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Elsevier publishes four new books on Nuclear Engineering   - 17 Dec 2014

STM publisher Elsevier has announced the publication of four new nuclear engineering books of particular interest to safety managers, designers, engineers, operators and regulators of nuclear power plants. Among these new books is The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident: How and Why It Happened, written by Yotaro Hatamura, Seiji Abe, Masao Fuchigami and Naoto Kasahara, and translated by Kenji Iino.

Written by committee members of the official Japanese government investigation panel, The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident outlines the main sequence of events of the March 2011 accident, considers the responses of central and local government, and evaluates the response of the plant owner TEPCO. It describes and assesses the effectiveness of the evacuation process and subsequent decontamination of the site and local area. The book also offers recommendations for improving the safe design and operation of nuclear power plants.

The four new nuclear engineering books are: The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident: How and Why It Happened by Yotaro Hatamura, Seiji Abe, Masao Fuchigami, Naoto Kasahara and Kenji Iino; Irradiation Embrittlement of Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPVs) in Nuclear Power Plants by Naoki Soneda; Handbook of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors by Mario Carelli and Daniel Ingersoll; and Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes, 7th Edition by Raymond Murray and Keith Holbert.

The books are available on the Elsevier Store and on ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from over 2,200 peer-reviewed journals and more than 25,000 book titles.


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Springer set to publish official journal of the Associazione Amici di Economia e Politica Industriale   - 17 Dec 2014

STM publisher Springer will publish Economia e Politica Industriale - Journal of Industrial and Business Economics as of January 2015. Founded in 1973, the journal is the official journal of the Associazione Amici di Economia e Politica Industriale, an Italian society which focuses on business and industrial economics.

In order to expand its focus to the international community, the journal will now be published exclusively in English. It was formerly published by Franco Angeli.

Economia e Politica Industriale - Journal of Industrial and Business Economics publishes research papers in economics and management that display a sound theoretical background and quantitative and qualitative methodology, as well as case studies and experimental and mixed method studies. Occasionally, the journal publishes symposia and surveys documenting the state of the art in special topics. Four issues per year will be available in print and electronic formats.

The journal is aimed at scholars, decision-makers and economists in private and public institutions. It encourages submissions dealing with the structure, evolution and institutional aspects of industries. Major topics include industrial organization and policy; innovation, entrepreneurship, and industrial dynamics; international economics and business; firm strategy and organization; infrastructures, networks, and regulation; and institutions and competition policy.


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Stockholm University partners with figshare on research data management   - 17 Dec 2014

figshare, an online digital repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs, including figures, datasets, images, and videos, has announced Stockholm University as the first Swedish customer of their research data management platform, figshare for institutions. The partnership expands figshare's global portfolio onto the continent, hot on the heels of their recent announcements with Loughborough University in the UK and Monash University in Australia.

Stockholm University is one of Europe's leading research institutions specialising in science, law, social science and humanities. With many Swedish and European funders mandating Open Access to publications, Stockholm University is taking the initiative and proposing to extend the policy to a wider array of research outputs such as datasets, media and software code.

figshare for institutions can integrate with a variety of data storage solutions such as the RDSI in Australia, local institutional storage or deep archiving services such as Arkivum. Stockholm University has opted to use out-of-the-box figshare storage in partnership with Amazon, making implementation simple for the institution with no impact on their existing infrastructure or resources. Using Amazon also gives Stockholm University the ability to scale their storage with minimal effort and through more economic rates brokered through figshare's existing arrangement.

As the partnership is the first implementation in Europe the figshare team will also be engaging with the Stockholm University staff and researchers in a series of workshops, aimed at better understanding their needs and ensuring figshare for institutions meets all their requirements.


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Thomson Reuters announces new initiative to integrate Ringgold’s Identify into ScholarOne Manuscripts   - 17 Dec 2014

The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced an initiative to advance efficiency and precision in scholarly publishing by integrating Ringgold's Identify - the industry's leading institutional identification database - into ScholarOne Manuscripts, the premier journal and peer review tool for scholarly publishers and societies.

This collaboration will accelerate the scholarly publishing process by easing the previously cumbersome task of accurately identifying the institutional affiliation of authors and reviewers.

The integration of Identify will enable ScholarOne Manuscripts users to quickly disambiguate complex institutional data and ensure accuracy by seamlessly connecting to more than 400,000 institutional records.


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American Astronomical Society and IOP Publishing announce new ebook publishing partnership   - 17 Dec 2014

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have created a new electronic book publishing partnership as part of the AAS's mission to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.

The program will combine IOP's award-winning ebook publishing with the expertise of the AAS community to foster a deeper understanding of diverse topics in the astronomical sciences. These will include not only planetary, stellar, galactic, and cosmological phenomena and processes, but also instrumentation and techniques, computation and statistics, and other practical aspects of modern astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science, and related fields.

The AAS and IOP have collaborated successfully for many years on the society's peer-reviewed journals, The Astronomical Journal and The Astrophysical Journal, Letters, and Supplement Series. They have recently grown this co-operation by developing sophisticated tools such as the Astronomy Image Explorer, which both simplifies and broadens information discovery for researchers.

The new ebook series will be hosted alongside journal content on IOP's website, IOPscience, providing seamless searching and discovery of all AAS book and journal content. Authors will be able to fully exploit evolving digital publishing capabilities, as the ebooks will be available in HTML, PDF, Mobi, and EPUB 3 format to be compatible on most e-readers and devices. Multimedia and advanced features such as MathJax are an integral part of the ebook and mean that complex formulas are perfectly rendered and scalable on a wide range of devices.

Commissioning for the program will begin immediately. The program will be supported by an expert advisory board assembled by the AAS to meet the needs of its members and the wider astronomy community.


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EVENTS
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


ALPSP Training Course: Advanced Journal Development: Strategic Development for Journal Managers  - 10 Nov 2015

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 advanced 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: November 10, 2015


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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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