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EuropeanUnion PEER publishes guidelines for publishers and repository managers - 05 Jun 2009

The Publishing and the Ecology of European Research (PEER), a collaboration between publishers, repositories and the research community, has announced the availability of guidelines for publishers and repository managers on deposit, assisted deposit and self-archiving. The guidelines are now available online at http://www.peerproject.eu/reports/. PEER was formed with the aim to investigate the effects of the large-scale deposit (so called Green Open Access) on user access, author visibility, journal viability and the broader European research environment.

The project will run until 2011, during which time over 50,000 European stage-2 (accepted) manuscripts from up to 300 journals will become available for archiving. Guidelines documenting the procedures for publisher deposit and for subsequent transfer to participating PEER repositories are presented in this document following extensive consultation with both target groups within PEER. An author helpdesk for the project is being established and will shortly be made available via the PEER website. This will serve as the major information point for EU based authors of articles in participating PEER journals who wish to self-archive their accepted manuscripts after receiving an invitation to do so.

The report is expected to set out a major advance in repository practice in the use of the SWORD protocol, which allows application-level deposit of material into repositories. It is presented as a cohesive sub-report (Appendix B), and it is expected that this may become a ready reference tool in its own right. The Guidelines set out in this document should be read in conjunction with 'D2.1 Draft report on the provision of usage data and manuscript procedures for publishers and repository managers', also available at .

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German Springer signs co-publishing deal with Indian Statistical Institute - 05 Jun 2009

STM publisher Springer, Germany, has signed a co-publishing agreement with the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) for their publications Sankhya - The Indian Journal of Statistics. Professor Sankar K. Pal, Director of ISI, Professor Alok Goswami, Editor of Sankhya and Sanjiv Goswami, Managing Director Springer India, signed the agreement at the ISI campus, New Delhi.

Sankhya brings statistical researchers from different parts of India in contact with each other, thereby providing a medium for the exchange of ideas. The journal contains research articles in the broad areas of theoretical statistics, probability and applied statistics. Series A primarily covers theoretical statistics and probability, including stochastic processes. Series B mainly covers all areas of applied statistics, including applied probability, applied stochastic processes, econometrics and statistical computing. Reviews and discussion articles dealing with current research activity are also published as well as bibliographies of Indian statistical publications, numerical tables to help reduce computation and book reviews.

Sankhya will be published electronically and in print. The journal will include Cross Reference Linking, alert services, and Online First, a feature by which articles are published online before they appear in print. Springer will also implement the online author submission system, Editorial Manager. This system allows the peer-review process to be handled faster, resulting in the speedy publication of the articles.

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Category :STM Publishing
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US New web ads analysis tool allows publishers to eliminate unwanted Ads and resolve channel conflict - 05 Jun 2009

PubMatic, US, a provider of ad revenue optimisation technology for global online publishers, has released a new application, PubMatic Ad Inspector, to help publishers analyse and evaluate all ads served on their websites. PubMatic Ad Inspector identifies improper, faulty or malicious ads and their source, empowering ad operations professionals to make timely adjustments to protect their publishers' brands.

PubMatic Ad Inspector (www.pubmatic.com/adinspector) provides publishers with deep forensic information on all ads served on their Web pages. It instantly identifies which ad network or exchange served a particular ad and any ad networks that defaulted in the process. PubMatic Ad Inspector is available to all PubMatic Premier customers - global media publishers with more than $5 million in annual online revenue.

PubMatic Ad Inspector, available as a FireFox add-on, is geared for ad operations professionals in large publishers who manage complex environments with numerous sites, multiple ad networks and multiple ad units. Information from ads on their sites can be captured in a snapshot through the Ad Inspector application.

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US Walter de Gruyter announces preservation deal with Portico - 05 Jun 2009

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with Walter de Gruyter to preserve its entire electronic book collection of about 1,200 titles.

Through this agreement with Portico, Walter de Gruyter furthers its preservation strategy, which already includes participation in Portico on behalf of 61 titles from its e-journals collection. Also, it seeks to ensure that the online version of its digital books will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers and students. As part of the agreement, Walter de Gruyter will make an annual financial contribution to Portico to support its e-book preservation activities and has named Portico as a mechanism to fill post-cancellation access claims for the titles.

With the inclusion of Walter de Gruyter's e-books, approximately 8,840 e-journals and 6,480 e-books have now been entrusted to the Portico archive.

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US SAGE Reference Online Handbook Collection now hosted on SAGE Reference Online platform - 05 Jun 2009

Academic publisher SAGE has announced that the new SAGE Reference Online Handbook Collection, a set of 80 of its highest rated handbooks, digitised and hosted on the award-winning SAGE Reference Online platform, will be available for libraries worldwide in June 2009.

The Handbook Collection was developed following extensive consultation with librarians about how researchers are using reference collections in today's libraries. Sold as a collection on the SAGE Reference Online platform, the highly acclaimed handbooks, which include award-winning titles, cover a range of subject areas across the social sciences.

The 2009 SAGE Reference Online Handbook Collection is sold as a set and this year's titles are not available for individual purchase at this time. The 2009 introductory price for the one-time purchase of the set of 80 handbooks is $6,000 (list price: $8,000), and includes unlimited users, perpetual access to purchased content, and many options for browsing and usage reports.

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US Ingram Publisher Services signs distribution agreement with Consumers Union - 05 Jun 2009

Ingram Publisher Services Inc. (IPS), a US-based full service book distribution company, has announced a new distribution agreement with Consumers Union, non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine and www.ConsumerReports.org.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram will distribute book titles published by Consumers Union including the forthcoming Consumer Reports Best Baby Products (10th edition). It is expected that the deal will help put Consumer Reports' advice and reports into the hands of consumers. According to company representatives, consumers need trusted information to make right choices during a tough economic situation.

Ingram Content Group provides a range of physical and digital services to the book industry. It is a wholesaler of trade books, spoken audio, magazines, and a provider of demand-driven printing and digital solutions for publishers.

Consumers Union seeks to work for a fair, just and safe marketplace for all consumers, and to empower consumers. To maintain independence and impartiality, it accepts no outside advertising, no free test samples, and has no agenda other than protecting consumer interests. The organisation supports itself through the sale of information products and services, individual contributions and a few noncommercial grants.

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US ASHPE honours Physicians Practice for innovative editorial content and design - 05 Jun 2009

Physicians Practice, America's leading practice management journal, has been recognised by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) for its innovative editorial content and design, and for the first time, its web publication, PhysicansPractice.com. Physicians Practice has been recognised by the ASHPE for the fourth consecutive year.

Physicians Practice captured three Gold Awards in the ASHPE 2009 Awards Competition, including Best Single Issue, July/August 2008, 'Voting for Change'; Best 'How-To' Article, 'Conquering Time,' February 2008, written by Pamela Moore director of content and strategy for CMPMedica; and Best Overall Graphics, January 2008, 'Survival Kit,' by Bill Ellis, art director of Physicians Practice.

Additionally, PhysiciansPractice.com, was granted a Bronze Award for Best Overall Web Publication. The site provides physicians and their staff with multi-media resources to help them better manage the business aspects of medicine more efficiently and effectively.

Physicians Practice journal maintains about 60 hospital partnerships and is distributed to more than 255,000 practicing physicians. Owned by CMP Healthcare Media, a division of United Business Media, it helps physicians effectively manage the operational and business aspects of their practices by providing practical, proven solutions for the 'real-world' concerns their businesses face.

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Category :Information and publishing services
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India Something very new about Knowledgespeak.very soon. - 05 Jun 2009

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