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China Chinese research must continue to transform and reform to achieve the country's goal of driving innovation-led development, says new NPG White Paper - 30 Nov 2015

Nature Publishing Group (NPG), part of Springer Nature, has released Turning Point: Chinese Science in Transition, a White Paper which takes the pulse of China's scientific research at a critical time in its development. It is the first report of its kind to be undertaken in China by a global publisher, drawing on quantitative and qualitative data NPG has recently gathered through interviewing and surveying more than 1,700 leading Chinese researchers.

As its pace of economic growth slows, China's stated aim is to move towards a more sustainable knowledge-based economy which will be driven by scientific and technological innovation. But the White Paper notes that average academic impact of Chinese research is not yet matching its growth in output, and lags behind the world average in a number of subject areas in normalized citation impact, one of the indicators of impact from research. The Chinese research environment therefore, like its economy, is at a turning point, and faces some unique challenges that need to be overcome in order to improve the quality and impact of the scientific output that will support sustainable growth.

The White Paper starts by focusing on a positive trend in Chinese science. It shows that China's long-lamented 'brain drain' has become a 'brain boomerang', with the vast majority of young Chinese scientists planning to return quickly to China after a period overseas: 85% plan to return within 5 years. This trend of faster-returning 'haigui' (homing turtles, as they are colloquially referred to in China), reflects the country's increased standing in global research, and a greater confidence Chinese scientists have in the country's future. China's increased efforts to attract, develop and retain talented researchers are also securing greater numbers from abroad.

In order to develop and retain these scientists, the White Paper argues that it is vital to implement policies and funding schemes that better address their needs and concerns. In a bid to better understand these, the White Paper looks into three key stages of research process: funding, conducting and sharing research. It concludes that the picture of the fundamental components of the research ecosystem in China is overwhelmingly positive, but there are still anomalies and barriers that frustrate researchers and thwart progress towards a culture that recognizes and rewards excellence and innovation.

Turning Point: Chinese Science in Transition is based on first-hand research undertaken in 2015, covering a broad range of almost 1,700 scientists across disciplines and regions in China. 1690 online surveys across China were completed and 32 in-depth interviews undertaken in four cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Xi'an). The research survey data is available at figshare. Interested parties may visit http://www.nature.com/press_releases/turning_point.pdf to read the full text of Turning point: Chinese Science in Transition.

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US Elsevier features latest diagnostic imaging textbooks and decision support tools at RSNA 2015 - 30 Nov 2015

STM publisher Elsevier will feature latest diagnostic imaging textbooks and decision support tools, as well as prominent radiology and diagnostic imaging authors and experts at the ongoing Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 Annual Meeting, November 29 - December 4, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

Among the activities taking place at Elsevier's booth (#1104) is Elsevier Meet & Greet and Author Book Signings. In addition STATdx®, a diagnostic decision support system for radiologists, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year at RSNA. In recognition, Elsevier will showcase how the product has evolved and will offer, for the first time at RSNA, point-of-care continuing medical education (CME) credits to physicians for searches they complete in STATdx.

RSNA is a prestigious, well-attended conference for the radiology and diagnostic imaging industry. RSNA 2015 celebrates RSNA's 100 years at the forefront of the radiology industry—bringing together the specialty's professionals for education opportunities and networking, and providing a forum for collaboration on the latest innovations by practitioners and manufacturers alike.

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UK Emerald partners with Thomson Reuters to help maximize the impact of authors' work - 30 Nov 2015

Academic publisher Emerald Group Publishing has announced a partnership with Thomson Reuters on its newly-launched Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) to maximize the scholarly impact of authors' work.

Emerald has had 43 journals accepted in ESCI, which extends the universe of publications in Web of Science (previously ISI) to include high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields.

43 Emerald journals have been accepted by ESCI. All ESCI journals are searchable, discoverable and citable.

Authors and researchers whose work is accepted in ESCI will be given real-time insight into a journal's citation performance while the content is considered for inclusion in other Web of Science collections. They will be able to measure the contribution of an article in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators for expanded research.

ESCI provides Web of Science users with expanded options to discover relevant scholarly content. ESCI is an edition of Web of Science, so subscribers will gain access through their existing subscription.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 30 Nov 2015

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Phill Jones (Increasing the Scope of Researcher Engagement Through Technology); James Coyne (Was independent peer review of the PACE trial articles possible?); Laurie Kaplan (Advancing the Exchange and Citation of Data); Joseph Esposito (MOOCs Rise from the Ashes); and Richard Hoshino (Making an Impact, not an Impact Factor). Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of Blogspeak Here.

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US Portico provides access to two Sage Publications’ titles - 30 Nov 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has made content from two Open Access journals previously published by Sage Publications available through the Portico archive. The titles that have triggered are: Human Genomics and Proteomics and Journal of Dental Biomechanics.

The content for some volumes and issues listed below is no longer available through any online platform; therefore, it has "triggered" and is available via the Portico archive. These titles were published Open Access by Sage and will remain Open Access through Portico.

In a related announcement, Portico announced that the International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE) will preserve its e-journals with Portico, ensuring that these journals will be secure and available into the future.

IABE is a global organization of academic scholars, business executives, students, and public policy makers in business, economics, and related fields.

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UK The Royal Society adopts DataSalon’s MasterVision to improve reporting and drive sales - 30 Nov 2015

International publisher the Royal Society Publishing has adopted DataSalon's MasterVision platform in order to gain a better understanding of their customer base and to further develop their business. MasterVision gives The Royal Society Publishing a complete 'single customer view' of all their customers and contacts. This fully integrated view means that all of their valuable customer information is now very easy to search and report, and has become more readily accessible to a wide range of staff.

MasterVision gives The Royal Society Publishing a complete view of all their journal customers, by connecting multiple data sources including subscriptions, usage, alerts, events and authors. This integrated view means staff now have a complete picture of each customer's level of engagement, with detailed headlines and core measures easily available.

In addition to an extremely friendly interface for searching and segmenting customers, MasterVision provides flexible and intuitive reporting functionality, which has simplified existing reporting processes for The Royal Society Publishing, saving staff time and effort. Staff can quickly and easily explore and visualise data in a variety of different ways to enable them to review subscription benefits to their customers and see where there are gaps and upsell opportunities.

The scalability of MasterVision means that The Royal Society Publishing can also add additional data sources to further enhance the customer picture. With denials data seen as a valuable source of new sales lead info, the ability to add more information to the system means that staff can keep exploring further new opportunities.

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German Thieme publishes updated edition of a practical reference on abdominal ultrasound - 30 Nov 2015

Medical and scientific publishing house Thieme has announced that the third edition of Abdominal Ultrasound: Step by Step, has been updated with a modern, visually attractive design and expanded content.

Recently published by Thieme, this book is projected to be ideal for healthcare professionals with little or no experience in administering and interpreting abdominal ultrasound examinations. It is practice-oriented and structured in a way that allows readers with varying degrees of ultra-sonography knowledge to utilize the material according to their individual experience and needs.

This resource provides the requisite tools to locate and display the anatomical structure being tested, position and move the transducers accurately, describe and interpret the findings correctly, and differentiate key findings from the many image artifacts that typically occur.

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UK F1000Workspace surpasses 1m references - 25 Nov 2015

F1000, a provider of services to biomedical researchers to support the discovery, writing and publication of new scientific findings, has announced that one million references have been loaded on to F1000Workspace – a research collaboration, reference management and authoring platform for scientists – since it was launched just six months ago.

F1000Workspace is a suite of tools designed to assist biomedical researchers when writing research articles and grant applications, collecting and managing references and collaborating with co-authors.

It is run by F1000 (Faculty of 1000), which is powered by a Faculty of over 11,000 leading experts in biology and medicine. This Faculty provides expert article recommendations as part of the sister service, F1000Prime, these recommendations are integrated into F1000Workspace through a powerful learning algorithm.

Adoption of the new service – one of the first to offer a fully cloud-based platform – has been strong with thousands of researchers already signed-up across top universities and research institutions.

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India Holiday Notice - 25 Nov 2015

This is to inform our esteemed subscribers that there will be no newsletter dispatch on November 26-27, 2015 on account of Thanksgiving Day. We will resume our newsletter service on Monday, November 30, 2015. The newsletter will contain all the headlines that have appeared after the November 25th issue.

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US Public Libraries leverage Boopsie Mobile app to reach young community members - 25 Nov 2015

Boopsie, Inc., a mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, has reported the impressive effect that integration of its Digital Comics and Graphic Novels subscription can have on circulation and usage of the resources that are popular with readers of all ages.

The last 10 years have seen an explosion of mainstream recognition for comics as many popular movies have originated directly from comic books and graphic novels, including television shows with large followings like The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory, which centers around acceptance and praise of “geek culture.” In addition to being popular with a large age range of readers, graphic novels can be hard to keep on the shelf because of their fast consumption and turnover rate and their tendency to lose pages within just 20-40 circulations.

Boopsie’s digital catalogue of Comics and Graphic Novels provided by Comics Plus: Library Edition addresses these issues, providing patrons with access to a catalogue of over 10,000 graphic novels and comic books, instantly. Popular titles featured in the catalogue include 28 Days Later that follows on from the events of the popular movie by the same title, The Last Temptation from much-lauded science fiction and fantasy author Neil Gaiman, Bob’s Burgers from the creator of the hit TV show by the same name and more.

Boopsie President Tony Medrano sees the collection as a key way to not only offer relevant titles to users, but to stay abreast of trends in how users are accessing information as well.

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UK Research Councils launch new programme for all peer reviewers and decision-makers, to raise awareness and reduce impact of unconscious bias - 25 Nov 2015

The Research Councils have launched a new programme for all peer reviewers and decision-makers, to raise awareness and reduce the impact of unconscious bias.

Over a period of three years, beginning in January 2016, more than 1,300 people involved in peer review from all seven Research Councils will be given access to high quality training designed and developed by the Research Councils and the consultants Pearn Kandola (www.pearnkandola.com). Together, they will translate this training into an online application and make it available to geographically dispersed peer reviewers.

Unconscious bias is a normal component of psychological makeup. According to Professor Jackie Hunter, Chair of the Research Councils’ Equality and Diversity Group and Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), raising awareness of unconscious bias strengthens the Research Councils’ commitment to addressing equality and diversity. Together, the Research Councils invest £3 billion in research each year, covering all disciplines and sectors, to meet tomorrow’s challenges today. Ensuring that fair decisions are made in peer review and funding is of the utmost importance.

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US SAGE partners with the Association for Patient Experience to publish the Journal of Patient Experience - 25 Nov 2015

Academic publisher SAGE has begun publishing the Journal of Patient Experience (JPE) in partnership with the Association for Patient Experience. Disseminating practical findings and innovations to advance the patient experience, the ‘gold’ open access journal is a resource for industry leaders, caregivers, patients and family members.

Fully sponsored by the Association for Patient Experience (AfPE), articles published in the Journal of Patient Experience will not require article processing charges (APCs).

Founded in 2010, AfPE is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the healthcare experience by identifying the factors that contribute to positive patient experiences, developing solutions to known issues and driving innovative changes in healthcare delivery.

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Russia Two scientific journals published by Ural Federal University, Russia, gaining international recognition - 25 Nov 2015

Quaestio Rossica (QR), a historical journal by the Institute of Humanities and Arts of Ural Federal University, has been included into the list of journals indexed by the Web of Science Core Collection. The indexing covers all issues of the journal since 2015. The first issues of the year are already available in the Web of Science.

Quaestio Rossica was founded in 2013 as an international journal for the social, political and cultural history of Russia. The journal accepts articles in several languages, but the main ones are English and Russian. All articles are reviewed and placed in the public domain.

Francine-Dominique Lishtenan (CNRS, France) serves as the Chief Editor of the journal. The list of authors of QR includes both young and outstanding well-known researchers. In 2014-2015 the journal has published articles by Daniel Waugh (Washington), Maureen Perry (London), Sergio Bertolissi (Naples), Arto Mustajoki (Helsinki), Boris Gasparov (New York), Igor Kurukin (Moscow) and other leading experts.

For two years the journal has been highly evaluated by the professional community. In 2015 it won the “Best periodical journal" award at the VII National "University Book 2015" competition. In 2016 the Editorial Board plans to apply for entry to Scopus, another prestigious international database.

One more scientific journal that has recently been established by UrFU and the Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is called ‘R-Economy’. It is a macroeconomic research and practice journal publishing research results in a wide range of economic topics connected with socioeconomic development of Russian regions and regional cross-industry networks, economic security, government regulation of regional development and integration of Russain Federation into global socioeconomic processes.

The goal of the ‘R-Economy’ Editorial Board, which consists of leading Russian and foreign scholars, is to achieve a new quality level of publishing that employs modern information technology, thus increasing the journal’s international recognition. Another goal is to include the publication into the Scopus database and the Web of Science Core Collection.

The Editorial Staff is encouraging scientific writers and reviewers to submit their articles for publication in the journal free of charge. Any suggestions for cooperation from academic economists are welcome.

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US University of Reading signs multiyear agreement to expand license for Symphony to its Malaysia campus - 25 Nov 2015

The University of Reading has signed a multiyear agreement to expand its license for Symphony to its Malaysia campus. From April to October, Library staff worked with SirsiDynix consultants to plan the project and configure the system. The Malaysia Campus went live in mid-October.

The University of Reading has been a SirsiDynix customer since 1997, using products like the Enterprise discovery tool to help students find and use library materials. With this license expansion, the Malaysia campus will likewise use SirsiDynix Enterprise as its online catalogue.

Additionally, the University of Reading Malaysia has chosen to host its data on SirsiDynix’s SaaS system. With this subscription, the campus library will experience maximum uptime and industry-leading security measures for its data.

The University of Reading is a leading, research-intensive, international university, serving over 17,000 students. The Malaysia campus offers world-class education in business, law, built environment, and sciences.

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US ACC to establish PINNACLE Registry in Mexico - 24 Nov 2015

The American College of Cardiology will partner with the ACC Mexico Chapter, in collaboration with both the Sociedad Mexicana de Cardiología and the Asociación Nacional de Cardiólogos de México, to establish a registry network in Mexico that is aligned with the ACC's PINNACLE Registry.

The ACC and the leadership of the Mexican societies signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the annual meeting of the Sociedad Mexicana de Cardiología on Nov. 22, 2015. Mexico became the fourth country outside of the United States to partner with the PINNACLE Registry, including India, Brazil and Argentina.

This is the first step in expanding any and all of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's suite of cardiovascular data registries into Mexico and creating the potential to study patients, as well as the state of cardiovascular disease and care in the country. The registries help hospitals and clinical practices measure and improve the quality of care.

The PINNACLE Registry is an outpatient quality improvement registry that captures data on coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure, diabetes and atrial fibrillation.

Engaging with the global cardiovascular community is a vital part of the ACC's mission to transform care and improve heart health around the world. The ACC is committed to working with its chapter in Mexico to increase awareness and prevention among patients and providers. The science and findings from the Mexico PINNACLE registry will allow the cardiovascular community to better understand disease burden worldwide.

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US Dr. Cynthia D. Belar named interim CEO at American Psychological Association - 24 Nov 2015

The American Psychological Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Dr. Cynthia D. Belar as the interim chief executive officer, effective January 1. She will succeed Dr. Norman B. Anderson, who is retiring at year-end.

Belar has a wealth of knowledge about APA, garnered from her experience as a member of APA governance, a division leader and, most recently, having served as APA’s executive director for education from 2000 until her retirement in 2014.

Before joining APA, Belar was engaged in teaching, research and practice for 25 years, most of which were spent at the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her research at that time was on psychophysiology and pain, followed by clinical studies in reproductive endocrinology. Belar founded one of the first formal tracks in medical psychology at the University of Florida Clinical Psychology Program. She is also one of the founders of APA's Div. 38 (Health).

From 1984-1990, Belar served as chief psychologist and clinical director of behavioural medicine for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Los Angeles. There, she developed a number of integrated health care programs for both primary and specialty care. She has chaired three national conferences on education and training in psychology, covering topics such as internship, postdoctoral training and the scientist-practitioner model. She also has chaired the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers, the Council of Chairs of Training Councils and the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology. Belar will come out of retirement to take the helm of APA. The interim CEO position is expected to last for 6 to 12 months, depending on the length of the search process for the next CEO.

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US Elsevier launches 11th Edition of Campbell-Walsh Urology - 24 Nov 2015

STM publisher Elsevier has announced the publication of the 11th edition of Campbell-Walsh Urology. This updated four-volume set offers 22 new chapters and features hundreds of respected global contributors at the top of their fields.

Dr. Wein is Chief of Urology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is the featured expert in a new video series on prostate cancer screening produced by Elsevier Clinical Solutions' Evidence-based Medicine Center. Dr. Wein is interviewed by Dr. Peter Edelstein, Chief Medical Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions. The videos are available on Elsevier Connect.

Among the new chapters included in Campbell-Walsh Urology, 11th edition are: Evaluation and Management of Men with Urinary Incontinence; Minimally-Invasive Urinary Diversion; Complications Related to the Use of Mesh and Their Repair; Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer; Adolescent and Transitional Urology; Principles of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery in Children; Pediatric Urogenital Imaging; and Functional Disorders of the Lower Urinary Tract in Children.

Previous edition chapters of Campbell-Walsh Urology have been substantially revised and feature new information on prostate cancer screening; management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer; and urinary tract infections in children.

Additional features of Campbell-Walsh Urology, 11th edition include new guidelines on interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, uro-trauma and medical management of kidney stone disease; expanded anatomy chapters that have been reorganized to facilitate access; an increased focus on robotic surgery, image-guided diagnostics and treatments, and guidelines-based medicine; 130 video clips that are easily accessible through the Expert Consult eBook, which is included with purchase of the text. The eBook also offers enhanced access to all of the text, figures, tables, diagrams, videos and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Campbell-Walsh Urology is currently available for order in print and eBook. The print copy of the book will include the Expert Consult eBook edition, which is compatible with PC, Mac and most mobile devices and eReaders, and allows readers to browse, search and interact with the content of the book.

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US Research4Life and DOAJ announce working partnership - 24 Nov 2015

Research4Life and DOAJ have announced a working partnership that will help to ensure that the users of Research4Life will have access to the largest possible array of open access journals from publishers following a quality standard. The partnership will also help reinforce the importance of peer reviewed open access material. The partnership reinforces the work that both organisations are already doing, and creates useful new synergies.

Research4Life is the collective name for the four programmes – HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI – that provides low- and middle-income countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. For some time now the content team at Reasearch4Life, coordinated by Kimberly Parker of the World Health Organization, has seen an increasing amount of requests from open access publishers, particularly in the developing world, wanting to have their content included in the Research4Life programme portals which reach 8000 institutions spread over 100 low- and middle-income countries. The Research4Life team performs some basic checks on what content is included into its database and they are already sifting these applications to establish legitimate journals – work which has synergy with what DOAJ is doing in this area.

The DOAJ Team is expert in assessing and identifying quality, genuine open access journals and has been reviewing applications from publishers for over 11 years, developing extensive criteria aimed at promoting best practice and transparency in academic publishing. Those criteria form the basis of the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, a joint statement first published in 2013 and now widely used as a benchmark for quality, peer reviewed publishing.

The partnership between Research4Life and DOAJ will be an exchange of information and services.

From 1st December 2015, Research4Life will only include open access journals that are indexed in DOAJ. Journals requesting to be included in the Research4Life programmes must be indexed in DOAJ first. Over the coming year, the legacy open access journals in the Research4Life database will also be reviewed to confirm they are indexed by DOAJ.

Research4Life and DOAJ will collaborate on communicating with publishers not indexed in DOAJ referring them to the DOAJ application form. Research4Life will include the DOAJ Best Practice statement in its Authorship Skills training module aimed at authors from the developing world.

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UK The CCDC launches Cambridge Structural Database 2016 and three new software suites - 24 Nov 2015

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) has announced the launch of the 2016 versions of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and the CSD-System, now complemented by three powerful new software suites for researchers worldwide: CSD-Discovery to support the discovery of new molecules, CSD-Materials for the study of crystalline materials, and CSD-Enterprise, the complete set of the CCDC's applications incorporating CSD-Discovery and CSD-Materials.

Representing the most significant change in the way the CCDC provides the CSD and its application software, these new software suites mean that scientists across more research disciplines can gain huge value from all the crystal structure data in the CSD. In particular, CSD-Enterprise, the new solution for universities, enables all academic researchers, educators and students to use the CSD-System and as many CCDC-released software products as they want.

The Cambridge Structural Database is the world's comprehensive and up-to-date database of crystal structures, fully validated and ready to use. The 2016 release provides access to over 800,000 entries, and marks the biggest annual size increase to date. Containing important and unique structures not available anywhere else, the CSD is used by scientists worldwide and provides the complete crystal structure database for chemists working with any organic and metal-organic compounds.

The CSD-System offers the essential crystallographic and structural chemistry capabilities to deliver knowledge from the CSD: powerful 2D/3D search, extensive geometry analysis tools, inter- and intra-molecular interaction analysis, high impact graphics, and powerful new CSD Python API connectivity for the creation of custom CSD-driven analyses and workflows.

CSD-Discovery provides research organisations with all the software tools for discovering new molecules: extended CSD API components, new CSD-driven Conformer Generator and Ligand Overlay capabilities for understanding and optimizing molecular geometry, and GOLD and Relibase for ligand-receptor docking and analysis.

CSD-Materials comprise CSD-driven tools for organisations exploring new materials and formulations. By analysing intra-and intermolecular interactions within the crystal lattice, scientists can understand the underlying structure of their materials and refine their properties.

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Egypt Thomson Reuters partners with the Presidential Council for Education and Scientific Research in Egypt to advance impact of research - 24 Nov 2015

The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced a partnership with the Presidential Council for Education and Scientific Research in Egypt to enhance its Knowledge Bank—to be launched in January 2016—empower its scientists and prepare a new generation scholars with the needed tools and advisement to advance their research and increase global impact.

Thomson Reuters will work with the Council to support the nation's research efforts by providing guidance through on going workshops and key tools, including Web of Science, InCites, Journal Citation Reports and Thomson Innovation to enable the nation's scientists and research institutions to successfully navigate the lifecycle of innovation, from discovery to protection to commercialization.

Egyptian scientific researchers and institutions will now have access to the Web of Science—the premier web-based platform for scientific and scholarly research— to better inform their efforts and connect with similar researchers throughout the world. They will be able to assess the global and regional impact of their work with InCites, a research evaluation tool, enabling universities to measure research output and impact, monitor trends, and benchmark their performance against peers at the individual, departmental and global levels.

InCites also provides access to the Journal Citation Reports, the most comprehensive collection of profiles and metrics, including the Journal Impact Factor to support deep evaluation of journal attributes and performance. Thomson Innovation, the leading Intellectual Property intelligence platform will expedite research and provide critical insights for confident intellectual property decisions.

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UK University of Liverpool and Liverpool University Press collaborate to integrate Altmetric solutions - 24 Nov 2015

The University of Liverpool and Liverpool University Press have now joined a growing number of academic institutions and publishers in adopting the Altmetric for Institutions and Altmetric Badges to help their faculty, management and consumers of their content monitor and analyse the online attention surrounding their published research.

First established in 1899, Liverpool University Press focuses on the dissemination of high quality scholarly research and promoting learning and culture through the publication of books and journals. Working in collaboration with the university library and research administration office, the move to implement Altmetric was a high priority for the press.

The Altmetric data available via the Badges and Altmetric for Institutions application will enable users to see where their published content is being shared and discussed across a range of non-traditional sources, including public policy documents, mainstream media outlets, Wikipedia, and blogs. Liverpool intends to use this data as complementary to citations to build a more complete picture of the broader impacts of their research.

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UK Bloomsbury legal titles to be distributed via Thomson Reuters’ ProView eReader platform - 23 Nov 2015

Thomson Reuters and Bloomsbury Publishing have signed an agreement that will see a selection of Bloomsbury's legal print titles distributed as eBooks through Thomson Reuters ProView, the leading professional eReader platform.

The convenience and portability offered by eBooks has led to dramatic growth in market acceptance in recent years and the adoption of eReader technology in the legal sector has helped drive a more efficient way of working. Through this agreement, the two companies increase the choice of eBooks available to the legal profession and enable anywhere, anytime access to legal texts through an established eReader technology built specifically for business professionals.

Under the agreement, Thomson Reuters will distribute ten titles from Bloomsbury Publishing's professional business. Written for legal professionals, the authoritative titles cover a range of topics and practice areas from financial services, tax and Irish land law through to the Scottish legal system, sexual offences and sports law.

Thomson Reuters ProView is the first eReader platform specifically built for professional use, with advanced features such as full-text search, secured notes and highlights, and content updating. Thomson Reuters ProView is a first-of-its-kind, professional-grade eBook platform for specialized Thomson Reuters content and productivity tools, including popular legal reference books in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile, from the Legal business of Thomson Reuters, Sweet & Maxwell, Sweet & Maxwell Asia, Carswell®, Thomson Reuters Aranzadi, Thomson Reuters La Ley, Editora Revista dos Tribunais, Abeledo Perrot, Legal Publishing Chile and Thomson Reuters Legal, Tax & Accounting ANZ. There are also leading reference books from the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. ProView received a top honor at the 2014 British Legal Awards.

Thomson Reuters ProView is available for iPad users at the Appleâ App Storesm, Android tablet users at Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for Android, and for Windows and Mac users at www.legal-solutions.co.uk/proview.

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US Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory elects Regeneron’s Dr. George D. Yancopoulos to its Board of Trustees - 23 Nov 2015

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has announced the election of Dr. George D. Yancopoulos, Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and President of Regeneron Laboratories, to its Board of Trustees.

Dr. Yancopoulos joined Regeneron in 1989 as its Scientific Founder and is currently Chief Scientific Officer and President of Regeneron Laboratories. Together with key members of his team, he is a principal inventor and developer of Regeneron's four FDA-approved drugs - PRALUENT® (alirocumab) Injection, EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection, ZALTRAP® (ziv-aflibercept) Injection for Intravenous Infusion, and ARCALYST® (rilonacept) Injection - as well as of Regeneron's foundational technologies for target and drug development, such as its proprietary TRAP technology, VelociGene® and VelocImmune®. These technologies have produced Regeneron's products and robust pipeline of fully human antibodies targeting other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain and infectious disease.

In 2014, Dr. Yancopoulos and his team launched the Regeneron Genetics Center, a major new initiative in human genetics research.

CSHL is governed by a board of trustees representing the business and scientific communities. Officers include: Chairman Jamie C. Nicholls; Vice-Chairman Dr. Marilyn H. Simons; Vice-Chairman Robert D. Lindsay; Treasurer Leo A. Guthart; Secretary Paul J. Taubman; President Bruce Stillman, Ph.D.; and Chief Operating Officer W. Dillaway Ayres, Jr.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 23 Nov 2015

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Matthew Knott (Academic publications to become less important when funding university research); Rick Anderson (The Death of the Collection and the Necessity of Library-Publisher Collaboration: Young Librarians on the Future of Libraries); Liz Wager (Focusing on the research and not the anecdote); David Smith (Virtual Reality and the Scholarly Publisher); and Max Kemman (Standing on the shoulders of the Google giant: Sustainable discovery and Google Scholar’s comprehensive coverage). Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of Blogspeak Here.

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UK Royal Society to investigate potential impacts and applications of machine learning in the UK - 23 Nov 2015

The Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, will start a policy project on how machine learning, the powerful technology that allows machines to learn from data and self-improve, might impact the UK society. Machine learning underpins many of the services people rely on every day, including internet search engines, email filters to sort out spam, websites that make personalised recommendations and many of the applications we use on our phones.

With many more potential applications in the pipeline, future developments in machine learning could power the UK economy and help solve big societal issues. The Royal Society aims to increase awareness and demonstrate the potential of machine learning among policymakers, academia, industry and the wider public and highlight the opportunities and challenges it presents.

The project will focus on current and near term (5-10 years) applications of machine learning. A number of public events will be held and the project will have a variety of outputs, including a policy report.

Evidence gathering sessions and public events will be held over the course of the project. A call for evidence opened for submissions from November 20, 2015.

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UK The London Book Fair launches new Trailblazer Awards at the Society of Young Publishers annual conference in Oxford - 23 Nov 2015

The London Book Fair is launching the new Trailblazer Awards at the Society of Young Publishers annual conference in Oxford (#SYPConf15). The Awards will celebrate publishing professionals under the age of 30 who are demonstrating innovation and ambition in the book industry.

The Awards will recognise people who are 'roaring through their 20s' - entry is open to anyone under 30 (as of 12 April 2016) who is making waves in the book world.

As well as being honoured at a special celebration in January, hosted jointly with SYP, winners will win VIP entry to The London Book Fair, including exclusive access to The Club at the Ivy's LBF pop-up and inclusion in the overall LBF International Excellence Awards.

Entrants can either nominate themselves or be submitted by a friend, peer or colleague. Initially LBF will ask people to submit a short description of why they should win in no more than 50 words via the LBF website www.londonbookfair.co.uk/trailblazer.

All eligible applicants will then be contacted by the LBF team and invited to submit a video (no longer than 60 seconds) or written entry demonstrating why they should win the award. The entries will then be collated and reviewed by the judging panel.

Nominees must have demonstrated innovation, creativity, a can-do attitude, passion for the industry and for winning, ambition, and a desire to be the best at what they do.

Nominees must be under 30, as of April 12, 2016 They must work in the publishing industry within the UK Interns are eligible, but not anyone in full time education.

The London Book Fair will host a special celebration in January 2016 when the ten winners of the Trailblazer Awards will be announced.

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US Cyber Science 3D and Gale partner to create 3D science products for the library market - 20 Nov 2015

Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, and Cyber Science 3D have announced a partnership to create 3D science products for the library market. The partnership will pair Gale's content expertise with Cyber Science's 2D and 3D interactive capabilities in multiple science subjects.

The strategic partnership allows for a combination of Gale's extensive database resources with Cyber Science 3D’s immersive educational technologies. The resulting collection of integrated products will deliver vivid content to enhance both teaching and learning experiences.

This partnership will bring Cyber Science 3D's exciting technology to an even larger network of schools, colleges and universities. The initial suite of products will be released in early 2016.

Cyber Science 3D specializes in the development of innovative virtual reality (VR) educational content using modelling, simulation, and visualization technologies. Since inception in 2007, the company has become a leader in developing immersive and interactive technologies for education. Cyber Science 3D software can be found in hundreds of K-12 schools and 3D stereoscopic systems around the world. The company is headquartered in Coralville, Iowa.

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US Deep Web Technologies and PTFS partner to provide the Explorit Everywhere!TM federated search solution to European libraries and organisations - 20 Nov 2015

Deep Web Technologies, a US-based federated search vendor, and library systems supplier PTFS Europe have partnered to provide the Explorit Everywhere!™ federated search solution to European libraries and organisations. Explorit Everywhere! comprehensively and quickly searches all subscription resources, library catalogues and public websites for relevant information, increasing research efficiency.

This new partnership will bring opportunity and choice to PTFS Europe customers, allowing them to select the best discovery solution that fits their requirements.

Explorit Everywhere!™ is a sophisticated federated search solution that can increase the coverage and currency of online content discovery to customers. The search solution can easily be deployed for an organisation, aggregating search results from premium sources of information that might otherwise be left out of other search services.

Used around the world by high profile organisations such as National Health Service (NHS) in the UK and Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland, the University College Cork and the International Olympic Committee, Explorit Everywhere! will complement the full range of products offered by PTFS Europe.

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German Derwent Markush Resource now available on STN International - 20 Nov 2015

FIZ Karlsruhe — Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure and the Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced that Derwent Markush Resource is now available on STN International℠, the leading online service for research and patent information. Markush structures are widely used in chemical and pharmaceutical patents to protect a family of related compounds within a single invention.

The integration of Derwent Markush Resource into STN provides patent information professionals with a comprehensive view into the patentability of a chemical structure. The user-friendly environment includes all major chemical databases and enhanced structure displays allowing for a clearer understanding and significantly faster search and evaluation. By presenting Markush structures alongside the comprehensive Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) patent summaries, information professionals can conduct business critical searches, such as freedom to operate, with greater efficiency.

Thomson Reuters Derwent Markush Resource contains more than 1.9 million generic chemical structures indexed from more than 780,000 patents worldwide, and complements Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) and the Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR), together providing a comprehensive collection of patent chemistry on STN.

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UK Emerald Group Publishing launches Special Issue of Performance Measurement and Metrics - 20 Nov 2015

Emerald Group Publishing - a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society - is proud to launch a Special Issue of Performance Measurement and Metrics guest edited by the Global Libraries (GL) initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

GL focusses on providing access to technology in public libraries throughout entire countries with an emphasis on developing and transitioning countries. GL's multi-year grants (or 'country grants') have helped highlight the importance of measuring impact and connecting it to library services and advocacy in order to ensure libraries are recognised and funded as core community assets and partners.

Co-edited by David Streatfield of Information Management Associates and Jeremy Paley from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this Special Issue of Performance Measurement and Metrics is a four-part narrative of the progress GL has made and the lessons it has learned, particularly in relation to how it tracks the impact of its grants and uses that information to create more impact.

In this Special Issue, GL argues that more public libraries need to be able to assess how they support long-term community impact. Without this type of quantitative data, libraries struggle to articulate their value in the digital age and secure funding and partnerships for their long-term sustainability. The work reported here shows how advocacy based on impact assessment can contribute to sustainability by helping libraries build allies, find partners, and secure financial support.

Several other examples of this pioneering work in this area are also discussed in the Special Issue.

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UK F1000 appoints Rebecca Lawrence as Managing Director - 20 Nov 2015

F1000, a provider of services to biomedical researchers to support the discovery, writing and publication of new scientific findings, has announced the appointment of Rebecca Lawrence as Managing Director. Lawrence was previously Managing Director of F1000 Research Ltd, the publishing arm of F1000.

During the 6 years she has worked at F1000, Lawrence has launched and established both F1000Research (the open science publishing platform) and F1000Posters (the open access repository of posters and slides, now incorporated into F1000Research). Lawrence, who has over 15 years' experience in the STM publishing industry, is also co-Chair of several international initiatives around peer review recognition and data sharing, working with ORCID, CASRAI, RDA, BioSharing and other major organisations.

This appointment marks an important transition for F1000 in moving towards an integrated suite of products overseen by the F1000 Faculty, a unique and prestigious group of over 11,000 experts across biology and medicine. F1000 are now working with major research funders and institutions around the world to utilise the tools and services F1000 have built over the past 13 years. The objective is to address the major challenges that researchers face in trying to write and publish their findings, and in the way they are subsequently evaluated for future careers and grants.

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US SAGE Knowledge redesigned with responsive platform, improved search, and extended content - 20 Nov 2015

Academic publisher SAGE has announced that SAGE Knowledge, an expansive social science digital library for students, researchers, and faculty, is now live on a new platform for use on all devices and featuring multiple content types. Originally launched in 2012, SAGE Knowledge currently hosts more than 6,100 titles and videos, with a range of SAGE eBook and eReference content including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and now streaming video with SAGE Video.

Changes to the new SAGE Knowledge platform include a responsive design for ease of use on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices; expanded content, including nearly 1,500 video assets with a total viewing time of 370 hours across the social sciences, with new collections to be added in early 2016; semantic improvements for better browsing and improved relevancy of search results that are customizable based on resources available in each library; 'SAGE Recommends,' a new feature which links to other SAGE Content to support research queries; and improved MARC records.

The new 'SAGE Recommends' feature, available on chapter, entry and video pages, suggests relevant content from SAGE Journals, SAGE Research Methods, SAGE Stats, United States Political Stats, and CQ Researcher. Powered by TEMIS's Luxid software, 'SAGE Recommends' will make connections between concepts and present users with additional reading related to their research topics.

Usage reporting and analytics are also provided through SAGE Knowledge so that each institution can see usage stats and provide discovery widgets and usage tutorials. SAGE Knowledge will expand to include SAGE Business Cases, a collection of case studies from real-world business situations, launching in 2016.

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US TechTarget announces significant developments delivering world-class functionality to marketers focused on China - 20 Nov 2015

Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. has announced two significant developments that deliver world-class functionality to marketers focused on China.

First, TechTarget has released its online lead visualization tool, the Activity Intelligence™ Dashboard for China marketing campaigns.

The release of a Simplified Chinese version of the dashboard will give technology vendors who are focused on generating demand in China a rich view of relevant content consumption behaviour at both the individual contact and account levels.

The Activity Intelligence Dashboard presents marketers and salespeople with unparalleled insights into campaign activities, overall vendor mindshare, and a timeline of content downloads to identify spikes in activity. It also features an engagement tab with a stack ranking of a campaign's most active leads and accounts.

The dashboard comes complimentary with all lead generation programs. In addition to English and Simplified Chinese versions, the Activity Intelligence Dashboard is also available for French and German leads.

Additionally, TechTarget has redesigned its 13 Simplified Chinese websites in the model of the award-winning layout of its English language portfolio. Enhancements include: responsive design for mobile-optimized viewing, improved content categorization to map to technology purchasing cycles and better cross-promotion of relevant content.

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US Elsevier publishes three new encyclopaedias on mental health, pharmacology and forensic medicine - 19 Nov 2015

STM publisher Elsevier has announced the publication of three new encyclopedias - the Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs, and the Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine.

The second edition of the Encyclopedia of Mental Health, edited by Dr. Howard Friedman, provides up-to-date descriptions of the neurological, social, genetic, and psychological factors that affect the individual and society. It contains more than 240 articles written by domain experts in the field and is written in an accessible style using terms that an educated layperson can understand. The encyclopaedia will be of interest to public as well as research libraries with coverage of many important topics, including marital health, divorce, couples therapy, fathers, child custody, day care and day care providers, extended families, and family therapy. It also provides essential material on assessment, theories of personality, specific disorders, therapies, forensic issues, ethics, and cross-cultural and sociological aspects. Dr. Friedman is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside.

The 16th edition of Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs: The International Encyclopedia of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions, edited by Dr. Jeffrey Aronson, provides expanded coverage of each drug, with more than 1,500 drug articles and information on adverse reactions and interactions. It offers clearer, systematic organisation of information for easier reading, including case histories to provide perspective on each listing and an extensive bibliography with more than 40,000 references. It is an appropriate reference work for any academic or medical library, pharmacologist, regulatory organisation, hospital dispensary or pharmaceutical company. Dr. Aronson is a consultant clinical pharmacologist and physician in the Department of Primary Health Care in the University of Oxford and a consultant physician in the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust.

The Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, edited by Drs. Roger Byard and Jason Payne-James and now in its second edition, is a four-volume encyclopedia compiled by an international team of forensic specialists who explore the relationship between law, medicine, and science in the study of forensics. This reference work includes more than 300 chapters with articles covering autopsies, ballistics, fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, and the sophisticated procedures associated with terrorism investigations, forensic chemistry, DNA and immunoassays. It is suitable for any practitioner in a forensic, medical, healthcare, legal, judicial or investigative field looking for easily accessible and authoritative overviews on a wide range of topics. Dr. Byard holds the George Richard Marks Chair of Pathology at the University of Adelaide and is Senior Specialist Forensic Pathologist at Forensic Science SA in Adelaide, Australia. Dr. Payne-James is an independent specialist in forensic and legal medicine and has been a Forensic Medical Examiner with the Metropolitan Police Service in London, UK, for nearly 25 years.

Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify knowledge gaps in fields such as psychology, pharmacology and forensic medicine. Editorial teams then strategically fill those gaps with content written by key influencers in the field, giving students, faculty, researchers and practitioners the content they need to answer challenging questions and improve outcomes. These new reference works are examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.

The encyclopaedias are available on both the Elsevier Store and ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from over 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 33,000 book titles.

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UK Nature Publishing Group and The University of Texas Medical Branch announce new open access journal - npj Vaccines - 19 Nov 2015

Nature Publishing Group and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on behalf of its Sealy Center for Vaccine Development have announced a new open access journal, npj Vaccines. From preventable diseases such as measles and mumps, to Ebola and HIV, new clinical trials and vaccine debate, the new journal will be dedicated to highlighting the most important scientific advances in vaccine research and development.

The journal will publish a variety of research articles on human and veterinary vaccinations from discovery and basic science to nonclinical development of vaccines, vaccine formulation, AIDS vaccine, cancer/oncology vaccines, clinical evaluation of vaccines and vaccine safety, to mention just a few. Each original research article will include a lay summary that will summarize the key issues being addressed within the article with the goal of keeping the readership informed of advances in the field of vaccinology.

Given the public health importance of vaccines, in addition to publishing high quality original research, npj Vaccines also publishes commentaries, news, research highlights, editorials, and correspondence from readers, to provide state-of-the-art information for all of those interested in vaccines.

Dr. Alan D. Barrett, director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development will serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

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UK Special focus issue of Biomarkers in Medicine explores the translation of biomarkers into regulatory science - 19 Nov 2015

MEDLINE-indexed journal Biomarkers in Medicine, published by Future Science Group, has published a special focus issue exploring the increasingly important role of biomarkers in both drug development and regulatory decision making.

The special focus issue is guest edited by William Slikker (Director of the FDA's National Center for Toxicology Research, USA) and Huixiao Hong (also of FDA's NCTR). The editors open the issue with a scene-setting foreword which explains, “the motivation behind this issue of Biomarkers in Medicine is to provide a contemporary summary of advances in the translation of biomarkers into regulatory science.”

The special issue includes original research, review articles and editorials focused on developments in biomarker research in regulatory science. Articles review the latest advances across a broad range of biomarkers, including miRNA, transcriptomic markers and mechanism-based markers.

Biomarkers, the physical, functional or biochemical indicators of physiological or disease processes, can provide vital information in disease prognosis, in predicting response to therapies, adverse events and drug interactions, and in establishing baseline risk. Biomarkers are being used to develop new predictive, diagnostic and prognostic products, and are playing an increasingly important role in the discovery and development of new drugs.

Biomarkers in Medicine is a peer-reviewed, online and print journal delivering commentary and analysis on the advances in our understanding of biomarkers and their potential and actual applications in medicine. The journal aims to facilitate translation of research knowledge into the clinic to increase the effectiveness of medical practice.

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German Springer and the Brazilian Center for Research and Development launch book series - Telecommunications and Information Technology - 19 Nov 2015

STM publisher Springer and the Brazilian Center for Research and Development (CPqD) have signed an agreement to jointly publish an international book series called Telecommunications and Information Technology. The books are aimed at both researchers and corporate professionals. Two to four books will be published annually.

Telecommunications and Information Technology will publish scientific monographs on a variety of topics under research and development at CPqD. These include, among others, optical and wireless communications, sensors, cognitive and advanced computing, information security, embedded systems, smart grid, energy storage, and operation support systems. The topics reflect current trends such as broadband, smart grid, future banking, smart cities, defense and security.

The first book in the series, Long Term Evolution - 4G and Beyond is scheduled to be released in November 2015 and is dedicated to CPqD wireless communication research and development on broadband mobile networks. All books in the series will be available in print and electronic formats.

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US The NFAIS 2016 Annual Conference scheduled for February 21-23, 2016, experts on data and data management to deliver keynote addresses - 19 Nov 2015

Three leading, global thinkers in the fields of data, data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) will deliver the slate of keynote addresses at the National Federation of Advanced Information Service's (NFAISTM) 58th Annual Conference, February 21-23, 2016 at Philadelphia's Hyatt Regency at the Bellevue.

The NFAIS 2016 Annual Conference theme, 'Data Sparks Discovery of Tomorrow's Global Knowledge,' centers on managing data and establishing appropriate policies; maintaining privacy and intellectual property rights; text and data mining; predictive modeling; new software, systems and analytic tools; the globalization and internationalization of content; AI and more. The 2016 conference aims to help attendees understand what to expect and how to prepare solid foundations for tomorrow's data-driven, global knowledge standard.

NFAIS's kick-off Keynote speaker is Steven Miller, Data Maestro, Global Leader Academic Programs & Outreach for IBM Analytics Group. Miller, who will address conference participants on February 21, leads academic programs for IBM Analytics Group with a primary focus on collaborating with universities to build the pipeline of talent needed by data-driven organisations. His work spans data and analytics literacy for every student to emerging specialist roles such as the data scientist and data engineer.

The annual NFAIS Members-only Luncheon features Simon Inger, owner of Simon Inger Consulting, as luncheon keynote speaker. Inger, who will speak on February 22, has worked in the journals industry since 1987 when he joined B.H. Blackwell, the Oxford-based subscription agent. In 1994, he founded CatchWord, the world's first journal platform service provider where he led the company through to its acquisition by Ingenta in 2001 (now Publishing Technology). Since 2002, Simon has led a consulting company, specializing in services to publishers, libraries, service providers and intermediaries in the scholarly publishing arena.

The NFAIS Conference Closing Keynote speaker is Stephane Bura, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of London-based Weave.ai. Bura, who will speak on February 23, has worked in AI and interaction design for more than 25 years. He was the creative director of a video game studio and consulted on game design for companies around the world. He co-founded two AI startups, both with the goal of transforming the relationship users have with their devices: Storybricks, which built tools for game developers to generate emotional connections in players, and Weave.ai, which proposes a new model for connecting data, contexts and interactions.

Registration for the NFAIS 2016 Annual Conference is open with Early Bird rates set to close on January 8, 2016. In addition, the Conference Hotel's limited block of rooms are available for special discounted rates through February 1, 2016.

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US West Virginia University selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system - 19 Nov 2015

West Virginia University Libraries, which serves more than 31,000 students and comprises five libraries and the WVU Press, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a complete, cloud-based library management system that offers all the applications needed to manage a library, including Acquisitions, Circulation, Metadata, Resource Sharing, License Management and a single-search Discovery interface to connect library users to the information they need. WMS also includes a range of Reports based on local data that help libraries understand their activities and track key metrics over time.

Libraries at Potomac State College, WVU Institute of Technology, West Virginia Northern Community College and West Liberty University will also move to WorldShare Management Services to share resources, applications and infrastructure.

The WVU Libraries currently use multiple systems to manage various types of resources that require moving data from one system to another system. As a result, users sometimes encounter difficulties. WMS provides applications specifically designed to handle all of the Libraries' collections-electronic, physical and digital-and will bring everything under one integrated system.

The cloud-based management system will also reduce costs of dedicated servers, software upgrades, and maintenance. It will simplify work by library staff, offering an opportunity to redirect staff time to enhancing library resources and adding digital collections.

About 380 libraries worldwide are currently using WMS to share bibliographic records, publisher and knowledge base data, vendor records, serials patterns and more. With WorldCat at its foundation, WMS enables libraries to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows. WMS also provides libraries with the unique opportunity to share innovation, applications, infrastructure, vision and success in serving their users.

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US Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine launches new peer-reviewed medical journal - 18 Nov 2015

The Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine ("ACIM") has announced the launch of the Journal of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine ("JCIM"), a new peer-reviewed medical journal. JCIM is dedicated to exploring the multifaceted and multi-disciplined world of medicine.

Throughout history the pioneers of medicine have often initially been held to scorn and rejection. Over time these pioneers have been proven right. What we do know is that the medicine of today will not be the medicine of tomorrow. JCIM will endeavour to bring new ideas, while reassessing established practices and concepts from today's most innovative thought-leaders.

JCIM's distinguished Editorial Board will be led by Dr. C. Norman Shealy as the Editor-in-Chief.

JCIM will be published quarterly and is currently accepting article submissions from health practitioners, scientists and researchers. Articles for consideration may be submitted to drshealyeditor@acimconnect.com.

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US Dr. Stephen M. Hewitt named new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry - 18 Nov 2015

The Histochemical Society has selected Dr. Stephen M. Hewitt, head of the Experimental Pathology Laboratory at the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research, as the new editor-in-chief (EIC) of the Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry (A SAGE journal), effective January 1, 2016. As the incoming EIC, Hewitt will succeed Professor John Couchman, who is retiring as EIC after serving his 5-year term. Hewitt’s vision will play a pivotal role in determining the journal’s content and editorial board membership over the next 5 years.

Hewitt has served as head of the Experimental Pathology Laboratory within the National Cancer Institute, NIH. Before this appointment, he led the Tissue Array Research Program from 2000 to 2014, and the Applied Molecular Pathology Laboratory from 2008 to 2014. Hewitt's research interests are in the development of tissue-based biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and prediction of response to therapy. Specific areas of concentration include tissue microarrays, biobanking, tissue proteomics, whole-slide imaging and image analysis, and cancers of the aerodigestive and urogenitial tracts.

He is a board-certified anatomic pathologist and has served as a member of the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute Immunology and Ligand Assay Consensus Committee, and serves as cochair of the Subcommittee on Immunohistochemical Assays. He is an active member of the Histochemical Society, the Association for Pathology Informatics, and the American Society for Investigative Pathology. He has served as a consultant to the Hematology and Pathology Devices Panel, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration. He has also co-authored more than 220 articles and served on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals.

The Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry has been a pre-eminent journal for more than 60 years. The journal is owned by the Histochemical Society, and published by SAGE. It is published monthly and offers primary research articles, timely reviews, editorials, and perspectives on the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs, as well as mechanisms of development, differentiation, and disease. The journal also publishes new developments in microscopy and imaging, especially where imaging techniques complement current genetic, molecular and biochemical investigations of cell and tissue function.

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US Elsevier announces updated edition of Laboratory Animal Medicine and new app for medicating animals - 18 Nov 2015

STM publisher Elsevier has announced the publication of the third edition of the renowned "Blue Book" series volume, Laboratory Animal Medicine. Edited by James Fox, Lynn Anderson, Glen Otto, Kathleen Pritchett-Corning and Mark Whary, the new book from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) offers gold-standard guidance on the biology, health and care of laboratory animals.

Elsevier also introduced the ACLAM e-Formulary app, an innovative new application - edited and compiled by Garry Linton, Sean Maguire and Karen Rogers - providing laboratory animal scientists with on-hand calculations for doses and a comprehensive source of information on medicines.

Laboratory Animal Medicine, the ACLAM e-Formulary and four additional new laboratory animal books from Elsevier were recently showcased at the 66th National Meeting of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) in Phoenix, Arizona. The app will be available for purchase on Android and iPhone devices later in 2015.

The fully-revised new edition of Laboratory Animal Medicine is organized by species, with new inclusions of chinchillas and birds, as well as guidance on program and employee management. Written and edited by known experts, it offers the most up to date and thorough coverage of the field for veterinary and medical students and researchers who use animals in biological and biomedical research.

Developed in collaboration with the ACLAM, the ACLAM e-Formulary app simply and quickly delivers information on appropriate drugs, delivery methods, concentrations and quantities relative to the weight of a given animal. The app uses a meticulously compiled database of medication and species for these calculations, with all the relevant information available to the user. Accessible on handheld devices (Android and iPhone), the ACLAM e-Formulary app provides the calculated doses required as efficiently as possible to streamline the process of medicating animals in the laboratory setting.

The five new laboratory animal books are: Laboratory Animal Medicine, Third Edition by Lynn Anderson, Glen Otto, Kathleen Pritchett-Corning and Mark Whary; Research Regulatory Compliance by Mark Suckow and Bill Yates; Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia, Fourth Edition by Paul Flecknell; Kaufman's Atlas of Mouse Development Supplement: With Coronal Sections by Richard Baldock, Jonathan Bard, Duncan Davidson and Gillian Morriss-Kay; and Modeling Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Laboratory Animals by Kurt Leroy Hoffman.

Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify knowledge gaps in fields such as laboratory animal science. Editorial teams then strategically fill those gaps with content written by key influencers in the field, giving students, faculty and researchers the content they need to answer challenging questions and improve outcomes. These new books and application are key examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.

The books are available on both the Elsevier Store and ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from over 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 33,000 book titles.

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US HighWire Press partners with the American College of Cardiology to host their online research content - 18 Nov 2015

HighWire Press, Inc., a technology platform and strategic partner to influential scholarly publishers and societies, has announced a partnership with the American College of Cardiology to host their online research content.

The ACC will move their flagship journal, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), as well as four other established journals, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, JACC: Heart Failure, and JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology back to the HighWire Open Platform in the coming months.

A new open access title, JACC: Basic Translational Research, is already in development and will launch on HighWire in early 2016.

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UK IET signs multi-year agreement with the Egyptian Government to join the ‘Egyptian Knowledge Bank’ project - 18 Nov 2015

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Europe’s leading publisher of digital and print engineering and technology resources, has signed a multi-year agreement with the Egyptian Government to join the ‘Egyptian Knowledge Bank’ project.

This national initiative is part of Egypt’s plans to enhance the country’s position as a centre of excellence for learning and research in the Arab region over the coming years. The agreement with the IET will provide every citizen of Egypt unprecedented access to world-class research through a range of IET products including IET Inspec, a highly respected A&I database containing over 15 million records, IET.tv, the world’s largest online archive of video content as well as access to the complete range of IET Research Journals and over 500 eBooks through the IET Digital Library.

Dr Tarek Shawki, Chair of the Presidential Specialized Council for Education and Scientific Research was tasked with organising the project which is the first of its kind. The agreement was signed with 26 of the world’s largest publishing houses, including the IET, making the Egyptian Knowledge Bank the largest digital library in the world.

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India Knowledge Unlatched partners with Scope to create MARC records - 18 Nov 2015

Scope e-Knowledge Center (Scope), a leading provider of knowledge services and a Quatrro Global Services company, has announced its engagement with Knowledge Unlatched (KU), an Open Access facilitator headquartered in London. It is KU’s mission to support Open Access for scholarly books by working together with libraries and publishers. The objective of this engagement with Scope e-Knowledge is to create MARC records from input metadata available in XL spreadsheets, .mrc / .mrk and XML format files for the 78 new books Knowledge Unlatched hopes to ‘unlatch’ (make Open Access) in 2016. The titles to be unlatched by Knowledge Unlatched cover a broad range of subject areas comprising Anthropology, History, Literature, Media & Communications and Politics from 26 recognised scholarly publishers.

The input metadata provided by Knowledge Unlatched includes title level metadata for the input book titles. Conversion of title metadata to MARC21 format along with subject classification and description as per the custom requirement of Knowledge Unlatched requires deep subject matter expertise to map the input metadata with the MARC fields.

Scope has an experienced bibliographic/cataloging team comprising highly qualified library professionals and expertise in creating and updating MARC formats (AACR2 and RDA). Knowledge Unlatched chose Scope for creating MARC records from input files along with database codes provided for selected book titles and new publications. Scope employed its proprietary and highly customizable MARC platform, mARCat™, for this assignment.

Frances Pinter, Executive Director at Knowledge Unlatched, commented, “We are delighted to partner with Scope for this assignment. We are confident that Scope’s team will ensure the continued availability of customized, enriched, and highly granular MARC records we require to successfully meet the demands of our customers.”

Commenting on this partnership, Tram Venkatraman, President of Scope, said, “Scope has been offering MARC record services for e-books, journals and other technical publications of publishers, information aggregators and leading standards organizations. With robust technology-assisted processes and its team’s expertise, Scope is well positioned to provide MARC records for Knowledge Unlatched.”

Joseph Ranjan, Scope’s Senior Vice President of Data Services & Business Research, commented, “Creating librarian-friendly MARC records and enhanced metadata can improve discoverability. Scope is delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Knowledge Unlatched for creating MARC21 records.”

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US New API integrates select ProQuest Dialog content into organizational workflow tools - 18 Nov 2015

A new API enables select content from the powerful ProQuest Dialog information service to be integrated into organisational workflow tools – such as intranets, analysis and visualisation programs, and SharePoint sites. The API gives researchers the ability to retrieve and manipulate select content from leading biomedical, engineering, news and trade, and patents databases in a format that works best for them.

ProQuest Dialog is a professional search tool renowned for its support of precise and comprehensive research in the pharmaceutical, engineering and patents industries. Users of different skill levels – from novice searchers to information professionals – can search premium content collections in a modern, flexible interface. Easy-to-use features and collaboration tools enable researchers to put information to work for them – setting alerts, saving searches, downloading results, custom reporting, and more. Designed to work within any budget, ProQuest Dialog is available in customised content bundles with flexible pricing plans, including transactional and subscription packages.

Users can access all the necessary API resources and documentation at http://go.proquest.com/pqdAPI. As part of ProQuest Dialog’s signature global customer service, training and support for the API is available directly from its experts.

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UK Taylor & Francis and the Crop Science Society of Japan announce new publishing partnership - 18 Nov 2015

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis and the Crop Science Society of Japan have announced a new publishing partnership for the journal, Plant Production Science.

Publishing as an open access journal, Plant Production Science will present original research reports on field crops, resource plants, their production and related subjects.

Founded in 1927, the Crop Science Society of Japan (CSSJ) is a non-profit academic society that aims to promote the utilization of crops and useful plants as food, animal feed, fibers, biomass fuels, and any other uses for human life and to restore, conserve, and improve the environment.

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US Barbara Preece joins OCLC Board of Trustees - 17 Nov 2015

Barbara Preece, Director, Loyola Notre Dame Library, officially took her seat on the OCLC Board of Trustees during the Board's November meeting. She was elected to the Board by OCLC Global Council in April 2015.

Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in Baltimore, Maryland, serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Preece served previously as Dean of the Library, California State University San Marcos; Executive Director of the Boston Library Consortium, Inc.; Interim Associate Dean of Technical and Automated Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale; and Head of Technical and Automated Services at the Shawnee Library System in Illinois.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Maryland Digital Library Board. She served as Chair of OCLC's Americas Regional Council and President of the OCLC Global Council.

Preece began her four-year term on the OCLC Board on November 16. She succeeds Brian Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian, University of California, San Diego Libraries, whose term expired. Schottlaender served for five years on the OCLC Board.

The OCLC Board of Trustees guides the vision of the cooperative, shaping OCLC's strategy and goals. It also fulfills the fiduciary duty of protecting OCLC's shared assets and investments. In addition, the Board is responsible for recruiting and working with the OCLC President and CEO, and for monitoring the cooperative through a dedicated audit process. There are currently nine librarians on the 14-member Board of Trustees.

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Netherland Brill announces major improvements to distribution, fulfilment and supply chain management in the Americas - 17 Nov 2015

Academic publisher Brill has announced major improvements to distribution, fulfilment and supply chain management in the Americas. As of January 1, 2016, Turpin Distribution, Brill's current distributor of journals and print books outside of the Americas, will be responsible for distribution, customer service and fulfilment worldwide. Also, Brill has signed up with Bookmasters to provide print-on-demand (POD) services for Brill in North America. Bookmasters will also be Turpin's warehousing partner in that region. Last but not least, Brill decided to participate in Baker & Taylor's Digital Print Solutions print-to-order (PTO) program, which also relies on the POD services of Bookmasters.

These major changes result in faster fulfilment times for orders placed in the Americas, via trade and library channels as well as via individuals, while offering greater efficiencies in print manufacturing and inventory management in response to changes in the demand for print books which will provide a streamlined approach to the distribution, customer service and fulfilment for books and journals.

Brill is now reaching out to customers to guide them through the transition. Customers may also visit brill.com/americas for more information, or contact sales-us@brill.com.

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US CHORUS in deal with the U.S. Geological Survey to advance public access to research - 17 Nov 2015

CHORUS, a non-profit organisation, has signed an agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a science agency for the US Department of the Interior, a federal agency, to work together to implement the plan to increase public access to publications resulting from research funded by USGS. The agreement, which is effective immediately, will help move USGS's effort to the next phase of their existing public-access framework.

The USGS public-access plan builds on the objectives set forth in the Office of Science and Technology Policy's February 22, 2013 memorandum and long-standing USGS policies encouraging data sharing and communication of research results. It will apply to new awards resulting from proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 2016.

The agreement outlines how USGS and CHORUS will work together to build on open standards, distributed network, and established infrastructure to enable agency indexing of articles, advance access to publicly available research articles, and enable the long-term preservation and access to scholarly articles reporting on USGS-funded research.

The USGS system will dovetail with the interoperable CHORUS framework, along with CrossRef's FundRef service, to provide the article submission workflow for grantees and facilitate access to the best available version of USGS publications on the publishers' websites. The articles will be discoverable via prominently displayed links on search results on the USGS Publications Warehouse as well as common search engines and CHORUS Search.

CHORUS provides a freely available USGS Dashboard that verifies and reports on whether articles are publicly accessible. In addition, CHORUS publisher members are obligated to archive their content with a recognised archive partner to enable perpetual public accessibility. As a result, if a journal goes out of business or stops making the article publicly available, USGS will be able to 'brighten' the archived version, guaranteeing compliance.

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Egypt Elsevier and the Egyptian Government sign multi-year agreement to expand access to scientific and medical information and tools - 17 Nov 2015

STM publisher Elsevier has announced a multi-year agreement with the Egyptian Government, which supports the country's aim to further develop as knowledge-driven society and strengthen its position as an education hub in the Arab region.

The national license agreement includes access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text platform for research literature, Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and ClinicalKey, Elsevier's online search engine that provides evidence-based clinical answers to healthcare professionals and students.

The agreement was signed by Prof. Tarek Shawki, Secretary General of the Presidential Specialized Councils on behalf of the Egyptian Government, and Gino Ussi, Elsevier's Executive Vice President Research Solutions Sales. It will provide Egyptian researchers, students, caregivers and professionals with the content and tools that will further improve the research and education system, promote a culture of quality and standards across healthcare institutions and stimulate innovation and the economy.

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UK Emerald pilots integration with Publons to enhance peer reviewer recognition - 17 Nov 2015

Academic publisher Emerald Group Publishing is piloting a year-long integration with Publons to give its reviewers verified recognition for their peer review work.

Publons works with peer reviewers, academic publishers, and research institutions to make peer review a rewarding activity. Established in 2013, the company collects information from peer reviewers and publishers to produce comprehensive reviewer profiles with publisher-verified peer review contributions that researchers can add to their resume without breaking reviewer anonymity.

As a result of the partnership, Emerald reviewers will be able to opt-in to have their reviews for the 10 participating Emerald journals automatically added to their reviewer profile on Publons. The pilot will test whether Emerald journals that integrate with Publons will experience a greater number of affirmative responses to review requests; faster turnaround time in review; and a better quality of review comments.

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UK RCNi partners with Kudos to help authors increase visibility and impact of their work - 17 Nov 2015

RCNi, publishers of the weekly Nursing Standard and a suite of specialist nursing journals, has joined forces with web-based service Kudos to help authors increase the visibility and impact of their work. Using Kudos, authors can help spread the word about their work among their peers, professional networks, the media, and those within and outside their specialist communities.

They can use the platform to explain their work in plain language and add extra content such as slides presentations, video, photos, and blogs, and generate trackable links for sharing via email, web and social networks. These can then be directly mapped against views, downloads, altmetrics and citations, providing authors with a rich understanding of which channels and activities are most effective for broadening the reach and impact of their work.

More than 65,000 authors have signed up to use Kudos for managing communications around their publications – across multiple publishers and tools. RCNi joins more than 45 other publishers around the world who have also signed up to Kudos, which won the 2015 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing.

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US Society for Scholarly Publishing to co-sponsor new Academic and Professional Publishing track at the IDPF Digital Conference at BookExpo America 2016 - 17 Nov 2015

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) have announced that SSP is co-sponsoring a new Academic and Professional Publishing track at the IDPF Digital Conference at BookExpo America 2016 (May 11-12, McCormick Place, Chicago). IDPF Digital @ BEA is the longest-running professional conference for the digital publishing industry. The conference will focus on the digital transformation of the overall enterprise of publishing.

IDPF Board member and SSP Past President Bill Kasdorf, VP Content Solutions Apex CoVantage, will serve as program director for the sessions in the new track, which will cover key digital issues that affect all segments of academic and professional publishing, including scholarly journals and books; scientific, technical, and medical publishers; and publishers of educational, training, and professional content. These sectors are, in some respects, far in advance of most other publishing sectors in embracing digital technologies, and yet in other respects have much to gain from today's digital ecosystem– from content acquisition, development, and management to dissemination throughout today's multi-channel, increasingly mobile world.

Speaker and session proposals for IDPF Digital @ BEA 2016 are solicited by December 18, via email to Sally Dedecker at conference-programmin@idpf.org.

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US Wiley appoints Worcester Polytechnic Institute President Laurie A. Leshin to its Board of Directors - 17 Nov 2015

Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has announced the appointment of Dr. Laurie A. Leshin, President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), to its Board of Directors.

With more than 20 years of experience as a leader in academia and government service, and with an accomplished record as a scientist and author, Leshin combines a life-long love of learning and exploration with a strong track record of advancing institutions and programs through leadership, team building, and collaboration.

Laurie Leshin is an accomplished academic and administrative leader and a geochemist and space scientist. She earned a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology and has gone on to create a career that combines a lifelong love of learning and exploration to achieve a strong track record advancing critical institutions and programs.

Appointed as WPI's 16th president in 2014, Leshin is committed to elevating the university's impact in communities worldwide. Prior to joining WPI, Leshin was Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and had previously served as the Dee and John Whiteman Dean's Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Arizona State University.

Leshin also spent six years as a senior leader at NASA. She remains a member of NASA's Mars Curiosity Team, still on call for monitoring the rover. During her time at NASA, she served as Deputy Director of the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, which oversees future human spaceflight programs and activities. Leshin had also served as the Director of Science and exploration at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and was promoted to the role of Deputy Center Director for Science and Technology during her time there.

In addition, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and served on President George W. Bush's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy. She received the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2004 and the Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2011.

Leshin has served on the Board of Directors of Women in Aerospace and the Council of the American Geophysical Union. In 2001, the International Astronomical Union named an asteroid after Dr. Leshin in recognition of her contributions to planetary science.

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US Wuhan University selects EBSCO Discovery Service - 17 Nov 2015

Wuhan University, located in Wuhan, Hubei, China, has opted to replace Primo Central with EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services to provide a more powerful user experience through broader content and greater functionality. Wuhan University is ranked in the Top 15 best universities in China according to US News & World Report and Academic Ranking of World Universities.

In order to provide a better overall search experience for its staff and students, the library launched a thorough evaluation of discovery solutions. The content and functionality of EDS impressed librarians as well as research users. At the conclusion of their assessment of discovery services, results showed that 74 percent of users consider EDS the best discovery service for searching foreign language resources.

EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customised index of an institution's information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box-searching made even more powerful because of the quality of its relevance and value ranking technology.

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US Demos Medical Publishing launches new edition of Brachytherapy: Applications and Techniques - 16 Nov 2015

Demos Medical Publishing, a publisher serving medical professionals in oncology, has announced the release of the second edition of Brachytherapy: Applications and Techniques, the book widely acknowledged as the essential book on the practice since its original 2006 release.

Edited by Philip M. Devlin, MD, FACR, Chief of Brachytherapy at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston, MA and a leading world authority on brachytherapy, the second edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the newest techniques and treatments for this important modality in cancer treatment, and now includes free access to a downloadable e-book version. Clinical vignettes at the end of each chapter, with accompanying images, demonstrate the real-world, practical applications of brachytherapy for treatment of tumors in sites throughout the body.

Brachytherapy, Second Edition thoroughly covers every application of this crucial therapy, with fifteen chapters focusing on topics including prostate cancer, gynecologic brachytherapy, skin brachytherapy, pediatric brachytherapy, and the challenges of running a brachytherapy practice.

Over 300 images now accompany the chapter text and clinical vignettes. Essential tables and spreadsheets enhance the chapter on running a brachytherapy practice. Ten years of technological advancements are assimilated and reviewed in each site-specific chapter. The chapter on prostate brachytherapy has been expanded to include other indications in the genitourinary system. Two entirely new chapters—one chronicling the history of brachytherapy and the other detailing the emergence of skin brachytherapy – have been included. Additionally, the latest edition includes access to the fully-searchable downloadable ebook.

The title is available for purchase at: http://www.demosmedical.com/brachytherapy-2e.html

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UK Harold Varmus appointed Chairman of F1000 International Advisory Board - 16 Nov 2015

F1000, the innovative biomedical publishing group, has strengthened its world- leading faculty of researchers in biology and medicine with the appointment of Nobel Laureate and former National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Harold Varmus as the Chairman of its International Advisory Board.

Harold Varmus, who played a key role in introducing open access publishing, is currently the Lewis Thomas University Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine and a staff associate at the New York Genome Center. He will begin chairing the advisory group for F1000 – a community of over 11,000 biomedical experts who help scientists to discover, discuss and publish research – on November 2.

As NIH Director, Varmus established PubMed Central, a large public digital library for biomedical research in 1999, in conjunction with David Lipman at the National Library of Medicine. A few years later, he and two colleagues, Pat Brown and Mike Eisen, founded the Public Library of Science (PLOS), a non-profit open-access publisher that now produces several on-line journals, including PLOS ONE.

Varmus is an author of more than 350 scientific papers and five books, including an introduction to the genetics of cancer for a general audience and his 2009 memoir, The Art and Politics of Science, which is also available on-line via PubMed Central.

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UK Jisc selects ProQuest to deliver key ebook content to UK Further Education colleges - 16 Nov 2015

ProQuest has teamed with Jisc to create a custom ebooks collection that provides key texts for Further Education (“FE”) Institutions across the UK. The move expands the relationship between ProQuest and Jisc that already provides access to more than 400 ebooks to over 400 colleges across the UK. The new special collection of 73 titles has been created using content from such publishers as Hodder Education, Bloomsbury, Taylor & Francis, and Pearson, and focuses on core subjects on the syllabus for A Level, BTEC and NVQ students.

The books are currently accessible through ProQuest’s ebrary platform, which provides full integration of search results with a variety of third-party federated search products. Covering a variety of subjects including business studies, engineering, health and social care, and fashion and textiles, the books have been specifically chosen to enhance the research productivity of students across the UK.

With more than 14 years of input from librarians, publishers and end-users, the ebrary platform enables researchers to easily find answers, 24/7, from all devices including the iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® and all Androids. Currently integrating with EBL Ebook Library, fellow ebook pioneer and ProQuest business, the two companies will offer an unparalleled ebook experience in the new ProQuest Ebook Central® service. Debuting in 2015, ProQuest Ebook Central will offer an exceptionally wide content offering, innovative and flexible acquisition models, and complete end-to-end workflow solutions. Customers are benefitting from the ongoing enhancements to both the ebrary and EBL platforms, including the new LibCentral administrative and acquisition module and the new ebrary Reader.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 16 Nov 2015

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Roger C. Schonfeld (Dismantling the Stumbling Blocks that Impede Researcher Access to E-Resources); Danielle Padula and Catherine Williams (Applied Altmetrics: How university presses, academic publishing services and institutional repositories benefit.); Donald Barclay (Academic print books are dying. What’s the future?); DeWitt Scott (Op-Ed vs. Scholarly Journals); and Ellen Wexler (What Open-Access Publishing Actually Costs). Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of Blogspeak scientific publishing #pubnperish). Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, Here.

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US National Diversity in Libraries Conference 2016 calls for presentation proposals - 16 Nov 2015

The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16), cosponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), will take place on the UCLA campus August 10–13, 2016. The NDLC ’16 Program Committee is inviting presentation proposals that address the conference’s theme of ‘Bridges to Inclusion,’ highlighting issues related to diversity and inclusion that affect staff, users, and institutions in the library, archive, and museum (LAM) fields. NDLC ’16 aims to articulate the value of and develop strategies for diversity and inclusion in LAMs in order to improve organizational excellence and community engagement. Presentation proposals are due by November 30, 2015.

NDLC ’16 seeks conference presentation proposals in all areas of diversity, including but not limited to the topics: Collections and Access; Programming, Outreach, and Advocacy; Personnel, Management, and Organization; and Challenging Topics. Ideal sessions will provide insightful information and practical skills and strategies; facilitate constructive conversations around critical issues, including an exploration of potential solutions; highlight new research in the field; showcase exemplary programs; examine the successes and failures of initiatives designed to improve diversity and inclusion; or offer approaches for substantive change on limited resources.

All sessions are 75 minutes in length. Possible formats include workshops, roundtables, panel presentations and individual papers/presentations that are not already part of a set panel. NDLC ’16 will also accept presentation proposals in formats other than those listed above, especially if they provide a new way to engage the audience. A call for poster proposals will go out in early 2016.

All presentation proposals must be submitted by midnight pacific standard time on November 30, 2015, via the online form on the NDLC ’16 website.

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US SPARC, Higher Education groups support Lingua Editors, Open Access - 16 Nov 2015

Following in the footsteps of other editors and authors, the six editors and thirty-one editorial board members of the Elsevier journal Lingua resigned on October 27, 2015, in protest of Elsevier’s practices. The Lingua editors argued that the journal’s price has steadily increased year after year, far outpacing the cost of production. The editors also cited Elsevier’s refusal to transition the journal to a ‘fair open access’ model that would charge low and transparent article processing fees for authors, while allowing authors to retain copyright to their articles.

Despite the clear benefits for Lingua authors and the broader community, Elsevier will not consider the adoption of a fair open access model for this journal. Furthermore, the Lingua journal imposes a 36-month embargo for article sharing via repositories and other mechanisms, in contrast to US and other funders around the world that, for the most part, require articles to be made available within 12 months of publication. As a result, the editors decided to leave Lingua and announced a plan to launch an open access journal, Glossa, to be published by the nonprofit Open Library of Humanities.

According to Wired, Glossa will be able to support its journal for about $400 per article, while Elsevier charges Lingua authors about $1,800 for their articles to be freely available. By transitioning to a fair open access model, the Lingua editors will establish a journal that diverts far fewer of researchers’ limited resources from conducting research. The actions of the Lingua editors reflect the underlying values of scholarship that knowledge should be shared as widely as possible for the benefit of research and society.

Joining in supporting the actions of the Lingua editors and editorial board are: the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the American Council on Education (ACE), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), EDUCAUSE, and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

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US Thomson Reuters names 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators - 16 Nov 2015

Thomson Reuters IP & Science has released its highly anticipated 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators at The Future of Money: Cashing Out on Cash, one of a series of events honouring and demystifying innovation. The 2015 study reveals significant industry and regional shifts, suggesting that ‘survival of the fittest’ is now ‘survival of the broadest’ as companies seek to expand their patent portfolios.

For the fifth consecutive year, the financial performance of the Top 100 Innovators has beat the companies that comprise leading financial indices, which reinforces the benefits of increased investment in R&D and patent protection. The 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators outperformed the MSCI World Index in revenue by 6.01 percentage points, employment by 4.09 percentage points, and market-cap-weighted R&D spend by 1.86 percentage points.

Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators is based on an analysis of overall patent volume, patent-grant success rates, global reach and invention influence as evidenced by citations. For 2015, Thomson Reuters expanded the analysis with a closer examination of innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Now in its fifth year, the Top 100 Global Innovators is the first ongoing analysis of the relationships between patent protection, innovation and economic success. For comparison purposes, Thomson Reuters conducts a year-over-year analysis of three core metrics: revenue, number of employees, and investment in research and development. The analysis is based on local currencies. For 2015, the MSCI World Index was chosen as the benchmark to reflect the highly global nature of the Top 100 Innovators; previous years were benchmarked against the S&P 500, which comprises only US-listed companies.

Interested parties may visit http://top100innovators.stateofinnovation.thomsonreuters.com to access the list of 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators and download the full report to view the analysis and the list of Top Bay Area Innovators.

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US Winners of New England Publishing Collaboration Awards announced - 16 Nov 2015

The New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo) Awards, which honour excellence in publishing collaboration, were held on November 10, 2015. Judges selected three winners, and an additional Audience Choice winner was selected by online voting at the event.

The judging panel included Amy Brand, Director, The MIT Press; Sanj Kharbanda, Senior Vice President, Digital Markets, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Sanders Kleinfeld, Director of Publishing Technology, O’Reilly Media; and Amit Shah, Executive Managing Director, Six Red Marbles.

Harvard University Press (collaborating with archives across Massachusetts) was announced winner followed by Aries Systems (collaborating with Copyright Clearance Center) and American Meteorological Society (collaborating with Second Nature) in the second and third place. Kudos (collaborating with several publishers, including Emerald Group and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery) was named the Audience Choice winner.

Finalists described their projects live on stage in rapid-fire multimedia presentations. Live judging followed, and winners were announced at the event.

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UK Altmetric provides attention data for individual records published on the ClinicalTrials.gov platform - 13 Nov 2015

Altmetric has announced that they are now providing attention data for individual records published on the ClinicalTrials.gov platform, meaning that patients, researchers, healthcare professionals, regulators, and many others can now read the conversations and media coverage surrounding specific clinical trials, even before results have been published.

The world's largest registry of clinical trials, ClinicalTrials.gov is operated by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health, and holds registrations from about 200,000 trials from more than 170 countries in the world.

Available to users of the Altmetric Explorer, Altmetric for Institutions, and Altmetric API applications, online attention data collected so far (from a variety of sources including mainstream media outlets, Wikipedia, public policy documents and blogs) have been matched to over 10,000 trial records.

As well as browsing the full data set, users can retrieve attention data for an individual clinical trial by inputting the study record's National Clinical Trials (NCT) identification number.

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US American Society of Clinical Oncology launches new Journal of Global Oncology Editorial Fellowship - 13 Nov 2015

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has announced the launch of its new Journal of Global Oncology Editorial Fellowship. The program will provide participants from low- and middle-income countries with an interactive introduction to scientific publishing.

The JGO Editorial Fellowship is currently accepting applications for the program's inaugural 2016 year. Applications are due December 15, 2015, and two fellows will be selected to participate.

Participants of the program will walk through the journal's peer review, editing, and publishing processes alongside current JGO editors and editorial board members. Program activities include the review of select manuscripts, decision-making in cooperation with associate editors, and attendance at JGO editorial meetings, which take place at the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Participants who complete the program successfully will be expected to impart their acquired knowledge and skills to colleagues, thereby improving the quality of emerging research and scientific manuscripts produced from various regions of the world. Fellows will also be better equipped to serve as reviewers for the journal and be able to provide a valuable local perspective on submitted manuscripts.

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German Ex Libris Alma and Primo go live in operation at the Dresden University of Applied Sciences - 13 Nov 2015

Ex Libris® Group, a global provider of cloud‑based solutions for higher education, has announced that the Ex Libris Alma® library management service is live in operation at Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW Dresden). HTW Dresden joins hundreds of institutions worldwide that are using Alma to deliver cloud-based, unified library services.

Alma was selected by the library to improve management of all types of resources under a unified, user-friendly interface and to make them immediately searchable via the new Primo® discovery and delivery solution. The HTW Dresden is the second university library in Germany to go live with Alma, following HTWK Leipzig.

Dresden University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1992 and consists of eight faculties, with approximately 170 professors and more than 5,000 students. Engineering, economics, design, and "green" disciplines constitute the four pillars on which more than 40 forward-looking diploma, bachelors, and masters degree programs are based. The library is one of the University's central institutions. It is not only a scientific library for studying, teaching, and research but is also available to the people of Saxony for their general and professional education. User-friendliness is the main focus of the library.

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US Gale expands integration of Google Apps for Education into popular product lines - 13 Nov 2015

Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has expanded the integration of Google Apps for Education – Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Docs, and more – into its most-popular product lines.

Researchers can now seamlessly log into many of their school or library's Gale resources with their Google Account credentials and easily save, share, and download content (including bookmarks and their personal highlights and notes) using Gmail, Drive, and Docs. In December, the new Google Classroom share button will be integrated with these resources, allowing educators to seamlessly link third party content, including Gale content, to classroom assignments.

Google tools are now integrated into many Gale products: Research In Context and all In Context resources (excluding Global Issues In Context); Infotrac including Powersearch; GVRL; Contemporary Authors Online; LitFinder; MLA International Bibliography; Book Review Index Plus; Literature Resource Center; and Kids InfoBits (coming this winter).

In addition, users can also access the same Gale resources purchased by their subscribing institution through the free Chrome app versions available for download in the Chrome Web Store (and soon to be available in Google Play for Education in 2016).

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US Paperpile releases free Google Docs citation app - 13 Nov 2015

Start-up Paperpile is launching a free academic citation manager built from scratch for Google Docs. It enables scholars to write academic papers collaboratively, fully switch to the Google Apps ecosystem to manage their research library and boost productivity.

Google's free Education tools for universities are very popular. More than 70 percent of the biggest universities in the US run on Google for Education. Last month, Google announced 50 million active users on their blog. However, the adoption of Google Apps at academic institutions is not evenly distributed. While the adoption of Gmail and Calendar is ubiquitous, Docs and Drive lag far behind. Despite Google Docs being the obvious choice for collaborative writing, important given the trend towards "hyper authorship" - with thousands of authors contributing to a paper - the critical issue of how to manage citations and references has stymied its use.

That is until now. With the release of a new free citations add-on for Google Docs, Paperpile makes reference management as easy and collaborative as Google Docs itself, offering academics everything needed to write a submission ready manuscript or grant.

In a recent survey of Paperpile users, 84% fully replaced their old desktop software with it - 71% previously used EndNote and/or Mendeley. They use Paperpile to write documents that are vital to their career, funding or degree: 55% to write articles for peer reviewed journals; 25% for grant applications; 21% for PhD or Master's theses and 12% for books or book chapters.

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UK Taylor & Francis and EIFL announce first OA agreement - 13 Nov 2015

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group and Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) have announced a twelve month agreement which will enable researchers in countries with developing or transition economies to publish Open Access (OA) at a substantially reduced rate, or completely free of any article publishing charge (APC) on some Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals.

Researchers in EIFL's 45 network countries will be able to choose from a selection of 66 pure OA journals to publish in, ranging across the sciences, social sciences and humanities. As one of the original signatories of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, EIFL plays a significant role in spreading the principles of open research throughout their network. This is the first time they have signed such an agreement with a publisher.

More detail on the agreement is available on Taylor & Francis' Author Services website.

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German Thieme Chemistry releases Science of Synthesis 4.2 with over 2,400 printed pages of new content - 13 Nov 2015

With the release of Science of Synthesis (SOS) 4.2, Thieme Chemistry once again updates and expands its unique full-text resource for methods and experimental procedures in synthetic organic chemistry. Available as of November 2015, Science of Synthesis 4.2 will include the latest Knowledge Updates and additions from the Reference Library – a total of approximately 2,400 printed pages of new content.

The latest release of Science of Synthesis will see the addition of SOS Knowledge Updates comprising approximately 500 printed pages. It includes a new chapter on the synthesis and application of N-heterocyclic carbene borane complexes, a novel type of compound that has attracted great interest in recent years. A completely revised chapter on benzo[b]furans incorporates traditional as well as new methods for synthesizing this important class of compounds. The updating process is guided by strict criteria to ensure that only the best and most reliable synthetic methods are included in SOS. New content will continually be added to the digital version, which prevails as the most up-to-date evaluated digital reference work available, reflecting the latest developments in synthetic methodology.

The Science of Synthesis Reference Library has also been expanded to include three new volumes comprising a total of 1,960 printed pages. Biocatalysis in Organic Synthesis Volumes 1 through 3, edited by K. Faber, W.-D. Fessner and N. Turner, with contributions by 121 expert authors, presents a broad overview on the state of the art in enzymatic methods for asymmetric synthesis. As new biocatalyst platforms move from academic laboratories into practical application, new biocatalysts will become more widely available, offering alternatives to expensive or toxic chemical reagents. Addressing academics and industrial researchers alike, Biocatalysis in Organic Synthesis offers critical expert reviews of organic transformations, including experimental procedures.

To allow users to efficiently mine this wealth of content, Thieme has implemented a DOI operator making the search for Digital Object Identifiers possible. Additionally, improvements to wildcard searching have been made enabling this text-search feature to provide even more accurate and relevant results.

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US Cengage Learning named a finalist for BostInno’s “50 on Fire” Awards - 12 Nov 2015

Cengage Learning joins innovators and change-makers from across Boston as a finalist for BostInno's "50 on Fire" Awards, which recognize people and organisations at the forefront of progress and change in their industries. BostInno, part of the Streetwise Media group, is a digital media outlet and news source covering innovation in tech, startups, business, finance, higher education and city life.

Cengage Learning recently launched a comprehensive mobile app for its MindTap digital course solution; acquired ed tech company Learning Objects and the ePortfolio solution Pathbrite; and hosted a pitch competition for ed tech startups. In addition, the company continues to collaborate with global partners to address issues relating to STEM education and workforce training.

The '50 on Fire' winners will be announced on December 3rd at BostInno's year-end awards celebration. A panel of judges, comprising industry-specific community leaders and influencers, evaluate and choose the winners.

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German European Medicines Agency signs four-year deal for AdisInsight - 12 Nov 2015

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has signed a four-year agreement with Adis, a global provider of drug information, for AdisInsight, a database for drug research and development, disease treatment and decision making. Adis is part of scientific, technical and medical publisher Springer.

Based on trusted, scientifically sound data, AdisInsight brings together essential information on drugs in commercial development, key clinical trials, deals undertaken and safety profiles in one database. It is available for preview at adisinsight.springer.com.

EMA announced earlier this year that they were seeking a comprehensive drug database to provide scientific, economic and industry-related information. Although EMA had been using the old Adis databases for two years, the publisher was required to submit a new tender as part of the Agency's procurement process. Database users within the Agency will now begin integrating the new AdisInsight platform into their workflows with support from the AdisInsight product experts who will be on hand to deliver training and guidance.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union, located in London. The EMA's main responsibility is the protection and promotion of public and animal health through the evaluation and supervision of medicines for human and veterinary use.

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China Hujiang announces new strategic cooperation with Cambridge University Press - 12 Nov 2015

Hujiang, China's leading online education platform, recently announced its new strategic cooperation with Cambridge University Press (CUP), a publishing giant with a history of more than 100 years. Based on the cooperation on the Unlock series, the two parties will extend their cooperation on publishing and educational services. As one of the most important partners of Cambridge University Press in global online education, Hujiang is authorised to develop, operate and promote high quality resources of CUP through the cooperation, starting with developing products and courses for the K12 textbook Guess What and business English textbook Business Plus.

In the Internet era, high quality educational resources are the prerequisite for the development of education industry. As China's leading online education company, Hujiang is not only developing rapidly, but also actively exploring new approaches of online publishing cooperation with famous publishers around the world in recent years. Cambridge University Press is one of Hujiang's important partners in publishing.

Hujiang demonstrated an online course and product based on the Unlock series, which is the fruit of earlier cooperation with Cambridge University Press. This course emphasizes the test of application ability in the cognitive level and the cultivation of critical thinking. With the help of the exclusive courses and online exercises, this course, which is localized and digitized on the basis of the Unlock series, can steadily improve students' ability for listening, speaking, reading and writing needed for IELTS test.

According to Peter Phillips, CEO of Cambridge University Press, China is becoming Cambridge's regional center for various events and business growth. As for online education, China enjoys a promising market which has local features. As a comprehensive publisher and educational service provider, Cambridge needs influential and experienced partners in China like Hujiang to jointly develop online courses to make best use of its premium learning products, thus making them popular among Chinese learners.

Fu Cairui, CEO of Hujiang, believes that the cooperation between Cambridge University Press, which owns high quality educational resources and Hujiang, which has over 90 million online learners, will help Cambridge University Press extend its influence in China and serve China's learners in a better way.

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US Jeffrey Forbes to Chair ACM Education Policy Committee - 12 Nov 2015

ACM, a leading society of computing professionals, has named Jeffrey R.N. Forbes, an Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science at Duke University, as Chair of the ACM Education Policy Committee. Created in 2007, the ACM Education Policy Committee is a high-level committee of acclaimed computer scientists and educators dedicated to improving opportunities for quality education in computer science and computing education around the world.

Forbes succeeds Robert B. (Bobby) Schnabel, the founding chair of the ACM Education Policy Committee, who assumed a new role as CEO of ACM on November 1. In leading the committee, Forbes will play a major role in developing initiatives aimed at shaping education policies that impact the computing field.

Forbes is also an Associate Dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University. He served as Program Director for the Education and Workforce program in the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering. His research interests include computer science education, social information processing and learning analytics.

The ACM Education Policy Committee was a founding partner of the nonpartisan coalition Computing in the Core, which instituted Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) in 2009. Computer Science Education Week 2015, produced by Code.org, will take place from December 7-13. With classroom events and online coding tutorials, CSEdWeek seeks to inspire tens of millions of students to learn computer science.

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UK Nature Index Collaborations supplement shows emergent research nations benefitting from collaborations with more developed partners - 12 Nov 2015

The Nature Index 2015 Collaborations report, published as a supplement to Nature on November 12, provides more evidence of the emergence of a 'Fourth Age' of scientific discovery where high-impact research is conducted through international collaboration and demonstrates the benefits of participation in international networks for emergent research nations.

The Nature Index database tracks the author affiliations of nearly 60,000 high quality scientific articles published per year from over 20,000 research institutions worldwide. The database has been compiled by Springer Nature in collaboration with Digital Science, a technology company serving the needs of the science and research communities.

The Collaborations report is the first of a new style of Nature Index supplement that further probes the data to answer questions about the role of collaboration in global science. The report brings data collected from the Index to life through in-depth editorials, interviews with leading academics from around the world and a series of stunning infographics, produced by data visualisation experts Small Multiples and Digital Science.

The supplement also shows the role that international collaborations have played in China's continuing rise in scientific publishing, assesses whether location still plays an important role in industry–academia collaborations and questions whether government policies are the best way to encourage international interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Nature Index 2015 Collaborations supplement is available online at www.nature.com/nature-index-collaborations.

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US Thomson Reuters explores strategic options for its Intellectual Property & Science business - 12 Nov 2015

Thomson Reuters has announced that it is exploring strategic options for its Intellectual Property & Science business. With leading products and solutions such as Web of Science, Thomson CompuMark, Thomson Innovation, MarkMonitor, Thomson Reuters Cortellis and Thomson IP Manager, the Intellectual Property & Science business provides its customers with comprehensive intellectual property and scientific information, decision support tools and services supporting the innovation lifecycle for governments, academia and corporations.

Thomson Reuters plans to use any net proceeds from a potential transaction for general corporate purposes, including investing in its core businesses, repaying debt and accelerating share buyback activity.

Intellectual Property & Science had revenues of approximately $1.0 billion and a segment EBITDA margin of 32.4% in 2014, representing approximately 8% of the company's 2014 revenues and approximately 10% of the company's 2014 adjusted EBITDA.

Thomson Reuters full-year 2015 consolidated results will include Intellectual Property & Science's results.

Thomson Reuters also announced that Vin Caraher has been appointed President of the Intellectual Property & Science business, effective immediately. Caraher is a longtime Thomson Reuters executive who previously led the Thomson Scientific business as one of his many assignments with the company over the years. Basil Moftah, formerly President of Intellectual Property & Science, is leaving Thomson Reuters to pursue other opportunities.

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US Archie Turner promoted as new Chief Operating Officer of the American Psychological Association - 11 Nov 2015

The American Psychological Association has promoted Archie Turner to a new position, chief operating officer (COO). Turner has been APA's chief financial officer (CFO) since 2008, and will continue in that role. The new COO position replaces the previous deputy CEO position within the association.

As COO, Turner will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the association has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure its financial strength and operating efficiency. In his expanded role, Turner will facilitate the transition to an interim CEO upon Anderson's retirement, which is set for Dec. 31. The promotion, announced Nov. 9, was effective immediately to ensure continuity of business activities during a period of transition at the 123-year-old association.

The search for an interim CEO is under way.

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UK Emerald Group Publishing implements CrossCheck plagiarism detection software - 11 Nov 2015

Academic publisher Emerald Group Publishing has implemented CrossCheck plagiarism detection software to help verify the originality of content submitted for publication and identify cases of possible misconduct.

CrossCheck - powered by iThenticate - uses originality detection software to compare manuscripts against a unique database holding in excess of 30 million articles from more than 200 publishers worldwide.

CrossCheck is an initiative between iThenticate and CrossRef - a not-for-profit membership association of publishers - established to help publishers prevent professional plagiarism and other forms of scholarly misconduct.

iThenticate is the provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers and research institutions that ensures the originality of written work prior to publication.

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UK IOP Publishing introduces new reprint ordering service on IOPscience - 11 Nov 2015

IOP Publishing has introduced a new reprint ordering service accessed via IOPscience, enabling authors and other content users to easily purchase high quality printed copies of published articles.

The new simple to use service is available for the majority of journal titles, including the conference series, and is available across archive content. Customers can order 25 or more copies of any article with a PDF. All reprints are provided with a cover and in full colour (where colour images were supplied in the article).

Reprints can be purchased directly from the article abstract in IOPscience via the "Buy this article in print" link within the Article Information section.

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UK IPR License in membership surge after successful FBF - 11 Nov 2015

IPR License, the global rights and licensing solution, has announced a host of new member sign-ups after a strong presence at the recent Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF).

Among the new publishers utilising TradeRights - IPR's fully transactional online rights and licensing marketplace - are Baylor University, Warrior Publishing Group, University of Wisconsin, Plaza Y Valdes, Dreamspinner, University of Indiana, Solution Tree Press, Pio-Seelos Books, Kitchen Press, W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Lotus Publishing, Another Chapter Publishing and Aladdin Books.

Advanced discussions are also underway with a number of major STM and trade publishing houses for a range of white-label and bespoke products for the rights and licensing sector.

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US OCLC Research’ new compilation represents more than a decade of collaborative user studies research - 11 Nov 2015

OCLC Research has published a new compilation, The Library in the Life of the User: Engaging with People Where They Live and Learn, which represents more than a decade of collaborative work studying the information-seeking behaviours of library users.

Compiled and co-authored by Lynn Silipigni Connaway, findings from The Library in the Life of the User articulate the need for the design of future library services to be focused on the library user. The compilation is intended to provide a sequential overview of the findings of user behaviour research for librarians, information scientists, and library and information science students and researchers as they think about new ways to provide user-centered library services.

The findings in these studies illustrate how some library user behaviours have changed as new technologies emerge, while other behaviours remain constant. Among the findings: People associate the library with books and do not consider the library in relation to online resources or reference services; people may not think of using libraries to get their information because they do not know that the services exist, and some of the existing services are not familiar or do not fit into their workflows; the context and situation of the information need often dictate how people behave and engage with technology; and engagement and relationship building in both the online and physical environments is important for the development of successful and effective services.

The Library in the Life of the User includes a collection of work completed in the OCLC Research user studies theme. It represents more than a decade of work with colleagues from The Ohio State University and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and with Jisc, in collaboration with Oxford University and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

The Library in the Life of the User: Engaging with People Where They Live and Learn is available on the OCLC website.

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US ProQuest' newly enhanced platform wins Best Interface award in The Charleston Advisors Annual Readers' Choice Award - 11 Nov 2015

ProQuest has won the Best Interface award in The Charleston Advisors Annual Readers' Choice Award in recognition of its newly-enhanced ProQuest® platform. Now in its fifteenth consecutive year, the awards identify and honour the best digital products of interest to libraries.

The newly-enhanced platform was launched in August this year following deep analysis of researcher behaviors on the platform, including extensive testing with users and librarians, beta testing with a variety of customer development partners, and large scale A/B testing.

The enhanced interface makes it easier for users to complete their research tasks and is driven by the improvements to make discovery and access of ProQuest's rich, diverse content more intuitive and effective. The pages have been redesigned with simplified layouts that enable users to focus on the content and tools they need to complete their research tasks no matter what type of device they're using. Screens automatically scale to the size of the user's device and remove non-essential functionalities to ensure ease of use and access to content.

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UK Taylor & Francis and The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology Trust announce new publishing partnership - 11 Nov 2015

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis has announced a new publishing partnership with The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology (JHSB) Trust. JHSB is an international, ranked, peer-reviewed journal, which publishes original research contributions into the production, improvement and utilisation of horticultural crops.

According to the Chairman of the Trustees, Professor Geoffrey R Dixon, this partnership gives subscribers and authors the much enhanced services, bringing the Journal into the digital and social media age of publishing. Authors and readers will be provided with new services from Taylor & Francis. Partnership with Taylor & Francis will enhance JHSB's impact as the premiere journal for the publication of research into horticultural science and related topics.

Professor Brian Thomas of Warwick University Department of Life Sciences has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of JHSB.

The changes will take effect from January 1, 2016.

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US YBP Library Services and University of Chicago team up to improve Kuali OLE acquisition workflow - 11 Nov 2015

Libraries using Kuali OLE and GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information) from YBP Library Services will be able to use a new functionality that will streamline the acquisitions process. The OLE GobiAPI will allow the real-time transfer of bibliographic and order details for all print and electronic orders placed via the GOBI platform.

Developed by the University of Chicago on behalf of the OLE project, The OLE GobiAPI provides comprehensive OLE order data mapped from any field in the GOBI order screen. This saves librarians from having to manually transfer the order information from GOBI to Kuali OLE and from loading daily MARC files, giving them immediate access to order information in OLE. This process also allows GOBI to harvest a library's OLE order number for display in GOBI and subsequent invoice matching.

YBP Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations Mark Kendall says that YBP, an EBSCO company, continuously works to develop ways to make systems more efficient for libraries and ultimately, improve the experience of library users. Kendall adds that YBP's involvement in the development of the OLE GobiAPI is in line with EBSCO's support of open resource integration through technology development.

The Library will offer its API development for incorporation into the base product pending approval by the project's Functional Council. The programming funded by Chicago and developed by HTC Global Services will allow other OLE partners seamless integration with YBP's GOBI and will be easily adaptable for use with other vendors who support the API standard.

This improved process will be available in the coming weeks. University of Chicago Systems Analyst Stuart Miller, and YBP Library Services Vice President, Academic Service Integration Ann-Marie Breaux, will discuss the analysis and development process for OLE GobiAPI during Kuali Days on November 12, starting at 3:45 p.m. at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas.

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UK Altmetric data now available for 2 EDP Sciences titles - 09 Nov 2015

EDP Sciences recently added the Altmetric data for the journals: Astronomy & Astrophysics and Parasite.

Altmetric data gives users a more complete picture of how people are engaging with scholarly literature by tracking a variety of sources, including news, social media, bookmarking and peer-review forums, to provide data on the online activity surrounding each research article.

Readers can click on the Altmetric badge to view the original mention and explore the news stories, tweets, blogs and more for themselves. This data is important to both authors and readers, helping them understand the wider dissemination of research, and allows them to engage in online conversations they may not have been aware of.

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UK BMJ has partnered with the Chinese Stroke Association to publish new OA journal, Stroke and Vascular Neurology - 09 Nov 2015

Global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has partnered with the Chinese Stroke Association to produce a new open access journal, Stroke and Vascular Neurology. The journal, which represents BMJ’s first joint publishing venture in the People’s Republic of China, will be owned by the Chinese Stroke Association (CSA), but published by BMJ.

Stroke and Vascular Neurology will officially launch in February 2016, with Professor Yongjun Wang, of Tiantan Hospital in Beijing, as its editor in chief.

Stroke and Vascular Neurology will be the official journal of the CSA, one of China’s leading professional medical organisations. It will have a global focus, facilitated by an international editorial board, drawing on expertise from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.

As such, it aims to become the leading peer reviewed journal for clinical stroke neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventionists, neurointensivists, those interested in inpatient neurological care (neurohospitalists), and basic neuroscientists worldwide.

Content will include original clinical and translational research, brief reports, protocols, interesting case studies, review articles and editorials. The journal welcomes debate on controversial techniques, health policy, and social medicine. However, key criteria for acceptance will be ethical and methodological rigour rather than novelty or relevance to any particular group.

Stroke and Vascular Neurology will issue quarterly, with the bulk of its content published in English. In common with BMJ’s other open access titles, it will operate a fast submission and review process, with continuous publication online, ensuring that up to date high quality research is rapidly available worldwide.

Stroke and Vascular Neurology will join BMJ’s extensive stable of specialist journals, which include the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Practical Neurology, and the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery.

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US Dr. Antonio Puente named 2017 president of the American Psychological Association - 09 Nov 2015

Dr. Antonio Puente, professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, has been elected 2017 president of the American Psychological Association. He will serve as APA’s president-elect in 2016.

2017 APA President Antonio Puente is also the founder and co-director of the Cape Fear Clinic, a bilingual mental health clinic for the poor and uninsured and holds appointments as a visiting professor at the Universidad de Granada, Spain, University of California, Los Angeles and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

During his presidency one of Puente’s priorities will be to continue the focus on integrating psychology into comprehensive healthcare.

Puente is a past-president of the North Carolina Psychological Association, North Carolina Psychological Foundation, National Academy of Neuropsychology, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology and Hispanic Neuropsychological Society.

A member of APA since 1979, Puente has served two terms as the APA council representative for the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology. He has chaired the Psychology Academy of the National Academies of Practice and several APA boards and committees ranging from the Board of Convention Affairs to the Committee for Psychological Tests and Assessments. He currently serves on the Joint Committee for Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests. Puente was APA’s representative to the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology panel from 1993 to 2008 and has served on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee.

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Netherland Elsevier launches new Open Access journal - Physics in Medicine - 09 Nov 2015

STM publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of open access journal: Physics in Medicine. Published as a quarterly journal and adding to Elsevier's expanding Physics portfolio of journals, Physics in Medicine will publish manuscripts focusing on the application of theoretical and practical physics to medicine, physiology and biology.

Today, physicists in various fields have expanded their domains of research into the complex biological system. The results of their research do form pillars of medical advances in disease diagnosis and treatment. The scope of this journal is well suited to provide a platform for the vast community of physicists whose research may not be immediately applicable to clinics or hospitals.

Nico Declercq, Associate Professor at The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech Lorraine-France, and Patrick Hermann Wagner, Professor at KU Leuven- Belgium, have been appointed Co-Editors-in-Chief of the journal.

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India Holiday Notice - 09 Nov 2015

This is to inform our esteemed subscribers that there will be no newsletter dispatch on November 10, 2015 on account of a Local holiday. We will resume our newsletter service on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The newsletter will contain all the headlines that have appeared after the November 9th issue.

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US International Association for Plant Taxonomy to preserve e-journal with Portico - 09 Nov 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) will preserve TAXON with Portico, ensuring that the e-journal will be secure and available into the future.

IAPT is dedicated to organismal biodiversity the extent, recognition, organization, evolution, and naming of plants and fungi, both living and fossil. TAXON, its bi-monthly journal, is devoted to systematic and evolutionary biology with emphasis on plants and fungi.

Portico is a digital preservation service provided by ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. Created in 2002, Portico was founded to build a sustainable digital archive to serve the academic community and to enable publishers and libraries to feel secure and to realize tangible benefits as they transitioned to greater reliance on digital content.

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UK IPEM and IOP extend partnership to create book programme - 09 Nov 2015

The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have extended their partnership to create a new ebook programme specifically designed for the medical physics and biomedical engineering communities.

The new series will begin publication in 2018. It will be supported by a specially selected editorial advisory board who will identify key areas of interest for IPEM members and the wider community, including physicists, clinical and biomedical engineers, and technologists working in medicine and biology.

Through IOP’s award-winning ebooks programme, the new books will be available in HTML, PDF and EPUB 3 format. This means that books will be available to read on different devices and with the option for multimedia and mathML. Content will be without digital rights management, therefore allowing unlimited concurrent usage. Print on demand will also be available.

The new book series will be hosted on IOPscience alongside the two IPEM journals published by IOP, Physics in Medicine & Biology and Physiological Measurement, providing all content to researchers in one place.

Subjects of the new book series will include: Clinical Engineering; Diagnostic Radiology; Informatics and Computing; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Nuclear Medicine; Physiological Measurement; Radiation Protection; Radiotherapy; Rehabilitation and Biomechanics Engineering; and Ultrasound and Non Ionising Radiation.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 09 Nov 2015

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Jigisha Patel (Sharing peer review experiences and knowledge); Elizabeth Gadd (When are journal metrics useful? A balanced call for the contextualized and transparent use of all publication metrics); Karin Wulf (Books, Glorious Books: Explorations in Open Access Monograph Publishing); Angela Cochran (Is Reviewer Fatigue a Real Thing?); and Bill Swanson (Publishing in an automated world). Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of Blogspeak scientific publishing #pubnperish). Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, Here.

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UK BioMed Central to publish Marine Biodiversity Records journal as an open access journal - 06 Nov 2015

Open access publisher BioMed Central has announced that Marine Biodiversity Records, a journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, will be published by BioMed Central from January 2016. The re-launched open access journal is now accepting submissions.

Marine Biodiversity Records is a peer-reviewed, online publication with a focus on the rapidly changing marine and coastal environment. The journal will publish original research articles which record and review behavioural and geographical changes in marine organisms, including effects of the introduction of novel or alien species to marine ecosystems, and new records of species in previously undocumented areas.

The journal was formerly published by Cambridge University Press as a subscription journal with an open access option.

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US Cenveo Publisher Services and Professional Scholarly Publishing partner to create iPROSE: 40 Years of Excellence in Scholarly Publishing - 06 Nov 2015

Cenveo Publisher Services and Professional Scholarly Publishing (PSP) have announced a partnership to create a digital edition honoring the PROSE Awards' 40th anniversary. The interactive book, iPROSE: 40 Years of Excellence in Scholarly Publishing will be available for free download on any iOS or Android device.

In 1976, the PSP Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) established the PSP Awards for Excellence, with the R.R. Hawkins Award as its top prize. Recognising the very best in professional and scholarly publishing, the PSP Awards sought to bring attention to distinguished works across a broad spectrum of scholarship.

Cenveo Publisher Services provides the full spectrum of editorial and production services to publishers. Cenveo is best known for its industry-leading turnaround times, technology solutions, and editorial subject matter experts.

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German De Gruyter signs contract to provide e-book content to all universities, technical colleges, and academies in the German state of Saxony - 06 Nov 2015

Academic publisher De Gruyter has signed a contract to provide e-book content to all universities, technical colleges, and academies in the German state of Saxony. The license, which is effective immediately until the end of 2016, is based on a Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) model.

Under the PDA model, content is purchased based on actual usage. De Gruyter's new acquisition model is directly targeted at serving public institutions' need for high-quality academic literature as well as their obligation to justify expenditures.

Saxony's academic libraries view themselves as key providers of academic content for teaching and research.

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US Dr. William Aird appointed deputy editor of Hematology, Endocrinology and Nephrology for DynaMed Plus - 06 Nov 2015

EBSCO Health has announced that Dr. William Aird has been appointed deputy editor of Hematology, Endocrinology and Nephrology for DynaMed Plus™. Dr. Aird sits on several journal editorial boards and brings more than 30 years of practice experience and research to the position.

Dr. Aird is Chief of the Division of Molecular and Vascular Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and formerly served as Director of the Center for Vascular Biology Research from 2008-2015. He also serves as a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aird specialises in hematology and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

As deputy editor, Dr. Aird oversees the integration of hematology, endocrinology and nephrology content for DynaMed Plus. He supervises the medical writers and editors along with external peer reviewers to ensure that physicians and healthcare professionals treating hematology, endocrinology and nephrology patients have access to the most current, relevant, evidence-based clinical information.

EBSCO Health maintains a rigorous editorial process that includes subject-specific experts reviewing topics using the DynaMed Plus proprietary evidence-based methodology and quality assurance process.

DynaMed™ is ranked highest among 10 online clinical resources in a study in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and twice was rated highest it its category by healthcare providers in a report on clinical decision support resources by KLAS, a research firm that specialises in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. DynaMed™ was also shown to be the most current point-of-care reference tool in a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

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US Elsevier and the American Pharmacists Association announce publishing deal - 06 Nov 2015

STM publisher Elsevier has announced that it has been selected by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) as exclusive publisher, promoter and distributor of APhA publications Pharmacy Today, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association and Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

APhA's editors will retain complete responsibility for the editorial content, while Elsevier will be responsible for publishing and distributing all print and electronic editions. The publishing agreement will allow APhA's journals to remain competitive, broaden their audience, and increase their impact.

Pharmacy Today is published 12 times per year in print and online format. It is the association's monthly Patient Care Services Practice journal offering readers profiles of practitioners who employ innovative Patient Care techniques to effectively serve their patients. The Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, published six times per year in print and online, contains original research papers and opinion pieces. The Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, published monthly as an online-only publication, contains original research papers, invited topical reviews, and commentaries.

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UK Prof. Steve Furber named new Editor-in-Chief of The Computer Journal - 06 Nov 2015

Academic publisher Oxford University Press and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, have announced that The Computer Journal, a long-established resource to the academic computer science community, will have a new Editor-in-Chief from January 1, 2016. Professor Steve Furber will take over as Editor-in-Chief from Professor Fionn Murtagh, who will stay with the journal as Section Editor.

Professor Furber is most well-known in the field for his hardware development work at Acorn Computers during the 1980s, where he was a principal designer of both the BBC microcomputer and the early ARM microprocessors, and his current SpiNNaker project. He has also received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions to Engineering and Computing, including his most recent 2014 BCS Lovelace Medal. Professor Furber is currently ICL Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Manchester.

The Computer Journal is one of the longest-established journals serving all branches of the academic computer science community. It is currently published in four sections: Computer Science Theory, Methods and Tools; Computer and Communications Networks and Systems; Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Analytics; and Security in Computer Systems and Networks.

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UK ProQuest to add over 60 BMJ journals to its Health and Medical Collections in 2016 - 06 Nov 2015

ProQuest and global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ have announced a multi-year agreement that will enable BMJ's complete collection of highly influential medical journals to be added to ProQuest collections.

ProQuest provides a wide breadth of aggregated health and medical content, and by partnering with BMJ, they are providing a truly international perspective to researchers and students. BMJ publishes in 11 languages and has a global audience of health professionals, students, patients, academic institutions, and governments. BMJ's expertise includes cutting-edge research, medical education, decision support and quality improvement to help medical organisations and clinicians tackle today's most critical healthcare challenges.

Beginning April 2016, over 60 BMJ journals will be made available for researchers as part of ProQuest's health and medical research collections.

The list includes the flagship journal The BMJ, which is ranked among the world's top general medical journals by Impact Factor, and leading specialist journals from many prestigious medical societies. Well known for their research impact, nearly 80% of journals published by BMJ saw Impact Factor rises in 2014.

ProQuest will make BMJ content accessible alongside other premier scholarly journals as well as dissertations, clinical training videos, medical reference books, reports and more in ProQuest medical and nursing databases enhancing the research experience.

Access to nursing information will also expand for ProQuest customers outside of the United Kingdom, with the addition of Nursing Standard and other titles from global nursing authority RCNi.

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US Thomson Reuters partners with Overleaf to simplify journal publishing submission process - 06 Nov 2015

Thomson Reuters, an intelligent information provider for scholarly publishers, partners with Overleaf, an online Rich Text and LaTeX collaborative writing and publishing tool. This new partnership will allow authors to directly submit manuscripts created in the Overleaf platform to the thousands of journals that use the Thomson Reuters - ScholarOne submission and peer review system.

The ScholarOne and Overleaf integration will greatly simplify the submission process for authors while helping journals capture structured manuscript metadata, composed PDF documents, and correctly compiled LaTeX files.

Publishers who work with Overleaf and/or ScholarOne can now offer their authors the value-add of a 1-click submission process. Authors can write, collaborate and submit to a journal, all from within the Overleaf platform. This simplified workflow is easy to set up and implement and provides an elegant solution to author submission frustration.

This new submission option will be available December 2015 - several major international publishers have already signed up to use the integration upon its release.

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US ACI Scholarly Blog Index added to EBSCO Discovery Service - 05 Nov 2015

ACI Information Group has announced that its research database, the ACI Scholarly Blog Index, has been added to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). In partnership with EBSCO Information Services, researchers at libraries that have implemented EDS can now discover scholarly blogs in their search results with direct links to the ACI Scholarly Blog Index website to review authors' credentials and social media footprints.

According to ACI Information Group President Larry Schwartz, with the integration of the ACI Scholarly Blog Index into EDS, students, faculty, and librarians at institutions that use the EDS platform will be able to easily find relevant, credentialed blog content for their academic research needs. The purpose of EBSCO Discovery Service is to enhance the discoverability of research content. The ACI Scholarly Blog Index supports that purpose by offering not only authoritative content but also comprehensive metadata, which improves discoverability.

EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries in the world with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. The EBSCO Discovery Service platform provides each institution with a comprehensive single search box for EBSCO's entire collection, including historical archives, hundreds of databases, and more.

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US ACS Publications announces strategic partnership with Figshare to promote open data discovery and use - 05 Nov 2015

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced a strategic partnership with Figshare, an open repository that promotes broad discoverability of scientific research data. The ACS-Figshare partnership will not only provide for improved archiving and access to open data sets and other supporting information that often accompany articles published in the Society's preeminent portfolio of peer-reviewed research journals, but will also better enable reader interaction with, and citation of, such ancillary information of importance to the scientific record.

An interactive widget powered by Figshare enables readers to view myriad data and other supporting information. Authors can submit information in more than 100 file formats, including video and multimedia files, tabular data and crystallographic data, to accompany their peer-reviewed articles. Open access to such supporting data within any ACS journal will be freely available to all users via the Society's publications website.

Researchers publishing with ACS also will now have a mechanism for recognition and citation of their primary research data, which is an important consideration in the context of emerging funder requirements for managing and preserving such underlying information. To aid authors in the fulfillment of these requirements, ACS is facilitating automated deposition of Supporting Information (SI) files to a secure hosting environment, free from any restrictions on size and format. In addition, ACS as publisher will assign Digital Object Identifier (known as DOI) tags to author-submitted SI files, thus enabling a mechanism for systematic citation of such research outputs. An additional benefit of the ACS-Figshare collaboration will be contributing to broader data discoverability, as the SI material will be searchable via Google and other major search engines and Web referral pathways.

Figshare availability will be rolled out in the coming months across the ACS Publications portfolio of journals. Researchers can access the ACS Publications/Figshare portal at http://acs.figshare.com and preview now the interactive viewer available for an ACS Editors' Choice open access article recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society at http://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021/jacs.5b03280.

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US ARL announces SPEC Survey webcast on Evolution of Library Liaisons - 05 Nov 2015

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a series of webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2015.

The fourth webcast in this series will cover the Evolution of Library Liaisons survey (SPEC Kit 349), which explores the changing role of the library liaison and the shifting goals and strategies of liaison programs at ARL member libraries, and the factors that influence these changes on an institutional level.

The Evolution of Library Liaisons webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in July 2015. The authors will explore how liaison roles and services have evolved over the past two decades; identify new collaborators, skill sets, and directions for library liaisons; and discuss best practices for supporting and evaluating liaison programs.

The webcast will also include a discussion of promising trends and conclude with a question-and-answer session.

The webcast, scheduled for December 2, 2015 from 1:00–1:45 p.m. eastern standard time, will be presented by Rebecca K. Miller, Pennsylvania State University, and Lauren Pressley, University of Washington.

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US IEEE advances new standards, forges new partnership to expand interoperable ehealth communications - 05 Nov 2015

IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology, has announced a new standard and two new standards development projects designed to support plug-and-play, interoperable communications across eHealth devices. Also, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Regenstrief Institute, an internationally respected, non-profit, medical research organisation. The Regenstrief Institute houses the database for the LOINC® (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) standard medical vocabulary for exchanging health information between facilities.

The MoU between the Regenstrief Institute and the IEEE-SA allows for collaboration among the developers of LOINC and IEEE 11073™ standards. By supporting interoperable communications among both traditional medical devices and personal health devices, IEEE 11073 standards assist in the support of patients living independently with chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, high blood pressure, stroke and atrial fibrillation. The IEEE and LOINC collaboration, in partnership with U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is intended to enhance the value proposition of IEEE 11073 nomenclature across the medical-device industry by leveraging both standardised terminology and methods of data communication.

The new eHealth standard approved by the IEEE-SA is IEEE 2410™-2015, Biometrics Open Protocol Standard. The “BOPS” standard is intended to support continuous protection of biometric data by providing identity assertion, role gathering, multi-level access control, assurance and auditing. Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, the standard can be used with software running on a client device (such as a smartphone), a trusted BOPS server and an intrusion-detection system (IDS).

Meanwhile, development work has launched on IEEE P2650™, Draft Standard For Enabling Mobile Device Platforms To Be Used As Pre-Screening Audiometric Systems, and IEEE P3333.2.5™, Draft Standard For Bio-CAD File Format for Medical Three-Dimensional (3D) Printing.

The purpose of IEEE P2650 is to improve the availability, accessibility and affordability of first-level screening for hearing-impaired people. Whereas screening and diagnosis of hearing impairment is typically today performed by trained audiologists and/or clinicians using specialized equipment, IEEE P2650 is being developed to enhance mobile platforms and linked portable/wearable devices. When completed, the standard is intended to establish performance, interoperability and validation requirements of the devices and software used for audiometric pre-screening.

Work on IEEE P3333.2.5 is underway to define an accurate file format system for computer-aided design (CAD) that is optimised for the unique requirements of medical 3D printing. High reliability in producing useful and cost-effective products is especially important in medical 3D printing. When completed, the standard is intended to address medical 3D printing services such as anatomic and pathologic models and medical-instrument printing.

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Finland LM Information Delivery appoints Elizabeth Just as Director of Publisher Relations for North America - 05 Nov 2015

LM Information Delivery, one of the global providers of subscription and information management services, has announced the appointment of Elizabeth T. Just as Director of Publisher Relations for North America. Elizabeth brings a wealth of experience in the information industry to LM, having worked in STM publishing for nearly 20 years.

Elizabeth will be working alongside LM's US and Global Publisher Relations teams. Her appointment reflects the company's continued growth in the North American market as well as globally.

Elizabeth will be attending the Charleston Conference on November 4 - 7 and will be on the LM Wolper Information Delivery stand in the Pinckney Room, stand no. 99.

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US ProQuest to pilot new ebook acquisition model ‘Access-to-Own’ in collaboration with libraries and publishers worldwide - 05 Nov 2015

In collaboration with libraries and publishers worldwide, ProQuest will pilot a new ebook acquisition model called 'Access-to-Own,' the latest in a series of flexible access models offered by the industry-leading information solutions provider. Access-to-Own facilitates title ownership by applying budget dollars spent on rentals to perpetual purchases. The model, which utilises Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA), addresses short-term loan (STL) pricing concerns and provides access to more front list content than may be available with short-term loans, and results in more content ownership.

A recent ProQuest-sponsored survey of more than 460 librarians illustrates the need for DDA's just-in-case approach to building a comprehensive collection for users. A majority of librarians surveyed use this evidence-based form of acquisition — with 48 percent using purchase and 21 percent using STL. More than 40 percent of these librarians state their primary reason for choosing DDA is to ensure that their limited budgets better align with patron needs.

The pilot for Access-to-Own will launch in mid-2016, with 14 publishers already signed on and many more expected to participate. Publishers who have already signed on include Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, SAGE, Taylor & Francis Group (which includes Routledge, CRC Press, and Ashgate), Wiley, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, De Gruyter, Guilford Press, John Benjamins, World Bank Publications, University of Pennsylvania Press, Indiana University Press, University of North Carolina Press, University Press of Colorado, and Fordham University Press.

Access-to-Own is one of many flexible models available on ProQuest's new Ebook Central platform, which offers a modern, user-centered design for researchers; DRM-free chapter download; and full title download. The new platform pairs a user-focused interface with ProQuest LibCentral, an administrative portal that supports discovery, selection, and acquisition of ebooks through a streamlined process. LibCentral offers customisable administrative tools, support for all access models, and real-time usage and expenditure analytics, as well as built-in interoperability with key vendors.

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UK Royal College of Surgeons appoints BMJ as international sales partner for institutional customers - 05 Nov 2015

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has appointed global healthcare knowledge provider, BMJ, as its international sales partner for institutional customers. The arrangement takes advantage of BMJ's extensive global customer base and its proven track record in providing access to professional content in the institutional sector worldwide.

The deal covers all three RCS titles, including the official journal of the College, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The journal is one of the most widely read journals across the surgical specialties in the UK.

Under the new arrangement BMJ will take responsibility for all institutional sales of RCS titles around the world. This appointment strengthens the College's global reach and customer support network. It follows in the wake of a similar arrangement established in 2013 with RCNi, part of the Royal College of Nursing Group.

In addition to the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, BMJ will now sell The Bulletin and the Faculty of Dental Surgery Journal (FDJ), which won the 2013 Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers Award for Best New Journal, to institutions outside of the UK.

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US EBSCO unveils Fuente AcadémicaTM Plus, expands non-English scholarly resources - 04 Nov 2015

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has introduced Fuente Académica™ Plus, a non-English, full-text resource that includes a comprehensive collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Fuente Academica Plus provides a significantly larger collection of content than other non-English scholarly resources available online.

Fuente Académica Plus is a valuable tool for academic researchers as it contains more than 1,500 full-text publications and continuously expanding back files. It provides exceptional scope with a wide range of subjects including Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Economics, History, Law, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Administration, Religion and Sociology.

This new resource builds on the coverage of EBSCO's well-received Fuente Académica Premier™ database and provides more than 500 additional scholarly journals. Fuente Académica Plus makes it possible for institutions to access expanded international coverage as their needs and budgets warrant.

Fuente Académica Plus is the 'go-to' resource for quality research relating to trends impacting the Latin American community. Many Latin American scholars and scientists publish in their native language and Fuente Académica Plus provides exposure and access to their research. EBSCO fully supports the growth of national journals and is committed to making non-English scholarly articles readily available to its global users.

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Singapore Four leading hospitals in Southeast Asia adopt Elsevier's ClinicalKey to boost quality of care with 'smart' technology - 04 Nov 2015

STM publisher Elsevier has announced that four leading hospitals in South-East Asia: Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand; Rumah Sakit (RS) Pondok Indah - Puri Indah Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia; Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center and Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Philippines, have each signed new agreements with Elsevier to adopt ClinicalKey as their preferred online medical information resource. The innovative technology will support important clinical decision-making by their healthcare professionals.

Committed to delivering top-notch patient care, these leading hospitals have chosen ClinicalKey, -a 'smart' clinical reference solution as part of their strategy to boost the quality and efficiency of clinical practice.

ClinicalKey is the world's first clinical insight engine that combines comprehensive, trusted content with the speed of revolutionary search technology to deliver fast, clinically-relevant answers. Launched in 2012, ClinicalKey draws answers from the largest proprietary collection of clinical resources, covering every medical and surgical specialty.

A survey of healthcare professionals in APAC - Clinical Search - An understanding of healthcare professionals' attitudes, needs and challenges - released by Elsevier earlier this year, revealed that the top reason for clinical search use cited by clinicians was the ability to stay abreast of latest developments in their field, followed by the need for reference during treatment and surgery. Clinicians also use search to plan therapy, diagnostic tests, garner inputs into clinical research, establish standards of patient care, and to prepare for a patient interaction. The adoption of ClinicalKey helps clinicians obtain instant access to comprehensive and trusted medical content to aid their decision-making at each point of care.

Thousands of leading healthcare organisations - health systems, hospitals, medical schools and clinics - in more than 45 countries around the world are currently using ClinicalKey.

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Qatar New partnership between Qscience.com and Kudos help authors raise visibility, share research and maximise article influence - 04 Nov 2015

QScience.com, the online platform of Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals' (BQFJ), a collaboration between Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) and Bloomsbury Publishing, is collaborating with Kudos, a web-based service that helps maximise the visibility of published articles, to increase the impact of published articles. As a result of the partnership, the new service aims to support QScience.com's authors in utilising digital communication channels to maximise the global influence of their research.

The latest collaboration reflects the burgeoning research environment being fostered in Qatar and supports QF's on-going mission to play a pivotal role in driving innovation and creating a life-long learning and interest in research.

Launched in July 2015 between QScience.com and Kudos, the service will provide researchers with a platform to increase accessibility and aid discoverability by simplifying and explaining content, uploading multimedia materials and distributing on social networks and email.

QScience.com's collaboration with Kudos affirms the company's commitment to providing value-added services for its growing author base.

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Canada TrendMD’s content recommendation engine reaches 12 million targeted readers monthly - 04 Nov 2015

TrendMD has announced that its content recommendation engine has reached 12 million targeted readers monthly, delivering 450,000 article readers in the last month - offering innovative content marketing solution. TrendMD helps clinicians, researchers, and scholars find research and news relevant to their immediate interest, increasing audience engagement and readership.

Faced with the challenge of finding research they need across a staggering and ever-growing number of articles online, researchers and clinicians are clicking on personalised article recommendations delivered by TrendMD's recommendation widget.

Using sophisticated algorithms across millions of articles served each month, recommended articles are identified based on keywords and user behaviour, such as click behaviour ("people that read X, also clicked on Y"), article popularity, and personalisation (what the specific visitor has read on past visits to the network). From an article page with the TrendMD widget, readers get direct links to recommended articles either from within that publisher, or from a third-party publisher - exactly at the moment they are engaged in research - saving time and increasing awareness of relevant research they may not have discovered with a keyword search.

Ingentaconnect recently added 96 journals from 32 publishers to the TrendMD network. In the past month, TrendMD’s recommendation widget was added to over a million articles across hundreds of journals from leading STM publishers such as Wolters Kluwer, Elsevier, Nature Publishing Group, and others. TrendMD's network is a growing list of the world’s leading research publishers which includes BMJ Group, IEEE (EMBS), MDPI, and Rockefeller University Press. The article recommendation widget is featured across more than 70 publishing partners and is viewed by nearly 12 million readers per month.

Since its launch in 2014, TrendMD's content discoverability engine has become increasingly sophisticated. More content is added, user data expands, and algorithms are enhanced and tested. To determine TrendMD's effect on weekly page views, this summer a controlled test was run for a group of 1000 randomly selected articles published in BMJ Open. Articles included on the TrendMD recommendation widget increased weekly page views by 10% and as high as 16% and 28% under different controlled conditions during the six week test period, demonstrating the TrendMD widget's effectiveness as a content marketing solution.

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UK University of Bath opts for Ex Libris Alma and Leganto - 04 Nov 2015

Ex Libris® Group, a global provider of cloud‑based solutions for higher education, has announced that the University of Bath is to replace its SirsiDynix Symphony® integrated library system with the Ex Libris Alma® library management service. At the same time, the University is adopting the Leganto® reading-list solution from Ex Libris.

The newest addition to the Ex Libris product suite, Leganto is a standalone, cloud‑based service for creating, maintaining, evaluating, using, and sharing course reading lists. Leganto facilitates collaboration between lecturers, librarians and students, and helps the library to become a more active partner in the teaching and learning processes, provides more control over copyright compliance, and helps librarians to develop collections to optimally serve the institution’s academic goals.

The University of Bath is one of the UK's leading universities in terms of both research and reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and graduate prospects. In the 2015 Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey the university was ranked first overall out of 113 UK universities and in the top three for 12 of the categories.

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US Wolters Kluwer releases expanded ICD-10 remediation capabilities for post-transition success - 04 Nov 2015

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has released additional ICD-10 remediation capabilities that enable payers and providers to build a solid foundation for long-term clinical, financial, and operational success in a post ICD-10 environment. The enhancements are included in the latest version of LEAP I-10, part of the Health Language ® family of services and solutions.

The new remediation capabilities include the ability to import ICD-10 claims and analyze ICD-10-to-ICD-9 DRG shifts, helping pinpoint areas of reimbursement risk. The enhancements also enable users to: analyze new ICD-10 claims to identify payment variances and view detailed results by service line, specialty, facility, provider, and DRG; use different groupers, including MS-DRG versions 32 and 33 and APR-DRG; generate detailed reports to view the frequency of unspecified ICD-10 codes, with insights into which providers, clinics, and service lines are using the problematic codes; convert ICD-9 codes within legacy reports with custom maps from ICD-10 to ICD-9 and vice versa; and stratify potential DRG shifts by financial impact to identify root causes.

Also part of the enhanced LEAP I-10 offering, the Health Language team of experts can work with healthcare organisations, analysing inpatient and outpatient claims, developing remediation plans, and providing terminology (such as CPT-to-PCS) maps that can help remediate legacy systems, enable ICD-10 reports and analytics initiatives, and develop effective risk mitigation strategies.

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China Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications journal launches at the 26th GW-ICC meeting in Beijing, China - 03 Nov 2015

Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA), a new journal affiliated with the Great Wall-International Congress of Cardiology, was introduced at the opening ceremony of GWICC by Congress Chairman Prof. Changsheng Ma.

Dr. C. Richard Conti, past president of the American College of Cardiology and former Editor of Clinical Cardiology, was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the new journal. The journal published its first issue to coincide with the 26th GW-ICC meeting in October 2015 in Beijing, China.

CVIA publishes focused articles and original clinical research that explore novel developments in cardiovascular disease, effective control and rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, and promote cardiovascular innovations and applications for the betterment of public health globally. The journal publishes basic research that has clinical applicability in order to promote timely communication of the latest insights relating to coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, prevention of cardiovascular disease with a heavy emphasis on risk factor modification.

The GW-ICC is one of the largest congresses in the Asian-Pacific region and is the most comprehensive and influential academic conference on cardiology. Held as a regular annual conference since 1990, GW-ICC has provided a platform for continuing education in cardiovascular disease diagnosis, treatment, and technology training, through events that leverage the expertise of internationally renowned cardiologists and scholars from the United States, Europe and Asia.

The Founding Editor of the journal, Professor Dayi Hu in his opening Editorial notes the significant role of the GW-ICC from 1990 onwards in establishing contacts between Chinese cardiologists and their US and European colleagues. The GW-ICC has also been at the forefront of the growth in Chinese cardiology research, reflecting China's growing importance in world research rankings. In the year 2015 up through July, China has moved to second place in the number of cardiology papers published.

As the official journal of the GW-ICC, CVIA was established to further the special missions of the GW-ICC. These include: to assist Chinese cardiologists in the advancements of cardiovascular learning and disease management; to accelerate the development of cardiology in China, while advocating cardiovascular public health education and cost effective use of state-of-the-art cardiovascular technology; and to serve as a bridge between China and the international cardiology academic community.

CVIA will publish the best abstracts, articles and proceedings generated by the GW-ICC, as well as its programs. As part of its mandate to help bring interesting work and knowledge from around the world to a wider audience, CVIA will actively support authors through open access publishing and through waiving author fees in its first years. Also, publication support for authors whose first language is not English will be offered in areas such as manuscript development, English language editing and artwork assistance.

CVIA is available on the IngentaConnect platform http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cscript/cvia and at http://cvia-journal.org/. Submissions may be made using Scholar One manuscripts at https:/mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/cvia-journal. There is no author submission or article processing fees.

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US Marshall University School of Medicine launches medical journal - 03 Nov 2015

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has launched its first scholarly medical journal.

The Marshall Journal of Medicine is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal designed to shed light on medical issues and conditions of priority to West Virginians and the Appalachian region. The first issue features submissions from physicians, medical faculty and residents from both Marshall University and West Virginia University. Dr. Darshana Shah, associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development, will serve as the editor-in-chief of the journal.

As an open-access publication, the Marshall Journal of Medicine facilitates online collaboration among researchers and allows them to build on the findings of others without restriction in order to accelerate discovery. The first issue can be viewed at mds.marshall.edu/mjm.

In addition to Shah, members of the journal's editorial board include Dr. James Becker; Dr. James Denvir; Dr. Mehiar El-Hamdani; Dr. Susan L. Flesher; Dr. Suzanne Holroyd; Dr. Aravinda Nanjundappa; Dr. Mohammed Ranavaya; Dr. Nalini Santanam; and Dr. Franklin Shuler.

Anyone, regardless of institutional affiliation, may submit an original article to be considered for publication. Marshall Journal of Medicine accepts scholarly articles, including case studies, original research, review articles and letters to the editor. Articles also receive Digital Object Identifiers, or DOIs, from the CrossRef organisation to ensure they can always be found. The journal does not charge for submission. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis online at mds.marshall.edu/mjm.

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US McGraw-Hill Education appoints Nancy Lublin to Board of Directors - 03 Nov 2015

McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, has announced the appointment of Nancy Lublin, the CEO of Crisis Text Line, to its board of directors.

On Nov. 1, 2015, Lublin stepped down from her role as CEO of DoSomething.org, the largest organisation for teenagers and social change in the world with more than 2.5 million active users, to become chief executive officer of Crisis Text Line, an organisation that she established in 2013. Crisis Text Line is the first 24/7, free, nationwide text line for teenagers in crisis. Before her work with DoSomething.org and Crisis Text Line, Lublin founded Dress for Success, a global organisation that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Lublin is also an author of the best-selling business book, Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business, and has been selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Lublin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New School, a leading urban university offering some of the nation's most well respected degree, certificate, and continuing education programs in art and design, social sciences, liberal arts, management and public policy, and performing arts.

The latest board appointment comes as McGraw-Hill Education continues its transformation as a leader in applying the science of learning to help improve outcomes for students, educators and professionals. In the last few years, McGraw-Hill Education has invested significantly in digital learning solutions to strengthen its offerings and improve teaching and learning. The company has opened R&D centers in Seattle and in Boston's innovation district and has complemented its internal development with select acquisitions, including ALEKS, LearnSmart and Engrade, all of which reflect the continued building of its capabilities in adaptive and personalized learning.

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US Sheridan announces key enhancements to its STM Journal Mobile Apps - 03 Nov 2015

Sheridan, a provider of print, publishing services and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and cataloguers, has added new features, greater functionality to its STM Journal Mobile Apps. More advertising opportunities, more prominent branding, and fluid, integrated navigation are the key enhancements to Sheridan's powerful STM Journal Mobile Apps.

Sheridan's single journal or multiple title apps now feature a fresh look and feel, with more intuitive navigation and easier access to content. Home screen navigation enhancements include a redesigned and publisher-configurable tile display, more prominent cover display, an app banner, a large ad placement, and quick links to sections within the issue.

A new high-definition Issue Cover Display slider lets viewers scroll through cover images to navigate to the issue they are seeking. The slider also features a large banner ad opportunity, and a publish-ahead-of-print quick link.

A new categorised Table of Content (TOC) view is now available. Articles are displayed in a tile format for easy navigation, with one tile featuring the complete list of articles in the issue. A user can quickly navigate between article categories with a swipe or by using the category picker. The cover is prominently displayed and there is a new medium rectangle ad placement opportunity. TOC, articles, search results and bookmarked pages utilise the entire device display area. Also, new is a publisher-configured Feeds grouping tile, which provides easy access to things like publisher social media channels, news feeds, annual meeting abstracts, most cited or read articles, image banks, etc.

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US Six additional publishers sign on to further diversify and deepen Knovel's cross-disciplinary engineering content - 03 Nov 2015

STM publisher Elsevier has announced the addition of six publishers who are now offering content via the Knovel platform across a range of disciplines. Engineers and technical professionals benefit from definitive sources and emerging research addressing topical business challenges on a range of subjects including innovation, material selection, sustainability, compliance, manufacturing, and operational efficiency. This new content is available now on a subscription basis via Knovel.

The six publishers added on the Knovel platform are: CFE Media, ChemIDplus, The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), Mercury Learning and Information, NIST TRC ThermoData Engine and Princeton University Press.

CFE Media provides engineers in manufacturing, commercial and industrial buildings, and manufacturing control systems with the knowledge they need to improve their operational efficiency. CFE is the platform for content, community and applications that engage engineers worldwide to share, learn and increase productivity across all engineering designs, systems and plants.

ChemIDplus is a chemical database provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine that serves as a dictionary of over 400,000 chemicals (names, synonyms and structures). ChemIDplus includes links to NLM and other databases and resources, including links to federal, state and international agencies.

EAGE is a global professional, non-profit association for geoscientists and engineers with around 18,000 members worldwide. All members of EAGE are professionally involved in (or studying) geophysics, petroleum exploration, geology, reservoir engineering, mining and mineral exploration, civil engineering, tunneling and environmental matters.

Mercury Learning and Information provides print and digital content in the areas of science and medicine, technology and computing, engineering, and mathematics (STEM disciplines) designed for the professional/reference, trade, library, higher education, career school, and online training markets. Mercury Learning and Information embraces both traditional and innovative publishing models designed to accommodate the needs of the intended audience by using the appropriate delivery methods.

For over 70 years, the Thermodynamics Research Center at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has produced periodical compilations and electronic databases that have become source data for scientific research and industrial process design. Subject areas include thermophysical properties and transport properties of pure compounds, binary mixtures, ternary mixtures, and chemical reactions, as well as properties for classes of materials representing particular needs in academia, industry, and government.

Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections to Princeton University. Its mission is to disseminate scholarship within academia and society at large.

By sharing their content on the Knovel platform, publishers can ensure that engineers have access to the right content when and where they need it - whether it is at their desk or via mobile devices in the field. Content available on the Knovel platform is enhanced with smarter search capabilities and interactive content and engineering tools that enable faster engineering information discovery and data analysis, including specialised data search and custom taxonomies.

Knovel is an engineering decision-support solution enabling engineers to confidently answer technical questions drawing upon trusted data from more than 120 providers through a cloud-based platform with powerful search and interactive analytical tools.

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German Springer Nature implements ORCID unique digital identifiers for books and chapters - 03 Nov 2015

Springer Nature will collaborate with ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) to provide the work of book authors, chapter authors and book editors with digital identifiers, ensuring the recognition of their work. These identifiers can be linked to the researcher's contributions to enhance scientific discovery and collaboration within the research community.

Springer is the first publisher to implement the ORCID identifier in the book workflow process, ultimately providing authors with a digital identifier that distinguishes them from every other researcher. Books from Palgrave Macmillan, which are currently being integrated into SpringerLink, will also be able to use ORCID iDs.

ORCID provides two core functions: first, a registry for individual researchers to obtain a unique 'digital name' and second, APIs that are used by organisations to exchange research information, support authentication and connect ORCID iDs with other identifiers for researchers, creative works and affiliations. ORCID records hold non-sensitive information such as name, email, organisation and research activities.

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China The Shanghai Library selects Ex Libris Rosetta to manage and preserve its vast collections of digitised rare books, personal archives, and genealogy - 03 Nov 2015

Library automation and preservation solutions provider Ex Libris® Group has announced that the Shanghai Library has adopted the Ex Libris Rosetta digital management and preservation solution, joining over 100 institutions worldwide that have chosen Rosetta.

One of the world's largest public libraries, the Shanghai Library will use Rosetta to manage and preserve both digitised records such as ancient books, sound recordings, and archives, and born-digital collections of websites and film. Through its digitisation program Shanghai Library provides access to rare books; manuscripts; genealogy resources; the Sheng Xuanhuai Archives; books and journals published in the Republic period; and the North China Daily News. Rosetta's support for multiple languages and its customised Chinese interface will enable library staff to deposit diverse content into the system, drawn from a wealth of original materials. As a result Rosetta will support the Library's mission to expose a wide range of rich Chinese heritage to the world.

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital asset management and preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. Rosetta enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitized materials.

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US Twelve UBM Life Sciences titles apply for AAM membership - 03 Nov 2015

The Alliance for Audited Media (AAM) has announced that 12 UBM Life Sciences titles – including all veterinary properties - have applied for membership in AAM, the world's first and most experienced media auditor.

As an AAM client, UBM will have access to a broad range of services, including comprehensive cross-media auditing and reporting for print, website, mobile app, e-newsletter, events and other UBM channels; inclusion in AAM's Media Intelligence Center, a comprehensive database of audited media information relied upon by thousands of leading media planners and buyers; broad distribution of UBM Life Sciences' audited data, which AAM feeds directly to the industry's foremost ad agencies and marketers, and which integrates with some of the most widely used media information services, including Kantar Media SRDS and Gfk MRI; visibility among AAM clients, who rank as the world's most recognizable publishers, advertisers, ad agencies and ad tech companies; and digital expertise and consulting; AAM plays an important role in helping to set and audit against digital standards that address online advertising fraud, ad viewability, invalid traffic, brand safety and digital transparency, working closely with organizations like the Media Rating Council, the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Trustworthy Accountability Group.

The titles that will become AAM clients upon completion of an initial audit are: dvm360, Firstline, Veterinary Economics, Veterinary Medicine, Biopharm International, LCGC North America, LCGC Europe, Pharmaceutical Executive, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology Europe, Spectroscopy, and Nutritional Outlook.

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US 2015 HathiTrust Board election results announced - 02 Nov 2015

The members of HathiTrust have elected three individuals to serve on its Board of Governors beginning January 1, 2016. Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch Librarian, Cornell University, and Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, will serve three-year terms that end in December 2018. Beth McNeil, Dean of Library Services at Iowa State University, will serve a one-year term.

Kenney was appointed to the Board in February 2015 to temporarily fill the seat left vacant by Patricia Steele's retirement from the University of Maryland. She has served on the Board of the Association of Research Libraries and currently serves on the Board of the Council on Library and Information Resources. Under Kenney's leadership Cornell University Library has consistently pursued cross-institutional collaboration, including the 2CUL partnership with Columbia University, and pursued sustainable business operations for major open access initiatives, such as arXiv.org, the e-print repository for physics, mathematics, and computer science.

Tabb joined Johns Hopkins University in 2002, after spending thirty years at the Library of Congress in a variety of roles, including thirteen as Acting Deputy Librarian and then as Associate Librarian for Library Services. He has served as a member of many governance and advisory boards in the Library community, and currently sits on the Boards of the Council on Library and Information Resources and the Digital Preservation Network and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Academic Preservation Trust.

McNeil joined Iowa State University this year, after serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Purdue University Libraries since 2009. Prior to joining Purdue she held senior leadership roles at the University of Nebraska Lincoln for over a decade. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries. McNeil will complete Steele's elected term.

Kenney and Tabb will replace outgoing Board members Sarah Michalak, Associate Provost and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Carol Mandel, Dean of Libraries at New York University, whose three year terms conclude at the end of 2015.

The HathiTrust Board of Governors has ultimate responsibility for HathiTrust's activities, functions, finances, and operations. It includes six at-large members elected by the membership and six members appointed by the founding institutions, which include the University of Michigan, Indiana University, the University of California and the members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

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US Auckland Libraries’ new mobile app powered by Boopsie - 02 Nov 2015

Auckland Libraries – the largest library group in Australasia – has announced the availability of its new customised Auckland Libraries-branded mobile app developed in partnership with Boopsie Inc., a mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide. Auckland Libraries' new mobile app is available to patrons at no cost.

More than 12 million patrons of Auckland Libraries can now access the libraries' resources which include more than 100 databases and over 3.5 million items such as physical books, ebooks, and e-audio books, anytime, anywhere from any mobile device.

Auckland Libraries was formed as part of the amalgamation which established Auckland Council in November 2010. This brought together the public library systems of seven former councils, making Auckland Libraries the largest public library system in Australasia. Auckland Libraries now delivers its service through 55 community libraries from Wellsford in the north to Waiuku in the south. With the amalgamation, customers are now able to borrow and return items to any library in the network.

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UK BMJ launches online publishing portal in Mandarin Chinese - 02 Nov 2015

Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has launched an online publishing portal in China that brings together information and resources to support doctors, researchers and clinicians.

BMJ's new publishing portal, written in Mandarin Chinese, provides information on individual journals, open access, the publishing process, editorial policies, research highlights, news, activities, services and more.

It features content and resources from BMJ's growing portfolio of 60 world leading medical and allied science journals, including its flagship journal The BMJ, and showcases high impact research and profiles of editors and authors from China.

Authors are provided with a range of publishing options and encouraged to submit to BMJ's growing portfolio of journals, with a focus on open access journal like BMJ Open. Resources include The BMJ's series of Statistics Notes articles and Research to Publication, a new e-learning programme for researchers.

This is BMJ's first publishing portal for a specific country and reflects growing demand for BMJ's products and services among researchers based in China.

In 2013 alone, the total number of academic publications from authors in China reached near 450,000, closely following the US. Of these, over 60,000 were medical publications. It is predicted that China will overtake the US to have the largest output of academic publications in the world.

The portal is operated by BMJ's local team based in Beijing to ensure that content is relevant and engaging, and is supported by a group of leading experts as editorial and advisory board members from China.

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Netherland Elsevier and Maclean's work together on Maclean's 2016 University Rankings - 02 Nov 2015

STM publisher Elsevier and Maclean's, Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine, worked together on Maclean's 2016 University Rankings.

Maclean's ranking methodology weighs factors that measure research productivity and performance, using a variety of bibliometric indicators such as publications and citations. Elsevier provided data on the research publication output in ten subject areas for a pre-determined list of 60 Canadian Universities; the subject areas include education, nursing, business, and biology.

Publication data was used from Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, while analytical services were provided by SciVal - both part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio.

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US IEEE announces participation at this year’s Web Summit - 02 Nov 2015

IEEE has announced its participation in this year's Web Summit. Scheduled to be held from November 3-5 in Dublin, the Summit has become one of the world's most influential and international tech events.

IEEE is the exclusive sponsor and host of the Enterprise X dinner, comprising 150 of the world's leading IT executives and founders of the most innovative enterprise companies. This dinner, scheduled for November 2, connects the people driving innovation and technology at leading companies and startups around the globe. IEEE member Diogo Mónica will deliver opening remarks at the dinner, where he will discuss the parallel between the Web Summit and the IEEE Public Visibility Initiative, created to promote the field of engineering and the great work that engineers do to benefit humanity. Mónica serves as the lead of this IEEE initiative.

Mónica will be delivering a keynote on November 4, which will focus on securing content, especially in today's cloud-based world. In addition to his work with IEEE, Mónica serves as the security lead for Docker, an open platform for building, shipping, and running distributed applications, where he advises start-ups, programmers, development teams, and operations engineers on security and Internet of Things (IoT) issues.

Also representing IEEE at the Summit will be Dr. Kevin Curran, an IEEE Senior member and professor of computer science at Ulster University, who will serve as the MC on the Machine Summit stage on the afternoon of November 4. The panel of high-level speakers will be discussing wearables and the future of medtech.

Over the course of the three-day Summit, there will be over 500 world-renowned speakers, 10 stages, 2,000 worldwide startups exhibiting their ideas, over 200 satellite events, and 1,000 experienced investors.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 02 Nov 2015

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: David Crotty (Open Access at a Crossroads); Duncan Green (An antidote to futility: Why academics (and students) should take blogging / social media seriously); Science 2.0 Blog (Negative Citations For Papers - Who Writes Them And Why Distance Makes It More Likely); Phil Davis (Survey: What Do Authors Expect From Peer Review?); and Stockholm University Press Blog (The changing nature of scientific publishing #pubnperish). Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of Blogspeak Here.

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US Wiley acquires CFA® exam content provider, AnalystSuccess.com - 02 Nov 2015

Publisher John Wiley and Sons Inc. has announced the acquisition of AnalystSuccess.com and related content from The American College of Financial Services, based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

The Analyst Success CFA study program provides candidates with a simple, effective learning experience to help them prepare to pass the CFA exams. Developed by an experienced team led by Frank Stalla, Analyst Success combines top subject-matter experts, premier content, new learning technology, and an easier, bundled delivery to help students pass the CFA exams globally. Wiley will reach out to Analyst Success students directly in the weeks ahead to guide them through the transition.

The acquisition positions Wiley as a market leader in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program. Wiley runs online CFA Exam Review Courses on its Efficient Learning platform. In addition to CFA, Wiley provides smarter online test preparation for the CPA, CMA, CIA and PMP designations.

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