The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced a collaboration with DataCite, a global non-profit organization dedicated to enabling people to find, share, use, and cite data. The collaboration will promote the discovery of research data sets through the Data Citation Index, a single-point solution providing access to quality research data sets from multi-disciplinary repositories around the world.
This collaboration will connect the Data Citation Index to high quality research data from repositories worldwide that work with DataCite. This will ensure that the valuable content that has been made citable by DataCite is globally discoverable, properly attributed and reusable by other researchers. As part of the Web of Science - the premier scientific search and discovery platform and industry authority in science, social science, and arts & humanities citation indexes - inclusion within the Data Citation Index will also further DataCite’s mission of increasing acceptance of research data as citable contributions to the scholarly record.
Since creating the Data Citation Index, Thomson Reuters has worked closely with global industry leaders to expand the breadth of research discovery by capturing bibliographic records and cited references for digital research, as well as literature describing research which cites or uses the data, stewarding the accurate identification, attribution and measurement of this growing body of scholarship. The Data Citation Index allows users to gain a comprehensive view of the genesis of research projects and influence the future paths they may take, while minimizing the duplication of work and speeding the scientific research process to keep pace with the changing global research landscape. Through linked content and summary information, this data is displayed within the broader context of the scholarly research ecosystem, enabling users to gain perspective that otherwise would be lost if viewed in isolation.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has announced that it is accepting submissions for eNeuro, its new open-access journal. The Society also revealed the journal’s founding editorial board. Featuring a wide range of content, eNeuro will provide an innovative venue for publishing excellent science across the neuroscience field, with a fair, fast review process for researchers.
eNeuro will publish high-quality, broad-based, peer-reviewed research focused solely on the field of neuroscience. In launching the journal, the Society seeks to realise a scientific vision for a new open-access experience for authors and readers, all in support of SfN’s mission to advance understanding of the brain and nervous system. Christophe Bernard of INSERM will serve as the publication’s editor-in-chief.
The inaugural editorial board is composed of current and emerging leaders from across the field, with 39 reviewing editors working alongside Bernard and the eNeuro Advisory Board: Tim Bussey (University of Cambridge), György Buzsáki (New York University), Margaret McCarthy (University of Maryland), Freda Miller (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto), and Serge Przedborski (Columbia University).
As part of an enhanced publishing experience, eNeuro will offer a wide array of content, ranging from research articles to reviews and commentaries to negative results to tools and methods for authors. It will also offer fair and fast review by respected, working scientists spanning many disciplines, rapid publishing ensuring that the field has swift access to research, and a publishing decision model based on scientific factors rather than commercial ones.
Readers can benefit from expanded online features, including greater use of images, video, and audio for published articles, as well as continuous content publishing when studies are ready.
Additionally, the journal seeks to provide a high-quality, open-access journal option for the field of neuroscience. As a non-profit publisher, SfN reinvests revenue in programs worldwide that enhance and serve the field.
2013 Impact Factors from Thomson Reuters have shown growth for a number of journals published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) with eight of its journals improving their Impact Factor by more than 10 percent.
Of particular note is IET Renewable Power Generation which has seen great improvement with an impact factor increase of 33 per cent to 2.280; this now places this journal in Quartile 1 in the Engineering, Electrical & Electronic category. This increase is also reflected by a much improved SJR of 2.178 (4 per cent increase) and within a highly competitive market (SNIP: 2.745).
Other IET journals with increased impact factors include IET Computers & Digital Techniques, IET Computer Vision, and IET Nanobiotechnology amongst many others.
Full results will be published shortly. 2015 subscription pricing is now available and institutions are welcome to try one of IET’s journal packages or its new journal, Healthcare Technology Letters, free of charge.
ICE Publishing, a leading provider of information in the fields of civil engineering, construction, and materials science, has announced a partnership with Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry. Under the deal, Atypon's Literatum platform will host all ICE Publishing content from mid-2015.
The announcement of this new collaboration will mean that ICE Publishing's e-content, which includes archives dating from 1836; 34 peer-reviewed journals; and over 1400 eBooks will now be hosted on Atypon's Literatum, the preferred platform of many leading scholarly publishers.
Set to launch mid-2015, the new ICE Virtual Library will continue to be accessed via www.icevirtuallibrary.com.
Walters State Community College has teamed with McGraw-Hill Education to offer an all-digital course experience designed to engage and drive the performance of its biology students. As part of the collaboration, students taking biology courses will receive their course resources, including content and assessment, through McGraw-Hill Connect and LearnSmart, McGraw-Hill Education's digital teaching and learning platform and adaptive learning technology for higher education.
Beginning this fall, all teaching and learning solutions can be delivered onto the students' mobile devices. The large-scale shift to digital will provide Walters State students with access to innovative learning technology on their mobile devices that they access anywhere, anytime and at an affordable price. For students with limited wireless access, there are offline options.
For the past three years Walters State has been involved in their mEngage mobile learning initiative. As evidence of the success of the initiative Walters State has twice been named an Apple Distinguished program. With the mEngage initiative, Walters State is focused on student engagement, access, and improvements in student performance. To help Walters State achieve their goals, McGraw-Hill Education will provide the teaching and learning platform, Connect, with several integrated McGraw-Hill Education adaptive technologies.
The science students will have SmartBook, an adaptive reading experience, as well as LearnSmart Labs and Anatomy & Physiology Revealed for science lab work. All of the teaching and learning materials are seamlessly integrated into Walters State's learning management system, desire2learn, and may be loaded onto the students' mobile devices. The assignments will be aligned with established course SLOs and the division will employ analytics from McGraw-Hill Education's Connect Insight to aggregate formative assessment evidence for accreditation.
Walters State sought McGraw-Hill Education's digital solutions because of their established track record of improving student performance and retention. In an effectiveness study released in 2013, McGraw-Hill Education demonstrated that on average, instructors using Connect reduced their grading time by 77 percent. Another study revealed that LearnSmart's adaptive technology dramatically improves student retention rates (+10 percentage points) and pass rates (+11.5 percentage points).
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.
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)
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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)
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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)
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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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