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US Wiley and International AIDS Society announce new publishing partnership - 14 Jul 2017

Publisher John Wiley and Sons, Inc. has announced a new partnership with the International AIDS Society (IAS) to publish their fully open access journal - Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS). JIAS is well-established with an Impact Factor of 6.296, and all articles in the journal are open access and free to view, download and share.

The JIAS was founded in 2004 by the IAS as a platform to disseminate essential HIV research with the mission to contribute to an evidence-based response to the HIV epidemic and to support research capacity building in resource-limited settings. The IAS will publish the journal with Wiley from October 2017.

Editors-in-Chief Susan Kippax from University of New South Wales, Papa Salif Sow from University of Dakar Infectious Diseases, and Dr Kenneth Mayer from Fenway Health and a member of the IAS Governing Council, will continue to lead the journal.

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UK SAGE Publishing to publish Journal of Palliative Care - 14 Jul 2017

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has begun publishing the Journal of Palliative Care (JPC), an international and interdisciplinary outlet for practical, critical thought on palliative care and palliative medicine.

The Centre for Bioethics of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal originally published JPC, now in its 32nd year. The late Dr. David J. Roy, a renowned international leader in palliative care, founded the Centre in 1976 and the journal in 1985. Dr. Keith M. Swetz, section chief and medical director of palliative care at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, and Associate Professor at the UAB School of Medicine became editor-in-chief as of July 1, 2017.

A quarterly journal, JPC publishes 12 types of papers including reports of original research, opinion papers/commentaries, narratives and humanities works, current reviews, case reports/case series, book reviews, and reports on international activities and comparative palliative care. The journal's editorial board, authorship, readership, and panel of manuscript reviewers is international.

SAGE began publishing JPC with volume 32, which was managed by interim editor, Dr. Robert E. Enck of the University of Tennessee.

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US Dr. Vito Iacoviello named Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for DynaMed Plus - 14 Jul 2017

EBSCO Health has announced the appointment of Dr. Vito R. Iacoviello as the Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for the evidence-based clinical reference tool DynaMed Plus®. Dr. Iacoviello brings with him over 30 years of experience in medical education, as well as the practice of internal medicine and infectious diseases.

A graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Iacoviello completed his Residency at New England Deaconess Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. He also serves on the Infection Control Committee and the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee at Mount Auburn Hospital.

As a deputy editor, Dr. Iacoviello will oversee the integration of infectious diseases content for DynaMed Plus. He will supervise medical writers and editors along with external peer reviewers to ensure that physicians and healthcare professionals have access to the most current, relevant, evidence-based clinical information available. EBSCO Health maintains a rigorous editorial process that includes subject-specific experts reviewing topics using a proprietary, evidence-based methodology and quality assurance process.

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UK Kudos announces publisher pilot for managing and tracking author sharing via scholarly collaboration networks - 14 Jul 2017

Kudos, the service for maximising the reach and impact of research publications, has announced a pilot program to help publishers prevent copyright infringement and reclaim lost usage from sharing of research articles on scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs). The first publishers to participate in this pioneering approach to managing and understanding usage via SCNs include the American Thoracic Society, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the MIT Press.

The pilot also sees a new partnership between Kudos and innovative technology company ReadCube, whose read-only enhanced PDFs will feature as an option within the Kudos solution.

The pilot runs through to the end of 2017; participation is limited, with a small number of seats remaining which will be offered on a first come, first served basis. There is no requirement to be a current Kudos customer to participate in the pilot.

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Category :Scientific publishing
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US RedLink and Publishers Communication Group announce representation agreement - 14 Jul 2017

RedLink, providers of the Library Dashboard data analysis and visualisation tool for libraries and consortia, has announced an exclusive representation agreement with Publisher Communication Group (PCG), an Ingenta company, for the North American region, inclusive of the US and Canada.

Launched late in 2016, Library Dashboard provides a complete, normalised overview of usage and turn-away statistics to help with collection decision-making, and offers easy to use data integration, analysis, and visualisation tools. Library Dashboard gathers data for libraries via existing system access, and allows users to see cost-per-download analyses, usage trends, and denials via bundles, journals, ebooks, databases, publishers, and disciplines, in addition to more granular and customised views. Library Dashboard works for individual libraries and consortia, as well.

Several institutions assisted with beta-testing the Dashboard, including the Library of Congress, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and the University of Patras. Current customers include consortia such as Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO), Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), and Zimbabwe University Library Consortium (ZULC), and over 35 academic and corporate libraries in the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan.

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US Publishing executive George Andreou named new director for Harvard University Press - 14 Jul 2017

Harvard University Provost Alan Garber has announced the appointment of George Andreou as director of the Harvard University Press, beginning in September. Andreou, currently vice president and senior editor at Alfred A. Knopf, succeeds William P. Sisler, who served at the helm of the press from 1990 until his recent retirement.

A seasoned trade editor, Andreou has published a broad range of fiction and nonfiction, including works by Nobel laureates V.S. Naipaul, Orhan Pamuk, and James D. Watson; U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor; and Pulitzer Prize-winning poets John Ashbery and Peter Balakian.

Andreou also has worked with Harvard University Professors David Armitage and Henry Louis Gates Jr. as well as with such scholars as Sir David Cannadine, Joan Breton Connelly, Ronald Dworkin, Harry Frankfurt, Hermione Lee, and Tim Wu.

Andreou has been on the faculty of the Writers' Institute at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York since 2012. This unique program introduces talented writers to prestigious editors through one-year intensive courses of instruction. In addition, Andreou has lectured at other colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Founded in 1913, Harvard University Press is a leading publisher of works in the natural sciences, humanities, social and behavioural sciences, business, and medicine. Its publication program, which includes major new digital projects and platforms such as the Loeb Classic Library, is driven by the belief that works from academic publishers are more essential than ever for understanding critical issues facing the world.

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