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Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation
Today, Elsevier and Hypothesis are announcing a collaboration to align annotation capabilities in Elsevier’s Research Products with the emerging ecosystem of interoperable clients and services for annotation based on open standards and technologies. Hypothesis is a nonprofit dedicated to the development of open annotation. Through its new open-source technology, academics and scientists are able to make notes on documents they are reading and share those notes with others. Elsevier is a world leading information analytics business specializing in science and health. By working together, Elsevier and Hypothesis demons...
Source: News from STM - February 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Atypon ’ s Artificial Intelligence R & D Fuels Four More BioASQ Awards in Semantic Technologies
For the fifth year in a row, Atypon has placed in the widely respected International BioASQ Awards competition. Atypon’s ongoing research and development (R&D) into artificial intelligence technologies led to four awards for four different semantic technology categories in the 2017 BioASQ Challenge. BioASQ organizes international contests in biomedical semantic indexing and question answering (QA) to help advance technologies that make it faster and easier for researchers to find the most relevant and actionable information from within the vast corpus of published biomedical research. Atypon’s R&D in ma...
Source: News from STM - February 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Info International presents a one day  
Pharma Reprints Summit

Reprints from peer-reviewed medical journals help pharma engage healthcare professionals and patients – and provide the essential clinical evidence behind marketing claims – yet their use has been in decline over many years. Is technology about to disrupt the commercial content space as it did for research information over a decade ago and what are the key implications and opportunities this creates? This one day Pharma Reprints Summit brings together the key stakeholders in the medical content and marketing space to meet and to learn from one another. Presentations from stakeholders include the following topic...
Source: News from STM - February 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: World Source Type: news

Consortium “n+i” Partners with Enago to Offer Manuscript Preparation and Author Education Services
“n+i” consortium today announced its new partnership with Enago, a leading author service provider that specifically caters to the large section of the global research community for whom English is a second language (ESL). “n+i”, a not-for-profit consortium links together 50+ Graduate Engineering Schools and specialised training programmes in all areas of engineering. The “n+i” consortium represents more than 30,000 student engineers and 250 research laboratories spread over 40 cities and 18 regions of France. It is also currently the largest engineering network in France that strives to...
Source: News from STM - February 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

STM Association announce – Intensive Course in Journal Publishing, Singapore
The course is designed for people working in scholarly publishing and primarily with journals. To gain the most benefit from the course, the ideal participant will need to have at least one – three years publishing experience as junior or middle manager but others with more experience will find the course a useful refresher and an inspiration for their future career. The experience may be in editorial, sales, marketing or content management roles, but the course is also valuable for people working in other roles such as finance, web publishing and technology, or customer service. Experience has shown that participant...
Source: News from STM - February 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Events World Source Type: news

Cambridge University Press expands partnership with AJE to include comprehensive suite of manuscript preparation service
Cambridge University Press has announced the expansion of its partnership with world-leading author services company American Journal Experts (AJE), to include a range of new manuscript preparation services. The Cambridge University Press & AJE site was launched in 2017 to offer language editing for prospective authors who are writing in English as a second language. Due to the success and high level of customer satisfaction with this service over the past year, Cambridge University Press and AJE have decided to expand the offering available to authors. In addition to language editing, authors will now be able to choos...
Source: News from STM - February 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Info International presents a one day  
Pharma Reprints Summit
21st March 2018
Reprints from peer-reviewed medical journals help pharma engage healthcare professionals and patients – and provide the essential clinical evidence behind marketing claims – yet their use has been in decline over many years. Is technology about to disrupt the commercial content space as it did for research information over a decade ago and what are the key implications and opportunities this creates? This one day Pharma Reprints Summit brings together the key stakeholders in the medical content and marketing space to meet and to learn from one another. Presentations from stakeholders include the following topic...
Source: News from STM - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Events Source Type: news

Emerald launches new Engineering, Computing & Technology portfolio
For the first time, Emerald Publishing has created an opportunity for customers to take all of the available journals that are aligned to the Engineering, Computing and Technology (ECT) fields in one comprehensive collection. Available from 2018, the ECT journal portfolio was developed through extensive research to ensure that the content is aligned to the needs and output of academic engineering and computing departments. Closely connected to industry, many titles maintain strong links to key associations and professional bodies such as the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN), International Microelectronics Assemb...
Source: News from STM - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Kudos launching new dissemination management and impact acceleration services
Research groups, departments, impact leads and units of assessment invited to join early access program. Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, is launching a new dissemination management toolkit for research groups, university departments and REF Units of Assessment. Through this new service, research groups will be able to plan, action and report on a wide range of outreach activities for key outputs and projects, helping build a broad and international audience for their work, and accelerating its impact. Kudos is offering a limited nu...
Source: News from STM - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Wiley Displays Commitment to Research and Learning in India
John Wiley and Sons Inc, today announced that Peter Booth Wiley (Chairman Emeritus, Wiley), Matthew Kissner (Chairman of the Board, Wiley) and Vikas Gupta (Managing Director of Wiley, India), will discuss the future of research and learning in India at the 32nd International Publishers Association (IPA) Congress to be held in New Delhi from February 11 to 13, 2018.  The company’s top leaders will discuss opportunities to build science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) capacity in India. “We have been publishing books and scholarly material in India since the 1960s,” said Mr. Peter...
Source: News from STM - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Call for Applications: “IntechOpen Women in Science 2018” Book Collection
IntechOpen, the first native scientific publisher of Open Access books, is seeking contributors for its upcoming “IntechOpen Women in Science 2018” Book Collection. The program aims to support women scientists worldwide whose academic needs include quality assurance, peer-review, fast publishing, collaboration among complementary authors, immediate exposure, and post-publishing citation reporting. “We’ve created a platform where women who make significant contributions to sciences can publish their findings in a way that gives their work immediate international exposure,” said Alex Lazinica, I...
Source: News from STM - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Back to the Future: Institute for Scientific Information Re-established Within Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced it will re-establish the prestigious Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) to its Scientific and Academic Research Group. This new incarnation of the institute will be focused on the development of existing and new bibliometric and analytical approaches, fostering collaborations with partners and customers across the academic community. Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific and Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics explains: “For 50 years the Institute for Sc...
Source: News from STM - February 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

PLOS and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Enter Agreement to Enable Preprint Posting on bioRxiv
The Public Library of Science (PLOS) and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) announce an agreement that enables the automatic posting of research articles submitted to PLOS journals on bioRxiv, CSHL’s preprint server for the life sciences. The collaboration empowers authors to share their work on a trusted platform before peer review, accelerating the pace of biomedical research. PLOS is committed to enhancing the integrity of preprints and confidence in them as research outputs. PLOS will perform initial manuscript screening compatible with bioRxiv standards, covering scope, plagiarism, and previous publication, as...
Source: News from STM - February 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

Manchester University Press to Migrate All Books and Journals to PubFactory in Spring 2018
Sheridan PubFactory and Manchester University Press are developing an online hosting platform that will bring together all of Manchester’s books and journals, vastly improving the accessibility and support for institutions and the user experience for readers. Simon Ross, CEO of Manchester University Press said: “PubFactory services and technology will allow Manchester University Press to directly control and manage the growth of our publishing program. They understand the needs of both our books and journals and can fully support a smaller publisher that by necessity needs thoughtful, creative solutions that ar...
Source: News from STM - February 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Academic Software “Kopernio” Receives Funding from Innovate UK to Accelerate OneClick Journal Article Access
Millions of academic research articles now available with one click for researchers, scientists, and students Kopernio to expand coverage to additional universities and academic institutions We are proud to announce that Kopernio ( http://www.kopernio.com ) has received funding and additional support from Innovate UK, the UK Government’s innovation agency, to accelerate the development of Kopernio’s oneclick journal article access technology to simplify more than 2.4bn research article downloads per year. Innovate UK will provide financial support to extend Kopernio’s institutional coverage, and enhance K...
Source: News from STM - February 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

New National License Agreement Provides Brazil with Unlimited Access to the Cochrane Library
John Wiley and Sons Inc. today announced a new license agreement with the country of Brazil that provides unlimited access to the Cochrane Library. From academics to clinicians to patients, the two-year agreement provides one-click access to 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions to more than 207 million Brazilians. The access was possible due to the contract signed by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES in Portuguese) and Wiley. CAPES offers a tool for accessing and sharing scientific information called the Portal de Periódicos—a v...
Source: News from STM - February 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

PLOS and PubGrade announce digital advertising partnership
The Public Library of Science (PLOS) and PubGrade GmbH have entered into an agreement to provide PLOS with PubGrade’s integrated advertising platform: PubGrade for Publishers. PubGrade’s platform-as-a-service solution: PubGrade for Publishers provides the Public Library of Science 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. Louise Page, Chief Innovation Officer at Public Library of Science: “During our initial 6 months of using PubGrade’s platform, w...
Source: News from STM - February 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Source Type: news

IntechOpen Joins Presentations at Harvard and MIT on Open Access Books Addressing the Need for Fast Publishing with Peer Review
IntechOpen, the first native scientific publisher of Open Access books, stated its CEO/co-founder and scientist, Alex Lazinica, joined a presentation on Open Access books at Harvard and MIT, conducted by Mirena Bagur, MBA, a former course director at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, with a goal of familiarizing researchers of benefits of distributing peer-reviewed, scientific articles and providing access to scientific discovery to their colleagues worldwide. Titled “How Publishing in Open Access Books Impacts Your Research Career,” the presentations were held to familiarize researche...
Source: News from STM - February 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Peking University acquires linguistics and literature eBook package from De Gruyter Mouton
Acquisition strengthens linguistics program at leading Chinese university Peking University has acquired the complete De Gruyter Mouton collection (up to and including 2017) to strengthen its growing linguistics program. The acquired collection includes 2,400 ebook titles. “We are proud that Peking University has chosen to expand its collection with the prestigious De Gruyter Mouton content and that our titles are – even if only indirectly – part of the expansion of linguistics at that renowned institution,” said Ben Ashcroft, Vice President Sales & Marketing at De Gruyter. “Peking Univers...
Source: News from STM - January 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Asia Reclaims Position as Epicenter of Global Innovation
Asia has reclaimed its standing as the epicenter for global innovation after briefly falling behind the United States in 2016, according to the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators report issued today by Clarivate Analytics. The annual report highlights the most successful organizations in the world that are active in innovation through research and development, protection of their IP and the achievement of commercial success. It also reinforces a prevailing trend among innovative businesses of prioritizing investment in unique, enduring inventions – for which patents are successfully brought to market and enjoy greater gl...
Source: News from STM - January 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

OpenAthens 2018 Conference: Championing the user
Federated access management specialist OpenAthens is to host a conference focused on ‘championing the user’ in March. The one-day conference at the British Library in London on Thursday, 22 March will explore the challenges around providing users with secure, simple access to a world of digital content and discuss the solutions and developments in this space. Speakers will include leading figures from across the publishing, education and research sectors including Williams Bowes, director of policy and general counsel at the Publishers Association, Torsten Reimer, head of research services at the British Librar...
Source: News from STM - January 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Events Open Access Source Type: news

World Scientific Publishing partners with Enago to offer Manuscript Preparation and Author Education Services
World Scientific Publishing today announced its partnership with Enago, a leading author service provider that specifically caters to the large section of the global research community for whom English is a second language (ESL). World Scientific Publishing was founded in 1981 and has established itself as one of the leading scientific publishers in the world, and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region. It releases about 600 book titles and 130+ academic journals annually in various fields. Enago is the trusted name in author services for the global research community. Since 2005, Enago w...
Source: News from STM - January 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Additional 509 IntechOpen Book Chapters Accepted by BKCI
IntechOpen, the largest scientific research publisher of open access books, achieved another milestone with additional 509 chapters of its books accepted for indexing in the Book Citation Index in the Web of Science™ Core Collection (BKCI). BKCI is a part of Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC) which has established itself as the world’s leading citation index. “As open access books become celebrated for their presentation of a comprehensive body of research from various authors, IntechOpen continues to lead as the predominant publisher of open access books,” said Alex Lazinica, CEO and Founder of...
Source: News from STM - January 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

Flexible training options for newcomers to scholarly communications from ALPSP
If you are, or know, a new recruit to scholarly communications in 2018, then do consider our online training options providing an Introduction to Journals Publishing to bring you to speed with the nuances of this sector. For those able to get to London we have a full day course running in March but if you are further afield then our online training in May is a great option. Introduction to Journals Publishing, Full Day course, London This essential course covers all aspects of journals publishing and is perfect for those starting out in their career or moving into the sector. It covers everything from peer review to online...
Source: News from STM - January 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Training & Webinars Source Type: news

Edanz partners with Aries Systems to adopt Editorial Manager Ingest Service for its Author Path product
Edanz announced today that it is partnering with Aries Systems in adopting the Editorial Manager Ingest Service for its Author Path product (www.author-path.com). The Edanz Author Path was launched in beta last April in both English and Chinese. This partnership means authors using the Author Path, will be able to submit files and metadata associated with their manuscripts to the thousands of journals using Editorial Manager with a single click. “We’re very excited about partnering with Aries,” said Bruce D. Cummings, Chief Product Officer with Edanz. “The response by users to the beta test...
Source: News from STM - January 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Elsevier acquires Via Oncology, a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions for oncology professionals
Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX Group, today announced that it has acquired Via Oncology, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company that provides decision support and best practices in cancer care management. A former subsidiary of UPMC, one of the nation’s leading integrated healthcare delivery and financing systems, Via Oncology helps cancer centers demonstrate the value of their care to patients, referring physicians and payers by developing and implementing clinical pathways in collaboration with its network of more than 1,500 US cancer care pr...
Source: News from STM - January 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

SAGE Publishing expands data offering with the purchase of Data-Planet
SAGE Publishing has today announced the purchase of Data-Planet, a statistical multidisciplinary data repository that has application in academic libraries, public libraries, government and commercial markets. Speaking of the purchase Karen Phillips, Senior Vice President Global Learning Resources, SAGE commented: “Data-Planet marks another exciting leap forward for SAGE in our data offerings to the library and research community. It transforms our data publishing, both increasing the scale of data that we offer; the range of data including global data; and the versatility of analysis that Data-Planet offer...
Source: News from STM - January 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

De Gruyter reaches 1000th open access book milestone
At the beginning of the year, De Gruyter reached the milestone of 1000 open access books on degruyter.com. The books, primarily in English, but also in German and other European languages, have been published by De Gruyter and its imprints, and also by publishing partners – such as Transcript and the Institut für Zeitgeschichte (Institute of Contemporary History) – as a result of cooperation agreements. Highlights of recent open access books that are accessible to anyone with an internet connection include: “Golda Meir:  A Political Biography” by Miron Medzini, a former spokesman for Gold...
Source: News from STM - January 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Joachim Flickinger appointed as the new Managing Director of S. Karger GmbH in Freiburg, Germany
Joachim Flickinger took over responsibility for S. Karger GmbH in Freiburg, Germany, as the Managing Director. Alongside his new role he will continue to serve as Director Sales & Distribution and as a member of the Management Board of S. Karger AG in Basel, Switzerland. Sibylle Gross, who had been in charge of the Freiburg office since 1993, retired at the end of 2017. As the new Managing Director in Freiburg Joachim Flickinger will be contributing his knowledge and expertise in the areas of sales and market expansion. In future, one of the goals is to better connect the Freiburg and Basel offices to leverage synergie...
Source: News from STM - January 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Digital Science launches Dimensions: next-generation research and discovery platform
Ground-breaking research information database links publications, grants, policy, data and metrics for the first time Global technology company Digital Science is proud to announce the launch of Dimensions, a new platform that aims to democratise and transform scholarly search. A collaboration between six Digital Science portfolio companies (Altmetric, Digital Science Consultancy, Figshare, Readcube, Symplectic and ÜberResearch) and more than 100 research funders and universities, Dimensions offers a better, faster way to discover, understand and analyse the global research landscape, without wasting time searching fo...
Source: News from STM - January 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Vicky Williams is appointed CEO of Emerald Publishing
– Emerald Publishing, the leading publisher of management and social sciences research established in 1967, has appointed Vicky Williams as its new CEO.   Richard Bevan, who has been CEO of Emerald Group (incorporating Emerald Publishing, Research Media, GoodPractice and Towards Maturity) since 2010, will take on the additional role of Executive Chairman of Emerald Group, with its Founder, Dr Keith Howard, stepping down as Chairman after 50 successful years. Dr Howard will remain a member of the Emerald Group Board. Vicky moving into the Emerald Publishing CEO role will allow Richard to focus on the Group at wha...
Source: News from STM - January 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

SAGE Publishing acquires journal portfolio from international independent publisher, Wichtig
SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers today announced the purchase of the full portfolio of journals from the international, independent STM publisher, Wichtig. The acquisition marks a significant milestone in SAGE’s science, technology and medical (STM) publishing program and the development of its offerings across clinical medicine and bioengineering. The first issues with SAGE will publish January 2018. Wichtig Publishing was established in Milan, Italy, by the nephrologist Diego Brancaccio over 40 years ago, with an ambition to publish niche specialty medical journa...
Source: News from STM - January 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

AIP Publishing Eliminates Publication Page Charges across ALL Journals
AIP Publishing announced today the elimination of publication page charges and color charges, as of January 1, 2018, for all of the organization’s journals, including Physics of Plasmas, Review of Scientific Instruments, and 10 other prominent peer-reviewed physical science titles. The company’s decision followed an assessment of the global publishing landscape, which found that the charges represented potential barriers to some researchers, and no longer serve the AIP Publishing non-profit mission. Two prominent AIP Publishing titles, Journal of Applied Physics and Applied Physics Lett...
Source: News from STM - January 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Germany vs Elsevier: universities win temporary journal access after refusing to pay fees
The Dutch publishing giant Elsevier has granted uninterrupted access to its paywalled journals for researchers at around 200 German universities and research institutes that had refused to renew their individual subscriptions at the end of 2017. The institutions had formed a consortium to negotiate a nationwide licence with the publisher. They sought a collective deal that would give most scientists in Germany full online access to about 2,500 journals at about half the price that individual libraries have paid in the past. But talks broke down and, by the end of 2017, no deal had been agreed. Elsevier now says t...
Source: News from STM - January 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Author Access to Editing and Translation Improves
Independent authors and publishers can now access expert editors, translators and proofreaders through the MyIdentifiers website thanks to a collaboration between Bowker and two member companies of Crimson International Inc.: Enago and Ulatus.  Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, is the official ISBN Agency for the U.S. Enago is an internationally trusted name in editorial services for authors in the global researcher community. Ulatus is the translation arm of Crimson Interactive providing language solutions to researchers, business owners, and information specialists. Bowker is instrumental in connecting publishers, autho...
Source: News from STM - January 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Knowledge Unlatched sees more than 20% growth for KU Select 2017
Knowledge Unlatched, the central Open Access (OA) platform, has once again demonstrated the success of its OA programmes in the Humanities and Social Sciences with KU Select 2017 growing more than 20% on the previous year. KU is to make 300 HSS books and 15 OA journals freely available to readers around the world. In addition, its partnership with the linguistics initiative Language Science Press makes a further 90 titles OA. In total, Knowledge Unlatched has supported the unlatching of more than 1200 monographs in HSS since 2012, representing more than 10% of all titles registered in the Directory of Open Access Boo...
Source: News from STM - January 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

ACS Publications reaches new heights with 100 million article downloads by researchers worldwide in 2017
The American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Publications Division achieved a major milestone in 2017, surpassing 100 million full-text journal article downloads during the calendar year. This marks a new global usage record for the 51 peer-reviewed ACS journals, which publish research in chemistry and allied fields. Along with citations and other metrics, full-text usage provides insights on a journal’s influence across the research landscape and reflects the importance of the science encompassed by its editorial scope. The 100-millionth article download took place on Dec. 14, when a reader accessed a 2015 pee...
Source: News from STM - January 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Hasan to leave Springer Nature
Syed Hasan, President Global Sales, will be leaving Springer Nature at the end of January 2018 to take advantage of a sabbatical period and subsequently pursue new challenges outside of Springer Nature. Since 1998, Syed has held senior management sales roles within Springer and was appointed Global President STM Sales in 2009. In 2015, he was appointed President Global Sales for the newly merged Springer Nature organisation and for the past two years has led the alignment of the sales and marketing teams at Springer Nature. “For nearly twenty years, Syed has been a critical member of first Springer and then Springer ...
Source: News from STM - December 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Unrestricted Text and Data Mining with allofPLOS
Content mining, machine learning, text and data mining (TDM) and data analytics all refer to the process of obtaining information through machine-read material. Faster than a human possibly could, machine-learning approaches can analyze data, metadata and text content; find structural similarities between research problems in unrelated fields; and synthesize content from thousands of articles to suggest directions for further research explorations. In consideration of the continually expanding volume of peer-reviewed literature, the value of TDM should not be underappreciated. Text and data mining is a useful tool for deve...
Source: News from STM - December 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

One billion metadata facts now on Springer Nature SciGraph
SciGraph, the Linked Open Data (LOD) platform launched by Springer Nature in March 2017, now holds over one billion metadata statements about content published by Springer Nature and links to established external datasets. The LOD platform aggregates data sources from content published across Springer Nature covering an array of subjects and scientific disciplines. Its search and navigation functionality allows users to explore the connections between bibliographic metadata statements labeled by a range of categories including author, institution, fields of study, research grants, funders, conferences, locations. Citations...
Source: News from STM - December 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Science Reviews 2000 joins ALPSP Collections and Aggregagent ™
Science Reviews 2000 and ACCUCOMS have signed an agreement to include Science Reviews 2000 titles in the ALPSP Collections of Aggregagent. With this inclusion, the four journals will not only be part of the ALPSP Collections, but will also be available as part of other collections in Aggregagent. Aggregagent now includes eighteen publishers with an impressive collection of over 400 journal titles and continues to grow. ALPSP Collections are a result of a partnership to reinstate sales services as a benefit of an ALPSP membership. Members can opt to have their journals included in a series of ALPSP Collections available for...
Source: News from STM - December 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

De Gruyter and United Nations cooperate on open access book project
De Gruyter and the United Nations are cooperating on the publication of two open access books on mathematics. The UN promotes international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of outer space, and among its responsibilities are the UN-affiliated Regional Centers for Space Science and Technology Education (located in India, Morocco, Nigeria, Mexico/Brazil, Jordan and China). The Regional Centers are responsible for the development of skills and knowledge for university educators and research and applications scientists. To do this, they use rigorous theory, research, applications, field exercises, and pilot proje...
Source: News from STM - December 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Kudos celebrates latest associations to sign up to its services
Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced the latest associations to sign up for its service. The breadth of organizations represented demonstrates the growing range of regions and communities in which Kudos is being recognized as a “must have” tool for managing research dissemination and impact.   Celebrating a century of academic excellence in accounting research and education, the American Accounting Association publishes 17 world-class scholarly journals, such as The Accounting Review, Accounti...
Source: News from STM - December 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Altmetric announces the top 100 list for 2017
This study revealed a Dinosaur species had teeth that it lost as it aged. Testing of an Ebola vaccine during the West African outbreak found that it was completely effective – offering hope should the virus return. The development of an artificial womb for lambs has opened new possibilities for their application amongst humans. Topical issues Some key themes stood out. Scientific research, technology, humanity and environmental science continue to intersect and capture the public’s attention. The most widely discussed research topics in 2017 were: Medical Science (53) Biological Science (17) Earth and Environ...
Source: News from STM - December 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Explore the UK ’s scientific legacy in the Royal Society’s new digital archive
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences, is making over 330 years’ worth of high-quality, full colour images from its journals available online. The content, which includes annotations, illustrations, and additional material between 1665 and 1996, has so far only been available to people visiting our library. Up until the 24 January 2018 the archive will be free to access. Improved metadata means the collection is now easier to search, helping you to navigate through over 350 years of science in the making. Each article has been tagged individually by experienced indexers, capturing a wealth of...
Source: News from STM - December 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Advancing Evaluation: Moving Forward with DORA
“The declaration itself remains unchanged, but our aim is to spread the word much more effectively—about DORA and, especially, about the good practices it has already helped to establish in many institutions.” – Stephen Curry Five years ago at the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, leading cell biologists, editors and publishers dissatisfied with the near exclusive reliance on journal impact factor as the primary means of measuring success in academia began creation of what would several months later become known as the San Francisco Declaration of Research Asse...
Source: News from STM - December 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

German universities may lose access to Elsevier journals with still no sign of a deal to allow continued access
Around 200 German universities will lose their subscriptions to Elsevier journals within weeks, because negotiations have failed to end a long-term contract dispute. The conflict between Elsevier, the world’s biggest publisher of scientific journals, and Germany’s entire university system has dragged on since 2015. Academics in the country lost access to Elsevier content briefly early this year, but it was later restored while contract talks resumed. Advocates of open-access publishing worldwide say that victory for the German universities would be a major blow to conventional models of scientific publishi...
Source: News from STM - December 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Collaboration surges as businesses outsource discovery to academia
New data from the Nature Index show that as corporations have scaled back their own in-house research, there has been a surge in collaboration withacademic and government research bodies, as they look to share the burden of scientific discovery. These findings are featured in the Nature Index 2017 Science Inc. supplement, published today, which investigates corporate institutions’ changing role in science, how the academic research landscape is evolving as a result, and the costs and benefits of these shifting arrangements to high-quality research Previous research has shown that the long-term decline in corporate sc...
Source: News from STM - December 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

37% of UK research outputs freely available immediately at the time of publication, says new report
This report, the second in a series commissioned by the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group, aims to build on previous findings, and to examine trends over the period since the major funders of research in the UK established new policies to promote open access. The research was delivered by a partnership involving Research Consulting, the University of Sheffield and Elsevier, and was led by Jubb Consulting. Key findings include: More than half of UK-authored articles are made accessible for public view within 12 months, either through Gold or Green OA 37% of UK outputs (vs. 25% globally) are freely avail...
Source: News from STM - December 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

Collaboration surges as businesses outsource discovery to academia
New data from the Nature Index show that as corporations have scaled back their own in-house research, there has been a surge in collaboration withacademic and government research bodies, as they look to share the burden of scientific discovery.  These findings are featured in the Nature Index 2017 Science Inc. supplement, published today, which investigates corporate institutions’ changing role in science, how the academic research landscape is evolving as a result, and the costs and benefits of these shifting arrangements to high-quality research. Previous research has shown that the long-term decline in corpo...
Source: News from STM - December 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news