Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is working with Teton Data Systems (TDS) to make the premier healthcare e-resource STAT!Ref discoverable via the Summon service. Metadata for more than 400 resources in STAT!Ref from a wide variety of respected publishers and societies covering more than 60 healthcare-related disciplines will be indexed in the Summon service.
STAT!Ref includes full-text titles and journals as well as authoritative evidence-based point-of-care resources such as ACP PIER, ACP Medicine, and MedCalc 3000. A complete list of titles available in STAT!Ref and resources by discipline is available on the STAT!Ref website as well as information about the many titles available through STAT!Ref that are on the Doody's Core Titles (DCT) list.
This resource is widely subscribed to by libraries including many current clients of the Summon service. The addition of STAT!Ref expands the vast coverage of medical and health related content in the Summon unified index. Using the Summon service's powerful discipline-scoping search features researchers can easily zoom in on authoritative medical content across broad disciplines such as anatomy, dentistry, medicine, nursing, nutrition, pharmacology, pharmacy and more.
STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has named Dr. Tommaso Falcone of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (JMIG). The journal is the official journal of the AAGL, Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide.
The journal has been a prestigious forum in the field of minimally invasive surgery for over 20 years. In his new role Dr. Falcone aims to strengthen the journal's foundation built by previous Editor-in-Chief Dr. Stephen Corson, and further develop JMIG as the leader in delivering premier surgical information by new technologies.
The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, the official journal of the AAGL, is the premier source for peer-reviewed content in the field of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
The Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) will launch a collection of journals that combine high quality content and fast publication with trusted values of society publishing.
An integral part of the development of each journal within the collection is collaboration with a top Chinese institute in the relevant field. These partner institutes will strengthen the prestige and scientific knowledge of the initiative. The first two journals and their partner institutes are Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, Peking University, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering; and Organic Chemistry Frontiers, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry.
Each Frontiers journal will be jointly owned by CCS, RSC and the relevant partner institute, with each owner bringing their expertise to the project.
The two journals will publish their first issues in 2014. Other journals from core chemistry areas will be launched as part of this initiative over the next few months and years. The long-term aim is for the Frontiers portfolio to become a leading international journal series for the chemical sciences community.
Academic publisher SAGE and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) have announced that they will launch AERA Open, an online, peer-reviewed journal that will be freely available to all readers on the web. AERA Open is expected to begin publishing articles in early 2014.
Currently publishing AERA's full suite of journals on the association's behalf, this will be the seventh AERA journal published by SAGE.
As set forth in its mission statement, AERA Open aims to advance knowledge related to education and learning, cumulatively and incrementally. It also seeks to serve as a venue for innovation, novel inquiry and ideas, interdisciplinary bridge building, and research that fosters the connection of research to practice.
Approved by AERA Council at the end of April, the new publication will also use its unbounded space to promote access to data; research instruments, protocols and guides; and other supplemental sources of information that will enhance the value of articles as well as encourage others to pursue research or its application.
As an online journal, AERA Open offers a publishing venue for works in innovative formats, such as video, interactive data tables, and audio recordings that a print format precludes.
In June 2013, AERA will issue a call for the inaugural editor and commence implementation steps for the new journal.
Physics Connect, an online innovation service that aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, has been launched on physicsworld.com.
The new service enables anyone planning a scientific or engineering project to source products, services and expertise from both commercial suppliers and research institutes. Users can search for relevant information, and can also make valuable connections with organisations from all over the world.
Physics Connect will list thousands of scientific companies, businesses, non-profit organisations, institutions and experts from around the world. Any company or research institution will be able to add their information free of charge.
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.
Event Date: December 4, 2013
Projects are fundamental to all publishing organisations. Everyone gets involved in them. They may be developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving how things are done. 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 start because this is where most problems on 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 27, 2013
Maximising spend and achieving effective marketing requires the implementation of an integrated strategy that uses a variety of marketing tactics. Publicity is a key tactic in this arsenal, but to be effective it must be considered as a part of the overall plan. Too often publicity is implemented as an isolated method that fails to fulfil the overall journal objectives or expectations of the society/author/editor. This workshop will show you how to use this key tactic effectively and ensure the success of your marketing efforts. (Full Day)
Event Date: November 20, 2013
This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind eJournal delivery. Technology has removed the barriers between production, editorial, marketing, sales, customer services and most importantly – the customers. The course will be business-centric – clearly positioning technologies in the context of the industry issues they aim to solve. Participants will learn how technology is used throughout the delivery of eJournals from publisher via library to the end-user. (Full Day)
Event Date: November 14, 2013
Full Day Seminar: This seminar will look at the new developments that are shaping the future of peer review.
Event Date: November 12, 2013
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
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
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
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
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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