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US ACS Publications announces free training resource for peer reviewers - 16 Aug 2017

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced the debut of ACS Reviewer Lab, an online course created to help educate researchers on the fundamentals of scholarly peer review. A collaborative effort by ACS Editors, leading chemistry researchers and ACS Publications staff, the course offers scientists practical instruction and challenging exercises designed to hone their peer-reviewing skills.

Incisive and thorough peer review is critical to the advancement of science, which is why ACS Publications has embarked on an effort to provide educational tools for researchers eager to volunteer their reviewing skills, and to confidently and effectively serve as referees for scientific journals.

ACS Reviewer Lab features six interactive modules covering the basics of peer review and publishing ethics, as well as practical guidance on how to write an informative, high-calibre referee report. Comprehensive guides prepare users for a final assessment, for which they are rewarded with a certificate of completion upon achieving a passing score. Successful completion of the course indicates to ACS Editors that researchers have invested their time in this peer-review instruction and have acquired an understanding of the essential skills needed to be a thorough and well-informed volunteer peer reviewer.

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US Oxford University Press and the American Society for Nutrition announce publishing partnership - 16 Aug 2017

Academic publisher Oxford University Press and the American Society for Nutrition have announced a new partnership to publish the society's four prestigious research journals - the Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Advances in Nutrition, and Current Developments in Nutrition, beginning in 2018.

The American Society for Nutrition's portfolio publishes timely and important findings in basic, clinical, and emerging nutrition science research, and features the premier journals in the field of nutrition. In addition to research reports, the portfolio provides commentaries and critical reviews written by leaders in the scientific community and special supplement issues on topics in nutrition.

The Journal of Nutrition, founded in 1928, was the first journal dedicated to publishing original, peer-reviewed research in all areas of nutrition, and provides the latest research on a broad spectrum of topics of vital interest to researchers, students, policymakers and all individuals with interests in nutrition.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, with a 2016 Impact Factor of 6.925, is the highest ranked peer-reviewed primary research journal in nutrition and dietetics. In publication since 1952, it publishes the latest findings in basic and clinical studies relevant to human nutrition.

Advances in Nutrition, in publication since 2010, publishes review articles that highlight the significance of recent research in nutrition and illustrate the central role of nutrition in the promotion of health and prevention of disease.

Current Developments in Nutrition is a new open access, multidisciplinary nutrition science journal.

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Category :Academic publishing
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US Ex Libris announces new release of the Summon® discovery service - 16 Aug 2017

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced a new release of the Summon® discovery service. This release helps libraries further address researcher and student needs and improve their users' experience. Patrons will benefit from interface and system enhancements, increased opportunities for discovering content through subject-specific searches, and easy access to course reserves through search results.

A significant feature in the new release enables patrons to explore content through subject-term searches: subject-term links appear within Summon results and on catalogue detail pages to help users discover relevant content. The Summon release also enhances teaching and learning by enabling patrons to discover and access course reserves through search results, leveraging the integration between Summon and the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform.

Libraries can also immediately take advantage of many customer-requested interface and system-level enhancements, which include improved accessibility, more intuitive facet navigation, and options for customising icons and background colours. Additionally, the new release enhances relevancy of English search results through improved handling of punctuation and special characters, use of synonyms, and stemming. Lastly, the new release integrates with Open Athens and supports the most recent version of AngularJS.

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US American Academy of Pediatrics enhances journals platform with ReadCube and Altmetric functionality - 16 Aug 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an independent society publisher of professional and clinical resources for pediatricians and child health professionals, has announced an agreement with technology company Digital Science to integrate Altmetric badges into their journal platform and have their collections indexed via the ReadCube Discover program.

Through ReadCube's Discover program, the AAP collection of journals, including the flagship journal, Pediatrics, will be deep-indexed to offer enhanced discoverability across ReadCube's suite of web, desktop and mobile reference management and discovery tools including search engines, related article feeds and personalised recommendations. AAP articles will be available in interactive PDFs when viewed in Readcube.

Visitors to the AAP journals will be able to explore all of the online attention relating to individual articles via the Altmetric badges, which provide an indicator of the volume and reach of online engagement. Clicking on the badges will open the related Altmetric details page, where users can view all of the original mentions of the article.

AAP staff will also benefit from access to the Altmetric Explorer, a cloud-based platform that enables users to search, filter and report on the altmetrics for over 12.5 million research outputs - including over 7 million published articles.

Both integrations are live now. Interested parties may visit the AAP journals site to find Altmetric data for individual articles, and search in ReadCube for AAP journal content.

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US Applications for 2017 EBSCO Charleston Scholarship now open - 16 Aug 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 EBSCO Charleston Conference scholarship. Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, the scholarship grants up to $1,000 for the winner to register for the Charleston Conference, as well as other expenses related to attending the conference.

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, South Carolina, from November 6-10. Since it began in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to almost 2,000 in 2016.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada, and currently be employed as a librarian or para-professional. The application consists of providing one professional recommendation, a curriculum vitae and a short essay that describes the top three challenges that librarians need to address to position libraries to succeed and to expand their position within their institutions. Applications must be submitted electronically by September 8, 2017.

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US American Psychological Association appoints David Nygren as senior director, marketing and branding - 16 Aug 2017

The American Psychological Association has appointed David Nygren as senior director, marketing and branding, a new position responsible for leading marketing, community engagement and business development for APA Publishing. In this post, Nygren will oversee marketing and branding initiatives for APA's premier publishing programs, including PsycINFO, APA Style CENTRAL and Magination Press.

Built on community, trust and excellence, APA Publishing's marketing and branding team helps to deliver products backed by psychological research that enhance APA's position and influence in the education, public and clinical domains. The senior director oversees a team of 19 and is charged with leading business development, social media and community engagement for the program.

Nygren spent the last 16 years with John Wiley & Sons Inc. During his tenure as vice president of Wiley's Research Insights, he was responsible for understanding customer needs and market conditions to identify growth opportunities and guide investment decisions. He also led research activities that drove decision-making for strategy, policies and acquisitions, and helped to transition the organisation to data-driven decision-making. Earlier in his career, Nygren served in New York-based positions for U.S. News & World Report and Thomas Financial Media.

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