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Elsevier's QUOSA and CCC expand access to compliant literature with integrated rights management   - 24 Jul 2014

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that QUOSA, its literature management solution, and Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) have extended their relationship to support greater compliance in the use of full text articles within corporate or institutional environments. Using CCC's rights advisory API, QUOSA customers who are also CCC licensees can view their license rights directly from QUOSA at no extra cost to the user.

QUOSA users can instantly check the usage rights of documents within the QUOSA library by accessing the CCC database via a single user interface, helping them to quickly determine how they may use a document; for example, checking if they can share an article with colleagues. This significantly increases the efficiency of content management workflows, helping users manage large libraries of information and ensure compliance requirements are met.

QUOSA and CCC first partnered in 2009; the expansion of this relationship will now deliver the same seamless functionality at no extra cost.

Part of Elsevier's Life Science Solutions, QUOSA is a centralised repository of scientific literature that enables life sciences institutions to meet regulatory reporting requirements, address medical inquiries and maintain current awareness in relation to topics or authors. It is used by a broad array of groups such as pharmacovigilance and medical affairs personnel in pharma, biotech and medical device companies. CCC is a leading global rights-licensing technology organization, providing solutions that simplify compliance for content users, promoting the work of creators and supporting the principles of copyright.


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Taiwanese society and Springer to jointly publish journal in computational intelligence   - 24 Jul 2014

STM publisher Springer has announced that it will publish the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems (IJFS), the official journal of the Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association (TFSA), as of 2015. The cooperation will allow the journal to expand its global visibility in the area of fuzzy research.

The International Journal of Fuzzy Systems is dedicated to presenting high-quality papers that deal with the theory, design and application of fuzzy systems, soft computing systems, gray systems and extension theory systems ranging from hardware to software. Launched in 1999, the quarterly journal will be published by Springer starting with Volume 17, Issue 1.

Professor Wen-June Wang serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.


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BioMed Central’s Open Access Advocacy Award recognises European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda   - 24 Jul 2014

Open access publisher BioMed Central has presented its Open Access Advocacy Award for 2014 to Neelie Kroes, the European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda.

Kroes has been the Dutch member of the European Commission for almost ten years and has been responsible for the Digital Agenda for the past four and a half years. During this period, she has brought the open access agenda to the forefront of the spirited discussion on the future of science and research in Europe. Openness has been one of the main themes of this term, during which the Commission has proposed, and the European Parliament and Council of Ministers have agreed, that all articles produced with funding from FP7 and Horizon 2020 must be published using open access.

Wide-ranging discussions on how to make data open as well have also begun. She has spoken, tweeted and blogged widely on the subject, bringing knowledge about open access to many more people. The award recognises the key role that Kroes had played, especially with respect to drawing media attention to open access.

BioMed Central's Annual Research Awards recognise excellence in scientific research made freely available to any interested reader through open access publishing within its portfolio of biology and medical journals. From time to time, the BioMed Central Open Access Advocacy Award acknowledges not only outstanding individual or institutional efforts made to support open access to research, but also researchers demonstrating leadership in data sharing.


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UBM Medica US launches NeurologyTimes.com, a new online community and information resource for neurologists   - 24 Jul 2014

UBM Medica US, part of UBM Connect, has announced the launch of NeurologyTimes.com – a new online community and information resource for neurologists and other healthcare providers to help them better manage and treat their patients with neurological disorders.

The prevalence of neurologic conditions, coupled with an aging population, necessitates greater access to dedicated information for healthcare providers who treat these specific disorders. Key statistics on neurological conditions include: 1 in 6 people are affected by a neurological disease; the number of Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer disease – currently, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States – is expected to triple to 16 million by 2050; more than 400,000 people in the U.S. have multiple sclerosis; and at least 60,000 new cases of Parkinson disease are reported each year in the U.S.

Highlights of Neurology Times include: interactive features with thought leaders in the research and treatment of neurological disorders such as MS, Parkinson disease, and Alzheimer disease; blogs and a forum for clinicians to share information, case studies and best practices; instructional slideshows and videos; and insights from key conferences.


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OCLC names Drew Bordas as Vice President of Management and Customer Operations   - 24 Jul 2014

OCLC, the non-profit computer library service and research organisation, has named Drew Bordas as Vice President of Management and Customer Operations. He will be responsible for OCLC's Customer Support, Project Management, Implementation Programs and Corporate Quality Assurance functions.

In this position, Bordas will lead an effort to sharpen OCLC's focus on member support by joining customer-facing teams with strong process and consulting skills. He will also form a team responsible for global business planning, forecasting and monitoring across the cooperative. With this new approach, OCLC aims to increase member responsiveness and coordination.

Bordas comes to OCLC from c3/consulting, a Nashville management consulting firm. While at c3, he led a team of consultants in a range of planning and operational projects serving retail, publishing, nonprofit, manufacturing, healthcare and other business segments. Prior to his work at c3/consulting, Bordas was Vice President of Business Operations at Ingram Content Group, which provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry.


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EVENTS
A time for metabolism and hormones  - 05 Dec 2014

Life on Earth has evolved by coping, adapting and because of the light-dark cycle due to the rotation of our planet on its axis. Circadian rhythms are widespread among all life forms and govern a remarkable array of physiological and metabolic functions. Rhythms are based on the circadian clock, is an extensive molecular network of timing mechanisms that converge to maintain organismal physiological state. In mammals, biological rhythms are established and maintained by a central clock consisting of around 20,000 pacemaker neurons found in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). SCN neurons are entrained by light, the most powerful zeitgeber (time-giver), via the retinohypothalamic tract. The central SCN clock directs rhythms in a number of peripheral tissues using several, still illdefined, output cues. These include numerous secreted paracrine signals, transduction pathways and endocrine control systems whose deciphering is biomecally and pharmacologically critical. Indeed, disruption of the synchrony within clock system leads to a number of metabolic and physiological disorders. Moreover, peripheral clocks are also entrained by extrinsic cues, specifically food intake, which operates as a powerful zeitgeber. In addition, it has been shown that various ‘nutrient sensors’ are linked to circadian rhythms, reinforcing the notion that there is a tightly coupled relationship between metabolic state and the clock. Finally, as a considerable fraction of the genome is functionally regulated by the clock, a further layer of this complex timing mechanism lies in the emerging link between cellular metabolic state and epigenetics. This Symposium is centered on the emerging links between the circadian clock system, endocrinology and cellular metabolism.


ALPSP Training Course: Advanced Journal Development: Strategic Development for Journal Managers  - 03 Dec 2014

This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more senior course looks at overarching strategies for journal development (including acquisition and portfolio development). The course is built around case studies to allow participants to work on simulated scenarios in order to discuss and test ideas and strategies with their peers and the course facilitators.(full day)

Event Date: December 3, 2013


ALPSP Training Course: Project Management for Publishing   - 26 Nov 2014

Projects are fundamental to all publishing organisations. Everyone gets involved in them. They may involve developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving existing processes. Projects are also challenging and often fail to achieve the desired results. This course provides a template and many supporting tools that can be applied to all projects, large or small, to help ensure successful outcomes. It has a strong emphasis on getting things right at the outset because this is where most problems with projects arise. The course tutors are practising project managers with a wealth of experience from the publishing sector. The programme is highly practical and includes break-out sessions using real project scenarios provided by delegates as well as providing publishing case studies as examples of what works and what doesn't. It provides an excellent introduction for those new to taking responsibility for projects as well as a great refresher for those facing new project challenges. (full day)

Event Date: November 26, 2014


ALPSP Training Course: Project Management for Publishing   - 26 Nov 2014

Projects are fundamental to all publishing organisations. Everyone gets involved in them. They may involve developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving existing processes. Projects are also challenging and often fail to achieve the desired results. This course provides a template and many supporting tools that can be applied to all projects, large or small, to help ensure successful outcomes. It has a strong emphasis on getting things right at the outset because this is where most problems with projects arise. The course tutors are practising project managers with a wealth of experience from the publishing sector. The programme is highly practical and includes break-out sessions using real project scenarios provided by delegates as well as providing publishing case studies as examples of what works and what doesn’t. It provides an excellent introduction for those new to taking responsibility for projects as well as a great refresher for those facing new project challenges. (full day)


NEW ALPSP Training Course: How to Make Content More Discoverable Through SEO   - 19 Nov 2014

If you're producing content for the web and want readers to find your products, you need to understand how to make search optimisation work for you. This course focuses on the practical things you can do, explains how search engines work, and equips you with the tools to apply all you have learnt immediately. (full day)

Event Date: November 19, 2014


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RESOURCES
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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