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US ARVO announces support for March for Science - 28 Feb 2017

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has joined with other scientific societies in partnering with the March for Science, a mass outpouring of non-partisan support for science and the scientific community.

The March for Science will take place on April 22 in Washington, DC and locations around the world. Activities will include science demonstrations, discussion of advocacy and communication strategies and ways to stay involved in the mission of the March. Additional information can be found at the official website of the March for Science.

ARVO will be supporting the March by encouraging participation amongst ARVO members around the world as well as staff. Opportunities for members include attending a local March, sharing how their research serves all people through social media campaigns like #ScienceServes and more.

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US Cardiology Today set to announce inaugural list of Next Gen Innovators at ACC.17 - 28 Feb 2017

Cardiology Today is set to announce its inaugural list of Next Gen Innovators – a bright group of early career cardiologists who Cardiology Today has identified as innovators in cardiology. The Next Gen Innovators will be unveiled at the American College of Cardiology 2017 meeting and will be published in the April 2017 issue of Cardiology Today.

The Next Gen Innovators were compiled based on nominations from the Cardiology Today Editorial Board. These leaders represent the next generation of cardiologists who are working to educate their colleagues, conduct research on new and novel strategies to advance cardiovascular care, and innovate the unique aspects of the cardiology specialty.

Cardiology represents a changing and growing field of medical practice. Together, the Next Gen Innovators and the Cardiology Today Editorial Board will be used as expert sources to gather insight on the latest debates and developments in the field.

Cardiology Today's Next Gen Innovators will be announced in the April 2017 issue of Cardiology Today, on Healio.com/Cardiology and displayed at the Cardiology Today exhibit booth 2410 at the ACC.17 meeting in Washington, DC, March 17-19.

The Next Gen Innovators list will be published annually in Cardiology Today, and special events for members will be announced throughout the year.

Cardiology Today strives to be the global, definitive information source for cardiologists by delivering timely, accurate, authoritative and balanced reports on clinical issues, socioeconomic topics and industry developments, as well as presenting clinically relevant information on medical therapies for the benefit of the patient.

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US Elsevier updates infectious diseases reference, announces five additional immunology, virology and microbiology books - 28 Feb 2017

STM publisher Elsevier has announced the publication of an updated edition of its valuable reference, Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, edited by Michel Tibayrenc. This book is aimed at controlling and preventing neglected and emerging worldwide diseases that are a major cause of global morbidity, disability and mortality. Using an integrated approach, the book discusses the constantly evolving field of infectious diseases and their continued impact on the health of populations, especially in resource-limited areas of the world. At the same time, Elsevier announced five additional immunology, virology and microbiology books.

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, Second Edition looks at the worldwide human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic, increasing antimicrobial resistance, and the emergence of many new bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral pathogens. With contributions from leading authorities, the book includes developments in the field of infectious disease since it was last published in 2010. It demonstrates how the economic, social and political burden of infectious diseases is most evident in developing countries which must confront the dual burden of death and disability due to infectious and chronic illnesses.

The six new immunology, virology and microbiology titles are: Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, Second Edition by Michel Tibayrenc; Autophagy: Cancer, Other Pathologies, Inflammation, Immunity, Infection, and Aging by M.A. Hayat; American Trypanosomiasis Chagas Disease: One Hundred Years of Research, Second Edition by Jenny Telleria and Michel Tibayrenc; The Digestive Involvement in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Second Edition by Manuel Ramos-Casals, Munther Khamashta, Pilar Brito-Zeron, Fabiola Atzeni and Joan Rodes; The Heart in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Second Edition by Fabiola Atzeni, Andrea Dorea, Mike Nurmohamed and Paolo Pauletto; and The Innate Immune System: A Compositional and Functional Perspective by Tom Monie.

In order to meet content needs in immunology, virology and microbiology, Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify the gaps in coverage of the topics. Editorial teams 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, which will educate the next generation of immunologists and virologists, and provide critical foundational content for information professionals, are key examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.

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German Four Thieme titles honoured at the 2017 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence - 28 Feb 2017

Medical and scientific publisher Thieme Publishers has announced that four of its titles have been honoured at the prestigious 2017 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (The PROSE Awards). Pediatric Neurosurgery: Tricks of the Trade won first prize in the category Textbook/Clinical Medicine, with Neuroendoscopic Surgery and Neuro-Ophthlamology Illustrated (2nd Edition) receiving honourable mentions in the same category. Another honourable mention went to The Surgery Journal in the category Journal/Award for Innovation category.

Thieme's The Surgery Journal, a highly innovative open-access journal that is pushing the boundaries of more established publishing methods, received an honourable mention in the category Journal/Award for Innovation. The Surgery Journal allows authors to submit their articles in any format they prefer ("Submit how you want"). Once their article has been peer-reviewed and accepted, they pay an APC fee that they feel is most suitable ("Pay what you want").

Pediatric Neurosurgery: Tricks of the Trade, winner of the 2017 PROSE Award for Textboook/Clinical Medicine, is a uniquely exacting subspecialty in which surgeons are given the extraordinary privilege of alleviating suffering for gravely ill children, and in best-case scenarios, restoring their health. Understanding the vast and complex anatomy, pathology, and pathophysiology that evolves throughout childhood presents considerable challenges. Further, the field is rapidly progressing with advancements in neurodiagnostic imaging and surgical instrumentation, as well as an expanding knowledge of the molecular and genetic bases underlying many neurosurgical disorders.

The multimedia textbook Neuroendoscopic Surgery, honorable mention at the 2017 PROSE Award for Textboook/Clinical Medicine, reflects the technological advances achieved in the last two decades in fiber optics, cold light, cameras, and endoscopic instrumentation. Written by an impressive Who's Who of international neurosurgeons, the outstanding text and videos reflect global contributions to neuroendoscopy.

Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated, 2nd Edition, honorable mention at the 2017 PROSE Award for Textboook/Clinical Medicine, is an up-to-date, beautifully illustrated text that guides readers in recognizing signs and symptoms, localizing pathology, developing a differential diagnosis, and selecting a management strategy. The content in this new edition reflects the most recent advances in neuro-ophthalmology.

The Surgery Journal (TSJ), honorable mention at the 2017 PROSE Journal Award for Innovation, is a unique, all-encompassing, open access journal for surgeons and trainee surgeons of all disciplines, as well as other medical professionals engaged with the support and surgical treatment of patients. All articles in TSJ undergo rigorous blind peer review. As an open-access publication, all articles in TSJ are made freely available for all to read and download from Thieme Connect.

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US Reprints Desk partners with The Copyright Licensing Agency to enhance copyright compliance for UK researchers - 28 Feb 2017

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk has partnered with The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), enhancing copyright compliance and providing quick look-up of permissions for Reprints Desk customers with a CLA copyright license. As part of the agreement, Reprints Desk has integrated CLA’s Check Permissions API into Article Galaxy Widget, the company's bookmarklet for PubMed, Google Scholar and 70+ other discovery websites.

CLA's Check Permissions tool searches a database of millions of publications, including books, journals, magazines and websites, giving users a quick and simple solution to confirm whether a title is covered under their CLA license and what can be copied, shared or re-used. CLA is the recognized U.K. collective rights licensing body and its Check Permissions search tool currently handles 150,000 searches every month.

With CLA's Check Permissions API, Reprints Desk customers can instantly access publications and check copyright permissions from within the Article Galaxy Widget, saving them time and effort. Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy Widget is a web application that is injected into any web page via browser bookmark and extracts citations from more than 70+ discovery websites for simplified viewing, enabling researchers to access, purchase or rent documents directly from their search results on PubMed or Google Scholar.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

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US Wolters Kluwer's PrepU adaptive learning platform surpasses 1 billion answers - 28 Feb 2017

Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced that students using its PrepU adaptive learning platform have submitted more than 1 billion responses to customized questions generated through formative assessments in their courses and preparation for licensure. Each new answer enhances the power of PrepU to deliver significantly higher pass rates and learning gains through personalised educational experiences and instruction. In turn, students gain test-taking confidence, while improving critical thinking skills essential for stepping into their clinical roles as practice-ready nurses.

For nursing students, PrepU promotes active learning and retention through customized adaptive study environments wherein questions challenge individuals at the appropriate pace and difficulty level, resulting in improved knowledge and greater test-taking confidence. For instructors, PrepU delivers real-time data to help maximize individual and class performance.

The 1 billionth response milestone underscores the power of PrepU as a truly adaptive learning engine. The unprecedented volume of nursing student responses available to PrepU for analysis enables determination of the exact difficulty of a question relative to all others for highly accurate and continuous calibration. This capability, in turn, enables PrepU to continually deliver personalized quizzing experiences based on each student's demonstrated understanding and proficiency in comparison to all others who have answered the same questions.

Multiple investigations, case studies and testimonials confirm the efficacy of PrepU, including improved first-time NCLEX® pass rates and significantly higher overall pass rates. An overall pass rate of 97.18% was achieved by PrepU users across nine study cohorts, compared to the national average of 81.8% for 2015 and 84.5% for 2015.

Wolters Kluwer's PrepU product line was launched in December 2010 for use in Medical-Surgical Nursing courses, followed six months later with a product to target preparation for NCLEX. Today, there is a PrepU offering for every core course in the nursing curriculum, expanded for Allied Health and Medical Education courses. The adaptive quizzing engine is also integrated into Lippincott CoursePoint, Lippincott PassPoint, and Lippincott CoursePoint for Nursing Concepts.

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US American Society for Cell Biology partners with March for Science organisers - 27 Feb 2017

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) recently signed an agreement officially lending its support to the national March for Science rally and teach-in in Washington, DC, scheduled for Earth Day, April 22. ASCB was among the first to uphold the event's mission to "unite the diverse universe of scientists and other community members in a non-partisan manner."

Erika Shugart, executive director of ASCB, says the society chose to partner with the March for Science because the gathering will assemble scientists from diverse backgrounds together with the citizens and decision-makers who directly benefit from scientific findings and innovations.

To facilitate participation by its membership, ASCB has launched an informational website – http://marchforscience.ascb.org/ – and is promoting the use of the hash tag #ascbmarches to help members quickly search for photos, events, comments, and other march-related communications online. Members of the public may visit the website for updates on ASCB activities related to the March for Science or follow ASCB on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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US Dr. E. James Prendergast, Executive Director, IEEE, to retire in early 2018 - 27 Feb 2017

Technical professional organisation IEEE has announced that Dr. E. James Prendergast, current Executive Director, has chosen to retire in early 2018 after almost nine years of service.

Dr. Prendergast joined IEEE as Executive Director in 2009. Following his arrival, IEEE has continued to expand its influence as a trusted voice in technology, impacting a wide range of technical fields, important standards that improve lives, science education at every level, and public policy worldwide. During Jim's tenure, IEEE's global presence and engagement also grew significantly with new offices in Vienna, Austria, and Bangalore, India, along with expansions in China, Japan, and Singapore. More recently, Jim orchestrated the acquisition of IEEE GlobalSpec and the Engineering360 platform, which supplies first-rate content to the desks of today's engineers. This acquisition marked the first time in its history that IEEE, a not-for-profit professional organization, acquired a for-profit corporation.

The IEEE Executive Director is the leader of 1,200 professional staff members at 11 U.S. and overseas locations. Working with the Board of Directors, the position is responsible for contributing to the development of IEEE's strategy and for implementing the business plan to operationalise IEEE's strategic direction.

The IEEE Board has retained Korn Ferry to conduct the search for a new Executive Director.

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Canada Dr. Gigi Osler elected 2017 CMA president-elect nominee - 27 Feb 2017

Dr. Gigi Osler has been selected by the members of Doctors Manitoba to be the nominee as president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Voting took place from February 1 to 22. The other candidates were Dr. Martha Ainslie, Dr. Marcia Anderson DeCoteau, Dr. Darcy Johnson and Dr. Shannon Prud'homme. Pending confirmation of the nomination by General Council in August, Dr. Osler will serve as president-elect until August 2018, where she will then become CMA President.

Dr. Osler is currently Head of the Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at St. Boniface Hospital and is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Manitoba. She has been practicing in Winnipeg since 1998.

Dr. Osler's work is not limited to Canada; she has spent time educating physicians and nurses in Vietnam as part of the Canadians Helping Kids in Vietnam initiative, and has also volunteered in Africa to help train other surgeons.

Throughout her campaign, Dr. Osler promised to address physician health, ensure work-life balance and promote leadership development for all physicians. Excellence in medicine runs throughout her family, as Dr. Osler is the great-great-great niece in law of Sir William Osler, one of Canada's most famous physicians and former CMA President.

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US FDB launches new medical device knowledge platform, FDB Prizm - 27 Feb 2017

Drug and medical device knowledge provider First Databank, Inc. (FDB) has launched a new medical device knowledge platform, FDB Prizm™. The platform, comprising a structured and categorised medical device knowledge base made available via web service APIs, enables actionable insight on medical devices within healthcare information systems to help improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes. FDB unveiled FDB Prizm at the HIMSS 2017 Conference.

FDB Prizm delivers valuable medical device knowledge that supports intelligent decisions and drives efficient management, documentation, billing and monitoring of medical device products, helping healthcare organisations to reduce costs, and enhance supply chain operations and clinical quality. It supports standardisation and categorisation of products for functional equivalence, as well as provides descriptive, clinical and economic attributes and codes.

Medical device knowledge in FDB Prizm covers products that are implanted in patients such as hip replacements, pacemakers, and stents; surgical instruments and medical supplies such as catheters, forceps, gloves, gauze and syringes; hospital and durable medical equipment (DME) such as imaging systems, patient monitors, wheelchairs, and diabetic supplies.

The content comes from a variety of sources including medical device manufacturers, industry data pools, providers, and government agencies and includes identifying information as well as clinical, operational, and financial attributes and codes. FDB’s experienced knowledge engineers take this vast amount of disparate data pertaining to more than six million medical devices and apply standardization and validation processes that have been proven for decades in medication knowledge management.

The FDB Prizm medical device knowledge is made available to users through web service APIs to ensure fast and up-to-date access to the information. This significantly reduces the device library maintenance burden for customers and ensures that users have the latest information without disruption to their workflow.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 27 Feb 2017

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Roger C. Schonfeld (Who Has All the Content?); Faye Halpern and James Phelan (Writing an Effective Abstract: An Audience-Based Approach); Rick Anderson (The Forbidden Forecast: Thinking About Open Access and Library Subscriptions); Sabina Leonelli (Big and open data are prompting a reform of scientific governance); Cameron Neylon (Blacklists are technically infeasible, practically unreliable and unethical. Period); Josh Clark (The value of visualisations). 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 Philip Earis named editor of new Cell Press Energy journal - Joule - 27 Feb 2017

Philip Earis, a former editor at the Royal Society of Chemistry, has been named the inaugural editor of Joule, a new journal spanning energy research across scales and disciplines. Joule (@Joule_CP), launching fall 2017, will be the second physical sciences journal, after Chem, published by Cell Press, home of the high-impact life sciences journal Cell. Articles can now be submitted at www.cell.com/joule/home.

Earis is the founder of a non-profit that develops and installs solar energy technology in off-grid communities in Western India. He served as the executive editor of a portfolio of physical science journals, including Energy & Environmental Science, which he launched, Nanoscale, Green Chemistry, and Catalysis Science & Technology. In this role, Earis travelled the world talking with researchers and helped build a greater presence for the society in Asia, increasing submissions and readership. He then took an opportunity to move from Great Britain to India in 2013 to build partnerships between the society and the Indian scientific community.

While in India, Earis was struck by the energy problems that many people around him were facing. In response, he founded a social enterprise non-profit, dubbed Project Light, in collaboration with Indian scientists and research institutes. Together, they developed solar energy solutions for marginalized off-grid communities around Mumbai and Maharashtra state and worked with those communities to install new devices and monitor their performance.

Two years after electrifying villages in West India with solar panels, Earis returned to the UK and accepted his new role at Joule. He will connect chemists, engineers, physicists, materials scientists, policy makers, and others in the energy community to build the journal's first issue, which will showcase insightful, impactful, and forward-looking energy research.

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US AAAS to partner with the March for Science to promote science education and the use of scientific evidence to inform policy - 24 Feb 2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will partner with the March for Science, a nonpartisan set of activities that aim to promote science education and the use of scientific evidence to inform policy.

The March for Science has released a list of more than 25 initial partner organisations, including AAAS, and suggestions for science engagement activities at hundreds of locations throughout the United States and around the world to coincide with the previously announced March for Science rally in Washington, DC, scheduled for April 22. The activities may include "teach-ins," science events, open houses and rallies.

AAAS' support for the March for Science is based on shared recognition that scientists and engineers offer the public an open pathway to discovery that has deepened human understanding of the world and advanced innovations that have delivered significant economic benefits.

Both groups adhere to the understanding that it is necessary to protect the rights of scientists to pursue and communicate their inquiries unimpeded, expand the placement of scientists throughout the government, build public policies upon scientific evidence, and support broad educational efforts to expand public understanding of the scientific process.

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US American Association of Petroleum Geologists selects Editorial Manager and EM for Books - 24 Feb 2017

Online submission system provider Aries Systems, US, has announced the latest Editorial Manager for Books adopter: The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

The AAPG is an international geological organisation, with both books and journals publishing programs. The association has chosen Editorial Manager to power the submission and peer-review workflows for both portfolios. The journals have completed the transition to Editorial Manager, and the books will complete the transition in the next two months.

The AAPG's journals include Bulletin and Environmental Geosciences. The association's books include the series' Memoirs, Studies in Geology, Archie, Hedberg, Methods in Exploration, and Special Publications. To date, more than 280 books have been published by AAPG.

Editorial Manager is in adoption by hundreds of publishers, including Springer Nature, Wiley-VCH, Taylor & Francis and the American Psychological Association.

EM for Books, released in 2016, has been adopted by Wolters Kluwer Health and The Geological Society of America in addition to AAPG.

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US EBSCO Information Services chosen as an approved content provider for the NICE framework - 24 Feb 2017

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been chosen as an approved content provider for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) framework. The agreement allows purchasers from libraries, health care and social care-related organisations in the National Health Service (NHS) to search, order and purchase medical and healthcare-related content through GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries.

GOBI is provided by GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, (GOBI Library Solutions) which partners with libraries to streamline their workflows for monographic acquisitions. As a part of EBSCO, GOBI Library Solutions has an office in the United Kingdom as well as a knowledgeable customer service staff to provide support to customers.

With access to more than 13 million titles, including more than one million e-books, GOBI supplies print books and e-books to thousands of medical, academic, and government libraries in more than 60 countries.

In addition to offering a variety of health sciences e-books and print books in the medical, nursing and allied health fields, GOBI Library Solutions helps librarians streamline their collection development workflows by providing books from the top Science, Technology and Math publishers; real-time ordering solutions; e-books within minutes; a choice of e-book suppliers and multiple purchase options; itemized invoicing; centralised customer service and UK-based distribution centers.

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US Five Elsevier titles honoured with Textbook Excellence awards - 24 Feb 2017

STM publisher Elsevier has announced that five of its books will receive 2017 textbook awards in the College category from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA). Three titles will receive the Textbook Excellence Award, better known as a "Texty;" one title will receive the Most Promising New Textbook Award; and one title will receive a William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award. The awards will be presented during an awards ceremony on June 9, 2017, at TAA's 30th Annual Conference in Providence, RI.

TAA announced a total of 23 award winners in eight categories, including seven 2017. Most Promising New Textbook Awards, which recognise excellence in first-year edition textbooks and learning materials; ten 2017 Textbook Excellence Awards, recognising excellence in current textbook and learning materials in their second edition or later; and six William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Awards, recognizing textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time.

The Elsevier books winning the 2017 Textbook Excellence Award ("Texty") are: Carboranes, Third Edition by Russell N. Grimes; Exploring Engineering: An Introduction to Engineering and Design, Fourth Edition by Philip Kosky, Robert Balmer, William Keat and George Wise; and MATLAB®: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, Fourth Edition by Stormy Attaway.

The Elsevier book winning the 2017 Most Promising New Textbook Award is: Introduction to Business Analytics Using Simulation by Jonathan Pinder.

The Elsevier book winning the 2017 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award is: McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, Eighth Edition by Joanna M. Bassert and John A. Thomas.

The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books. Established in 1987 by math author Mike Keedy, TAA is the only national, nonprofit membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors. TAA's name was changed from 'Text and Academic Authors Association' to 'Textbook & Academic Authors Association' in 2016 to offer a clearer identity for TAA in light of the new meaning of 'texting' on smart devices today.

TAA created the Textbook Excellence Award in 1992 to recognize current textbooks and learning materials. Nominated works must carry a copyright date for the previous or current year, and entries can include learning materials in all mediums. Textbooks in their first editions with publication dates in the previous or current year may compete for a Most Promising New Textbook Award. In 1993, TAA initiated the William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award ("McGuffey"), to recognize textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time. Nominated works must have been in print 15 years and are still being sold. All works are ranked on certain criteria: interesting and informative; well organized and well prepared; up to date and appealing; and teachability. College and elementary–high school books are judged separately.

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US Global medical education publishing market estimated to reach $ 3.9 billion in 2020, says new iHealthcareAnalyst report - 24 Feb 2017

The global medical education publishing market is estimated to reach nearly USD 3.9 billion in 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2016 to 2020.

Interested parties may browse Medical Education Publishing Market by Electronic Media Publishing (Digital Textbooks and Reference Books, Distance Learning, Hospital Training, Mobile Applications, Multimedia Content, Online Reference Tools, Testing and Self-Assessment), Print Media Publishing (Custom Content, Distance Learning, Hospital Training, Print Textbooks and Reference Books, Testing and Self-Assessment) 2016-2020 at https://www.ihealthcareanalyst.com/report/medical-education-publishing-market/.

The growing demand for a competent health workforce to meet the needs of increasingly diverse societies has been widely acknowledged. Medical education practices and development includes basic science, clinical, and postgraduate medical education. Open access journals represent a new business model in the field of biomedical journal publications. Based on the growing demand for classroom technology, medical education has transitioned from a print-based business model to one based on delivering digital content and technology-enabled learning solutions. The online medium has become the major method of medical journal delivery. This has eased the task of delivering journals and books physically across the globe. This method also saves time, and it is convenient for the readers to carry the digital content on their mobile devices, as it directly integrates into the libraries' main database through which multiple users can access the same digital content at the same time. Therefore, the library does not need to keep multiple copies of the books and journals.

The global medical education publishing market report estimates the market size (Revenue USD million – 2013 to 2020) and composition of this market on the basis of electronic media publishing (digital textbooks and reference books, distance learning, hospital training, mobile applications, multimedia content, online reference tools, testing and self-assessment), print media publishing (custom content, distance learning, hospital training, print textbooks and reference books, testing and self-assessment), and also forecasts growth trends (CAGR% – 2016 to 2020).

The global medical education publishing market report also provides the detailed market landscape (market drivers, restraints, opportunities), market attractiveness analysis and profiles of major competitors in the global market including company overview, financial snapshot, key products, technologies and services offered, and recent developments. The global medical education publishing market research report is divided by geography (regional and country based) into North America (U.S., Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of LA), Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of EU), Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Rest of APAC), and Rest of the World.

Major players operating in the global medical education publishing market include John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Kaplan, Mcgraw-Hill, Reed Elsevier, Springer, Thieme Medical Publishers, and Wolters Kluwer.

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German Knowledge Unlatched to make 343 HSS books Open Access - 24 Feb 2017

Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the Open Access initiative supporting monographs in the humanities and social sciences, will be unlatching all 147 front list and 196 backlist e-books from the KU Select 2016 collection.

Around 270 libraries and consortia from 21 countries pledged towards the unlatching of this collection, which shows that there is great global support for Knowledge Unlatched's mission in making Humanities and Social Sciences e-books Open Access. This brings the total to 449 e-books available as Open Access via KU, since 2014.

The Humanities and Social Sciences titles cover sixteen subject areas and can be downloaded for free as PDFs and EPUBs via the official hosts' platforms, OAPEN and HathiTrust.

KU has announced its plans for 2017, which include expanding to HSS journals in the next collection, KU Select 2017, and providing geo-locational usage statistics to libraries. More than 60 publishers have submitted over 850 titles for the next collection, which the Library Selection Committee will vote on so that KU is able to offer the most attractive titles to the library community.

Libraries and publishers can register their interest in receiving information for the next collection at http://app.knowledgeunlatched.org/register.

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US SAGE Publishing appoints Michael Duffy as US Director of Library Sales - 24 Feb 2017

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has announced that Michael Duffy has been appointed Director of Library Sales, overseeing SAGE's North American Library Sales Team.

Michael joined SAGE Publishing as Library Sales Manager in 2011 and quickly moved from Senior Library Sales Manager to District Library Sales Manager to his current role as Director. Previously, he worked in sales at Thomson Reuters and in editorial capacities at Oxford University Press and Wolters Kluwer, among other organizations.

Michael holds a Master of Science degree in Publishing from Pace University.

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US CancerLinQ partners with the American Society for Radiation Oncology - 23 Feb 2017

CancerLinQ LLC, a subsidiary of American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) are partnering to bring radiation oncology expertise to CancerLinQ® and improve the care of cancer patients nationwide. ASTRO will provide guidance for the development of the CancerLinQ® platform to ensure that the system captures more relevant patient data to drive actionable decision-making in cancer care, as well as to advance public policy and population health issues. ASTRO also will use insights from CancerLinQ Discovery™ to improve the care of patients receiving radiation therapy.

Between half and two-thirds of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy, to cure cancer, control its spread and relieve symptoms such as pain. At present, however, important details about radiation dose and treatment schedule are often absent from the electronic health record systems used in many oncology practices. Through the partnership, experts will develop specialized indicators for radiation-related treatment outcomes and quality that can be incorporated into the CancerLinQ platform. Inclusion of these metrics will provide a much more complete and accurate characterization of the cancer care that patients are receiving, particularly for the many situations where radiation and chemotherapy are combined.

The partnership reflects CancerLinQ's goal to create a system that encompasses all of cancer care by bringing together expertise from throughout the cancer community, as well as ASTRO's mission to improve patient outcomes through research and education.

As an official partnering organisation of CancerLinQ, ASTRO will support professional member participation in the program, advocate for streamlined data integration between leading oncology electronic health systems, and strengthen CancerLinQ's role as a go-to resource for the healthcare community. ASTRO will have access to CancerLinQ Discovery™, which generates specially curated sets of de-identified clinical data from the CancerLinQ® platform for oncologists, researchers and analysts to create new clinical knowledge and improve patient outcomes. In addition, ASTRO will become a founding member of the CancerLinQ Oncology Leadership Council, a body of thought leaders and oncology-affiliated experts that advises the CancerLinQ Board of Governors.

CancerLinQ is a powerful database—created by oncologists for oncologists—made up of vast amounts of usable, searchable, real-world cancer information. This big data initiative will allow users to see trends among millions of patients by analyzing cancer patient medical records, uncovering patterns that can improve patient care, and enabling doctors to compare their care against that of their peers and recommended guidelines.

In addition to the radiation oncologists, CancerLinQ LLC—a wholly owned non-profit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®)—is forging important strategic alliances with national leaders and organisations that play important roles across the entire care continuum that support high-quality care for patients, including professionals representing the entirety of the care team, government agencies, academic research institutions, life sciences, technology experts and advocacy organizations.

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UK IET’s ‘The Good Researcher's Guide to Publishing’ event help early career researchers get on the publishing ladder - 23 Feb 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new initiative aimed at providing tips and advice to help researchers get their work published for the first time.

The Good Researcher's Guide to Publishing event, held February 22 at IET London: Savoy Place in central London, made it possible for new researchers to hear from experienced authors, from academia and industry, as well as from other early career researchers who have recently been through the competitive publishing process.

Attendees were taken through publishing processes and requirements in a bid to reduce researchers' rejection rates from journals, who seek to publish only the best in-class research.

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US PLOS releases annual update of milestones and highlights - 23 Feb 2017

Open access journal publisher PLOS has released an Annual Update of milestones and highlights. The Annual Update provides a centralised resource for those looking to understand more about who PLOS is and what they do with easy browsing through the year's achievements, links to quickly access key research and a selection of news interviews to hear directly from PLOS authors.

Readers will find work of interest to use, reuse and remix from one or more of the sections including: letter from the Chairman and Interim CEO; research and global media highlights; a modern technical framework to accelerate innovation; moving beyond the article to expand author opportunities; updated policies and practices to address reproducibility, discovery and author recognition; and multifaceted approach to advance open data and open science.

PLOS finished 2016 with an average of more than 12 million monthly article views, more than 300,000 Twitter followers and more than 58,000 contributors with verified ORCID iDs in their system and a wealth of new and exciting research openly and freely available.

The PLOS 2016 Annual Report is available at https://www.plos.org/annual-update.

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UK Springer Nature launches Recommended - connecting researchers with research that matters to them - 23 Feb 2017

Publisher Springer Nature has launched Recommended, a new service which connects the research community with the most relevant content. The service has been developed in response to the extensive and rapid increase in published research which makes it difficult for researchers to keep up to date with developments in their specific fields. It is the first such service from a publisher, in which specific recommendations from across all published literature are generated by algorithm.

Recommended makes suggestions of primary research papers which are drawn from over 65 million papers, are chosen irrespective of publisher, and are algorithmically tailored to the individual researchers' interests.

The creation of this service by Springer Nature is in keeping with its work as a proactive partner to the research community and an industry pioneer, developing products and services that researchers most need to advance discovery.

An initial survey sent to 4,000 nature.com users was undertaken in 2015 to understand the challenges users face as researchers and to identify ways in which Springer Nature could support them. The survey confirmed the challenge associated with a previously identified trend: a rapidly increasing volume of research is being published and researchers are struggling to find the time to identify the most relevant papers. Research published in 2014 found that the total number of articles has been growing at an average 6.3% p.a., from 1.3 million in 2003 to 2.4 million in 2013. The nature.com survey found that 85% of researchers felt that they were probably missing relevant papers in their field in a typical month and a quarter of respondents said that most weeks they do not feel up to date. Following this survey and additional focus groups and individual interviews with international researchers, Springer Nature developed Recommended to support researchers in managing this challenge.

Recommended is a personalised service that suggests relevant primary research papers to users, either in their browsers when they are on Springer Nature publishing websites (Nature, BioMed Central and SpringerLink), or in regular emails. Powered by an adaptive algorithm, Recommended learns about users' individual research interests by analysing the last 100 papers read across Springer Nature's publishing websites. Recommended then searches for similar primary papers to the users' reading history, utilising over 65 million papers from over 45,000 journals in CrossRef and PubMed. These are then combined with data from other sources, such as Altmetric, to create a recommendation score to pick the top, most relevant, primary research papers recommendations to deliver to users. Recommended continually learns and improves based on how the users interact with its suggestions.

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US UBM Medica's Eyecare Group Launches Modern Retina, a new website for retina specialists - 23 Feb 2017

Healthcare media and publishing company UBM Medica's Eye Care Group has announced the launch of Modern Retina, a new clinical and educational website for retina specialists.

Built upon the success of Ophthalmology Times, Modern Retina focuses on the latest innovations in the areas of retinal surgery, clinical information, research, pharmaceutical advancements, technology, and practice management. By meeting current informational needs and filling existing educational gaps, Modern Retina helps retinal physicians focus more on improved patient care.

Industry leaders are invited to join the UBM Medica Eyecare Team for the launch of Modern Retina at the Retina World Congress, taking place February 23 – 26, 2017.

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US Atypon announces new development hub in the Czech Republic and Greece, continues International expansion - 22 Feb 2017

Publishing technology company Atypon has opened new development hubs in the Czech Republic and Greece and is expanding its presence in Jordan by 50% in response to the needs of a growing customer base.

Twenty software engineers in the company's new Prague office will work on further expanding the comprehensive feature set of Literatum, the scholarly and professional publishing industry's most widely used online publishing platform.

Atypon is also expanding its offices in Amman, Jordan, where a team of 140 employees will be joined by 60 new front-end, quality assurance, and user interface engineers, as well as project managers and solution architects. Atypon has partnered with the Jordan University of Science & Technology, the country's most prestigious technical school, to train software engineers in specific development technologies employed by Atypon, from which the company will recruit the most talented graduates.

In January, Atypon opened a new development hub in Thessaloniki, Greece, where it has been working closely with the Computer Science department of Aristotle University on machine learning research. The new office will help to expand that collaboration as Atypon continues its investment in machine learning technologies.

Atypon's staff has doubled since 2014, and in 2016 over 3,000 journals and 10 million articles were added to the Literatum platform. The most widely used in scholarly publishing, Literatum now hosts more than 40% of the world's English-language journals.

In addition to Prague, Thessaloniki, and Amman, Atypon has offices in New York City; Birmingham, Alabama; Athens; and Abingdon, UK. It opened a 40-seat development hub in Rochester, New York, earlier this year. The company, headquartered in Santa Clara in California's Silicon Valley, was acquired by Wiley in 2016.

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US JBJS, Inc., NEJM Group and Area9 collaborate on adaptive learning in orthopaedics - 22 Feb 2017

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. has announced the development of a new product - JBJS Clinical Classroom on NEJM Knowledge+. Using research-proven, state-of-the-art adaptive learning technology developed by Area9 and employed by NEJM Knowledge+, JBJS Clinical Classroom will provide orthopaedic surgeons with a personalised learning experience at any stage in their career.

Users will learn by answering case-based, short-form, and fill-in-the-blank questions based on JBJS gold-standard content and delivered by smart technology that continuously adapts to learners' goals, pace, and knowledge gaps.

JBJS Clinical Classroom on NEJM Knowledge+ will be available before the end of 2017.

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Bulgaria Journal publishing platform ARPHA and TrendMD announce new collaboration - 22 Feb 2017

Content recommendation engine TrendMD has announced a new collaboration with journal publishing platform ARPHA. Under the deal, readers of all journals under Pensoft's imprint, as well as those using the white-label publishing solution provided by the platform, will be given a useful list of recommended articles related to the study they are reading. The new widget is to save the users a great amount of time, by simply pointing them to the most relevant papers on the topic from across a constantly expanding network of peer-reviewed articles and research news.

While nearly 8,000 new scholarly articles are published each day, it is basically impossible staying up-to-date with the news from a single scientific field, let alone doing cross-disciplinary research. Furthermore, sifting out the quality literature is another painstaking activity no academic is looking forward to. Hence, TrendMD comes as the sensible solution to help a reader find the most relevant and fine studies on a particular topic.

The widget's recommendations are based on the topic a user is currently reading, what papers they have read in the past, and the articles others with similar interests have sought out - all available from the most authoritative and quality journals in the world.

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US MJIIT and Yamaguchi University select Clarivate Analytics Solutions for research platform - 22 Feb 2017

Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) and Yamaguchi University have announced a collaboration to build a comprehensive research platform using global patent information and IP analysis tools from Clarivate Analytics and financial information from Thomson Reuters Eikon. This platform will enable MJIIT students, researchers and academics to perform deep IP analysis across multiple disciplines, and gain insights about industry trends and emerging technologies.

This initiative also supports MJIIT's innovation lifecycle in sustainable engineering and management of technology, spanning basic research to commercialization. Clarivate Analytics will assist in developing competent human capital within MJIIT through customized training and professional advice.

MJIIT is one of Malaysia's leading research universities in engineering science and technology. Along with this initiative, MJIIT and Yamaguchi University, Japan's third oldest national university, have established the International Joint Intellectual Property Laboratory (IJIPL), which aims to create an IP research hub in Asia. Given the increasing importance of academic-industry partnerships, it is important to leverage the most current and comprehensive patent and business-related information as well as scientific literature. Such information plays a key role in helping the IJIPL community to address multidisciplinary research, and gain a wide view of current and emerging technologies to support informed decision-making related to research and development.

This research platform initiative by MJIIT and Yamaguchi University is supported by Clarivate solutions – Thomson Innovation, Derwent World Patents Index and Thomson Data Analyzer – and the Thomson Reuters flagship financial services platform Thomson Reuters Eikon. MJIIT financed the databases through Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) program, which was established in 1954 to help developing nations.

Thomson Innovation enables MJIIT users to access the world's most comprehensive international patent coverage from Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) and scientific literature, with powerful capabilities to perform IP analysis and collaborate efficiently. DWPI is used and trusted by more than 40 patent-issuing authorities worldwide, and provides the world's most comprehensive collection of enhanced global patent data in English translated from 29 languages. This gives users the most extensive view of activity in emerging and growing markets. Subject experts from Clarivate correct, analyze, abstract and manually index every patent record, making it easier for users to quickly find the information they need to make informed decisions.

Thomson Data Analyzer (TDA) is the industry-leading analysis tool that transforms large amounts of IP data into actionable reports allowing for more strategic IP decisions. Users can easily analyze trends, profile competitors, avoid or uncover patent infringement, and identify strategic development opportunities. TDA empowers users to analyze patent data and scientific literature from any structured database directly on their desktop.

Thomson Reuters Eikon is a powerful and intuitive next-generation solution for consuming real-time and historical data, enabling financial markets transactions and connecting with the financial markets community. It is the intelligent and simple solution for today's academic researchers to explore industries, emerging trends, adjacent markets and the competitive landscape. Eikon delivers global cross-asset information, news, research report and analytics to reveal new insights.

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US ProQuest and De Gruyter join forces to provide more ebook choices for OASIS users - 22 Feb 2017

ProQuest has partnered with De Gruyter to make De Gruyter ebooks available for purchase through the OASIS® system. Spanning 28 subject areas including architecture and design, computer science, economics, engineering, law and music, De Gruyter provides access to 26,000 ebooks from over 15 international imprints.

Through OASIS selection and acquisition, users enjoy access to one of the broadest print and ebook title databases in the industry; they also benefit from powerful search, profiling, collection management and reporting tools. OASIS users select from proven ebook aggregator platforms – Ebook Central, EBL, ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBSCO – plus a growing list of publisher platforms including UPSO, Wiley Online Library, Info-Sci, Taylor & Francis, CRCnetBase, and now De Gruyter.

Over the last 12 months, ProQuest has made significant enhancements to the OASIS platform to streamline workflows and support faster and better collection development. These include value-add features such as a DDA MARC removal service, DDA add button, awards profile, collections support, WorldCat links and faster ebook order processing.

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UK Taylor & Francis Group and the Royal Statistical Society partner to sponsor the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences MSc teaching programme - 22 Feb 2017

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group will be working with the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) to sponsor the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and its MSc teaching programme for a minimum of four years.

The sponsorship fund will be used to cover travel costs for Royal Statistical Society members to teach local MSc students at AIMS centres across Africa which will assist in the much-needed growth of the discipline across Africa.

Taylor & Francis' statistics programme is well-developed with over 45 journals in statistics and probability, including the journals of the American Statistical Association.

Over the course of the programme sponsorship, further outreach activities will be organised, such as providing access to T&F's statistics journals, donating books to local libraries, and organising events for African researchers and authors in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania or Rwanda.

Building on established scholarly work in Africa, sponsors Taylor & Francis already operates an editorial office in Cape Town to support and strengthen regional journals in collaboration with learned societies and institutions and are actively involved in a number of other development initiatives in Africa, and further afield.

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US Wolters Kluwer demonstrating evidence-based clinical content, integrated point of care solutions at 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition - 22 Feb 2017

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer is showcasing its suite of point of care solutions in booth #1543 at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, taking place Feb. 19-23 in Orlando, Fla.

Wolters Kluwer will feature four distinct solution areas spanning the care continuum, including: Point of Care; Patient Engagement; Learning and Research; and Terminology Management.

Visitors to the Wolters Kluwer exhibit can learn how to overcome interoperability barriers to deliver the actionable, evidence-based knowledge clinicians need to improve care outcomes in today's value-based healthcare environment.

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UK Cardiff University to use OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to redefine library collections - 21 Feb 2017

OCLC has announced that Cardiff University, one of Britain's leading research universities, will use OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to analyze and inform decisions about consolidating print collections in preparation for a move to a new purpose-built library in a few years.

Collectively, Cardiff University Libraries hold approximately 1.3 million catalogued items. A collection of 595,000 print monographs will form the basis of this analysis. SCS GreenGlass, a web-based analysis application, will support Cardiff University in assessing how best to use the space of the new library building, informing decisions around storage and retention.

The work will include identification of books that are scarcely held in other libraries and those that are surplus to requirements in the University, such as duplicates. This will require the development and modelling of complex criteria related to use, age of material, recency of circulation and other factors.

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UK Emerald celebrates 6th annual High Usage Awards - 21 Feb 2017

Academic publisher Emerald Publishing is celebrating the top 20 international academic institutions with the highest downloads of its eJournal content for the 6th consecutive year.

The Emerald High Usage Awards celebrate the relationship between Emerald and each winning institution; all of which have access to a growing collection of over 300 journals covering business and management research, and including a wide range of other subject areas Emerald specializes in, including health and social care; education; and engineering.

Universiti Teknologi MARA is once again the institution with the highest number of eJournal downloads, with over 960,000 throughout 2016. The Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB) Data Centre - the world's largest digital library - is a new entry, straight in at number two with over 440,000 downloads; and this year, Universiti Utara Malaysia features at number three, with almost 300,000 downloads.

Along with the EKB Data Centre, Universitas Trisakti, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and the University of the West of England are newcomers to the high usage list, featuring at second, ninth, fifteenth and seventeenth, respectively.

Along with the top three institutions located in Malaysia and Egypt, institutions from the UK; Australia; United States of America; Indonesia; Pakistan and Thailand have also won an Emerald High Usage Award.

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Switzerland Frontiers in Medicine launches new specialty section – Translational Medicine - 21 Feb 2017

Frontiers in Medicine has launched a new specialty section – Translational Medicine. The section is led by Prof. Hans-Dieter Volk, Director of the Institute for Medical Immunology at the Medical Faculty (Charité) of Humboldt University, Berlin and Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT). Prof. Volk's key research area is clinical immunology, specifically the immunology of infection, transplantation regenerative medicine and allograft rejection.

This new section of Frontiers in Medicine on Translational Medicine aims to bring together the stakeholders of the field, as editors, reviewers and authors, to provide constructive feedback to one another with the goal of further enabling the translation of basic research findings and clinical observations into meaningful improvements in patient outcomes.

The Translational Medicine section of Frontiers in Medicine forms a pivotal part of the new vision for the journal. The journal publishes the latest research results and medical knowledge that facilitate the translation of scientific advances into new therapies or diagnostic tools.

The section is now open for submission. Those interested to join the editorial board, propose a thematic collection of articles, or submit a manuscript may direct all inquiries to the Editorial Office at medicine@frontiersin.org.

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US SMU Libraries Join HathiTrust - 21 Feb 2017

SMU Libraries are now among the newest members of HathiTrust. SMU faculty, students, and staff now have access to in-copyright works and additional text mining tools as part of the new membership in the HathiTrust Digital Library.

As a digital repository for the nation's great research libraries, HathiTrust brings together the immense collections of partner institutions. It was initially conceived as a collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the University of California system, and the University of Virginia to establish a repository for those universities to archive and share their digitized collections, and quickly expanded to include additional partners with fast growing treasure of digitized collections.

To learn more, HathiTrust is offering a New Member Webcast on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

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UK The BMJ Awards 2017 finalist announced - 21 Feb 2017

Medical knowledge provider BMJ has announced that more than 60 healthcare teams from across the UK have made it to the final judging stages for The BMJ Awards 2017. Now in its ninth year, The BMJ Awards is organised by The BMJ, one of the world's leading medical journals.

They include projects to improve the wellbeing of patients undergoing chemotherapy before surgery, addressing the problem of elective surgery cancellations, and confronting the issue of talking about Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions with patients near the end of life.

The BMJ Awards are the UK's premier medical awards programme, recognising and celebrating the inspirational work done by doctors and their teams.

This year's awards attracted 290 entries across 14 categories, with three new categories: imaging, surgery, and mental health.

Next month, the shortlisted teams will present their projects to an expert judging panel, including patient representatives. The winners will be announced on May 4 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.

For a full list of shortlisted teams is available online at: http://thebmjawards.bmj.com/83171.

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US Elsevier features award-winning integrated clinical decision support solutions at HIMSS17 - 20 Feb 2017

STM publisher Elsevier will showcase its Integrated Clinical Decision Support solutions at booth #2961 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2017 annual meeting in Orlando, Fla, Feb. 19-23.

A leader in bringing evidence-based content into the care process, Elsevier focuses on encouraging quality, enhancing efficiency and improving outcomes – providing empowering knowledge that enables action at the point of care. Representatives from Elsevier's Clinical Solutions will be available to discuss how active clinical decision support solutions and integrated clinical content and information at the point of care can improve care delivery.

Elsevier will also be highlighting new clinical pathway technology during the HIMSS interoperability showcase. This innovation will be demonstrated via a community care use case scenario.

Elsevier is also celebrating the distinction of HIMSS 2016 Book of the Year Award to Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems. Edited by Brian E. Dixon, PhD, FHIMSS, an Associate Professor at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and Research Scientist at the Regenstrief Institute, the book was published in March 2016 by Elsevier's Academic Press.

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German FH Münster now live with OCLC's cloud-based WorldShare Management Services - 20 Feb 2017

OCLC and the library of Münster University of Applied Sciences have announced that FH Münster is now live with OCLC's cloud-based WorldShare Management Services (WMS).

FH Münster's decision last March to adopt WMS as its library management system was followed by a period of preparation and training. The migration from SISIS-SunRise to the new system began in mid-December, and the library was able to begin operations with WMS on schedule in January.

WMS is a comprehensive, cloud-based library services platform that integrates all workflows including cataloging, acquisitions, licensing and circulation through a single staff user interface. Each application shares common data routines, making it possible to access user data, loan, title/item data, acquisition data, and license information quickly and easily without re-keying information common across all modules.

Connecting WMS to the university's LDAP authentication system was critical to the success of the FH Münster implementation. APIs available through the WorldShare technology platform make it possible for WMS to be easily integrated with the student registry, ensuring that the principle of 'one identifier for everything' could be achieved and extended with the inclusion of the student's library account and self-issue system.

Since the introduction of WMS five years ago, more than 500 libraries spanning six continents have selected WorldShare Management Services. WMS makes it possible for libraries to share bibliographic records, publisher and knowledge base data, 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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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 20 Feb 2017

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Joseph Esposito (Monograph Output of American University Presses, 2009-2013); Matthew Guest (Increasing REF’s impact weighting could offer incentive for institutions to address societal, economic and global challenges); Angelina Giordano (The academic journal detectives behind Retraction Watch); Phill Jones (Why Hindawi Left the STM Association and What It All Means for the Industry); and Joe Wikert (Which digital book format has the most growth potential?). 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 New Cochrane Scientific Committee to strengthen scientific integrity and oversight of methodological practice within Cochrane - 20 Feb 2017

Cochrane has announced the launch of the inaugural Cochrane Scientific Committee which will strengthen the scientific integrity and oversight of methodological practice within Cochrane.

This important Committee will support the Editor in Chief and the work of Methods and Cochrane Review Groups, as well as colleagues working in the Centres and Fields across the world. Members collectively bring a wealth of experience and expertise in methods development, and the conduct of systematic reviews with many receiving prestigious awards, honours, and prizes for their work. They hold senior academic and clinical positions, produce highly cited, high impact, including seminal, published work. Members also have expertise in guidelines, awarding and managing grants, software development and support many other high level committees and research organizations.

Further information about the Committee members is available online at https://methods.cochrane.org/cochrane-scientific-committee-members.

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Switzerland Prof. Samuel B. Adeloju named Editor-in-Chief of the Applied Chemistry Section - 20 Feb 2017

Academic open-access publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) has announced the appointment of Prof. Samuel B. Adeloju as Editor-in-Chief of the Applied Chemistry Section of the Applied Sciences journal. His appointment started in January 2017.

Sam Adeloju is a Professor of Chemistry at the Monash University (Australia) and a Visiting Professor of Sensors and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Prof. Adeloju is an internationally recognised expert in biosensing technology, nanotechnology, analytical spectrometry, electroanalytical and environmental chemistry. He has published numerous papers in journals and books, speaking regularly at international conferences and conventions.

Prof. Adeloju's research has earned him regular recognition both nationally and internationally. He was awarded the 2009 Applied Research Medal by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for outstanding contributions to the development of Applied Chemistry research in Australia from 1999–2009, particularly in biosensors, nanotechnology and analytical spectrometry. He was also the recipient of the 2011 Stokes Medal from the Electrochemistry Division of RACI for distinguished contributions to electrochemistry in Australia and the winner of the 2013 Doreen Clark Medal from the Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Division of RACI for outstanding contributions to Analytical Chemistry in Australia. He is also currently the Chairman of the RACI Management Committee of the monthly published Chemistry in Australia magazine.

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German Thieme appoints Caroline Birkle as Managing Director of Thieme Chemistry - 20 Feb 2017

Medical and scientific publisher Thieme has announced that effective April 1, 2017, Caroline Birkle will assume full responsibility for Thieme Chemistry as Managing Director. Under her direction Thieme Chemistry will continue to expand its publishing program that provides chemists in research, science and industry with highly evaluated specialist information on synthetic, organic and general chemistry.

An alumna of the University of Sheffield Caroline Birkle, began her publishing career with Thieme in Stuttgart in the Thieme Chemistry and Thieme Publishers marketing departments with an emphasis on journals. She went on to later join the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2006 and focused on the growth and development of the electronic and print book portfolio. Caroline Birkle then became a Publishing Manager in 2009 at the Thomson Reuters Corporation in London, where she ran a portfolio of legal service subscription products.

Subsequently, Caroline Birkle worked for five years at the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group in Stuttgart, joining as a Senior Analyst supporting the Macmillan Science & Education division and later was promoted to Vice President Integration & Communication for the Springer Nature joint venture. Most recently Caroline Birkle has undertaken media and publishing consultancy projects.

Thieme Chemistry is part of the Thieme Publishing Group and offers highly evaluated information about synthetic and general chemistry for professional chemists and advanced students since 1909. Most of the content is also available as electronic products and predominantly in English language.

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Canada Thomson Reuters appoints Shawn Malhotra VP, Toronto Technology Centre - 20 Feb 2017

Thomson Reuters has announced that Shawn Malhotra has been appointed Vice President of the new Thomson Reuters Toronto Technology Centre. In this role, Shawn will help drive the centre's focus on emerging skills such as cognitive computing, visualization, user experience and cloud development.

Located in Bremner Tower, the Toronto Technology Centre co-locates technology talent to drive productivity in these fields, while increasing flexibility and driving cross-enterprise innovation. Its proximity to large and strategic customers also enable rapid, customer-driven innovation, particularly in Toronto's fast growing fintech community. The centre is expected to place 400 high-quality technology jobs in Canada over the next two years, with plans to grow to approximately 1,500 jobs over time.

Shawn most recently served as Director, Software Engineering & Site Director for Intel's Technology Centre in Toronto, and had worked at Intel for over ten years in various engineering and management roles.

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US Elsevier publishes updated version of Foodborne Diseases and announces four additional food science books - 17 Feb 2017

STM publisher Elsevier has announced the publication of an updated version of Foodborne Diseases, edited by Christine Dodd, Tim Aldsworth and Richard Stein. The foundational reference offers a practical understanding of diseases to help researchers and scientists manage foodborne illnesses and prevent and control outbreaks. Also, Elsevier has announced four additional food science books.

Foodborne Diseases, Third Edition, covers the ever-changing complex issues that have emerged in the food industry during the past decade. It includes new topics such as bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral foodborne diseases; chemical toxicants; risk-based control measures; virulence factors of microbial pathogens that cause disease; epigenetics and foodborne pathogens; nanotechnology; bioterrorism and the use of foodborne pathogens; antimicrobial resistance; and antibiotic resistance.

The five new food science titles include: Foodborne Diseases, Third Edition by Christine Dodd, Tim Aldsworth and Richard Stein; Cereal Grains: Assessing and Managing Quality, Second Edition by Colin Wrigley, Ian Batey and Diane Miskelly; Wine Tasting: A Professional Handbook, Third Edition by Ronald S. Jackson; The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health, Fifth Edition by Gerald F. Combs, Jr. and James P. McClung; and Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components: Effects of Innovative Processing Techniques by Charis M. Galanakis.

In order to meet content needs in food science, Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify the gaps in coverage of the topics. Editorial teams 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. The new books, which will educate the next generation of food scientists, and provide critical foundational content for information professionals, are key examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.

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UK London Book Fair announces dedicated scholarly publishing conference programme - 17 Feb 2017

The London Book Fair has announced its dedicated academic publishing conference, The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum to be held at Kensington Olympia, March 15. Speakers from Wiley, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis are among the prestigious names participating in LBF's The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum in 2017.

The popular conference, now in its third year, will be hosted by co-chairs Mandy Hill, Managing Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press, and Helen Dobson, Scholarly Communications Manager at the University of Manchester.

The half-day conference offers delegates a compact schedule of lively panel debates, 'in conversation with' sessions, keynote speeches and networking, and is programmed in partnership with the Publishers Association and ALPSP (the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers).

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UK Loughborough University London receives research funding from UKIERI for development of healthcare Internet of Things platform - 17 Feb 2017

Loughborough University London has been awarded research funding from the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) to build a secure Internet of Things (IoT) platform for use in healthcare.

IoT platforms connect devices, allowing them to collect and use data. Examples include smart fridges that alert owners when food supplies are running low or thermostats that learn about heating habits in the home in order to conserve energy.

The three-year UKIERI award, led by Yogachandran Rahulamathavan of the University's Institute for Digital Technologies (IDT), will enable IoT platforms to be created that interact with people who need round-the-clock assistance, using sensors to measure movement, location and body functions such as breathing, heart rate and blood pressure.

An initial pilot testing phase will see patients in care homes from the states of West Bengal and Orissa (renamed Odisha in 2011) in India recruited in order to study chronic diseases, with IoT services tailored to respond to the socio-cultural differences across regions.

The framework will be extended to analyse real-time physiological data from patients equipped with wireless devices whilst travelling in ambulances, before focusing on the development of a secure infrastructure for data collection and an interface which empowers users and protects the privacy of participants.

The project is a collaboration between the Institute of Digital Technologies and IIT Kharagpur, supported by City University of London, eSmart Saving Ltd UK and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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US NISO publishes updated version of ResourceSync Framework Specification - 17 Feb 2017

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced the formal publication of an updated version of the ResourceSync Framework Specification (ANSI/NISO Z39.99-2017). Approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), this 1.1 revision improves a web standard that details various capabilities that a server can implement to allow third-party systems to remain synchronised with evolving resources. Such synchronisation is important in the current landscape where Web-based content-not only the metadata about the content-is constantly changing.

ResourceSync was first published as ANSI/NISO Z39.99 in 2014. The standard, also known as the ResourceSync 'core' specification, offers a range of easy-to-implement capabilities that a server may support in order to enable remote systems to remain more tightly in step with its evolving resources. It also describes how a server should advertise the facilities it supports, and presents plentiful examples and use cases that offer guidance for implementation. The recent revisions to the standard, which is pull-based, reflect changes to fix problems related to the conflation of last modification date of a resource and the datetime of notification of a change to the resource.

The ResourceSync specification and video tutorials on using the ANSI/NISO Z39.99-2017 standard are available on the NISO website at www.niso.org/workrooms/resourcesync/.

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US Wiley ChemPlanner selected as one of five LAUNCH Innovators - 17 Feb 2017

Wiley ChemPlanner has been selected as one of the five LAUNCH: Smarter Chemistry Innovation Challenge Innovators. LAUNCH was founded by NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State and NIKE, Inc. The LAUNCH: Smarter Chemistry Challenge aims to identify the most innovative technologies that shift problem solving in chemistry away from the traditional model and towards data-driven, predictive design.

Wiley ChemPlanner is a state-of-the-art workflow product that helps chemists find the best selection of diverse and viable routes for their synthesis. Its unique combination of predictive reactions and curated information delivers the best of both worlds, computer-aided synthetic design backed by millions of empirical reactions. Wiley ChemPlanner has the potential to help pharmaceutical chemists improve efficiency and creativity while synthesising molecules.

As one of the five LAUNCH: Smarter Chemistry Innovation Challenge Innovators, the Wiley ChemPlanner team is now part of the LAUNCH network, which is a group of chemistry industry experts, business and governmental leaders focused on bringing disruptive new technologies to market and growing them thereafter, with the ultimate aim to 'disrupt the chemistry status quo'. ChemPlanner will be officially introduced to the LAUNCH network by Richard Threlfall at the LAUNCH Circular Economy Forum, which will be held at Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Oregon on March 2¬-3, 2017.

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US Wolters Kluwer moves 175 customers and migrates nearly 1M procedure notes from EndoWorks to ProVation MD - 17 Feb 2017

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced that its roster of EndoWorks conversions to ProVation MD® for Gastroenterology (GI) continues to grow exponentially in advance of Olympus' departure from the endowriter market. Among the 175 healthcare organisations that moved from EndoWorks to Wolters Kluwer's gastroenterology structured reporting software in 2016 was Tampa General Hospital, whose 25 GI physicians are benefiting from streamlined documentation and accelerated workflows.

More than 260 healthcare organisations have transitioned to ProVation MD for GI, including successful migration of nearly 1 million historical procedure notes, since being named by Olympus as a preferred replacement for its endowriter software. That designation makes Wolters Kluwer one of just two vendors able to license an Olympus-developed export utility to seamlessly migrate data from EndoWorks to ProVation MD, which played an important role in Tampa General's decision.

A 1,011-bed private not-for-profit hospital, Tampa General is one among the largest hospitals in Florida and serves a population of more than 4 million. It is the primary teaching affiliate of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Approximately 8,000 procedures are performed at its GI facility every year.

ProVation MD will be featured among Wolters Kluwer's point of care solutions in Booth #1543 at the HIMSS17 Annual Conference and Exhibition, taking place February 20-22 in Orlando, Fla. It is the only dedicated structured reporting and coding solution that provides clinically relevant, intuitive software for more accurate and complete documentation of procedures. It allows physicians to efficiently capture robust detail from even the most complex procedures, then automatically generates clear, complete procedure notes and appropriate reimbursement codes, quickly, easily and without dictation. By automatically applying the reimbursement codes and disseminating critical procedural information, ProVation MD ensures appropriate payment, reduces costs and streamlines quality reporting while improving clinical communication and care coordination.

ProVation MD offers more precise reporting, which for Tampa General translates into the capture of a greater number of billable codes. Further, because the software can be customised to suit physicians' specific needs, documentation and patient through-put are accelerated.

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UK BMJ appoints Dr. Declan Walsh as new editor in chief of BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care - 16 Feb 2017

Medical knowledge provider BMJ has announced Dr. Declan Walsh, an internationally recognised medical oncologist and innovator, as the new editor in chief of BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

Dr Walsh joined BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care in January 2017 and will lead the journal, including its editorial board of top experts, to produce high quality content across many disciplines and specialties in supportive and palliative care.

Published quarterly in print and continuously online, BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care is the official journal of the Association for Palliative Medicine, Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, and Hospice UK. The journal aims to connect many disciplines and specialties throughout the world by providing high quality, clinically relevant research, reviews, comment, information and news. It is one of the 60 specialist journals published by BMJ.

Presently, Dr Walsh is Chair of Supportive Oncology at the Levine Cancer Institute, United States. Previously, Dr Walsh held a joint Chair as the Fottrell Professor of Palliative Medicine at Trinity and University Colleges Dublin.

As a pioneer in palliative medicine, Dr Walsh developed the first palliative care program in the United States in 1987. Dr Walsh is an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians in both Edinburgh and London, and Trinity College Dublin.

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US Copyright Clearance Center announces enhancements to RightFind XML for Mining - 16 Feb 2017

Global licensing and content solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind® XML for Mining software solution, which empowers organisations using text mining to glean important insights from vast amounts of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content.

RightFind XML for Mining allows customers to make discoveries and connections available only in full text by providing XML-formatted subscribed content and enabling discovery and purchase of articles that fall outside company subscriptions, offering the most complete article collection for text mining. This release includes several major product enhancements that deliver powerful new search functionality; enable access to new content; show comprehensive usage data; and provide new metadata reports.

XML for Mining is built on CCC's RightFind® platform, which helps customers access, share and manage content anytime, anywhere, while respecting copyright. Colleagues can use a single platform to connect instantly to full-text articles from subscriptions, Open Access channels, local holdings, and document delivery.

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Netherland Elsevier restores journal access to 60 German institutions - 16 Feb 2017

STM publisher Elsevier has reportedly announced that it would restore journal access to German universities after being blocked for over a month now. Negotiations, however, continue between the company and DEAL, a consortium of institutions calling for a nationwide license. Over 60 institutions cancelled their individual subscriptions for 2017 expecting that a new nationwide contract would be in place by January 2017.

In addition to striking a nationwide license agreement, DEAL is also trying to gain open-access to papers written by German authors. According to Nature news, they are planning to engage in other negotiations with other publications including Wiley and Springer Nature later this year.

Institutions' discontinued prescriptions to Elsevier's journals had moderate to severe effects on German research scientists, while some just found the situation irritating, reports Nature. While some senior scientists could access articles through their international colleagues, entry-level scientists had to rely on inter-library loans or other publications to access information relevant to their fields.

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UK Ingenta announces landmark collaboration with CEPIEC in China - 16 Feb 2017

Ingenta, a software provider to the publishing industry, has signed an agreement with China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd (CEPIEC), which will enable publishers on Ingenta Connect to market and sell their content to Chinese researchers and institutions.

The two year deal with China's largest academic digital resource importer will provide international publishers who host their content on Ingenta Connect with access to the burgeoning Chinese scholarly market via a new scholarly pay-per-view platform, launched by CEPIEC and major Chinese search engine Baidu.

Academic institutions and individual researchers in China will be able to use Baidu Scholar's search facilities to browse and locate the content they need using the metadata Ingenta Connect publishers have supplied. The content can then be acquired via the new pay-per-view platform and downloaded as a PDF through a link which is valid for 72 hours.

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German Springer Healthcare launches new medical education website, Medicine Matters - 16 Feb 2017

Springer Healthcare, part of the Springer Nature group, has launched Medicine Matters, a new medical education website. The content-rich portal will provide physicians and healthcare professionals with a reliable, free source of medical education, designed to promote best clinical practice and improved health outcomes. The website currently focuses on the latest advances in diabetes medicine at diabetes.medicinematters.com. The global rollout plan includes local language-supported content within new websites for oncology, cardiology, rheumatology, and CNS. They will be launched in key markets including the USA, the UK, Spain, India, Mexico, and China throughout 2017 and 2018.

Medicine Matters is aimed at the healthcare professional who wants a breadth of resources to support diagnosis and optimal treatment of major disease states. Underpinned by the scientific integrity of an independent, international editorial board, the website provides expert insights and commentaries around peer-reviewed educational content. Also included are journal article synopses, themed collections, 'Ask the Expert,' and eLearning modules.

Additional features include access to full journal articles and conference coverage, informed and extensive monitoring of peer-reviewed research, and headline summaries for time-stressed professionals on the most topical clinical information available. The clean, practical website interface works effectively on all devices and was developed by thorough testing with thousands of healthcare professionals.

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US Unbound Medicine and APSA launch Pediatric Surgery Library - 16 Feb 2017

Unbound Medicine, a provider of knowledge management solutions for healthcare, and the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), the nation's largest professional organization serving the pediatric surgical specialty, have launched the Pediatric Surgery Library — the premier digital resource for pediatric surgical education, training, and research.

In the past, pediatric surgeon authors would spend hours recording their knowledge and expertise in book chapters that were published once a decade by commercial publishers. The Pediatric Surgery Library was created as an alternative — to be current, affordable, and accessible on any device.

A visionary team of APSA leaders working with experts from Unbound Medicine developed a new approach to encoding and disseminating pediatric surgical knowledge. More than 400 APSA member surgeons now author evidence-based, multi-faceted content in uPub™ — Unbound's online authoring and content management system. After online editing and approval by an editorial board, the content is published instantaneously worldwide — to smartphone and tablet Apps as well as to a full-featured website.

Updated regularly, the Pediatric Surgery Library is structured by learning objectives and is augmented by surgical images, videos, and links to Maintenance of Certification CME and the medical literature. Native Apps for Apple and Android device are fully integrated with the PedSurgLibrary.com website and both are available for one price for individual users and institutional site-license customers.

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German Wiley-VCH announces the release of the 5th Edition of MPW Spectral Library - 16 Feb 2017

Wiley-VCH, part of the scientific and technical publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has announced the release of the 5th Edition of the Maurer/Pfleger/Weber (MPW) spectral library for clinical and forensic toxicologists.

The Mass Spectral Library of Drugs, Poisons, Pesticides, Pollutants and their Metabolites, 5th Edition is an indispensable tool for compound identification and has been extensively updated with 1,780 new data sets containing new compounds, their metabolites and derivatives.

This innovative spectral database now features 10,430 mass spectra and GC retention indices of compounds in over 175 classifications such as biomolecules, anticonvulsants, and more. These groups include older and new psychoactive substances, almost all relevant therapeutic drugs, as well as 7,800 of their metabolites. Of these compounds, 66% of featured spectra are fully unique to the MPW database when compared to NIST 2014 and Wiley Registry 11th Edition libraries.

Available in most common instrument manufacturer formats, this digital mass spectral library comes bundled with two print volumes. The print volumes (1756 pages) provide a clear overview of experimental methods, quantitative determination, method development, as well as lists of all compounds in order of molecular mass, showing a reference mass spectrum as well as structural formula, exact mass, GC retention times, other relevant experimental data, and their toxicological categories.

More information about this database is available at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-823660.html and online demonstrations are available on request. Compound coverage verification for this chemical database is freely available at Compound Search.

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US Wolters Kluwer releases cloud-based Reference Data Management solution within its Health Language platform - 16 Feb 2017

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced the release of a cloud-based Reference Data Management (RDM) solution within its Health Language® platform. The new RDM offering provides the data management infrastructure needed to establish a single source of truth, enable interoperability, and optimise analytics for regulatory and value-based programs.

Healthcare organisations are increasingly turning to RDM as a best-practice strategy for managing and using growing volumes of clinical and claims data to navigate evolving regulatory initiatives such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the 21st Century Cures Act. A function of Master Data Management, RDM addresses data variability across the industry's wide array of disparate healthcare terminologies and codes.

The new RDM solution enhances existing analytics and data warehouse investments by offering a flexible cloud-based approach for managing reference data. The Health Language platform provides the content, applications, web-based APIs and consulting services.

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Turkey 190 academic institutions in Turkey and North Cyprus gain access to Emerald’s eJournals Premier Collection - 15 Feb 2017

Academic publisher Emerald Publishing has signed a three-year agreement with the Turkish Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBIM) – a division of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) - to provide 190 academic institutions in Turkey and North Cyprus with access to Emerald's eJournal Premier Collection.

ULAKBIM was founded as a research and development institute of TUBITAK in 1996, with its main objective to operate a high speed computer network, enabling interaction within the institutional elements of the national innovation system, and providing information technology support and information services to help scientific production.

In addition to operating ULAKNET National Educational and Research Network, ULAKBIM provides services such as TRUBA high performance computing, TR-Index Turkish index of academic journals, JournalPark (an open journal system based academic journal hosting service), and TÜBİTAK EKUAL.

TÜBİTAK EKUAL (National Academic License for Electronic Resources) provides electronic information services, enabling research institutions in Turkey efficient and widespread access to electronic information resources of academic interest.

Emerald's eJournal Premier collection is its most comprehensive, cross-disciplinary journal database, featuring the latest peer-reviewed, international research in both established and emerging areas of interest.

Designed as Emerald's most unified offering, eJournal's Premier combines the Management Database and Specialist Collections, providing academics with access to the full breadth of Emerald's high quality publishing from leading researchers around the world.

National license agreements are made with the most prominent publishers and database producers of the world within the scope of TÜBİTAK EKUAL Project, with the aim of encouraging a broader use of high quality academic information, thus promoting scientific research and publication at national and international level.

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US AAAS and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation alliance to advance scientific communication and OA publishing - 15 Feb 2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have formed a partnership to advance scientific communication and open access publishing. The partnership will also ensure open access to research funded by the Gates Foundation and published in the Science family of journals.

This collaboration is a natural extension of the mission of AAAS; the organisation seeks to advance science, engineering and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people. As part of fulfilling that mission, the association works to enhance communication among scientists, engineers and the public and fosters education in science and technology for everyone. AAAS has supported green open access for more than a decade and has offered gold open access options via the journal Science Advances since 2015.

As a result of this partnership, AAAS will allow authors funded by the Gates Foundation to publish their research under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) in Science, Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Advances, Science Immunology or Science Robotics. This means that the final published version of any article from a Foundation-funded author submitted to one of the AAAS journals after January 1, 2017 will be immediately available to read, download and reuse.

The Gates Foundation seeks to ensure that all of the research it funds is published on full open access terms – be it in Science or any of the other 24,000 journals now offering similar options. Effective in 2017, support for open access publishing is built into every grant made by the Gates Foundation across program areas. The foundation has also invested in a new publishing service, Chronos, which easily connects grantees with journals offering open access options.

This collaboration will provide an opportunity for AAAS and the Gates Foundation to explore opportunities to broaden access to scientific research and to advance scientific collaboration and communication. The two organisations are in discussion about potential activities such as webinars, initiatives to engage younger researchers and women and outreach to researchers in developing countries. The partnership agreement has been established for calendar year 2017 and a renewal option will be evaluated in late 2017. A public report on the results of the partnership will be released in 2018.

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Netherland ACCUCOMS and American Society for Microbiology expand current agreement - 15 Feb 2017

ACCUCOMS and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) have announced that the parties have added Eastern Europe to the sales representation territories and have agreed to a multi-year extension of the current agreement.

Since February 2016, ACCUCOMS has been assisting ASM with growing subscription sales in South East Asia, India, the Middle East, North Africa, South Korea and Taiwan. As a result of the successful partnership in those territories, ASM decided to expand and extend the current agreement. Effective January 1, 2017, ACCUCOMS represents ASM in Eastern Europe in addition to the established territories. Moreover, ASM extends the current contract and makes ACCUCOMS the exclusive seller of ASM content in India.

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) claims to be the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 48,000 members today. More than half of ASM members come from countries outside the United States. The mission of ASM is to promote and advance the microbial sciences. ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.

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UK Altmetric becomes only altmetrics provider to offer up-to-the minute citation counts from Web of Science - 15 Feb 2017

Data science company Altmetric has announced the integration of Clarivate Analytics Web of Science™ citation data to the Explorer for Institutions (EFI) platform. Altmetric is the only alternative metrics provider to integrate this data, enabling users to compare the academic and broader impacts of a single research output at the click of a button.

Users will now be able to see the Web of Science citation count and up to three citing articles in a new tab in Altmetric details pages accessed via EFI. The details pages provide a full record of all of the online attention Altmetric has tracked for a single research output.

The integration is live now and available to customers who hold a current license to EFI and Web of Science Web Services Lite, Web of Science Web Services Expanded or InCites.

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US Elsevier announces publication of five psychology titles - 15 Feb 2017

STM publisher Elsevier has announced the publication of Explaining Suicide: Patterns, Motivations, and What Notes Reveal by Cheryl Meyer, Taronish Irani, Katherine Hermes and Betty Yung. It is the first large-scale analysis of suicide motivation across multiple ages in the same time period, made possible via a unique dataset of all suicide notes collected by the coroner's office in southwestern Ohio from 2000 through 2009. At the same time, Elsevier announced publication of four additional psychology books.

Based on an analysis of the Ohio dataset and those from other European and Oceanic studies, Explaining Suicide identifies top motivations for suicide, how these differ between note leavers and non-note leavers, and how that information relates to better suicide prevention. The book reveals the extent to which suicide is motivated by interpersonal violence, substance abuse, physical pain, grief, feelings of failure and mental illness. It also discusses other risk factors, what differentiates suicide attempters from suicide completers, and what might serve as protective factors toward resilience.

The four additional psychology titles are: The Psychology of Gender and Health: Conceptual and Applied Global Concerns by M. Pilar Sánchez-López and Rosa Limiñana-Gras; Creativity and the Performing Artist: Behind the Mask by Paula Thomson and Victoria Jaque; Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment by Connor Kerns, Patricia Renno, Eric Storch, Philip Kendall and Jeffrey Wood; and Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior: A Therapist's Guide to Assessment and Treatment by Georgia DeGangi.

In order to meet content needs in psychology, Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify the gaps in coverage of the topics. Editorial teams 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, which will educate the next generation of psychologists, and provide critical foundational content for information professionals, are key examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.

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UK SAGE Publishing launches new platform for SAGE Journals - 15 Feb 2017

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has launched a new platform for SAGE Journals. In close consultation with researchers, editors, authors, society partners, and librarians – the new site has been designed to deliver a world-class online research experience. From enhanced author tools to more intuitive navigation to improved search functionality to ease of use across devices, SAGE Journals was optimised to support all accessing and contributing to SAGE's esteemed scholarly research.

Home to more than 1,000 journals, the new platform provides researchers and students on the move with a responsive design that automatically resizes to their device of choice; offers readers a clean, uncluttered space for reading and enhanced tools for downloading, sharing, and citing articles and discovering related content; gives authors deeper insight into the impact of their research through metrics and collaboration tools such as Kudos and Altmetrics; supports journal editors and society partners with flexible and dynamic homepages to promote their brand and showcase new content; and supports key industry standards and optimizes article discovery for library customers through ongoing initiatives in discovery and accessibility.

SAGE Journals is hosted on Literatum, an online publishing platform developed by Atypon. The new platform is available at www.journals.sagepub.com.

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UK The Institution of Engineering and Technology receives BIC Basic award and Onix 3.0 badge - 15 Feb 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has been awarded the BIC Basic award for Product Data Excellence under the Book Industry Communications (BIC) accreditation scheme as well as receiving the Onix 3.0 badge. The IET is one of just a handful of publishers that have been accredited under the scheme to date.

Launched in 2010, the Product Data Excellence Awards scheme is designed to encourage publishers to appreciate the contribution made by accurate and timely product data to their sales; to enable them to demonstrate their commitment to making that data available in the supply chain; and to enable them to benchmark their performance against their competitors.

The scheme recognises the issues that publishers face in maintaining and transmitting increasingly complex data and rewards them for adhering to criteria set out by BIC.

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US APA Style Central wins 2017 PROSE Award for eProduct/Best in Social Sciences - 14 Feb 2017

The American Psychological Association has won the 2017 PROSE Award for eProduct/Best in Social Sciences for its authoritative new scholarly writing solution, APA Style CENTRAL®.

Presented annually by the Association of American Publishers, PROSE awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals and electronic content in 53 categories.

APA Style CENTRAL features full integration of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association®, setting standards for scholarship by providing an unequaled, authoritative, online writing platform for students around the world. Created by APA Style experts, this new institutional resource uses preformatted templates, reference forms and hundreds of educational tools and samples to coach students throughout the scholarly writing process.

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UK BMC Research Notes to re-focus on dark data, bite-size and negative results - 14 Feb 2017

BMC Research Notes, an open access journal from BioMed Central, will re-focus on its original mission of accepting submissions for short publications, incremental updates to previous work, results of individual experiments and similar material that lacks a suitable publication outlet. While returning to its roots with a focus on publishing null results, dark data and micropublishing, the journal will also expand its scope to cover all scientific and clinical disciplines.

The core belief of BMC Research Notes is that all scientifically sound research has value and should be made freely and openly available to the research community, including those observations which would not be written up as a full research article.

The phrase 'dark data' describes research outputs that are not usually considered in traditional research journals. As a result, these research outputs often never see the light of day and remain hidden in researchers' lab books or buried as some extra data to be considered further one day in the future. There are many datasets, field observations, null results and small experiments, which would potentially give useful information to other researchers but which may never be shared.

BMC Research Notes is also expanding its scope and will now accept submissions from all scientific and clinical disciplines including health sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and all engineering disciplines. All research must be scientifically valid. Articles which will be considered include single observations, replication studies, method validations and null results. The journal will also accept submissions of 'side data' that scientists may have collected during their experiments.

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UK Digital Science announces Carnegie Mellon University as key customer and development partner - 14 Feb 2017

Digital Science, a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities, has announced Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as a key customer and development partner. By implementing a suite of products from the Digital Science portfolio, Carnegie Mellon will unveil a solution to capture, analyse and showcase its leading research. Using continuous, automated capture of data from multiple internal and external sources, including publication and associated citation and altmetrics data, grant data, and research data, Carnegie Mellon will be able to provide its faculty, funders and decision-makers with an accurate, timely and holistic picture of the institution's research.

With the goal of championing new forms of scholarly communication, Carnegie Mellon is creating a number of research platforms that will work together to enable innovation and provide opportunities for interactive research among the university's researchers. As part of this effort, the university is building out an ecosystem of support, processes and tools that underpin the full research lifecycle from ideation to dissemination.

Carnegie Mellon plans to roll out a suite of tools from Digital Science to its academic community over the coming months. These tools offer a multitude of benefits including: Symplectic Elements; Figshare for Institutions; Altmetric Explorer for Institutions; and Dimensions.

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UK IOP and CAUL announce new agreement - 14 Feb 2017

IOP Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have announced a new agreement, covering 31 universities in Australia and New Zealand.

While the previous agreement was based on historical spend on print version of journals, the new model is based on an institution's science-category full time equivalent students, and weighted against levels of study and research.

The three year agreement between IOP Publishing, a leading society publisher and CAUL – the leadership organisation for university libraries in Australia – will provide unlimited access to all 76 IOP Publishing and IOP partner journals until 2019.

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UK Leading UK research to be showcased at the AAAS meeting - 14 Feb 2017

A host of leading UK scientists and academics will be presenting their research at the prestigious annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston, MA from February 16–20, 2017.

The Research Councils are hosting an international reception at the AAAS meeting on the evening of February 18 at the Skywalk Observatory high-rise viewing area at the top of the Prudential Tower. The President of AAAS, Professor Barbara Schaal; Professor Philip Nelson, Chair of Research Councils UK; and Professor Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, President Royal Society, will be speaking.

The UK's Suzanne Gage will be awarded the AAAS Early Career Public on February 17 in the Republic Ballroom at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Suzanne recently completed her post-doctoral research in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, and is now a scientist at the University of Liverpool. She also founded 'Sifting the Evidence,' a blog on The Guardian's website in which she examines epidemiology, mental health and substance abuse. She is being honored by AAAS for 'her evidence-based approach to public engagement activities and targeting audiences who may not be actively seeking science information.'

There will be a programme of exciting UK science and research exhibited during the annual meeting, where delegates can see themselves in infra-red, meet mini supercomputer Wee Archie, and try standing on one leg and letting the scanner check how healthy your posture is, plus lots more!

Over the weekend Research Council-sponsored researchers will help to spread the wonder of science to families on subjects as diverse as How Alien Invaders can Change Governments to Why You Can't Have More Friends on Facebook than Dunbar's Number.

A series of talks will also be delivered by UK academics throughout the annual meeting including: Chris Frost from STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory - Cloudy with a Chance of Solar Flares: Quantifying the Risk of Space Weather; William Nuttall, Open University - Energy Technology Policies in Europe and the U.S.: Learning From Our Differences; Richard Tiffin, University of Reading - Precision Agriculture: Making the Most of Big Data; Sabine Hauert, University of Bristol - Artificial Intelligence, People, and Society, Beyond the Hype: Tools to Demystify Robotics and AI and AI and Policy Engagement: Understanding the Public's Views of Social Risk; Robin Dunbar, University of Oxford - Evolutionary Bases of Prosociality and Angels or Wolves to One Another? What Makes Us Prosocial, or Otherwise?; Sheila Rowan, University of Glasgow - Opening a New Ear to the Universe with Gravitational Waves; and Laura Harkness-Brennan, University of Liverpool - Particle Therapy and 3-D Imaging: A Roadmap to the Future of Precision Medicine and The Role of Physics in Nuclear Medicine.

Full programme details are available online at https://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2017/webprogram/.

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German Thieme Publishers and the NDTA to showcase Practical Guide to NDT Clinical Practice at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting - 14 Feb 2017

Medical and scientific publisher Thieme Publishers and the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA) will be showcasing Neuro-Developmental Treatment: A Guide to NDT Clinical Practice at APTA-CSM from February 15-18, 2017. Authored by instructors of the NDTA, this book is the culmination of a five-year project aimed toward developing an up-to-date guide to the neurorehabilitation approach originally developed by Karl and Berta Bobath.

The comprehensive volume provides vital support for both novice and experienced practitioners of NDT by integrating the latest theoretical foundations with real-life practice examples. With a large section of case studies in the book, additional online case studies, and supplemental materials including videos, tables, and photos, this book makes it simple to learn the practical aspects of neuro-developmental treatment.

With more than 30 contributors and online content including case videos, an additional chapter, and a practice model flow chart, this book sets the standard in NDT education. Both Thieme and the NDTA will attend the APTA-CSM conference. Thieme will be located at booth 826 while the NDTA will be at booth 121.

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US American Chemical Society’s first OA journal ACS Central Science wins PROSE innovation award - 13 Feb 2017

ACS Central Science, the first fully open access journal published by the American Chemical Society (ACS), has won the PROSE Journal/Award for Innovation. Presented by the Association of American Publishers, the PROSE awards recognise excellence in professional and scholarly publishing. The PROSE innovation award, which acknowledges the unique achievements of new journals, is issued at the judges' discretion and is not presented every year.

First published in April 2015, ACS Central Science is led by Editor-in-Chief Carolyn R. Bertozzi of Stanford University, and has a staff of six senior editors and a 79-member editorial advisory board.

In its first 22 issues, ACS Central Science published more than 150 research articles, each highlighted on the web for a few days with a custom banner image. The journal has accepted submissions from scores of leading scientific authors, including four Nobel laureates. To date, the journal has published more than 100 editorials, news stories, interviews and commentaries. As the first ACS publication with a dedicated mobile app, readers can quickly download whole issues for offline reading. It also produces sponsored explanatory videos and serves as a catalyst for reader engagement through social media.

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US International Water Association extends its use of Aries’ technology with the adoption of ProduXion Manager - 13 Feb 2017

Online submission system provider Aries Systems Corporation, US, has announced the adoption of its web-based journal production tracking system, ProduXion Manager, by IWA Publishing.

Since 2007, IWA Publishing has successfully used the Editorial Manager web-based peer review system for its twelve self-published journals including: Water Science & Technology, Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, Journal of Water and Health, Journal of Hydroinformatics, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – Aqua, Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development, Journal of Water and Climate Change, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, Hydrology Research, Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, Water Policy and Water Practice and Technology.

Commencing in 2017, IWA Publishing will roll-out ProduXion Manager to its journals to facilitate post-acceptance workflow. Manuscript files and metadata are automatically transferred to workflow participants, such as copy editors and vendors. The system incorporates content management and concurrently supports manuscript and issue-based workflow. Status terms and dates are automatically updated as tasks are completed and files transferred.

ProduXion Manager has been deployed with hundreds of journals from leading publishers such as Wolters Kluwer, Nature, Wiley-VCH, Springer Nature, American Meteorological Association and more.

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UK IOP Publishing and The Biophysical Society announce new partnership to create ebooks program for the biophysics community - 13 Feb 2017

IOP Publishing and the Biophysical Society have announced a new publishing partnership to support the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics, through the creation of a comprehensive collection of ebooks.

The collaboration will bring the world-leading expertise and domain knowledge of the Biophysical Society into the rapidly developing IOP ebooks program, in order to build a library of content that defines biophysics and serves this growing and diverse research community.

The program will publish textbooks, monographs, reviews, and handbooks covering all areas of biophysics research, applications, education, methods, computational tools, and techniques. Subjects of the collection will include: bioenergetics; bioengineering; biological fluorescence; biopolymers in vivo; cryo-electron microscopy; exocytosis and endocytosis; intrinsically disordered proteins; mechanobiology; membrane biophysics; membrane structure and assembly; molecular biophysics; motility and cytoskeleton; nanoscale biophysics; and permeation and transport.

Through IOP's innovative ebooks program, the new books will be available in multiple formats, including HTML, PDF, EPUB 3, and MOBI for Kindle. This means books will be available to read on different devices and with options for multimedia and mathML. Print on demand will also be available.

The content will not have digital rights management, allowing unlimited concurrent usage. The new book series will be hosted on IOPscience, which will maximize discoverability by providing journals and books content to readers on a single platform.

Commissioning of the new series is already underway, and the first titles will be published in 2019. The program will be supported by a specially selected editorial advisory board, comprising experts from the biophysics community who will identify key areas of interest for the Biophysical Society's members and the wider community.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 13 Feb 2017

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Sharon McCulloch (The importance of being REF-able: academic writing under pressure from a culture of counting); John Tennant (Providing Context for Research and the Ever-Evolving Field of Altmetrics); Jack Grove (A Call to Punish Tardy Journal Editors); Angela Cochran (How Many Grains of Salt Must We Take When Looking at Metrics?); EBSCOpost (The Increasing Importance of Lifelong Learning in Healthcare, and Especially Nursing); and Graham Kendall (Why you should care about the rise of fake journals and the bad science they publish). 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 Luiz Schwarcz to receive The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 - 13 Feb 2017

The London Book Fair has announced that the recipient of the LBF Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 will be Luiz Schwarcz, Publisher, Companhia das Letras, Brazil.

Luiz Schwarcz is one of the most commercially successful and culturally influential figures in Brazilian publishing. He co-founded Companhia das Letras, with his wife, the historian and anthropologist Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, in 1986. Since then, it has made a profound and unique contribution to book publishing in Brazil, having published over 5,000 titles across fiction and non-fiction. It publishes 38 Nobel laureates, including Toni Morrison, Doris Lessing, José Saramago, and J. M. Coetzee. In October 2016, the company celebrated its 30th anniversary; and according to Nielsen's report that year the Companhia das Letras Group held the largest market share of trade publishing in Brazil.

Luiz Schwarcz has received numerous accolades over the decades, including Man of Ideas (1987) and the "Making the Difference" award (2004). In 2010, Companhia das Letras was chosen as the most admired publishing house in Brazil by literary critics and scholars in a one-off poll run by the most prominent Brazilian business newspaper, Valor Econômico, in which it received 81% of the vote. The Companhia das Letras Group is also the largest holder of the Jabuti award, winning 206 trophies since 1988.

Luiz Schwarcz also has worked to improve literacy among disenfranchised groups. In 2010 Companhia das Letras led a pioneering initiative by creating book clubs with libraries and social institutions. Today there are 20 book clubs, including ones in prisons, hospitals and social organizations for young people living in poverty.

The London Book Fair's Advisory Board, under the chairmanship of David Roche, Non-Executive Chair, The London Book Fair, voted for Luiz Schwarcz from a shortlist of international publishing figures.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an individual who has made a truly significant mark in the sphere of global publishing. It is open to publishers, agents, editors, scouts and anyone else involved in international publishing from any country in the world. Last year the award was presented to Baroness Gail Rebuck DBE.

The Lifetime Achievement Award in International Publishing will be presented at the International Excellence Awards, an invitation-only event on March 14, 2017, 6.30pm in The Conference Centre, Olympia, London.

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Netherland OASPA to host Twitter Chat on open access publishing in the Global South - 13 Feb 2017

The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) will host a live Twitter chat about open access publishing in the Global South with Xin Bi (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University/DOAJ), Ina Smith (Academy of Science of South Africa), Abel Packer (SciELO), and Lars Bjørnshauge (DOAJ) on February 22, 2017, from 1pm-2pm BST (8am EST).

Participants may tweet their questions about open access publishing in the Global South using the hashtag #OASPAChat, and Xin, Ina, Abel and Lars will be there to answer them in real time.

This Twitter Chat will allow the open access community and the general public the opportunity to ask questions about the current state of open access publishing in different parts of the Global South. Chat participants will be able to reflect on issues such as: the particular challenges posed by open access publishing in the Global South (South Africa, Latin America, and China in particular); the future of open access publishing in the Global South; and how open access journals in the Global South ensure they are recognised as legitimate and quality publishing channels within a global scholarly communication system.

OASPA will be moderating the questions tweeted on the hashtag.

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UK Prof. David Mitlin named Associate Editor of new Royal Society of Chemistry journal - 13 Feb 2017

Prof. David Mitlin, Clarkson University Professor / GE Chair in Oil and Gas Systems, has been named an associate editor for Sustainable Energy & Fuels, a new journal by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Sustainable Energy & Fuels is an international journal publishing research that contributes to the development of sustainable energy technologies with a particular emphasis on new and next-generation technologies.

Mitlin's electrochemistry-related interests span both renewables and conventional energy topics. He is currently focused on creation of new materials for sodium ion batteries, lithium ion batteries, electrochemical capacitors and for aggressive oil refining environments.

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US Western Sydney University and ProQuest team up to offer digital textbooks to students - 13 Feb 2017

The Western Sydney University and ProQuest have collaborated to provide digital textbooks for commencing university students through the University's library, reducing the cost of education to students and increasing access to required learning materials.

One of the world's largest initiatives of its kind, Western Sydney University is differentiating itself from other universities by making etextbooks from 60 academic publishers available to students via Ebook Central, ProQuest's innovative new ebook platform.

Working with ProQuest simplifies the provision of etextbooks to this large set of students and faculty. ProQuest manages connections with publishers to curate needed textbooks, managing rights and licenses. Delivery through Ebook Central provides a simple, modern user experience for students and faculty. The etextbooks can be used online or they can be downloaded onto the students' preferred devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Committed to improving learning outcomes for all students, Western Sydney University's model removes a significant financial barrier to educational materials.

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US AAP urges more direct U.S. government engagement in IIPA Special 301 Report - 10 Feb 2017

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has asked the U.S. government to encourage trading partners to fulfill their pledges to the U.S. to improve protection and enforcement of copyright. The submission was filed by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) in response to the 2017 Special 301 inquiry by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and outlines the key challenges facing a number of creative industries, including publishing, when it comes to enacting copyright and related rights in foreign markets.

Among other issues, the IIPA submission addresses the increasingly digital nature of trade and asks that standards be updated when necessary. It also discourages any proposed copyright law changes that fall outside established global norms. The submission identifies copyright and market access concerns in 25 countries, with eight nations listed on the Priority Watch List, and eight more on the Watch List.

This year, AAP again seeks sustained U.S. government engagement with Canada and China, among other markets. Canada remains of significant concern to the industry given the serious decline in the educational publishing sector as a result of the adoption of a broad and undefined "education" as fair exception in the country's 2012 Copyright Modernization Act (CMA). Prior to 2012, the country boasted a well-established collective licensing regime to license and administer permissions to copy books and other textual works for educational uses, at both the K-12 and post-secondary levels. This licensing regime is all but destroyed, the annual loss from the demise of licensing to copy parts of works at an estimated C $30 million (US $22 million). Reversing the dire state of Canada's educational publishing must be a top priority in this year's parliamentary review of copyright law as mandated by the CMA.

China, likewise, remains a key industry priority. There remain longstanding unresolved issues with respect to the piracy of online journal articles as well as continuing concerns with the difficulty of securing expeditious action against entities engaged in infringing activity on China's most popular e-commerce platforms. China should be encouraged to continue to engage in more sustained enforcement efforts against entities engaged in large scale online infringement.

AAP urges the U.S. government to heighten engagement with Canada and China to address the deficiencies in their copyright protection and enforcement regimes, particularly as they affect the publishing sector.

The full report and more materials can be found at http://www.iipawebsite.com/special301.html.

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US ACS Publications join CCC’s RightFind® XML for Mining solution - 10 Feb 2017

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, has announced that the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, is participating in RightFind® XML for Mining, CCC's cloud-based solution for obtaining content and rights for commercial text mining.

XML for Mining empowers organisations using text mining to glean important insights from vast amounts of Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) content, enabling publishers to offer life science companies controlled access to full-text articles in native XML format for import into their preferred text mining software.

With XML for Mining, customers make discoveries and connections available only in full text by providing XML-formatted subscribed content and enabling discovery and purchase of articles that fall outside company subscriptions, offering the most complete article collection for text mining.

XML for Mining is built on CCC's RightFind® platform, which helps customers access, share and manage content anytime, anywhere, while respecting copyright. Colleagues can use a single platform to connect instantly to full-text articles from subscriptions, Open Access channels, local holdings, and document delivery.

Using RightFind XML for Mining, commercial life science users identify and download collections of full-text XML articles from thousands of peer-reviewed journals produced by 50 STM publishers. All content in RightFind XML for Mining is pre-authorised for use in commercial text mining projects for internal purposes.

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US Elsevier publication by Indiana University Public Health Informatics Prof wins HIMSS Book of the Year Award - 10 Feb 2017

STM publisher Elsevier and the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have announced that HIMSS (Healthcare Information Management Systems Society), an international not-for-profit organisation focused on better health through information technology (IT), will award its 2016 Book of the Year Award to Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems. Edited by Dr. Brian E. Dixon, an Associate Professor at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and Research Scientist at the Regenstrief Institute, the book was published in March 2016 by Elsevier's Academic Press imprint.

Health Information Exchange confronts the opportunities and challenges associated with the electronic exchange of data and information across the complex network of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and other entities involved in providing health care. While the last decade has witnessed tremendous growth in the proliferation of IT in healthcare, many find it complicated and frustrating to connect those systems in a way that delivers high quality, patient-centered care.

Described as a 'timely response to a critical need within the health system' by Charles E. Christian, the Vice President for Technology and Engagement at the Indiana Health Information Exchange who nominated it for the award, the book chronicles the need for and progress towards interoperability among health information systems as well as the methods and tools necessary to enable seamless, nationwide exchange of health information no matter where a patient receives care. Experts and accomplished practitioners contributed to the book's chapters and its several case studies that detail how leading organisations are moving the needle with respect to health care delivery and outcomes.

The HIMSS Book of the Year Award honours a book that offers outstanding practical guidance and/or strategic insight for healthcare information and management systems professionals.

The award will be presented to Dr. Dixon at the HIMSS Awards Gala, on February 21, 2017 at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. The gala is one of the premier events held during the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, from February 19-23, at the Orange County Convention Center.

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UK IOP Publishing launches Physics World Discovery, a new resource for the physics community - 10 Feb 2017

IOP Publishing has announced the launch of a new resource for the physics community. Physics World Discovery will publish accessible, long-form features that replicate the style and editorial approach of the award-winning flagship magazine Physics World.

Written with clarity and flair by leading voices from across the scientific community, Physics World Discovery will provide readers with an expert introduction to the hottest topics in physics, spanning established and emerging research disciplines.

The first five publications in the Physics World Discovery collection showcase a range of diverse and fast-moving research areas, spanning quantitative finance; proton beam therapy; complex light; space weather; and the dark universe.

The Physics World Discovery collection will grow throughout 2017, with each title freely available to the global research community on the IOPscience platform, where IOP journals, ebooks and Physics World content can also be found.

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US ProQuest launches no-cost access to its databases for students and researchers - 10 Feb 2017

ProQuest has launched a program to provide no-cost access to its databases for students and researchers who have been separated from their universities and libraries because of travel bans or other immigration changes. The company has an email hotline ContinueMyResearch@proquest.com where these displaced researchers can arrange for access to the materials they need to continue their work.

The program resolves authentication problems displaced researchers may face when trying to access their institution's holdings remotely. Individuals will be provided with personal credentials, as well as direct access to ProQuest support teams for help. There is no limit to the number of databases that can be requested. Free RefWorks accounts are also available to help with long-distance collaboration and to save, manage and organise their work.

To request access, students, faculty and other researchers can email ProQuest at ContinueMyResearch@proquest.com with the name of the university or library they have been separated from, along with the name of their research supervisor or faculty advisor. ProQuest representatives will work directly with impacted individuals or their advisors to set up online, no cost access to all databases needed to continue their studies or research.

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UK SAGE publishes The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research - 10 Feb 2017

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has announced the launch of The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research, providing a comprehensive account of education research today.

The Handbook provides a comprehensive guide for researchers, both new and existing, as well as a resource to prompt further thinking about broader issues within education research. In particular, the book is a cutting edge account showcasing education as an academic discipline. The key questions that the book addresses are: what is education research?; as well as what does it mean to be an education researcher as we approach the 2020s?

The book is published in two volumes, benefitting from the contribution of over 50 leading academics to the six parts of the text: Understanding Research, Planning Research, Approaches to Research, Acquiring Data, Analyzing Data and Reporting, Disseminating and Evaluating Research.

The text is edited by Dominic Wyse, a Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at University College London, Institute of Education, Neil Selwyn, a Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Emma Smith, a Professor of Education at the University of Leicester, and Larry Suter, a visting scholar at the University of Michigan.

The publication of this Handbook is the next step in a collaborative history between BERA and SAGE to support researchers in education. In 2012 SAGE began publishing Research Methods in Education in association with BERA, a series of six books mapping the territory of key research approaches and topics. For over eight years, SAGE has also supported BERA's awards for early career researchers and practitioners, and 2016 marked the second year of the BERA/ SAGE Public Impact Award to support and encourage excellence in the application of research in practice.

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US AACC partners with NEJM Group to launch AACC Learning Lab - 09 Feb 2017

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organisation dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, has announced the launch of AACC Learning Lab. Developed through a collaboration with NEJM Group, the publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Area9 Learning, a global leader in adaptive learning technology, AACC Learning Lab is designed to help laboratory medicine experts expand their knowledge and enhance their ability to find answers to challenging patient health problems.

This online learning platform combines gold standard laboratory medicine content with the revolutionary adaptive technology used by NEJM Knowledge+ and developed by Area9 Learning. The Learning Lab can be used by those preparing for certification exams and seeking continuing education. Covering all disciplines of laboratory medicine, the material provided by AACC Learning Lab is divided into five program areas: clinical chemistry, hematology and coagulation, transfusion medicine, microbiology, and molecular diagnostics. Each program area consists of approximately 20 courses that address different topics in that discipline and that are prepared by renowned faculty, many of whom are AACC members. Additionally, much of the material used for the clinical chemistry and molecular diagnostics courses is primarily derived from research and papers published in AACC's Clinical Chemistry journal.

Drawing on this wealth of content, NEJM Knowledge+ adapts to the learner's goals, pace, and knowledge gaps to deliver precisely the information s/he needs. This smart technology has already succeeded with physicians, and uses research-proven methods to accelerate proficiency, continuously sharpen skills, and promote true lifelong learning.

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UK CABI holds 397th Executive Council meeting - 09 Feb 2017

Scientific publisher CABI recently held its 397th Executive Council meeting, attended by delegates representing 34 CABI Member Countries, Board Members and CABI staff. Dr Lutz Peter Berg (Switzerland), Chairman of the Executive Council, led the meeting, which took place at the International Coffee Organisation in London on February 2, 2017.

December 2016 brought to a close the period covered by the CABI Medium Term Strategy 2014-16. CABI has continued to make good progress strategically, operationally and financially, in line with the plans laid out by the Medium Term Strategy. This Strategy has addressed priority areas identified at three Regional Consultations in 2015-16, and aligned Member Country requests with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and CABI's strategic objectives. It also took into account recommendations made at the organisation's 19th Review Conference, which was held on July 26-27, 2016.

CABI's traditional Publishing business, with its combination of book and database products has maintained progress, while also investing in new IT platforms to underpin CABI as a Knowledge Business. The commitment to open data made in the 2014-16 Medium Term Strategy led to CABI being awarded the role of Secretariat host for the Global Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative.

Proposals and recommendations approved by Executive Council and Members during the meeting include: CABI's 2017 budget and 2017-2019 plan; CABI's Medium Term Strategy for 2017-2019; re-appointment of Dr Lutz Peter Berg (Switzerland) as Chair of Executive Council for 2017; and election of Mrs Anne Kamau, Commercial Counsellor, Kenya High Commission and Mrs Sharifa Khan, Commercial Counsellor, High Commission for the People's Republic of Bangladesh as Executive Council delegates for the Board Observer positions for 2017.

Looking forward, the Executive Council and Members commended the proposed launch of CABI's Invasives Programme this year, which is designed to address the threat of invasive species to the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in Africa and Asia. This, together with existing and new programmes such as ICT for Distance Learning, will play a key part in CABI's next steps throughout 2017–2019.

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UAE Dubai Health Authority and Elsevier to improve healthcare operations and information systems - 09 Feb 2017

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and STM publisher Elsevier have agreed to collaborate on the DHA's strategic goals for developing a comprehensive and integrated health service system and improving the health sector operations and information systems.

His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA, and Jacqueline Duvoisin, Regional Director for Clinical Solutions MEA Turkey, Iran & Central Asia, Elsevier, signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Commenting on the MoU, Al Qatami said DHA's developmental drive depends on constantly updating its information and data-supporting systems to ensure that the best tools and information are available for decision-making. He added that utilizing the best technology and state of the art systems helps the authority achieve its healthcare goals that are in line with Dubai's developmental drive, be it in its medical affairs, services technology or state-of-the-art equipment.

The MoU's objective is to enhance cooperation between both parties through various evidence-based projects to support DHA's organisational transformation and innovation goals of the Dubai Health Strategy 2021.

Key projects that DHA and Elsevier will embark on together include establishing Dubai as a center of scientific research and scientific publications in the medical and health fields based on the procedures and systems at DHA. Supporting the goal of innovation through Elsevier's evidence-based content solutions - integrated decision support related to the unified Electronic Medical Record system; patient engagement systems aimed at raising patients' awareness, safety and satisfaction; integrated clinical decision support through patient-specific pathways; and telemedicine and patient self-care advice and triage services.

The MoU also aims to support DHA in conducting research, identifying risks and building internal competencies in research and quality, as well as building continuing medical education through various solutions.

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US New ProQuest whitepaper highlights opportunities for collaboration between librarians and content aggregators - 09 Feb 2017

ProQuest's latest whitepaper 'Obstacles and Opportunities: Ebooks, Print and the Impact of Choice on Libraries and the Users They Serve' is now available for download. Focusing on the UK higher-education book market, the paper combines commentary from UK librarians with global data to highlight the complexities of managing book collections and the opportunities presented by evolving content types.

Inspired by a discussion among academic librarians in the UK, the paper provides insight into solutions ProQuest has developed that enable more efficient, flexible workflows for print and digital content. Beyond that, it provides an overview of the current book environment and its complexities. The paper highlights how libraries are charged with balancing the popularity of convenient and accessible ebooks with the ongoing demand for print.

'Obstacles and Opportunities: Ebooks, Print and the Impact of Choice on Libraries and the Users They Serve' is available for download at http://www.proquest.com/documents/Whitepaper-Obstacles-and-Opportunities.html. To learn more about solutions ProQuest has developed in collaboration with librarians and publishers to serve the unique needs of academic researchers, visit http://www.proquest.com/libraries/academic/.

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German Prof. Alois Fürstner named Editor-in-Chief of Science of Synthesis - 09 Feb 2017

Professor Alois Fürstner, Managing Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Max-Planck-Institut for Coal Research), Mülheim on Ruhr, has taken over the position as Editor-in-Chief on the Science of Synthesis (SOS) Editorial Board. An expert in organometallic chemistry, Professor Fürstner, has been a Member of the Editorial Board since 2008.

Science of Synthesis offers reliable, proven and peer-reviewed information on synthetic methods in organic chemistry. The reference work is used by chemists in corporations, research and educational institutions around the world, whether as an interactive online tool offering full-text and structure search functions or as a printed edition. Science of Synthesis delivers proven synthesis procedures for a wide range of different compound classes. It is continually updated and evolved by an Editorial Board of nine international experts in close cooperation with Thieme Chemistry's publishing team.

Over 1,800 renowned authors around the world contribute to the reference work. They review synthesis methods in their respective fields and suggest as well as prepare them for publication.

Professor Fürstner's research at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung focuses on the development of organometallic reagents and catalysts and their application to the synthesis of structurally complex targets of biological significance. Particular attention is paid to the development and validation of catalytic methods for C—C bond formation.

Professor Fürstner brings extensive publication experience to his new position, having served on numerous editorial and advisory boards of diverse international journals. He has been a member of the Science of Synthesis Editorial Board since 2008.

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US Wolters Kluwer to publish Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - 09 Feb 2017

Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced a new, long-term publishing partnership with The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons® (ABJS). Beginning in 2018, the journal's 65th anniversary, Wolters Kluwer will publish Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), the specialty-leading journal of ABJS.

Wolters Kluwer and ABJS have a long history and this new partnership marks a homecoming of sorts. CORR was launched in 1953 in collaboration with the J.B. Lippincott Company (since acquired by Wolters Kluwer). During the first 55 years CORR was published by Wolters Kluwer, the journal's frequency increased from two to twelve times per year, it's impact factor increased steadily to the top tiers in surgery and orthopaedics, and an electronic version was launched. Archives dating back to 1953 will be available online upon the launch of CORR's journal website.

The return of CORR strengthens Wolters Kluwer's position as the pre-eminent publisher in the field of orthopaedics. It joins a portfolio of high-impact periodicals such as Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, and Spine, as well as the popular Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery book series and other clinical resources.

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India Global publishers select Scope’s ConSCIse solution to enhance book discovery, develop abstracts and keywords for book chapters - 08 Feb 2017

Scope e-Knowledge Center (Scope), a leading provider of knowledge services and a Quatrro Global Services company, has announced that more than fifteen major book publishers have now developed enriched chapter level metadata by leveraging Scope's ConSCIse solution. These leading publishers, including John Wiley & Sons, Brill Publishers, Cambridge University Press and ASM Press, have found that the quality and cost effectiveness of ConSCIse helped them meet a clear market need for enriched book metadata for driving discovery.

The ConSCIse solution combines proprietary automation using Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML), text-mining and semantic technologies, along with expert human curation by Scope’s extensive, multi-disciplinary team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to ensure high-quality output. This unique model has enabled Scope to deliver millions of abstracts and keywords of patents, book chapters, technical articles, standards and other documents for numerous clients.

According to a recent post by Jill O'Neil in the Scholarly Kitchen blog: "There have been mutterings about metadata and abstracts at the chapter level for years now. However, one can assume that lack of any evident progress in this regard has been due to the additional workload for authors that it involves. It is much better to see how technology can automate and amplify the meaning." The need for enhanced book chapter metadata was reinforced in a white paper from PCG, an Ingenta Company, noting that book publishers are increasingly adopting the journal publishing model for displaying search results for book content by delivering enhanced metadata for the book chapter along with journal articles. The enriched metadata aids in the discovery of book content in a variety of search environments such as Google and Google Scholar, library discovery platforms, and publishers' own websites.

Speaking about their experience using Scope's ConSCIse solution, Jenny Mathias, Global Academic Marketing Director, Cambridge University Press, said, "With such a rich backlist, finding ways to improve the discoverability of our content is a priority for Cambridge University Press. Working with Scope to enrich our prestigious Cambridge Histories content with chapter-level keywords and abstracts is an important part of this strategy."

Tram Venkatraman, President of Scope, said, "Enriched metadata is an essential ingredient of a successful and content discovery strategy. Scope believes the findings in PCG's recently published whitepaper offer a compelling case for enriched metadata to be available for book chapters and Scope's ConSCIse offers a unique solution."

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UK IET launches inaugural issue of new OA journal - IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications - 08 Feb 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has published the first issue of its latest open access journal - IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications. The new journal covers emerging issues including security, privacy issues and data analytics techniques in addition to classical cyber-physical systems (CPS) research topics such as control, real-time computing and system validation.

As a fully open access journal, all published content from the journal is free to view and available on the IET Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The first issue of the IET Cyber-physical Systems includes a number of invited research and review articles authored by senior leading experts working in the cyber-physical systems field. These articles cover a broad range of topics including smart buildings, smart grid, smart transportation, smart cities, health-care CPS, safety-critical CPS, CPS security, CPS verification, Internet-of-Things, and model-based CPS design.

Professor Mohammad Shahidehpour, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering received a special mention in the editorial as one of the highlights of the first issue for his vision on smart transportation CPS.

IET Cyber-Physical Systems brings together a team of world-class researchers as its editorial board, from internationally-renowned universities and organisations including Boeing and IBM. The new journal is expected to be a premier forum for exchanging ideas and showcasing innovations in CPS research including applications such as automotive and transportation systems, smart home, building and community, smart battery and energy systems, surveillance systems, smart health, and wearable devices.

IET Cyber-Physical Systems is available on the IET’s Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library with four issues per year. The Editors are inviting submissions from prospective authors for forthcoming issues.

To register your interest in IET Cyber-Physical Systems and submit your paper, visit http://tinyurl.com/zpprzoe.

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German Initial outcomes of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group now open for public comments - 08 Feb 2017

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) has announced the publication of the initial outcomes of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group for public comment.

In April 2016, COAR launched a working group to help identify new functionalities and technologies for repositories and develop a road map for their adoption. For the past several months, the group has been working to define a vision for repositories and sketch out the priority user stories and scenarios that will help guide the development of new functionalities.

The vision is to position repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed, thereby transforming the system, making it more research-centric, open to and supportive of innovation, while also collectively managed by the scholarly community.

Underlying this vision is the idea that a distributed network of repositories can and should be a powerful tool to promote the transformation of the scholarly communication ecosystem. In this context, repositories will provide access to published articles as well as a broad range of artifacts beyond traditional publications such as datasets, pre-prints, working papers, images, software, and so on.

The working group presents 12 user stories that outline priority functionalities for repositories. The document, to which you can provide public comments directly, is available at: nextgenrepo.coar-repositories.org

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UK Kudos announces integration with Editorial Manager - 08 Feb 2017

Kudos, the service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, and Aries Systems, have announced a partnership through which plain language summaries will be captured at the point of submission within Editorial Manager.

Earlier in 2016, Kudos ran a six-month pilot to assess author interest in providing plain language summaries when they submitted their manuscripts online; 45% opted to provide these, helping drive broader readership post-publication through Kudos.

Editorial Manager has created a helpful video guide for publishers wanting to set up the integration: http://www.ariessys.com/views-and-press/resources/video-library/export-custom-question-data-services-kudos/.

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UK Leading US copyright experts to debate ‘Fair Use' at Charles Clark Memorial Lecture - 08 Feb 2017

Delegates at The London Book Fair will in 2017 hear two eminent copyright law specialists debate one of the most controversial areas of international copyright law – the doctrine of Fair Use.

Judge Pierre Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, has been a major architect of the Fair Use doctrine in the United States, most recently as the author of the Google Books decisions. Intellectual property lawyer and former General Counsel for the US Copyright Office Jon Baumgarten has litigated precedent setting Fair Use cases and advocates a more narrow interpretation of the doctrine as applied in those cases.

At a time when a number of countries are reviewing their copyright laws and in some cases considering the introduction of US style Fair Use, this highly topical debate will analyse its development, internationally and across formats, and examine arguments in favour of and against the expansion of Fair Use.

The debate, the first ever of this format in the Charles Clark lecture series, will be moderated by Peter Day who has over 40 years of experience in broadcasting and reporting on business issues for the BBC.

The Charles Clark Lecture has come to be the leading copyright event at The London Book Fair, having been founded by representative organisations from across the publishing industry; the Publishers Association (PA), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), and the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS). This year's event attracts additional support from the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the International Publishers Association (IPA), the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and the International Federation of Reprographic Rights Organisations (IFRRO) as well as sponsorship from leading law firms specialising in IP – Harbottle & Lewis, Proskauer, Taylor Wessing, Wiggin, and publishers Elsevier and Pearson.

The event will bring together seasoned copyright academics and practitioners, publishing professionals, rights managers, authors, artists, professionals from the wider creative industries and those with an interest in the future of copyright in the content business.

The lecture will take place during The London Book Fair on March 15 from 4.00pm-6.30pm in the Conference Centre at Olympia.

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UK Purdue University continues partnership with Overleaf after successful year-long pilot - 08 Feb 2017

Scientific writing and publishing tools provider Overleaf has announced that Purdue University will continue in a five year partnership after a successful year-long pilot.

During the pilot, premium Overleaf accounts and customized writing templates were provided to all students, faculty and staff. Purdue University Graduate School were looking for a way to overcome LaTeX intimidation and accessibility hurdles faced by their students. Their goals were to make the thesis writing process easier and more streamlined for students, reducing time spent on thesis reviews.

Since the pilot has been executed, 35% of all STEM students now use the Purdue-Overleaf thesis template. This adoption is already bringing real benefits: an estimated 980 meetings have been removed, and workload and review times have been significantly reduced. The Purdue Graduate School now recommends the use of Overleaf to all students.

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US Wiley Education Services expands partnership with Mattersight Corporation improving student experiences and learning outcomes through data - 08 Feb 2017

Publisher John Wiley and Sons, Inc. has announced that Wiley Education Services, a division of Wiley that provides solutions and services for online, hybrid, and, on-ground learning to higher education institutions, is expanding its partnership with Mattersight Corporation, the pioneer in personality-based software applications. As the only partnership of its kind in the higher education industry, Wiley Education Services will expand its use of Mattersight's revolutionary Behavioural Analytics technology solution within its overall suite of business analytics to improving student experiences and learning outcomes through data.

By leveraging Behavioral Analytics, which comprises millions of proprietary algorithms and unique linguistic models, Wiley Education Services is able to gather student engagement data and turn it into actionable business insights. These insights are then used to tailor student and prospective student interactions to better meet their needs and personalise their experiences, from the very first phone call to graduation.

Wiley Education Services first partnered with Mattersight in 2013 to further their mission of helping higher education institutions expand their reach, recruit new students, and achieve high levels of retention.

As part of the recent expansion, Wiley Education Services will leverage additional capabilities within the Behavioral Analytics platform, including topic trending, predictive modeling and integrated Learning Management System (LMS) functionality, in order to personalize the student experience, at scale, while continuing to preserve and represent the uniqueness of each partner.

As a result, Wiley Education Services is able to continuously refine best practices and focus interactions upon those that can best meet students' needs.

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Netherland ACCUCOMS renews collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry in Latin America - 07 Feb 2017

ACCUCOMS has renewed its collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry in Latin America. ACCUCOMS will once again represent the Royal Society of Chemistry in Latin America (excluding Brazil), with the objective to retake opportunities created in the past, and generate new sales.

ACCUCOMS has a track record of success with the Royal Society of Chemistry having represented it both in Turley and Latin America for several years previously.

ACCUCOMS has been a worldwide provider of sales and marketing services to academic and professional publishers since 2004. Currently, the company brings together more than 50 different publishers in its portfolio.

The Royal Society of Chemistry covers core chemical sciences including related fields such as biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine and physics with publications in 43 peer-reviewed journals, more than 1,500 print books and a collection of online databases and literature updating services. Along with its global vision, consisting in bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world, the Royal Society of Chemistry also acts as a not-for-profit publisher, by reinvesting surplus funds back into the global scientific community and looks forward pursuing the same mission in Latin America as well.

This new agreement further strengthens ACCUCOMS' position as a global supplier of services for publishers, with enhanced access to international and local academic and corporate markets.

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Netherland Elsevier in deal to provide University Office CRIS system IRMA access to Scopus data - 07 Feb 2017

University Office, an international leader in research management and administration applications and solutions, and STM publisher Elsevier have announced an agreement to provide the University Office CRIS system IRMA (Integrated Research Management Application) with access to data from Elsevier's Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

The agreement allows University Office customers with a subscription to Scopus to import bibliographic records from Scopus, via an automated process, into their IRMA CRIS system. IRMA is a web-based integrated research management system, which allows the comprehensive management of an organisation's research.

The automated import will increase the quality and speed of internal data aggregation and analysis, such as Information real-time information on author publications, citations and author's h-indexes.

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UK Emerald journals return strong CiteScore results - 07 Feb 2017

The new CiteScore metric based on Scopus data has shown that 77% of Emerald's journals in Scopus' Business, Management & Accounting category rank in the top half of all its indexed titles.

According to CiteScore, Emerald is the publisher with the most Business, Management & Accounting titles, with over 16% of the whole sector.

Launched by Elsevier, CiteScore is one of a number of measures that help provide a holistic overview of a Scopus-indexed journal or serial title's performance in Scopus. CiteScore metrics comprise a variety of indicators, making them part of a basket of metrics that provides a more balanced view of journal or serial quality than one indicator alone would.

CiteScore is a simple way of measuring the citation impact of journals and book serials. It calculates the average number of citations received in a calendar year by all items published in that journal in the preceding three years. CiteScore is drawn from over 20,000 journals in its database, which is nearly twice as many as those that are given an Impact Factor.

In addition to the CiteScore, Scopus also provides more granular data on journals in a basket of metrics designed to give researchers more detailed information - the basket of data includes the annual CiteScore metrics, a monthly CiteScore Tracker, CiteScore Quartile and CiteScore Percentile.

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Bulgaria Five new Pensoft journals integrated with Dryad to improve data discoverability - 07 Feb 2017

Academic publisher Pensoft has strengthened its partnership with Dryad by adding its latest five journals to the list integrated with the digital repository. All authors who choose any of the journals published under Pensoft's imprint will now be able to opt for uploading their datasets on Dryad. At the click of a button, the authors will have their data additionally discoverable, reusable, and citable.

Started in 2011 as one of the first ever integrated data deposition workflows between a repository (Dryad) and a publisher (Pensoft), the partnership has now been reinforced to cover publications submitted to any of Pensoft's 21 journals, including recently launched Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) and One Ecosystem, as well as BioDiscovery, African Invertebrates and Zoologia, which all moved to Pensoft within the last year.

By agreeing to deposit their datasets to Dryad, authors take advantage of a specialised and highly acknowledged platform to easily showcase and, hence, take credit for their data. On the other hand, the science community, including educators and students, can readily access the data, facilitating verification, citability and even potential collaborations.

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US HighWire announces promotions and key appointments to Executive Leadership Team - 07 Feb 2017

Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press, Inc. CEO, Dan Filby has announced changes to the Executive Leadership Team and the creation of two new executive roles. Abhinav Mittal is the Chief Technology Officer; Maya Sommers is now Director, Professional Services; Colin Caveney takes up a new role as Consultancy Director; Tasha Mellins-Cohen is the Director, Strategic Engagement Services.

The new appointments show HighWire's continuing commitment to providing customer experience by delivering operational excellence and also demonstrates the long-term investment in the HighWire team by Accel-KKR and Stanford University.

HighWire's Chief Technology Officer Abhinav Mittal joined HighWire as Vice President of Engineering and was responsible for the creation of the integrated technology strategy, the operational excellence of best-in-class site availability and scalability, and many other solutions. Abhinav will continue to focus on HighWire's expansion through technical and product innovation.

Maya Sommer is now Director, Professional Services after spending two years providing project leadership of major migration and new journal projects. Maya has worked with many customers including American Academy of Pediatrics, Royal College of Psychiatrists, The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Diabetes Association, Rockefeller University Press and American Society for Enology and Viticulture. Maya is a proven Professional Services leader, with previous experience in managing the technical teams for PMO, Software Development, Business Intelligence and Tier 2 Application Support.

Following the Semantico acquisition, Colin Caveney and Tasha Mellins-Cohen have joined the HighWire Executive Leadership Team. Colin will lead the Strategic Business Consultancy team which works with publishers to advise how they can utilise HighWire products and services effectively through employing best practices and assessing analytics. Tasha's team of Business Analysts and User Experience Designers will engage with publishers to deliver data analysis and UX design, site audits, including analytics and heuristic reviews and functionality recommendations.

Abhinav, Maya, Colin, and Tasha are all actively engaged with HighWire's thought leadership outputs including industry events, public speaking, and advisory councils. They will also be active contributors to the customer-focused activities: HighWire publisher conferences, company blog posts, webinars, and the monthly newsletter.

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US Wiley launches content sharing pilot providing greater access to research - 07 Feb 2017

Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc. has announced the launch of a content sharing pilot on Wiley Online Library. Content sharing will facilitate research collaboration by providing authors and subscribers with a simple tool for sharing free-to-read full-text articles with non-subscribers.

In addition, the pilot will provide the public with greater access to the latest research discoveries when linking to Wiley articles from over 50 media outlets globally. The author sharing pilot will launch for all journals across the Wiley portfolio. Subscriber and media sharing will be piloted with 180 titles. The pilot is another step in Wiley's mission to support researchers and make sharing easier for all.

Author sharing will enhance the author experience by enabling authors to share their full-text research with their peers as well as the free-to-read version with non-subscribers. Following on from the launch of Wiley's new Author Services site in December, author sharing underscores Wiley's commitment to providing a dynamic authoring experience and supporting authors throughout the life of their paper.

Media sharing will enable media outlets and their readers to link from coverage of research news through to the free-to-read original study on Wiley Online Library. Media sharing will increase public engagement with important research taking readers beyond the news headline to the original findings.

Subscriber sharing will enable subscribers to share full-text free-to-read articles with non-subscribers on Wiley Online Library. This includes sharing research via email, social media and on Scholarly Collaboration Networks that are signatories to the Voluntary Principles for Article Sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks. Subscribers include individual and institutional users with a license to Wiley journals.

Author and subscriber sharing are already underway with media sharing soon to follow. The pilot will run into the first half of 2017 and help Wiley assess how users interact with the service.

The content sharing initiative is powered by ReadCube technology.

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US Wolters Kluwer to publish two new journals for the American College of Healthcare Executives - 07 Feb 2017

Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has been named publisher of two new journals - the Journal of Healthcare Management (JHM) and Frontiers of Health Services Management - by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

The new partnership begins with the January/February 2017 issue of JHM, and the Spring 2017 issue of Frontiers. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, will continue to develop and manage the editorial content of the journals.

Through this new partnership, ACHE's more than 40,000 members will now gain online access to both JHM and Frontiers, in addition to one printed journal of their choice. The newly upgraded journal websites will feature more than 30 years of archives for each publication, searching capabilities, eAlerts, and more – all with streamlined member access.

Both highly regarded journals will continue to publish the latest research and discussions of key topics and evolving trends in today's healthcare landscape. Journal of Healthcare Management, a widely cited, peer-reviewed publication, remains the primary research journal of ACHE and disseminates the most recent findings and practice applications, six times per year.

Each quarterly issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management features articles and commentaries from renowned industry professionals—all dedicated to a specific topic. Through this unique "bookazine" format, Frontiers enables readers to quickly learn about and address contemporary issues affecting healthcare organisations and care delivery.

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Netherland ACCUCOMS appoints Geoff Worton as North America Sales Director - 06 Feb 2017

ACCUCOMS has announced the appointment of Geoff Worton as North America Sales Director. In his new role, Worton will be focusing on publisher facing business development.

Geoff Worton previously held global sales management positions at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Nature Publishing Group, Elsevier Science, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). His move to ACCUCOMS came after announcing his retirement at the end of 2016. Geoff Worton is no stranger to ACCUCOMS, as he has worked as a client for many years. In 2015 he was a speaker at ACCUCOMS’ yearly ACCUfest and was already seen as part of the ACCUCOMS family.

With the launch of the Aggregagent, ACCUCOMS is looking to invest more in societies and university presses in North America. Geoff started his new role February 1, 2017.

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France International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering now fully Open Access - 06 Feb 2017

STM publisher EDP Sciences has announced that International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering (IJMQE) is now a fully gold Open Access journal, meaning that all published articles will be available for anyone to read at any time from the publication date.

IJMQE was previously a subscription journal, but the move to Open Access demonstrates EDP Sciences’ support of Open Science and allows unrestricted access to published science.

Rather than institutions and individuals paying subscription fees, authors pay an article processing charge for an accepted article. To celebrate its launch in Open Access, the IJMQE article processing charge will be 300€ in 2017 (increasing to 1,110€ following the launch period).

The International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering (IJMQE) is devoted to articles dealing with applied metrology and quality tools for process improvement in industry and in research (in environment, health, food, energy, aerospace and automotive). The journal's main focus is related to measurement, sensors and instrumentation, products experimental reliability and safety, conformity assessment, process control and quality management.

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UK Jisc and OCLC partner to build new UK-wide service that will transform library collaboration - 06 Feb 2017

Jisc and OCLC have announced a partnership to build a new shared service that will aggregate academic bibliographic data at scale, improving library collection management and resource discovery for students and researchers. Jisc has announced that OCLC, the global library cooperative, has been awarded the contract to develop a new national bibliographic knowledgebase (NBK).

The NBK, originally proposed in the national monograph strategy, will support the learning and research needs of the UK higher education community. The vision is to extend the capabilities of the current Copac service, by investing in technology that can ingest diverse library data at higher speed and greater volume. The new service will enable a shift in the way that libraries manage their print and digital collections and in the ways that people access those resources.

The library community is grappling with two core challenges as budgets come under threat - firstly, the need to make important decisions about the ongoing management of their print and digital book collections; and secondly, to ensure that researchers and learners have sustainable and convenient access to digital books.

The NBK is regarded as a key element in the delivery against these issues, providing a source of information that libraries can confidently rely upon when making decisions about the future of the resources that they manage and make accessible.

Supported by WorldCat, the world's largest aggregation of library data, the project is due to start in January 2017, with launch of a beta service projected in January 2018.

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German Knowledge Unlatched and JSTOR partner to study usage of Open Access books - 06 Feb 2017

Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the Open Access initiative supporting monographs in the humanities and social sciences, and JSTOR, the digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources, are partnering to study usage patterns in Open Access by cross-promoting KU titles.

While KU will continue to host its titles on the OAPEN platform, it will expand the hosting of 30 Open Access titles to JSTOR. This set includes titles in History, Literature, Political Science, Anthropology, and Media & Communications—all published by leading scholarly presses and "unlatched" with the support of libraries around the world.

Continued study of usage will be under the auspices of KU Research led by Professor Lucy Montgomery of Curtin University, Australia. The full list of Open Access ebooks available through JSTOR is available at http://about.jstor.org/open-access.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 06 Feb 2017

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Lettie Y. Conrad (Carving Out a Content Discovery Strategy); Sam Herbert (Introducing Content Enrichment as a strategic publishing capability); Kent Anderson (Scientific Publishing in a Time of Political Assaults); Marlene Belfort (Science as tranquilizer and trailblazer); and Colin Talbot (No longer welcome: the EU academics in Britain told to “make arrangements to leave”). 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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Netherland Quertle and Elsevier collaborate to integrate ScienceDirect full-text searching within new artificial intelligence discovery tool - 06 Feb 2017

Quertle, developer of the first artificial intelligence (AI) biomedical big data discovery platform (BioAI™) for biomedical literature, and STM publisher Elsevier have announced that searching of the full-text biomedical and life science content on ScienceDirect, Elsevier's leading information source with over 14 million publications, will be integrated into Quertle's artificial intelligence discovery product Qinsight™.

Because traditional search methods often produce long lists of irrelevant results, users can be overwhelmed and miss pertinent documents. Semantics, natural language processing and other AI-based methods have failed to appreciably address these issues. In contrast, Qinsight uses biomedically-optimised neural networks and other AI methods to simulate how an expert's brain discovers the most relevant information, discerns critical facts and discovers key concepts. Qinsight also provides advanced visual analytics to summarize results, predict trends, and discover hidden connections within the literature. The ScienceDirect content will provide a significant expansion to the more than 40 million authoritative documents (including more than 10 million full-text documents) already searched in Qinsight.

The full-text content from ScienceDirect is projected to be searchable in Qinsight in the first quarter of 2017 as an add-on module to every Qinsight subscription. Viewing non-open access full-text documents will be possible for users affiliated with institutions subscribing to ScienceDirect.

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Australia State Library Victoria selects Ex Libris Rosetta for digital asset management, collection, and preservation - 06 Feb 2017

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that State Library Victoria has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system to manage its digital resources and sustain them in perpetuity. Rosetta will be replacing the library's DigiTool® digital asset management system.

State Library Victoria sought a system that would enable the library to collect, manage, and preserve digital assets. The ideal solution would integrate with the Library's other core systems and provide a smooth migration pathway. User experience was a key requirement: the system should allow the Library to provide intuitive, powerful, and playful digital interfaces for current and future users, enabling the development of new players according to the Library's needs.

Opened in 1856 as the Melbourne Public Library, State Library Victoria is Australia's oldest and busiest public library. Over the past 160 years, the Library has collected more than 4.9 million items, including books, manuscripts, serials, photographs, artworks, maps, and ephemera. More than 70,000 items are added to the Library's rich collection annually, and the Library leads the sector with its ambitious digitisation program. Every year, the Library welcomes over 1.9 million visitors in person and more than 4 million visits online.

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US Wolters Kluwer’s Sentri7® solution receives 2017 Category Leader award for Clinical Decision Support-Surveillance in the 2017 Best in KLAS report - 06 Feb 2017

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced that its Sentri7® solution has received the 2017 Category Leader award for Clinical Decision Support-Surveillance in the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. Having captured the Category Leader designation in two previous Best in KLAS reports, the clinical surveillance and decision support platform was awarded top honours for: general satisfaction; functionality and upgrades; and sales and contracting.

Utilising algorithms to prevent bias, KLAS partners with healthcare providers to provide insight into the quality of healthcare technology solutions. Based on the aggregated feedback of thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, the Best in KLAS annual report recognises the best-performing healthcare IT vendors in more than 100 market segments to ultimately improve vendor performance and guide healthcare provider buying decisions.

Sentri7 drives continuous improvement by leveraging EMR investments to empower clinicians to operate smarter and more efficiently. An interoperable SaaS platform, the HIPAA-compliant clinical decision support surveillance solution provides real-time aggregation of patient data to automate tracking, identification and reporting of patient issues to enable proactive governance and management of critical clinical initiatives such as Antimicrobial Stewardship. Sentri7 clinical content is created and maintained by clinicians and put through a rigorous editorial process that synthesizes the most up-to-date medical information into accurate, trusted, evidence-based alerts and care recommendations designed to achieve important clinical outcomes.

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US American Library Association accepting submissions for 2017 John Cotton Dana Award - 03 Feb 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The award, managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of ALA, honours outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards are granted each year by the H.W. Wilson Foundation at an annual Awards Ceremony sponsored by ALA and EBSCO Information Services.

Entries for the 2017 JCD are submitted electronically and must be received by March 17, 2017. More information, including entry documents, can be found at: https://johncottondana.nonprofitcms.org/awards.

The award is named after John Cotton Dana, the father of the modern library who is credited with helping transition libraries from reading rooms to community centers. JCD submissions include strategic library communications campaigns from libraries of all types and size. Submissions have included rebranding efforts, promotion of unique archives, awareness campaigns and community partnerships. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider unless they are represented on the JCD Committee.

JCD entries are organised around the following areas: needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Libraries submit samples of their processes, research, media releases, media coverage or other results received along with evaluation of the results and other documentation and supporting materials that show the scope and effectiveness of the library's strategic communication efforts.

In recognition of the achievement, JCD award winners receive a cash development award from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The John Cotton Dana Awards are presented during an awards ceremony hosted by EBSCO Information Services held during the American Library Association annual conference.

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Netherland Brill becomes ORCID member - 03 Feb 2017

Academic publisher Brill has become a member of ORCID, effective January 1, 2017. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an independent, non-profit initiative whereby researchers are assigned a unique ORCID iD that can be used to link all of their publications, affiliations, name variations, and other relevant information to their ORCID record.

ORCID has major advantages for researchers, their institutions, funders as well as publishers, as it fixes a variety of problems: correct attribution of authorship, disambiguation of user accounts in all sorts of databases, easy overviews of publications by specific researchers for institutions and funders. To date ORCID has issued nearly 3 million ORCID iDs worldwide.

As ORCID is a non-profit organisation, it is funded through organisational membership and subscription fees. By becoming an ORCID member, Brill supports a sustainable registry and the mission of addressing the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications.

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Netherland Elsevier acquires Plum Analytics from EBSCO Information Services - 03 Feb 2017

STM publisher Elsevier has announced the acquisition of Plum Analytics from EBSCO Information Services, a global information services company providing research and discovery platforms and access to premium content. The acquisition will enable Elsevier to significantly expand access to Plum Analytics' altmetrics to more researchers and more institutions.

Plum Analytics was founded in early 2012 and is a pioneer in 'altmetrics', helping tell the story of research and researchers by revealing interest and usage beyond traditional measures. It gathers metrics about research from dozens of scholarly sources, media channels and social media, providing a timely, broad and complete measurement of scholarly impact.

Plum Analytics' metrics will be incorporated into Elsevier's world leading research products - Mendeley, Scopus, ScienceDirect, SciVal and Pure, as well as Elsevier's leading journal and society partner sites. Combined with Elsevier's recently announced CiteScore metrics, the research community now has even more ways to evaluate research performance.

Plum Analytics' altmetrics will remain available to institutions and will be integrated into Elsevier's institutional research products SciVal and Pure. Its powerful altmetrics will enable Elsevier to improve measurement for research institutions, by helping them better understand researcher and institutional performance impact through a broader basket of metrics. Over 60 million articles from Scopus, 13 million from ScienceDirect and articles hosted on Mendeley, will be analyzed on Plum Analytics as a result of this integration.

Individual researchers who use Mendeley, a free social collaboration network, will benefit as their profiles will be enhanced with Plum Analytics' altmetrics. Previously Plum Analytics' metrics were only available to institutional subscribers.

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German Kathrin Grün named Head of PR and Communications at the Frankfurter Buchmesse - 03 Feb 2017

Kathrin Grün has been appointed Head of PR and Communications at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, effective February 1, 2017. She will now be responsible for external corporate communications and product communication at national and international levels, and for positioning the company in the public eye. In her new position, Kathrin will report to Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Kathrin Grün has worked at the Frankfurter Buchmesse since 2009, looking after the integrated communication of the fair’s activities abroad, its B2B services and professional topics. Following her studies of American literature, contemporary German literature and comparative studies in Bonn, Germany, and in Mississippi, USA, she gained work experience with Farrar Straus & Giroux, Lettre International, Carl Hanser Verlag and Beltz & Gelberg. Kathrin Grün then took up the position of Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of the German book trade magazine, Börsenblatt für den Deutschen Buchhandel. She followed this with placements as press officer with the Deutsches Filmmuseum and Deutsches Filminstitut in Frankfurt am Main, and as press spokesperson for White Star Verlag in Wiesbaden.

The Frankfurter Buchmesse communications team includes Jördis Hille, PR manager with special focus on German-speaking press relations and the Guest of Honour programme; Frank Krings, PR manager with special focus on social media and blogger relations; Norbert Interwies, PR manager and officer responsible for the Press Centre at the Frankfurter Buchmesse; and Ines Bachor, Trainee Marketing & Communications.

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US Nebraska Medicine to integrate POC Advisor from Wolters Kluwer to improve sepsis outcomes - 03 Feb 2017

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced that Nebraska Medicine will integrate POC Advisor™ into clinical workflows to improve sepsis outcomes. POC Advisor uses real-time clinical surveillance and analytics to deliver highly accurate sepsis alerts and patient-specific treatment advice to clinicians at the point of care.

Sepsis continues to be a major challenge for the nation's healthcare providers. Claiming 258,000 lives annually in the US, it remains the deadliest condition treated in hospital critical care units. It is also the most expensive to treat, with an estimated annual financial burden of nearly $24 billion.

POC Advisor will initially be deployed in medical units with the highest sepsis incidence rates. Longer term plans call for the solution to be deployed hospital-wide.

Using automated real-time surveillance, POC Advisor aggregates, normalises and analyses patient data from disparate clinical systems to deliver timely and accurate sepsis alerts and advice. Hundreds of rules are built into the platform to account for possible comorbidities and medication abnormalities, ensuring that alerts are both highly sensitive and specific. In a study published in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), POC Advisor was found to reduce sepsis mortality and sepsis-related 30-day readmissions by 53% and 30%, respectively.

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US Oxford University Press to publish Biology of Reproduction - 03 Feb 2017

Academic publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced a partnership with the Society for the Study of Reproduction to publish Biology of Reproduction.

Biology of Reproduction is the official journal of the Society for the Study of Reproduction and publishes original research on a broad range of topics in the field of reproductive biology, as well as reviews on topics of current importance or controversy. Biology of Reproduction is consistently one of the most highly cited journals publishing original research in the field of reproductive biology.

The latest issue is now available online and can be accessed at: https://academic.oup.com/biolreprod/issue. This issue will initially be freely accessible.

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US SAGE Publishing and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health partner to publish Global Advances in Health and Medicine - 03 Feb 2017

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing will partner with the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health to publish Global Advances in Health and Medicine (GAHM), a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to improving health and well-being through whole-person and whole-systems care and healing.

Research published in the journal considers the influences of different aspects of an individual's life -such as mind, body, spirit, society and environment - in medical diagnosis and treatment, which may include biomedicine, traditional Chinese medicine or art therapy.

Launched in 2012, GAHM publishes six times per year in association with the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health.

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UK BVA and BMJ appoint new editor for Veterinary Record - 02 Feb 2017

The British Veterinary Association and BMJ have announced the appointment of award-winning health journalist Adele Waters as editor of BVA's journals - Veterinary Record, In Practice, Veterinary Record Open and Veterinary Record Case Reports.

Responsible for delivering content across all platforms, Waters will oversee the weekly Veterinary Record and monthly In Practice, as well as leading and managing the editorial production team. She will join Veterinary Record at the start of February 2017 most recently from her position as Executive Editor for the Health Service Journal, where she managed and delivered major projects and editorial initiatives.

The new appointment follows the retirement of Martin Alder in December after 26 years in the post.

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German De Gruyter announces structural changes, reorganises management of open access business - 02 Feb 2017

Independent academic publisher De Gruyter has reorganised the management of its open access business by integrating peer-reviewed open access activities more closely within Editorial activities. A separate business unit is being created to offer open access publishing services for third parties.

The separate business unit will be managed by Jacek Ciesielski, who has been named Vice President, Publishing Services, De Gruyter, and who will focus his talents and energy on building up the service for third-party content for which De Gruyter does not provide or organise peer review.

Mr. Ciesielski is the founder of Versita, the open access publisher that De Gruyter purchased in 2012 and renamed De Gruyter Open. He was instrumental not only in delivering impressive growth for the OA business, but also for promoting open access within De Gruyter more generally.

Dr. Anke Beck, Managing Director, De Gruyter, who manages the Editorial operations of the company, will take on the additional responsibility for the open access team that currently includes 17 managing editors publishing 17 mega journals and 40 micro journals and a large number of open access books.

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German Dr. Philippe Sansonetti named new Chief Editor of EMBO Molecular Medicine - 02 Feb 2017

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), a professional organisation of life scientists in Europe, has announced the appointment of microbiologist Philippe Sansonetti as new Chief Editor of EMBO Molecular Medicine. Dr Sansonetti, who is the Director of the Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis Laboratory at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, takes up the post with immediate effect.

EMBO Molecular Medicine offers those working at the interface of clinical and basic research a widely visible Open Access forum for publishing high impact research. The journal employs all the EMBO Press transparency policies, including the publication of referee comments alongside editorial and author exchanges, referee-cross commenting and pre-decision author consultation.

Sansonetti has been part of EMBO Molecular Medicine's editorial team since the journal's inception in 2009. As senior editor, he has helped to develop the publication into a premier Open Access journal for translational research. With a global readership ranging from clinicians to molecular biologists, the journal helps to translate research effectively from bench to bedside.

In his new position as Chief Editor, Philippe Sansonetti plans to embrace the advances in molecular medicine in basic and clinical settings.

Sansonetti's predecessor, renowned cardiovascular biologist Dr Stefanie Dimmeler, will continue to serve as Senior Editor for EMBO Molecular Medicine.

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Netherland Elsevier announces new joint publication with the International Federation of Automatic Control - 02 Feb 2017

STM publisher Elsevier and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) have announced the launch of a new joint publication, IFAC Journal of Systems and Control. The journal will publish research papers on generalisable, extensible and transferable innovations across all aspects of the field of control and automation.

The journal's remit broadly reflects the areas of interest of IFAC's Technical Board and dovetails with the other IFAC journals in seeking new areas of application and investigation for systems and control. The journal will only consider submitted papers consisting of significant previously unpublished material germane to applicable systems theory, its application, and cognate modelling and feedback-control-related areas of formulation, implementation, and analysis.

The Editor-in-Chief, Professor Bob Bitmead, has extensive experience across many aspects of automation and control, from fundamental theory to modeling to implementation across many application sectors: aerospace, telecommunications, sonar, sugar, steel, and photolithography. In 2014, he was awarded the ASME Rufus Oldenburger Medal and the 2015 IEEE Control Systems Society Transition to Practice Award.

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UK IET and River Valley Technologies announce new partnership for delivery of peer review solution - 02 Feb 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced a new partnership with River Valley Technologies to supply a state of the art peer review solution to support its leading publishing programme.

Historically, peer review systems have focused on data capture rather than the ease of use for those submitting papers and for those at the Journal office managing the process. Peer review users now expect any interaction with technology to be as simple a process as possible. Peer review interfaces are moving to simple, clean, intuitive interfaces that enable users to find what they are looking for, or enter information, as quickly and easily as possible.

The IET is working with River Valley Technologies to offer a highly effective and flexible peer review that is focused on the author, editor, and reviewer experiences and is easily re-configurable to the evolving business and customer needs. The River Valley solution is very well suited to the IET's various industry leading content, including Journals, peer review for conferences and Academic Books.

This is the latest in a series of developments to the IET's continuing commitment to support the international engineering community through an enhanced Author Support Programme, gathering together all the information and advice authors need to publish with IET, while their partnerships provide further support and guidance for authors to publish and promote their work.

The new partnership supplements the recently announced arrangement between River Valley and the IET to provide the review platform for member management.

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UK SAGE Publishing relaunches MethodSpace with new Big Data Hub - 02 Feb 2017

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has announced the relaunch of its popular MethodSpace website, a free-entry online community with over 20,000 registered social and behavioural science researchers. The revamped site includes a hub focused on how social science research is using big data.

Since 2009 MethodSpace has been a convening place for academics and practitioners across all traditions of social science methodology – qualitative, quantitative and combinations of those approaches. The new Big Data Hub is an extension of MethodSpace's aim and mission, and reflects discussions on the methodological advances being made in computational social science, focused on helping scholars stay up-to-date.

The transition includes improved aesthetics and taxonomy to help community members find the information and ideas necessary for their research, together with new features and content, including blog series Methods in Action or the Learning to Research and Illuminating Methods collections from SAGE author and Walden University faculty member Janet Salmons. In addition to an extensive set of links to other resources in the methods arena, it posts calls for academic papers, job opportunities and how-to’s, as well as comprehensive global events listings.

SAGE has been a publisher of research methodology content since launching its first social science research methods journal in 1972 and the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series ("little green books") soon after. Its methods portfolio has since grown to include a comprehensive library of methods reference content and a suite of born-digital products such as video, case studies, and statistical databases to support scholars and practitioners.

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US STM Online services to grow, says new Simba Information report - 02 Feb 2017

Media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information has released a report, STM Online Services 2016-2020, according to which, online services continue to be the fastest growing of all content delivery segments, faster than journals and much faster than books.

Before elimination of trading between publishers, STM online services are estimated to have grown 3.6% to $5.8 billion in 2016, and are expected to deliver a similar pace of growth annually to 2020.

The online services market is well positioned as it is comprised of electronic content and tools that scientific, technical and medical professionals rely on to conduct research quickly and accurately. The driving force for this market is to increase speed and productivity by imbedding information into a professional's workflow.

Growth rates for online services, which were sky high at the start of the decade have levelled off considerably, but are still growing faster than other STM publishing activities. Book and journal publishing have been the backbone of the industry, but those businesses are in transition due to the growth of the open access movement and challenges such as book piracy. Competitors see online services as a key to driving future growth.

Must have specialist databases like Inspec and PsycINFO have long driven this market. However, libraries and institutions buy multiple databases and their users are after answers regardless of their origin. Even the largest content owners Clarivate and Elsevier have responded by striking deals to add third-party content discoverable through a single search. Publishers large and small have benefited reaching a larger global market, but there are secondary effects. Platforms will be able to leverage not only their owners’ content and licensed content, but the growing body of data made open under funder mandates.

All of the top STM publishers—Clarivate Analytics, Wolters Kluwer, Elsevier—are well into a strategy focused on electronic media and workflow solutions. True online services are not derivatives of existing book and journal content. They are stand-alone services. Publishers have also begun adding user-generated content, such as blogs and wikis, as well as social networking capabilities.

STM Online Services 2016-2020 breaks the online services market into two categories—abstracting and indexing services (A&I) and online content. Simba provides market sizing for A&I and online content in both the scientific and technical and medical segments. These market slices are forecast to 2020. Competitor coverage includes: Clarivate Analytics, Wolters Kluwer, IHS Markit, Elsevier, American Chemical Society, EBSCO, Truven Healthcare Analytics, ProQuest, Hearst Health Network and Pearson.

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US American Geophysical Union and Wiley extend partnership - 01 Feb 2017

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is renewing its partnership with Wiley, the scientific, medical, technical and scholarly business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., to help realize the AGU's strategic goal to transform the future of scientific publishing in an evolving marketplace and vision to collaboratively advance and communicate science.

Each year, the AGU publishes more than 6000 original research and review articles reflecting the breadth of science practiced by members of AGU. AGU titles have long been the leading journals for Earth and space sciences. High standards of excellence are ensured by a formal and exacting peer review process.

Since AGU entered into its first partnership with Wiley, it has flourished, demonstrating benefits to scholarly research and communications on a number of fronts.

AGU now publishes over 20 highly respected, peer-reviewed scientific journals covering research across the Earth and space sciences and award-winning books with Wiley. Since 2013, three new open access journals – Earth's Future, Earth & Space Science, and GeoHealth – have been added. The latest addition, GeoHealth, will support the growth in the science that intersects Earth and environmental sciences with human, agricultural and environmental health.

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US Frontline Medical Communications announces promotions of Sally Cioci and Josh Prizer to Group Publisher - 01 Feb 2017

Frontline Medical Communications (FMC) recently announced the promotions of Sally Cioci and Josh Prizer to Group Publisher.

For the past several years Sally has led Dermatology News® and Pediatric News® as the Publisher of both titles, while also serving as Associate Director, SDEF Sponsorships for Global Academy for Medical Education, an affiliate of FMC. Both Dermatology News and Pediatric News have seen double digit growth under Sally's leadership, gaining share and moving the brands to 2nd in the Dermatology market and 1st in the Pediatric market, respectively.

Josh joined FMC in 2014 and has been a solid contributor since joining the organisation. In 2016, Josh helped lead the teams of The Journal of Family Practice®, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine® and Clinician Reviews® to a very successful year. All three publications achieved double digit print revenue gains, increasing share of ad pages, and boosted standings within their markets.

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US LibLynx to launch LibLynx Gateway - a new e-resource access solution for Libraries - 01 Feb 2017

LibLynx, an independent provider of cloud-based Identity and Access management (IAM) solutions, has announced the launch of LibLynx Gateway, an online resource access management tool for libraries.

LibLynx Gateway uniquely combines a powerful access and authentication infrastructure with an optional personalized and mobile-ready user portal, providing libraries with a highly flexible and customised solution.

Gateway gives librarians and other information managers an easy and affordable way to securely and efficiently provide patrons with Single Sign On (SSO) and or proxy IP access to library resources, on and off-site, from a single user portal. Library administrators have total control over who has access to what, including integration with local directories to simplify user management. Flexible reporting tools support budget requests and renewal decisions.

LibLynx Gateway will be marketed and supported in partnership with ComaxSys, a specialist library vendor with over a decade of experience in implementing and supporting access solutions for a wide range of library clients. ComaxSys offers libraries a comprehensive support service from initial consultation through after sales support.

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UK Stockholm University partners with Kudos to map the effect of research communications - 01 Feb 2017

Kudos, the service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced that Stockholm University is the latest university to sign up for Kudos for Institutions.

As the Swedish capital's state university, it is highly ranked in the world's top 100 for arts and humanities. The university is dedicated to continuously supporting its researchers to manage, measure and increase the impact of their research.

By channeling researchers' communications about their work through a central system, and mapping these actions against a range of metrics, Kudos provides institutions with deep, actionable insight into the most effective ways to increase publication impact. Its reports and tools uniquely enable institutions to understand, amplify and support researchers' efforts to improve the performance of their work. The system currently has over 120,000 users across more than 10,000 institutions, and is growing by approximately 1,000 users per week.

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US Taylor & Francis UK selects Sheridan for its US journals program - 01 Feb 2017

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis UK (T&F UK) has chosen Sheridan as print provider for its US journals program. T&F UK Journals Group journals will be produced on Sheridan's digital press platform, which features an HP™ T240 Inkjet Press. The press is the first of its kind in the US utilizing HP's HDNA technology, which supports high definition printing of short run journals.

In addition to the high definition print technology, T&F UK will utilise Sheridan's offset (sheetfed and web) digital toner, inkjet, and POD print platforms and custom journal support services, including Sheridan's superior back issue fulfillment & warehouse services, co-mailing, subscriber services, commercial article reprints and eprints.

T&F UK utilises all three of Sheridan's state-of-the-art print facilities in the US.

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US University of California selects HighWire's BenchPress for its new journal - Case Studies in the Environment - 01 Feb 2017

Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press has announced that University of California Press (UC Press) has selected BenchPress as the manuscript submission, editorial tracking, peer review, and production tracking system for its new journal, Case Studies in the Environment. The new journal, which is set to launch in mid-2017, is now accepting online submissions.

UC Press hosts 30 journals on the HighWire Open Platform. BenchPress integrates easily with HighWire's other publishing services to provide publishers with a variety of options for getting online, improving editorial workflow configuration, reducing time to publication, and lowering administrative costs.

Case Studies in the Environment is a journal of peer-reviewed case study articles with slides and teaching notes, articles on case study pedagogy, and a preprint server for editor-reviewed case study slides. The journal aims to inform students, faculty, educators, professionals, and policymakers on case studies and best practices in the environmental sciences and studies.

Case Studies in the Environment is already inviting manuscripts in six content areas: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation; and Environmental Law, Policy, and Management, which launch in 2017, and Energy and the Environment, Sustainability, and Water Science and Technology, which will launch between 2018 and 2020.

Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Wil Burns is the founding Co-Executive Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, a scholarly initiative of the School of International Service at American University.

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US Wolters Kluwer and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons partner to release Spine Injuries in Athletes - 01 Feb 2017

Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, in partnership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), has announced the release of Spine Injuries in Athletes, a comprehensive reference book that covers the treatment of spine injuries in athletes. Edited by Dr. Andrew C. Hecht, a member of the NFL Brain and Spine Committee and Chief of Spine Surgery for the Mount Sinai Health System, the book offers advice from leading experts on how to manage a variety of on field injuries with surgical, non-surgical, and rehabilitation plans tailored to specific sports.

Spine injuries are the most feared injuries by athletes as they can end careers or result in long-lasting health problems. Spine Injuries in Athletes examines the full timeline of care —from the point of injury on the field to diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and return to play. The book includes over an hour of on-field simulation videos highlighting what to look for when assessing a spinal injury, what to do and how to do it; case studies to illustrate key clinical points; and return-to-play guidelines for almost all clinical scenarios.

Contributors to Spine Injuries in Athletes are leaders in their fields, representing a wide range of specialties including sports medicine, athletic training, spine surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery and more. These include: Dr. H. Hunt Batjer; Dr. Andrew B. Dossett; Dr. Richard G. Ellenbogen; Dr. Wellington K. Hsu; Dr. Steven C. Ludwig; Dr. Alexander R. Vaccaro; and Dr. Robert G. Watkins IV. Other contributors include Ronnie Barnes of the New York Giants and members of the NFL Brain and Spine Committee.

Spine Injuries in Athletes is available for pre-order now. It will be available for purchase on March 3rd.

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