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Wiley joins list of document suppliers for FIZ AutoDoc´s pay-per-view option   - 29 Jul 2015

Wiley, the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, has announced that it will be available as a new document supplier for FIZ AutoDoc´s pay-per-view option. Thus, articles from nearly 1,600 Wiley journals, hosted on Wiley Online Library, can now be ordered and downloaded immediately via FIZ AutoDoc.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to, amongst others, over 6 million articles from nearly 1600 journals.

If your ordered journal article is electronically available on Wiley Online Library, the corresponding link is generated. In this case you may purchase the original document directly from Wiley in PLAIN PDF format using FIZ AutoDoc's 'Purchase Now' button. The costs for the full-text document will be added to your monthly FIZ AutoDoc invoice.

Benefits of FIZ AutoDoc's pay-per-view option include immediate availability of the document; best publisher quality; PLAIN PDF format, i.e., no DRM; and lower priced than documents delivered via classic document suppliers.

With the addition of the major publisher Wiley, FIZ AutoDoc's popular and cost-efficient direct download option is now available for journal articles from more than 10,000 e-journals.

Other scientific publishers with whom the company has direct pay-per-view agreements are: ACS, Bentham, Elsevier, Future Science Group, Informa Healthcare, Karger, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Oxford University Press, Springer, and Thieme. In addition, FIZ AutoDoc offers pay-per-view access via TIB Hannover, e.g., for journal articles of Taylor & Francis, RSC, IEEE, AIP etc.

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American College of Cardiology set to launch new OA journal - JACC Basic Translational Research   - 29 Jul 2015

The American College of Cardiology has announced the December 2015 launch of a new journal JACC: Basic Translational Research. Dr. Douglas L. Mann has been named Editor-in-Chief of the new journal, which will be published monthly as an open access journal.

The latest JACC journal will serve as a forum for advancing the field of translational cardiovascular medicine and as a platform for accelerating the translation of novel scientific discoveries into new therapies that improve clinical outcomes for patients affected with cardiovascular disease.

Mann is the Lewin Chair and Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Chief of the Division of Cardiology at the Washington University School of Medicine. He is also Cardiologist in Chief at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He has been engaged in translational research for over two decades, with his primary research interest being the molecular and cellular basis of heart failure, with particular emphasis on the role of innate immunity in disease progression and recovery of the failing heart.

The American College of Cardiology is a 49,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications.

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Informa PLC appoints two Non-Executive Directors   - 29 Jul 2015

International publishing, events and business intelligence Group Informa has announced the appointment of two independent Non-Executive Directors, adding further valuable knowledge and expertise to the Board, including extensive experience of operating in North American markets.

Stephen Davidson is currently Chairman of Datatec Limited, Actual Experience Plc and PRS for Music. He is also Non-Executive Director of Inmarsat plc, Jaywing Group plc and Restore Plc. He previously held various senior positions in finance, including at West LB Panmure where he was Vice-Chairman of Investment Banking. From 1992 to 1998 he was Finance Director, then Chief Executive Officer of Telewest Communications plc.

David Flaschen is currently an Investor and Advisor to a number of private companies and is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Paychex, Inc. He was previously a Partner at Castanea Partners Inc, Managing Director of Flagship Ventures, and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Financial and Donnelley Marketing, Inc. He has over 20 years of executive experience in the information services industry.

The appointments take effect from September 1, 2015. Stephen Davidson is also appointed as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee with effect from September 1, 2015.

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Ukrainian authors and writers criticise new state open access initiative   - 29 Jul 2015

Ukrainian writers and authors are reportedly on the verge of massive protests, due to a recent initiative of the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) to conduct digitalisation and online publishing of all of the books and documents stored in the national archives and libraries.

According to an official spokesman of Vladimir Groisman, head of Verkhovna Rada, the initiative is very useful as it will provide free access to local population to the Ukrainian national libraries and books.

It is planned that the new state initiative may be approved in the form of amendments to the existing law, which is known as 'On Copyright and Related Rights'.

In the meantime, the new state initiative has already been criticised by some leading Ukrainian authors and writers, who say its approval will result in huge losses to them and copyright infringement.

According to Alexandra Odinetsk, a well-known Ukrainian lawyer for copyright and related rights, online publishing of books without the consent of the author is prohibited by the current Ukrainian legislation and can be contested in the court. The same position is shared by the Ukrainian writers.

In addition to Ukrainian writers and public, it is expected that the initiative will be sharply criticized by the European Union, as it will be seen as not complying with EU legislation in the field of copyright.

Ukraine recently signed an agreement 'About the Association' with the EU. It is a base agreement, but imposes obligations on Ukraine not to approve laws which directly contradict basic EU principles and norms.

Some Ukrainian writers have already announced their plan to submit a petition to the European Commission, asking to take measures for the blocking of the new proposal by the Ukrainian government and the national Parliament.

Meanwhile, according to Alexander Brigints, member of Verkhovna Rada and a well-known Ukrainian writer, the Ukrainian Parliament and the national government are aware of the protests of the writer community, and are considering several options out of the current situation.

The state plans may include the provision of compensation to authors and writers whose books will be subject to online publishing and digitalisation. It is planned that this compensation may be in the form of royalties to authors. Another option may involve publishing of books only on paid online resources.

Finally, the government has not ruled out the possibility of digitalisation of only those books whose copyright has already expired or is not applied. It is planned that a final decision on the new state initiative will be taken by the Ukrainian government in mid-September.

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Deep Web Technologies announces major upgrade to next-generation search technology, Explorit Everywhere!   - 29 Jul 2015

Federated search solutions provider Deep Web Technologies (DWT) has announced a major upgrade to Explorit Everywhere! next-generation search technology. Explorit Everywhere! searches internal, subscription and public Deep Web sources simultaneously for relevant results, helping organisations improve their research efficiency and ultimately driving down research costs.

The new Explorit Everywhere! release rebuilds the previous version from the ground up, laying a strong foundation for future enhancements. Now, as a platform-driven service, Explorit Everywhere! provides greater agility in support of different services and features, including search widgets, suggestion services, mobility and scalability. The web-based Explorit Everywhere! allows DWT to apply updates at the platform or customer level, creating a fluid, efficient workspace and consistent applications.

Explorit Everywhere! federated search initially gained traction in the government sector, but has since branched into the corporate, medical and academic markets. These markets, with their unique search needs, helped to define the new Explorit Everywhere! upgrade. With its web-based approach, Explorit Everywhere! is accessible anywhere and everywhere users search for information.

New functionality in Explorit Everywhere! includes the MyLibrary feature, letting researchers select and save results to their personal accounts. MyLibrary allows users to tag and categorise selected results, similar to organising folders in a filing cabinet. Users can reference their saved results whenever they want, for as long as they are saved in their application.

Incorporating Deep Web Technologies’ bedrock multilingual search technology, Explorit Everywhere! now lets users switch their user interface text to their language of choice: English, German, French, Portuguese or Spanish. When users select their query language to search across multilingual databases, the user interface will automatically update the user interface text to that language as well. Combining multilingual searching and user interface localisation creates a seamless experience for researchers at global companies requiring, for example, local or foreign competitive intelligence, news or science in their own language.

Explorit Everywhere! is also now completely mobile, using elements of responsive design to formulate a device-driven user interface. With over 100 device screen resolutions worldwide and growing, Explorit Everywhere! detects the screen resolutions users are coming from, and fits the content to the screen of the device, ensuring results are easy to view, sort and interact with, whether viewed from a tablet, phone or desktop computer.

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5th International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics & Systems Biology  - 30 May 2016

The concept of the Conference is 'Metabolic profile'. The event duration is from 30May-01jJune,2016.

ALPSP Training Course: How to Make Content More Discoverable Through SEO  - 02 Dec 2015

If you’re producing content for the web and want readers to find your products, you need to understand how to make search optimization 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. This course is run in collaboration with Marketability.

Event Date: December 2, 2015

ALPSP Training Course: Project Management for Publishing  - 24 Nov 2015

Projects are fundamental to all publishing organizations. 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 thi s is where most problems with projects arise. 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.

Event Date: November 24, 2015

ALPSP Training Course: Publication Ethics: Fraud and Misconduct  - 17 Nov 2015

A wide range of ethical issues can arise in academic publishing. These can be caused by misbehaving authors (e.g. committing plagiarism or fraud), by abuse of editorial positions and also by conflicts between publishers’ and societies’ commercial interests and principles of editorial freedom and integrity. This course will cover how to effectively detect and deal with possible misconduct and show the importance of having sound ethical policies. While the principles and theories covered are applicable across most publication types, some issues covered will be particularly relevant to journals publishing.

Event Date: November 17, 2015

ALPSP Training Course: Understanding eJournal Technology  - 12 Nov 2015

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.

Event Date: November 12, 2015

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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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Marcel Dekker
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40 Salem Street,Lynnfield,

Thomson Scientific
3501 Market Street,Philadelphia,

Ovid Technologies
333 Seventh Avenue, 20th floor,New York ,
NY -10001

Chemical Abstracts Service
2540 Olentangy River Road, ,PO Box 3012, Columbus,

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