Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, has announced the launch of Food Science & Nutrition as part of the Wiley Open Access publishing programme. The journal will provide authors with a new platform for the rapid dissemination of the latest research and will be published in collaboration with the Society of Chemical Industry, the Institute of Food Science & Technology and other prominent societies.
Food Science & Nutrition will publish the latest peer reviewed research from across all areas of food sciences, but will focus on the results of fundamental and applied research related to human food and nutrition. The journal will also publish reviews, research methods, invited editorial pieces and commentaries.
The journal will be edited by Dr. Y. Martin Lo, Associate Professor of Food Bioprocess Engineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. Lo is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, a position he has held since 2007. An expert team of editorial board members will work alongside Dr. Lo, including Associate Editor, Dr. Berna Magnuson of the University of Toronto.
Food Science & Nutrition is the latest addition to Wiley’s portfolio of food science journals and will benefit from relationships with titles including Molecular Nutrition & Food Research which has an Impact factor of 4.3 and holds the top ISI rank for Food Science and Technology.
US-based construction information provider Reed Construction Data and construction focused technology firm InfoTech International have unveiled cūbus, a new, fully-integrated market intelligence solution. The application is being officially launched at the AIA 2012 Expo, May 17-19, 2012, Booth #1731, in Washington, DC. Complimentary custom market intelligence reports will be offered to manufacturers who schedule a preview of the product.
cūbus provides visibility into the construction market through live project information from Reed Construction Data’s database. Packaged in a visually intuitive and interactive format, the market intelligence application is said to immediately deliver intelligence reports relating to competition, market penetration and product demand.
According to Reed, a significant benefit of cūbus is its ability to get instant answers in reports, without time-consuming setup of preset terms. Building product manufacturers can now dynamically see reports for any market segment of their choice and drill into the information at any time to view the actual projects driving the data points. cūbus enables data-driven decisions for action and the ability to measure the results in real time.
Reed is the inaugural strategic partner of the American Institute of Architects. Its portfolio of products and services includes national, regional and local construction data, building product information, construction cost data, market intelligence solutions and advertising channels to construction industry professionals in the US and Canada.
Healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer Health (WK Health), US, has announced the first mobile application for the Nursing Drug Handbook, the best-selling drug reference for nurses. Available for Apple iPhone, iPad and iTouch and all Android devices, the new application claims to be the first drug reference for nurses to offer weekly updates.
Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), the new app provides the industry’s fastest access to nursing-specific drug information allowing nurses to find drug facts in less than 10 seconds but usually in less than five. Conversely, many drug reference apps take twice the time to run the same searches. Intuitive keyword searching provides fast-access to 965 generic and more than 1,500 brand-name drugs – including new drug information not found in the app’s print counterpart.
While most drug reference apps provide at best monthly updates, Nursing Drug Handbook is the first to offer them weekly. The app features almost 900 drug monographs addressing more than 2,500 generic and brand name drugs. It currently has a comprehensive collection of pill images – more than 400 are included – to help nurses confidently identify their patients’ medications. The app allows nurses to search for desired drugs alphabetically, by pharmacologic class and by therapeutic class. The full version of the app also includes a dosage calculator, customisable notes, a favorites list, and detailed monographs, all in a user-friendly programme.
The Nursing Drug Handbook App is available immediately as an iTunes download and by early next week as a Google Play download. The 2013 print version will be made available starting May 21.
Open access publisher BioMed Central, UK, recently revealed the winners of their 6th Annual Research Awards at Emirates Stadium, London, UK. Celebrating the very best research that has been made available by open access publishing, more than 100 guests attended the prestigious ceremony including leading researchers, short-listed authors and science journalists from around the world.
The winners were selected by internationally renowned judges from over 230 BioMed Central journals which published more than 18,000 peer-reviewed open access articles over the last 12 months.
The overall winner of the prestigious BioMed Central Research Award, selected from a shortlist consisting of the winners of the 10 subject categories, was Áine McKnight, Professor of Viral Pathology at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London (Microbiology, Immunology, Infection and Inflammation Prize) for her work ‘A whole genome screen for HIV restriction factors’ Retrovirology 2011, 8:94 (14 November 2011).
Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing, US, has released nine new audiobook collections in popular genres, providing public libraries with a quick and convenient way to begin or expand their audiobook offerings. The latest audiobook sets focus on niche areas of fiction and non-fiction. They reportedly contain a wide variety of materials from best sellers to recently digitised classics. With these latest sets, particular attention was given to very specific areas of interest to public library patrons.
According to EBSCO, the new audiobook collections are a pre-packaged set of titles chosen specifically to fulfil niche areas of interest in a library’s readership. Each collection was created by EBSCO’s collection development team of librarians based on popularity, positive recommendations and reviews from trade publications as well as usage statistics.
The collections will be updated quarterly with the latest and best titles in each genre, and will be available on the website and for order via EBSCOhost Collection Manager.
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, US, has announced the historical archive of Liberty Magazine, long considered one of the greatest magazines in America, is now available in a digital format. The Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 is a complete digitisation of the entire run of Liberty Magazine, nearly 1,400 issues, and contains over 17,000 fiction and non-fiction articles and thousands of advertisements all in a searchable, full-colour format.
Liberty Magazine, subtitled ‘A Weekly for Everybody,’ was a general interest magazine founded in 1924 by Joseph Patterson, publisher of the New York Daily News, and Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and often regarded as the world’s greatest publisher. The magazine’s high-quality and originality of art, stories and features led to an ongoing circulation of 3 million weekly.
Gale licensed the magazine’s content from the Liberty Library Corporation, owned by Robert Whiteman, who has collected and organised the content over many years. With approximately 100,000 pages, this easy-to-access collection offers primary source material for American studies, political studies, social and cultural studies, business history, global studies and international relations.
The Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 will join the family of illustrated weeklies that Gale has made available digitally.
For the first time, all of Brill’s content from 20 subject specialities across three imprints (BRILL, Global Oriental and Martinus Nijhoff Publishers) has been integrated within a single resource. At launch, the site includes 175 journals and 2,400 e-books, equating to over 150,000 distinct articles and chapters. The new platform is designed with a semantic architecture providing students, researchers and teachers with an enhanced user experience through enriched content and increased discoverability.
Transitioning much of its content from Publishing Technology’s ingentaconnect solution, Brill has moved to a custom pub2web platform to consolidate content assets previously distributed across multiple resources. The publisher now commands an agile and adaptable site ensuring long-term cost efficiency and a solid and flexible base for future innovation and experimentation.
Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced that the Kotar online library and RAMBI, the Index of Articles on Jewish Studies, have made their content searchable in the Primo Central Index.
The Primo Central Index, offered as a cloud-based service to hundreds of libraries around the globe, is an integral part of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. As a one-stop service, Primo enables users to fulfill their information needs by exploring their library's locally managed collections along with global and regional resources indexed in Primo Central, and to obtain one blended, relevance-ranked result list.
Kotar is an innovative combination of a digital library of e-books published in Hebrew and a customised work environment, which has been developed by Israel's Center for Educational Technology in collaboration with the country's leading publishers. The full text of Kotar's e-book and journal collections is now indexed in Primo Central.
RAMBI is a selective bibliography of scholarly articles in all fields of Jewish studies, the history and geography of the Land of Israel and the State of Israel. Material in RAMBI is compiled from thousands of periodicals and collections in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages and is drawn mainly from the collections of the National Library of Israel.
Enterprise software firm MarkLogic Corporation, US, has announced the appointment of Gary Bloom as president and chief executive officer. Bloom, a proven technology executive, most recently served as the CEO and president at eMeter.
Bloom brings an exceptional background that includes more than two decades of successful leadership in enterprise software. He was the CEO and president at eMeter, which provides smart grid management software for electric, gas, and water utilities. eMeter was recently acquired by Siemens Corporation. Prior to that, Gary was a consultant of TPG, a leading global private investment firm.
He was also the former vice chair and president of Symantec Corporation, where he led the company’s line of business organisations and corporate development efforts. Bloom joined Symantec through the company’s merger with Veritas Software where he was the chairman and CEO.