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US Wiley journals comply with new OA policies of UK funders - 04 Apr 2013

Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, has announced that the majority of Wiley's journals in its open access publishing program now offers authors funded by The Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK the opportunity to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY license when paying an Article Publication Charge (APC). This will support authors in complying with funder requirements that came into place April 1, 2013. The CC BY license allows others to modify, build upon and/or distribute the licensed work (including for commercial purposes) as long as the original author is credited.

Wiley has also updated its self-archiving policy for RCUK authors. If an author funded by RCUK chooses to publish in a Wiley journal but does not select and pay for OnlineOpen, they will be able to self-archive the accepted version of the article after a 12 month embargo period (starting with first publication online), or after a 24 month embargo for authors funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). If a journal does not offer an open access option, the embargo period is reduced to 6 months (RCUK's STM Councils) or 12 months for authors funded by AHRC and ESRC.

A limited number of society owned journals have not adopted the new self-archiving policy and/or the new OnlineOpen license policy and will continue to publish under the usual journal copyright license terms.

Wiley now publishes eighteen fully open access journals and additional journals are expected to publish in 2013. Wiley's OnlineOpen option is offered by more than 1200 journals or more than 80 percent of its titles. This option is available to authors of articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication. When selecting OnlineOpen, authors, their funding agencies, or their institutions, pay an APC to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library. Wiley Open Access Journals and those published under OnlineOpen are deposited in PubMed Central.

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Netherland Newly established Ural Regional Universities Consortium in Russia gains access to ScienceDirect and Scopus - 04 Apr 2013

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced its official collaboration with the Ural Regional Universities Consortium by providing 11 universities in Russia's Ural region with access to ScienceDirect and Scopus throughout 2013.

Led by the Ural Federal University, the Ural Regional University Consortium was newly established at the beginning of this month. Researchers in the region of Russia are increasingly focused on new achievements in theoretical and applied mathematics and mechanics, metallurgical processes, physics and chemistry of solids. Access to ScienceDirect and Scopus is expected to help Ural scientists increase the quality of their research in these focused areas and share their work with the wider, global research community.

ScienceDirect is a premier full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and 11,000 books. The platform offers search and retrieval functionalities that enable users to work effectively in the knowledge discovery process. It carries an ongoing innovation aiming to revolutionise the traditional format of the academic paper, the interactive elements, enhanced online-readability, alerting services, and linking options to external datasets help researchers to build insights at the article level.

Scopus claims to be the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Featuring smart tools to track, analyse and visualise research, Scopus was designed and developed with input from over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from nearly 20,500 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage.

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US SAGE launches SAGE Navigator, a resource to simplify the literature search and review process - 04 Apr 2013

Academic publisher SAGE has announced the launch of SAGE Navigator: the essential social sciences literature review tool. Hosted on the SAGE Knowledge platform, SAGE Navigator provides students, faculty and researchers with access to the resources they need to kick start their literature search and review.

With over 290 topics covered at launch, SAGE Navigator provides students with a single platform from which to discover high quality literature in their chosen field, while the interactive research chronology provides researchers with a new perspective on their field. Guiding users through seminal pieces within their chosen subject, the tool enables students, faculty and researchers to access more than 20,000 recommended readings from over 1,000 publishers.

With each topic introduced by an internationally renowned academic within the field, SAGE Navigator enables students to bring an authoritative voice to their review. For readers, SAGE Navigator offers full text HTML display, with print and PDF download options. Functionality to enable multiple citation options is also provided.

SAGE Navigator is available for purchase as a complete collection, or as part of the SAGE Knowledge Title Collections. Demonstrations and trials will be taking place at the forthcoming UKSG conference scheduled for April 8-10 (SAGE booth at 47/47), and the Association of College &Research Libraries (ACRL) conference taking place in Indianapolis from April 10-13.

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US McGraw-Hill Professional and IHS partner to deliver critical engineering content to professionals worldwide - 04 Apr 2013

Scientific and medical information resources provider McGraw-Hill Professional, US, has signed an exclusive agreement with IHS, the premier source of insight and information to professionals in the field. As part of the agreement, IHS will provide McGraw-Hill Professional's innovative AccessEngineering platform as part of its suite of resources and expertise for professional organisations and companies worldwide. The agreement makes IHS the exclusive reseller for AccessEngineering to the corporate market.

AccessEngineering, McGraw-Hill Professional's innovative reference and learning platform for engineers, draws on the company's more than 100 years of expertise in creating the critical engineering content and services that are necessary to professionals throughout their working lives. The platform provides access to widely adopted titles such as Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, as well as a plethora of newer publications, such as Advanced MEMS Packaging and Energy Systems Engineering. It was recently honoured with the 2012 PROSE Award for Best eProduct in Physical Sciences and Mathematics.

Through the agreement, IHS will offer AccessEngineering as a standalone solution as well as through IHS Goldfire, a product that helps technical professionals achieve dramatic improvements in productivity and knowledge capture and reuse.

AccessEngineering also comprises dynamic online features, such as instructional videos, downloadable data and interactive charts, as well as personalisation tools allowing users to organise crucial project information as they work. These trusted resources allow engineers to apply broadly accepted industry best practices in context as part of their daily workflow while updating and expanding their skills.

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US Karger Publishers automates licensing process with CCC solution - 04 Apr 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced that Switzerland-based Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers has implemented CCC's RightsLink Premium to manage copyright permissions for its journals and books.

RightsLink Premium supports a publisher's online strategy by providing its customers with instant reprint and permission services, 24 hours 7 days, worldwide, integrating seamlessly with online content wherever it resides: on a Website, mobile application, or archive server, or at a third-party aggregator. It automates the entire licensing process, from secure order processing and workflow management to real-time reporting and royalty payments while adapting to each publisher's unique licensing requirements and business processes.

Karger Publishers is an international biomedical publisher. Currently, production comprises 90 subscription and open access journals and about 50 book titles per year, both research and clinical, the majority of which are in English.

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UK BioMed Central launches new OA journal - Animal Biotelemetry - 04 Apr 2013

Open access publisher BioMed Central has announced the launch of a new open access peer-reviewed journal, Animal Biotelemetry. The journal joins the publisher's growing portfolio in ecology and conservation and marks a significant development in the area of Animal Biotelemetry research.

Animal Biotelemetry publishes the results of studies utilizing telemetric techniques (including biologgers) to understand physiological, behavioural, and ecological mechanisms in a broad range of environments (e.g. terrestrial, freshwater and marine) and taxa. The journal also welcomes descriptions and validations of newly developed tagging techniques and tracking technologies, as well as methods for analyzing telemetric data.

Dr A. Peter Klimley will be the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. He will supported by an editorial board of prominent experts.

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US Project MUSE partners with HighWire Press - 04 Apr 2013

The Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP) has reached an agreement with Stanford University's HighWire Press to transition to the HighWire Open Platform as the new digital hosting and delivery platform for Project MUSE.

Over the past year, JHUP and its digital publishing unit Project MUSE have conducted an extensive search for a technology partner to assist in expanding the capacity of Project MUSE to support its current content offering and allow MUSE to pursue opportunities in developing new products, business models and service offerings for its growing community of more than 200 publishers and 2700 libraries.

HighWire's history tracks very closely with that of Project MUSE, with similar missions and both having launched in 1995. Several of HighWire's publishing partners (Duke University Press, The Oxford University Press, and the University of Wisconsin Press) also have content on the MUSE platform.

The successful expansion of the Project MUSE publishing programme is highly dependent on an advanced delivery infrastructure that combines rich functionality, customisability and a collaborative relationship with an innovative vendor of proven track record such as HighWire. This relationship will enable Project MUSE to create new products, incorporate new content types such as online references, foster personalisation and collaboration, and continue to provide a sustainable model for libraries, publishers and researchers.

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US SAE International launches database on alternative fuels - 04 Apr 2013

Engineers and technical experts association SAE International has launched the 'SAE Global Technology Library-Alternative Fuels' packed with more than 3,100 technical papers, 60 technical standards and six e-books.

The searchable online database seeks to enable mobility engineering professionals to stay up-to-date and compete in a rapidly changing environment by accessing the most timely, relevant information related to alternative fuels. The library is the second in a series of new products developed by SAE International over the past year to address the changing needs of the industries it serves. The 'SAE Global Technology Library-Electric Vehicle,' launched in June of 2012, covers the latest developments in vehicle electrification worldwide.

In addition to the SAE International technical papers and standards and e-books, the database includes convenient access to public and private research from the US National Laboratories; global production data from Lux Research's seminal Alternative Fuels Data Tracker; global magazine issues and articles; current news and in-depth analysis; and webzine covering a range of topics from world-renowned journalists and publishers.

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US UBM Tech’s Big Data Conference to focus on strategy, governance and operations - 04 Apr 2013

Business information provider UBM Tech, US, has announced The Big Data Conference, the event which is designed to help both business and technology professionals capitalise on the boom in big data. The focus includes strategy (both business and technology), governance and operations, plus the latest in tools and technologies.

The Big Data Conference is a global brand and its sister event, The Big Data Show, takes place annually in London each spring. The Big Data Conference will be held alongside Cloud Connect in Chicago's McCormick Place, October 21-23.

The Big Data Conference is partnering with Nemertes Research, the research-advisory and strategic-consulting firm specialising in analysing and quantifying the business value of emerging technologies, to provide three days of comprehensive content for every technology, marketing seeking to benefit from the boom in data volume, variety and velocity.

Attendees will learn about new business models and how to use big data to shape and determine the future of their businesses. The conference is seen as a critical event for marketing and other lines of business executives, technology executives including CIOs and CTOs, enterprise architects, and data warehousing professionals tasked with the responsibility of capitalising on the big data opportunity.

Spanning three days, the conference offers in-depth educational programmes, workshops, case studies, demonstrations and real-world technology implementations. Topics addressed at the event include Large enterprise case studies in key verticals covered including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, financial services; The big picture: A lifecycle for big data management; Structuring the organisation to take advantage of big data; Setting a big data strategy; Data visualization & interfaces; Domain-specific data types centered on people, money, time, and location; and Hadoop and other big data platforms & architectures.

The Advisory Board members include Johna Till Johnson, President & Founder, Nemertes Research and Conference Co-Chair, The Big Data Conference; Paige Pires de Almeida, GM & Conference Co-Chair, The Big Data Conference; Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Informationweek; John Burke, CIO and Principal Research Analyst, Nemertes Research; Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist at the Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management; Marc Seybold, CIO, SUNY Stonybrook; and Ashok Joshi, Director, Berkeley DB Development, Oracle.

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