Kluwer selects Perot Systems for IT services - 27 Jan 2005
Wolters Kluwer has selected Perot Systems to provide Information Technology (IT) services for $200 million as a part of seven year IT contract. Christopher Cartwright, CEO of Wolters Kluwer North America Shared Services, hoped Perot services meet its strategy to satisfy customer needs and organizational efficiency.
Taxpayers disapprove paid scientific and medical content - 27 Jan 2005
Consumer advocates, scientists and libraries have voiced their disapproval for inconsiderate subscription to access scientific and medical content when taxpayers' money goes toward its funding.
Thomson Scientific has 9000 medical articles published of which 239 are open for free access. Public Library of Science that already publishes two free journals has planned to release three more. Katrina Hagedorn, a librarian at the University of Michigan, commenced OAIster, a program for open access, to gather more than 4.8 million researches from about 400 places.
Academics hold back on public access of Scientific journals - 26 Jan 2005
A conference held by Southampton University concentrated on wider research findings to elevate readership and removing the hold of publishers on academic journals. The University, first to make its scientific and academic content free, told that the repository will always back the research requirements.
Amidst expensive science journals, advocates of open access hope to ease the burden of university libraries and developing countries. Professor Stevan Harnad, one of the founders of the open access (OA) movement, indicates two ways to open access where the article is published in an OA journal or if in a non-OA journal, archiving it in an OA journal.
JISC granted funds to Universities for free access to the articles from the journal BioMed Central and to few scientific journals so that they waive access fees from the universities.
ASIP to use RapidRights™ in sales of single articles - 26 Jan 2005
The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) launches a new service using Cadmus ArticleWorks by which unsubscribed readers can purchase electronic or print version of individual articles of The American Journal of Pathology (AJP) and The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (JMD).
Cadmus ArticleWork's RapidRights™ solution allows the users to obtain articles in PDF format from unauthorized access. ASIP intends to use ArticleWork's to distribute customized journals by providing secure commercial e-prints and printed articles.
Wiley Foundation awards fourth Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences - 26 Jan 2005
The Wiley foundation has awarded its fourth Wiley prize in Biomedical Sciences to Dr. Peter Walter, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at the University of California and Dr. Kazutoshi Mori, a Professor of Biophysics, in the Graduate School of Biostudies at Kyoto University.
The Wiley Prize is given to discoveries that lead to further research or result in novel concepts or their applications in any biomedical discipline. The award includes a $25,000 grant, and the opportunity to present a public lecture at The Rockefeller University, the venue for the awards ceremony.
Thomson Scientific includes Zoological content to its archive - 25 Jan 2005
Thomson Scientific has announced the addition of the Zoological Record, a database of animal biology, to its ISI Web of Knowledge service. The database hosts electronic content dating back to 1978 for academic and government organisations. When accessed on ISI Web of Knowledge, Zoological Record will be enhanced with these value-added features and functionality, including for the first time citation data such as: Citation Alerts that allow users to track citation activity for chosen works without creating a search and Times Cited and Citation Navigation through links to Web of Science.
Thomson Scientific has also announced a partnership with the American Chemical society (ACS). offers Web of Science subscribers, links to the full texts of the articles from ACS portal.
Archive services extended by Dialog® - 24 Jan 2005
Dialog is providing a fulltext archive from The New York Times dating from 1980 to subscribers anywhere in the world through its branded services like Dialog® NewsRoom. Current editorials of The New York Times will be continued to be added every day to the service for searching and retrieval of recent dated articles.
Dialog DataStar® services hosts an archive from The New York Times on science, technology and medicine issues used primarily for in-depth research and current awareness.
IoP offers UK universities free access to physics archive - 24 Jan 2005
The UK's Institute of Physics (IoP) and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) have partnered to offer free access to the nation's largest physics research archive. The agreement, projected to save libraries at UK universities about £30,000 each, will provide higher and further education institutions in the UK with permanent access to IoP's electronic journal archive dating between 1874 and 1998.
The archive, containing over 110,000 articles, covers some of the most important breakthroughs in physics. The IoP comprehensively digitised its historic journals archive back to 1874 in 2002.
Rightslink® to be the online solution for three STM publishers - 19 Jan 2005
Scientific, Technical, Medical publishers American Institute of Physics, Haworth Press, and Taylor & Francis have selected Rightslink®, a service of Copyright Clearance Center, as their online licensing solution. Rightslink assists the web users in getting reprints and copyright permission quick from the publisher's website.
Publications that use Rightslink include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Pharmaceutical Technology, and The Journal of Bone. Woody Johnson, vice president and general manager, Rightslink, Copyright Clearance Center said that Rightslink provides a proven, effective solution to the publishers' specific business needs and opportunities.
Jongejan quits as CEO of Elsevier's STM unit - 14 Jan 2005
Arie Jongejan has quit as CEO of the Science & Technolgoy Division ofpublisher Elsevier to pursue "new interests". He has been credited with the development of ScienceDirect and Scopus during his 24-year stint at Elsevier. He has been replaced by Herman van Campenhout, CEO of Reed Business Information.
STM publishers and association succumb to open access policy - 14 Jan 2005
Commercial STM publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, Wiley and Association like the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and American Diabetes Association have decided to enhance access to their content after National Institutes of Health's (NIH) policy of open access.
The site, patientINFORM, is expected to be more resourceful as 'it couples raw research with interpretative materials aimed at customers'. Susan Spilka, spokesperson for Wiley agreed that this effort was in response to NIH public access policy.
Wolters appoints executives for its Health division - 14 Jan 2005
Wolters Kluwer Health, a division of Wolters Kluwer NV, appointed Linda Holder, Neil L. Schmidt and Dr. Paul Weislogel for its Medical Research division, which includes Ovid Technologies and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) journal publishing.
Gary Foster, President and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research division expects these appointments to bring valuable expertise to meet the evolving needs across medical, academic, society, and corporate markets.
JISC extends Open Access agreement with NJP - 10 Jan 2005
JISC extends Open Access agreement with NJP
The UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has extended its funding agreement with New Journal of Physics (NJP) till December 31, 2005 so that the staff of eligible educational institutions can publish their studies on NJP free of cost. Due to the funding, as part of JISC's Open Access programme, NJP has witnessed an over 300 percent rise in the number of articles received, while the downloads gave increased 70 percent. Released jointly by the Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, the open access electronic research journal has seen significant growth in impact factor.
John Wiley acquires reference portfolio of NPG - 04 Jan 2005
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, US, has acquired the reference portfolio of Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, for an undisclosed sum. The deal adds to Wiley's portfolio the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS), an online and 20-volume print resource for life scientists, the Encyclopedia of the Human Genome (EHG) and the Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science (ECS). The deal is projected to enhance Wiley's STM publishing business. NPG is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
TrueSight chosen as web performance monitor by Thomson Scientific - 04 Jan 2005
Thomson Scientific, part of Thomson Corporation, has chosen TrueSight, an appliance of Coradiant Inc., to monitor the web performance and delivery issues of its ISI Web of Knowledge information solution in North America and Europe.
While TrueSight reduces problem detection and mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) by over 80 percent compared to traditional network monitoring schemes, ISI Web of Knowledge provides virtual search of cross content and web document. The TrueSight Watchpoint technology allows companies to constantly identify traffic and problems in real-time on the Net, exactly as users experience them, thereby fixing them instantaneously.
Wiley & Sons to publish 'The Hospitalist' for SHM - 04 Jan 2005
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, US, and Pharmaceutical Media Inc. (PMI) have been selected as the publisher and advertising sales support provider, respectively, for The Hospitalist, the newsletter of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). The newsletter provides the latest clinical and industry news for hospitalists across the US. It also carries information on recent as well as upcoming SHM -sponsored events, activities and educational opportunities. Extensive job opportunities for hospitalists are also available. The newsletter's current subscription stands at 12,000.