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Netherland Journals access negotiations with universities in the Netherlands, the Royal Society of Chemistry responds - 19 Mar 2018

The Royal Society of Chemistry has issued a statement in response to a recent VSNU statement earlier last week announcing the failure to reach a new agreement on access to scientific journals from the Society.

The Society, in the statement notes that a recent journals subscription negotiations with SURF, a consortium that represents the VSNU association of Dutch universities, resulted in a range of offers presented being turned down. The Society extended a period of grace access to its journals content after the previous deal expired at the end of 2017, an arrangement that will come to an end on March 31, unless SURF are prepared to reopen discussions.

The Society's approach to the negotiations was based on finding a sustainable way to meet the publishing needs of the chemistry community in the Netherlands and underlines their ongoing support for open access publishing. As a not-for-profit society publisher RSC is committed to advancing excellence in the chemical sciences and one of the ways they do this is by disseminating high quality chemical science knowledge.

RSC offered SURF several options for their members, ranging from a standard subscription model to transition 'Read and Publish' option - and a fully Open Access model.

A number of successful 'Read and Publish' agreements are in place, including the Max Planck Society in Germany, several UK institutions and, more recently, a number of university partners in Sweden, Finland and other European countries.

Historically, the Society's subscription prices for Dutch consortium members were based on access to their content and have not taken publishing costs into account. As the output from the Netherland is now much higher in Royal Society of Chemistry journals in relation to their subscription, there is a gap to bridge.

The statement further notes that these models ensure the Society can sustainably continue to reinvest in the chemical science community, an approach that is not mirrored by purely commercial publishers. The Society reinvests into the community by supporting chemists in their careers, disseminating knowledge through their journals, books and databases and being a voice for the chemical science community, ensuring chemistry is listened to by governments and other important bodies.

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US Wolters Kluwer and IJS Publishing Group partner to launch IJS Global Health - 19 Mar 2018

Wolters Kluwer Health has launched IJS Global Health, an open access journal published in partnership with the IJS Publishing Group. The peer-reviewed, international journal will publish research in the broad field of global health and surgery.

IJS Global Health seeks to publish high quality content in the field of global health and global surgery. Its scope includes safe access, capacity and sustainability of surgical, obstetric and anaesthetic services; trauma; infectious diseases; cancer; pregnancy related complications; congenital anomalies; nutrition; disease surveillance; implementation science; disasters and emergencies.

IJS Global Health joins IJS Oncology in the Lippincott portfolio. While IJS Short Reports is in the Medknow portfolio. Both are published in partnership with the IJS Publishing Group.

IJS Global Health will publish basic science, clinical and translational articles. The journal is now open for submissions, which can be submitted online at: www.editorialmanager.com/ijsgh.

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France ICSTI 2018 webinar series to focus on ‘Blockchain for Science’ - 19 Mar 2018

The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) kicks off its 2018 webinar series with an in-depth look at the opportunities and potential changes in the world of scholarly communication that may be stimulated by Blockchain. The session is scheduled for April 12, 10:00-11:30 am EDT.

Panelists Joris van Rossum (Digital Science), Sönke Bartling (Blockchain for Science), and Lambert Heller (Open Science Lab at TIB) will address the topic from three different perspectives. The Copyright Clearance Center will host this free and open-to-all webinar. For all webinar registrants, access to the recording of the live event will be emailed within 2 business days. Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the ICSTI Website following the live webinar.

Joris van Rossum is a publishing consultant and entrepreneur with a long background in STM Publishing. Currently he is the director of Special Projects at Digital Science. Joris recently wrote a research report for Digital Science Inc, investigating the new possibilities of Blockchain. He will summarise the report and will sketch his own views on the ways Blockchain could be a game changer in the eco-system of scholarly publishing. Or will it turn out to be no more than a hype?

Sönke Bartling is the founder of Blockchain For Science and associated researcher at the Humbold institute for internet and society. His focus is the blockchain revolution and what it could mean for science and knowledge creation. In general he is interested in developing and describing novel online tools and concepts for knowledge creation. Besides, he is a board certified radiologist with a broad clinical experience and a researcher in basic medical imaging sciences. He co-edited the living book http://www.openingscience.org/.

Lambert Heller, with a background in social sciences, is an academic librarian by training. He founded the Open Science Lab at TIB (the German National Library of Science and Technology) in 2013. He is running a number of grant projects with his group, some of them with partners from the "Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0". A lot of the TIB Open Science Labs efforts is about Linked-Data-based research information systems (VIVO), as well as communicating/cultivating what 'Open Science' is all about. In the webinar, he gives an overview on how and why scholarly objects as well as transactional metadata can and should be taken care of by using P2P systems.

Interested parties may visit http://www.cvent.com/events/icsti-webinar-blockchain-for-science/event-summary-801e705c3c26422ab1b20df210c5bf23.aspx for more details and registration details.

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Switzerland Supporting quality information: Libraries and publishers dialogue - 19 Mar 2018

Libraries and publishers both play an essential role in the production of, and the provision of access to, creativity and knowledge. In their pursuit of this goal, they are affected by the same trends, and share many of the same concerns.

The 35th meeting of the international organisations representing publishers and libraries, recently held in London saw agreement on a number of these priorities. Participants came from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the International Publishers Association (IPA) and the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM).

The participants underlined their common interest in advancing discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organisation's (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. In a joint letter to WIPO's Director General, they are urging that organisation to take steps to ensure meaningful discussion on proposed action plans on exceptions and limitations for libraries, archives and museums at the Committee's next meeting.

Following years of discussion on this topic at the global level, it is time for practical progress which will make it easier for libraries and publishers to work together on the regional, national and local levels. This will contribute to maximising access to information around the world in a sustainable fashion.

The representatives of the libraries and publishers also stressed the challenge posed by deliberately deceptive scholarly journals, which cost researchers both money and reputation. They agreed to work further to identify and promote tools, such as Think, Check, Submit, which help researchers and librarians take a proactive stance in identifying and avoiding such publications.

They agreed that written works must be recognised as an essential pillar of heritage. In designing cultural policies and programmes, governments should ensure that the written word is properly preserved and supported. In line with the UNESCO Recommendation on documentary heritage of 2015, there need to be meaningful preservation policies for the digital age – the good practices already adopted by many publishers should be shared more widely.

Finally, they reiterated the message in the joint IFLA-IPA statement of 28 September 2016 that there should be no trade-off between quality and quantity of information. While the growing amount of information that is produced and access is to be celebrated, there is an enduring need for excellence.

IFLA, IPA and STM confirmed a further meeting to take forward these discussions would be held in September 2018.

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US American Chemical Society announces sponsorship of C&EN’s Talented 12 Program - 19 Mar 2018

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that it is collaborating with Thermo Fisher Scientific on an exclusive two-year sponsorship of the Chemical & Engineering News' (C&EN) Talented 12 Program. C&EN, a leading source of chemistry news, is published by ACS. The program kicks off this month with a renewed call for nominations of inspiring young chemical researchers for the prestigious program.

C&EN's Talented 12 identifies and celebrates young chemists from academia, industry and other research sectors who are just beginning to put their innovative and transformative ideas into practice. Past classes of promising researchers who are poised to significantly influence science and society have included graduate students, early-career faculty members and entrepreneurs.

C&EN selects a new class of Talented 12 each August and, in an annual feature, spotlights their big scientific ideas, their motivations and the paths they took to achieve success. The members of the new class are then part of a live symposium at the fall ACS national meeting and exposition, where they deliver TED-style talks and share the inspiration behind their research.

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US BioInformatics Inc. acquires IMV Publishing, creates Science and Medicine Group - 19 Mar 2018

BioInformatics Inc., a market research firm supporting the analytical instrumentation and life science industries, and owner of The Science Advisory Board®, has announced the acquisition of IMV Publishing. This latest acquisition by BioInformatics Inc. creates an integrated business information and media group delivering high-value content to the market's buyers and sellers using a broad range of media formats. The companies share deep expertise in the areas of producing market intelligence, generating premium content, profiling customers and delivering targeted marketing to large, curated online communities of scientific and medical professionals.

Founded in 1977, IMV is a recognised leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets. With offices in Chicago, Tucson, and San Francisco, IMV offers a broad range of market research products and reports and media properties including Aunt Minnie www.auntminnie.com the leader in online medical imaging news and radiology CME and DrBicuspid www.drbicuspid.com the fastest growing dental news and continuing education (CE) digital property.

The assets of IMV will be combined with existing capabilities including BioInfo Market Research www.bioinfoinc.com, The Science Advisory Board ® www.scienceboard.com, Strategic Directions International (SDI) www.strategic-directions.com (creator of the SDi Global Report), and Instrument Business Outlook www.instrumentbusinessoutlook.com a bi-weekly publication subscribed to and read by senior executives in the analytical instrument market.

Together all companies and assets will be managed and integrated under the newly created Science and Medicine Group which will be headquartered in Arlington Virginia and have services in business intelligence / market research, digital media and marketing, publishing, and job boards for scientists, lab managers, dentists, and radiologists.

With the combined entities, Science and Medicine Group will become one of the top 50 full service market research companies in the world by exclusively focusing on helping science and medicine businesses grow.

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Switzerland MDPI appoints Prof. Antonio Lazcano as Editor-in-Chief of Life - 19 Mar 2018

Academic open-access publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) has appointed Professor Antonio Lazcano as the Editor-in-Chief of Life. Antonio Lazcano is a Professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a member of the Colegio Nacional. He is a Latin American evolutionist and a world-leading authority on the study of the origins and early evolution of life.

Prof. Lazcano has worked on prebiotic synthese, and has pioneered the use of databases in the reconstruction of very early stages of cell evolution. His book Origins of Life (in Spanish) has sold more than 800,000 copies, and after being the first to call attention to the growing risk of creationism in Latin American countries, he is working on ways of improving education in evolutionary biology.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 19 Mar 2018

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Adi Alter and Eddie Neuwirth (Research Services: A New Approach); David Crotty (Preprints and Citations: Should Non-Peer Reviewed Material Be Included in Article References?); Jay Diskey (Open Educational Resources (OER) Curriculum Development Process – Inside Emerging Solutions); and Christina Boswell and Katherine Smith (One-way, mutually constitutive, or two autonomous spheres: what is the relationship between research and policy?). 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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