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IET announces full release of Inspec Analytics, its new research intelligence tool   - 18 Jul 2019

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the full release of Inspec Analytics, a research intelligence tool to help research professionals explore global trends in physics, engineering and technology research.

With the changing landscape in scholarly communications placing increased emphasis on measuring the impact of research outputs, Inspec Analytics has been developed to support researchers, strategic managers and libraries in assessing the value and impact of research and make strategic decisions about the direction of their projects, departments and collaborations.

The full release includes the ability to investigate the research collaborations of organisations, to filter results by location and organisation type, and enhanced interactive views which provide deeper insights into high-level and niche disciplines, allowing users to explore research trends based on organisations, controlled terms or subject classifications. Strategic managers will also benefit from being able to see an organisation’s global ranking for each field and compare one institution with another to set benchmarks.

Users can currently access Inspec Analytics directly via the IET’s platform. The IET is also currently working with vendor partners to allow a seamless experience for users with access to existing Inspec platforms including: EBSCO Host, Engineering Village and Web of Science. Inspec Analytics is available as part of the Inspec subscription.

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IOP Publishing announces inaugural issues of energy and biomedical journals   - 18 Jul 2019

The first content has been published in two IOP Publishing’s journals portfolio – Progress in Energy (PRGE) and Progress in Biomedical Engineering (PRGB).

The two journals were launched to cater for the needs of specific research communities, providing a platform for knowledge sharing and offering researchers the opportunity to collaborate and shape the future direction of research in their fields.

PRGE aims to address the wide-ranging and important issues facing the world’s energy transition system. Nigel Brandon of Imperial College London serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. The three articles in PRGE’s first issue reflect the range of topics the Journal will address.

PRGB features reviews and opinion pieces in the most significant and interesting areas of biomedical engineering research. Metin Sitti of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. In PRGB’s first issue, there are two review and one perspective articles.

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Library and Archives Canada joins the Canadian Research Knowledge Network as institutional member   - 18 Jul 2019

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) has announced Library and Archives Canada (LAC) as its 77th institutional member. As the national custodian of Canada’s documentary heritage, LAC has been contributing as an institutional member of Canadiana.org, which merged with CRKN in April 2018, since its inception.

Earlier in 2019, LAC, along with CRKN members, contributed to making the Canadiana collections available at no charge to users.

As part of CRKN's merger with Canadiana.org, CRKN’s by-laws were updated to include optional institutional membership for Library and Archives Canada, as well as the Toronto Public Library and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

Prior to the merger with Canadiana, CRKN collaborated directly with LAC to provide funding for the Héritage project, in which Canadiana and LAC worked jointly to digitise the microfilms of LAC’s most highly used archival collections. Representatives of LAC sit on CRKN’s Preservation and Access Committee and on both of its associated task groups, the Heritage Content Priorities Task Group and the Platform Technical Task Group.

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UKSG appoints Content Online as their new conference sales agent   - 18 Jul 2019

UKSG has announced Content Online as their dedicated sponsorship and advertising sales agent for their Annual Conference and Exhibition in Brighton next year. Content Online is a leading provider of Journals, Conference Proceedings, Standards, eBooks and much more on behalf of leading international publishers with online products for the library, academic, government, and corporate sectors.

The UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Brighton Centre in 2020 and is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar which attracts over 900 delegates each year from around the world - librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries. The conference combines high-quality plenary presentations, lightning talks and breakout sessions with entertaining social events and a major trade exhibition.

Content Online will be overseeing sponsorship packages and advertising on behalf of UKSG for their annual conference and exhibition in Brighton next year.

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First Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum scheduled for September 9   - 18 Jul 2019

The University of Basel and the MDPI Sustainability Foundation will be organising the First Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum on September 9, 2019.

The aim of this event is to provide background and perspectives on Plan S to Learned Societies, which have to make well-informed decisions to transition their journals to Open Access (OA).

The BSPF will bring together several representatives of Learned Societies, Plan S architects as well as representatives from various publishers and publishing platforms. After getting the big picture from cOAlition S, panel discussions will allow to better understand the diverse challenges that Learned Societies are facing to transition their journals to OA as well as to identify sustainable, implementable and scalable solutions for successful Open Access transition.

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ConTech 2019  - 05 Dec 2019

Content creation and consumption is changing faster than ever before. This is impacting business models, patterns of behaviour and virtually every aspect of the role information plays across organisations. ConTech 2019 is the platform to showcase the very latest thinking and to help understand how data science, AI and other emerging technologies can unlock a host of new opportunities for organisations of all types and sizes.

Event Date: December 5 - 6, 2019

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2019  - 04 Nov 2019

Taxonomy Boot Camp is the leading conference dedicated to exploring the successes, challenges, methodologies and products for taxonomies. Attendees can share their experiences, network with peers, and get incredible insight on taxonomies, ontologies, folksonomies, tagging mechanisms and other techniques for organising information at this one-of-a-kind event. Taxonomy Boot Camp is designed for everyone involved with taxonomies, from those new to the field to seasoned experts (and everyone in between). Beginner sessions cover the nuts and bolts, while more advanced sessions give experienced practitioners insight into how others have evolved their approaches. They can hear case studies, how-to sessions, and practical talks on taxonomy tools and methods, and cutting-edge developments in the field.

Event Date: November 4 - 5, 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019  - 16 Oct 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the most important marketplace worldwide for printed and digital content and a great social and cultural event. In October, publishing experts, writers, players from the creative industry and culture enthusiasts from across the world will meet there to network, discuss, negotiate, make decisions, to marvel and celebrate. Frankfurt becomes the worldwide hub of the media and publishing industry in October, with ground-breaking contracts, innovative technologies and world literature one can touch. The Guest of Honour will be Norway.

Event Date: October 16 - 20, 2019

STM Frankfurt Conference 2019  - 15 Oct 2019

STM’s Annual Frankfurt Conference has established itself as the ‘sell out’ event prior to the Book Fair. Attracting the leading figures from across scholarly and professional publishing, STM’s event provides a program focused on strategic thinking, public policy, business models and key drivers shaping the future of the STM industry. A not-to-be-missed event for publishing managers, executives and industry leaders, the Frankfurt conference is an unrivalled networking opportunity, which attracts international attendees from all sizes of publishing organisations.

Event Date: October 15, 2019

Annual Publishing Conference 2019  - 09 Oct 2019

The first annual publishing conference was held in the year 2013. In the last seven years, the conference has evolved into a highly focused summit for publishing technologists, product specialists and senior publishing stakeholders. This year the conference will see participation from the most influential technology leaders from publishing companies across the globe. Those interested are invited to be part of an event packed with presentations, networking, nibbles and drinks. And yes, attendance is free of charge.

Event Date : October 9, 2019

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Questioning the drug firms-scientists nexus

The US Center for Science in the Public Interest has questioned medical journals for not revealing the financial relationship the authors hold with drug companies for the studies that may potentially benefit the companies. . Scientists whose researches are funded by drug companies often publish their reports in prestigious scientific journals. Drug companies who fund the reports claim the results of the study while marketing the product. Publishers of the journals are left clueless about the funding agreement.   Click Here

Study analyses pricing trends of scientific journals

Allen Press had conducted an annual study to identify the pricing patterns of scientific and medical journals. The research covers the 2004 pricing of US journals and gives recommendations on the pricing structure for 2005. It carries comparisons between the pricing structures of non-profit society journals and discusses general pricing trends in the US. The author also ranks the journals based on the subscription charges and science categories with higher prices. The paper also forecasts the pricing strategy of science journals in 2005.   Click Here

Publishers opening up to Open Access archiving

Researchers have voiced their support to Open Access (OA) that makes their works available to anyone free of cost. While commercial publishers have given a subdued response to OA, scientists welcome OA archiving, wherein institutions or academics maintain an electronic format of the studies submitted by the scientists. Amidst disapproval from publishers and scientific groups, OA archiving is gaining acceptance from developed nations. Economic factors, existing subsidised but limited free content supported by publishers and an inclination to traditional publishing are a few reasons that impede support for OA archiving from developing countries.   Click Here

Open access movement gaining ground in STM publishing

The “open access movement”, which is rapidly gaining ground in the area of STM publishing, stresses the free use of online medical research. As commercial publishers set high prices for medical periodicals and libraries struggle to sustain amidst shrinking budgets, a debate has flared up on the need for open access. Clinical and basic researchers point out that as these studies are funded by the government, the publishers must make them available for free. The increasing use of electronic format of journals has induced independent publishers, such as ASCO and JCO, to host e-journals as an extension of their respective membership programmes and educational missions.    Click Here

Do science publishers still have a role?

The open access movement is gaining momentum. Critics have voiced their strong protests against the pricing of STM journals. The spiralling prices were, in fact, the major reason for the launch and rapid spreading of the open access movement. Does this mean the end of SRM publishers? No, says Bill Town in his article in Computing.   Click Here

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Ovid Technologies
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