Thomson Reuters collaborates with Australian National Data Service to aid in the discovery of global data sets - 06 Nov 2013
The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced a collaboration with Australian National Data Service (ANDS) to aid in the discovery of global data sets. The collaboration connects researchers to data repositories through the Data Citation Index, a single-point solution providing access to quality research data sets from multi-disciplinary repositories worldwide.
ANDS is one of a growing number of institutions included in the Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index. The collaboration ensures that Australian research is discoverable, properly attributed and reusable by other researchers. The influx of data from Australia also provides a wealth of new content that can be cited and furthered by researchers around the world.
Since creating the Data Citation Index, Thomson Reuters has worked closely with global industry leaders to capture bibliographic records and cited references for digital research, promoting the accurate identification, attribution and measurement of this growing body of scholarship. The Data Citation Index allows users to gain a comprehensive view of the genesis of research projects and influence the future paths they may take, while minimising the duplication of work and speeding the scientific research process. Through linked content and summary information, this data is displayed within the broader context of the scholarly research ecosystem, enabling users to gain perspective that otherwise would be lost if viewed in isolation.
Currently, the Data Citation Index contains approximately 3.5 million data records from nearly 130 repositories.
Frontiers launches new open-access journals - Frontiers in Earth Science and Frontiers in Environmental Science - 06 Nov 2013
Open-access publisher Frontiers, part of the Nature Publishing Group family, has announced the launch of two new open-access journals - Frontiers in Earth Science and Frontiers in Environmental Science.
Manuscripts submitted to specialty sections in "Frontiers in" journals are peer reviewed by specialty associate and review editors. Specialty Chief Editors oversee subject areas across the 'Frontiers in' journals.
The initial specialty sections open for submissions to Frontiers in Earth Science are: Atmospheric Science, Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, Hydrosphere, Interdisciplinary Climate Studies, Paleontology, Structural Geology and Tectonics, Quaternary Science, Geomorphology and Paleoenvironment and Structural Geology and Tectonics. Further specialty sections will be added soon.
Initially, Frontiers in Environmental Science will offer specialty sections in: Agroecology and Land Use Systems, Air Pollution, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Informatics, Environmental Toxicology, Green and Environmental Chemistry, Groundwater Resources and Management, Interdisciplinary Climate Studies, Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation, Soil Processes, and Wastewater Management.
Frontiers publishes all articles under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY), which allows users to share, copy and distribute a work, while at the same time crediting the authors of the article.
European Federation of Societies of Microsurgery now also affiliated with Thieme’s Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery - 06 Nov 2013
Medical and scientific publisher Thieme recently announced that the European Federation of Societies of Microsurgery (EFSM) is now also affiliated with Thieme's Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery (JRM). EFSM represents a total of eleven European microsurgery societies and focuses on promoting education in microsurgery through courses and meetings as well as exchange programmes for microsurgeons in training.
Published nine times per annum the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery is already associated with several microsurgical societies. The addition of EFSM to the journal's affiliations conveys further recognition of the journal's international significance.
JRM, available in print and online, is a peer-reviewed, indexed journal publishing original research and topical reviews containing clinical information of use to the practicing micro-surgeon. In addition, special sections discuss new technologies, innovations, materials and significant problem cases.
Dr. Cynthia J. Burrows named new Editor-in-Chief of Accounts of Chemical Research - 06 Nov 2013
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that Dr. Cynthia J. Burrows will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief of Accounts of Chemical Research, effective January 2014. Burrows, who currently serves as an Editorial Advisory Board member for the journal, is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair at the University of Utah.
Burrows will succeed Dr. Joan S. Valentine who will retire from the journal at the end of this year. Valentine, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, has served as Editor-in-Chief of Accounts of Chemical Research for 19 years. Valentine will assist with the transition and remain with the journal in her current role through the end of 2013.
Appointed in 2013 as the inaugural Thatcher Presidential Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry, Burrows is a Fellow of the ACS, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has received numerous awards and honors for her research and teaching, including a University Distinguished Teaching Award and the ACS Cope Scholar Award. She has been a member of numerous editorial boards including from 2001 to 2013 as Senior Editor for The Journal of Organic Chemistry, and prior to that, Associate Editor for Organic Letters. Burrows also currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Organic Letters.
Accounts of Chemical Research presents short, concise and critical articles offering easy-to-read overviews of basic research and applications in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry. The journal is highly ranked in impact in Multidisciplinary Chemistry with a 20.833 Impact Factor in 2012. The journal also achieved 42,112 total citations as reported in the 2012 Journal Citation Reports.
JUSP welcomes Springer adoption of COUNTER Release 4 to improve journal usage data - 06 Nov 2013
The Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) has welcomed the adoption of Release 4 of the COUNTER standard by international publisher Springer Science+Business Media.
The implementation ensures that the journal usage data Springer is providing to higher education libraries are now compliant with the standard, ensuring comparable, standard-based measurement.
The COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources provides an agreed international set of standards and protocols governing the recording and exchange of online usage data. Springer is the first of the 59 JUSP participating publishers to implement the new Release 4 standard, setting a precedent for other publishers to follow suit by December 31, 2013. This will ensure that data provided by JUSP continues to be of the highest quality.
JUSP, funded by Jisc, claims to be the first system of its kind internationally that automates the process of gathering journal usage data from publishers and provides a single point of access to this data for higher education libraries.
The COUNTER standard forms the basis of JUSP, enabling access to consistent and comparable journal usage statistics.
The benefits of JUSP include immediate access to data that is verified to be COUNTER compliant, and access to the system provides economies of scale to save institutions time and money, enabling organisations to concentrate on the important task of data analysis rather than data collation. A shared approach also ensures a better quality of data than was previously achievable. Lastly, the automated usage statistics portal helps libraries to assess the value for money they are deriving from participating in NESLi2 journal agreements and other licence agreements with scholarly publishers.
Harvard University Press partners with De Gruyter to re-release 2800 titles from its publishing history - 06 Nov 2013
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, academic publisher Harvard University Press is working with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all the books published since its founding.
The 2800 HUP titles will be offered in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the university press's catalogue.
The academic publishing house De Gruyter can look back on a history spanning over 260 years. The Berlin-based group of companies releases over 1,300 new titles each year in the fields of medicine, the humanities, natural sciences, and law, in addition to more than 650 journals and digital media publications. The De Gruyter Group includes the publishing houses Versita, Birkhäuser, Oldenbourg Wissenschaft, and Akademie.
CCC adds 16 publishers to Get It Now academic service - 06 Nov 2013
Global licensing and content solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced the addition of 16 new publishers to its award-winning Get It Now academic service.
The new publishers include Alcohol Research Documentation, Allerton Press, Allied Health, American College of Chest Physicians, American Psychiatric Association, American Society of Agricultural and Biology, American Society of Nephrology, Annals Publishing, British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery, Endocrine Society, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Innovision Health, Oncology Nursing Society, Science & Medicine, Society of Leukocyte Biology, and Summit Business Media.
In June, CCC announced the integration of OCLC’s ILL Fee Management (IFM) Service, which officially went into operation on August 1. Get It Now provides library patrons with immediate fulfilment of cost-effective, full-text articles from unsubscribed journals – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Swets appoints Teri Hawksworth as Global Head of Sales - 06 Nov 2013
Information services provider Swets, Netherlands, has announced the appointment of Teri Hawksworth as Global Head of Sales. Teri brings more than 15 years of experience in the information industry, joining Swets directly from a Managing Director role at Sweet & Maxwell, Thomson Reuter's legal publishing business.
In addition to her previous role, Teri's career path has seen her hold a range of top-level sales, marketing and general management positions at companies including Wolters Kluwer UK, LexisNexis UK, Tritec.Ltd and ICC Group PLC.
Swets vision is 'to improve the delivery and use of knowledge'. From more than twenty offices around the world it actively serves customers (users of information) and publishers in over 160 countries. The company's active role in today's complex information marketplace has been regularly awarded by E-Content Magazine in their annual '100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.'