volumes increase each year, have led to a challenging landscape for scholarly communications. In its initial phase, this initiative aims to look at practical solutions that leverage the distributed registry and smart contract elements of blockchain technologies. Later phases aim...
Source: News from STM - March 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership
ALPSP: This popular course explores the technologies behind online journal delivery, and helps delegates understand the challenges faced by libraries and readers in providing, finding and reading content. As such it has a wide relevance and will provide valuable insight to those working in production, IT, editorial, sales, marketing and customer service to ensure the steps to journal discovery are seamless. Course outcomes * gain a business-level grounding in journal delivery technologies * have a greater insight into customers’ technical and business requirements * understand the role technology plays in journal dep...
Source: News from STM - March 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Events Source Type: news