STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the launch of Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, a new online open access journal on general respiratory medicine that is dedicated to publishing case reports. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports has been created to publish case reports previously submitted to its sister journal, Respiratory Medicine.
Accepted case reports include stories, anecdotes and patient-based lessons that complement evidence-based medicine and are essential to the advancement of healthcare. The journal will only publish case reports which are authentic, understandable, educational, clinical, and interesting to an international audience of respiratory physicians, trainees and researchers in all respiratory subspecialties, as well as clinicians in related fields.
Dr. Barbara Yawn serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal. Dr. Yawn is a long-standing member of the Editorial Board for Respiratory Medicine and Director of Research at the Olmsted Medical Center and Adjunct Professor, Department of Family and Community Health at the University of Minnesota. She is a full-time physician researcher and opened the Olmsted Medical Center in 1990.
Accepted submissions are made freely available to all on SciVerse ScienceDirect after payment of the Article Publishing Fee.
At the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) 24th Copyright and Related Rights Standing Committee session (SCCR) in Geneva, the US’ Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) is advocating copyright exceptions for libraries, education and for people with print disabilities. LCA is represented by international copyright advocate and librarian Lori Driscoll at the meet, scheduled for July 16-25, 2012. Driscoll is carrying the message that copyright exceptions for libraries ensure a vibrant arena for the creation and use of creative works as well as the advancement of learning.
LCA is a coalition of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Joining LCA’s effort to influence the WIPO copyright agenda are other library organisation attendees, such as the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).
WIPO, known for its pro-rights holder inclination, is devoting more than half of its programme to advance balanced international copyright law by discussing exceptions and limitations for libraries, education and for people with print disabilities. Since US copyright law is seen as one of the most flexible copyright laws in the world, member nations of WIPO are reportedly eager to hear from US libraries and to learn from their experiences.
The first agenda item discussed thus far at the 10-day session is copyright limitations and exceptions for educational institutions. In her statement , Driscoll pointed out that US libraries and educational institutions were inherently linked and that without existing exceptions in the law, the advancement of education, scholarship and research would not be possible. Conversely, Driscoll warned the assembly that licence terms and use of technological protection measures could inhibit educational progress in the digital era.
During the rest of the session, SCCR will turn its attention to library exceptions and an international treaty for a copyright exception for people with print disabilities.
UBM TechWeb, US, has announced that industry leaders from Chicago Tribune, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Rackspace would take the keynote stage at the first ever Cloud Connect event in Chicago. The technology event for cloud computing will be featuring the latest technologies, platforms, strategies and innovations.
Cloud Connect plans to present a keynote lineup that will provide attendees with information on the latest innovations in cloud computing. The Chicago event will take place September 10-13, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. To register or for more information, visit: http://cloudconnectevent.com/chicago.
The keynote speakers for Cloud Connect currently include David Linthicum, CTO, Blue Mountain Labs; Jeremy Yates, Solutions Architect, Chicago Tribune; Alistair Croll, Founder, CloudOps Research; Mine Altunay, OSG Security Officer, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; and John Engates, CTO, Rackspace.
Cloud Connect offers a multi-day conference, including tracks on Big Data, Mobile Cloud and Organizational Readiness, in-depth workshops and an expo floor, showcasing the full range of cloud solutions from top cloud computing technology companies. Sponsors of the Chicago event currently include Rackspace, ActiveState, EnterpriseDB, Esri, Softlayer, Compuware APM, Inktank and IBM. For more information, visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.
Open access publisher BioMed Central, UK, has announced that DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has published its inaugural articles with BioMed Central. Amongst these are an editorial by Editor-in-Chief Mohammad Abdollahi which highlights the need for a quality, open-access journal in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
The launch articles also include original research on enhancing indomethacin release in vitro, and propylene glycol tolerance in neonates, as well as a review article on the status of lead pollution and toxicity in Iran.
DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences is published on behalf of Tehran University of Medical Sciences that encompasses all fields of the science related to pharmacy and drugs. The journal considers outstanding studies from basic research to clinical investigations as original articles, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, general reviews, mini-reviews, short communications, and editorials from the global scientific community.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has introduced an app for the Apple iPad that delivers convenient access to its newly released library of eBooks. HIMSS is a cause-based not-for-profit organisation focused on the optimal use of information technology in the healthcare industry.
The iPad app was developed by Impelsys, HIMSS’s eBooks technology partner and a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, leveraging Impelsys’ iOS delivery module within its iPublishCentral software platform. The free app can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/himss-ebooks/id500455814?mt=8.
In February 2012, HIMSS launched its first eBook store, allowing customers to browse and purchase full-text, online access to HIMSS titles. The eBooks sold on this site are fully searchable and can be downloaded instantly to desktop computers, laptops and iPads. Both members and non-members of HIMSS can purchase eBooks from the HIMSS store. New titles are being added to the online catalogue on a regular basis.
According to Nancy Vitucci, senior manager of publications for HIMSS, there are already 29 eBooks available for immediate download onto the iPad and the association expects to roll out additional titles throughout the second half of 2012. HIMSS eBooks are available on a wider variety of topics in healthcare information technology and management systems, including Research, Ambulatory care, Clinical and nursing informatics, Interoperability, Management, strategy and finance and Professional certification.
Academic publisher Maney Publishing, UK, has announced impressive citation results across its health sciences list following the release of the 2011 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Thomson Reuters.
The results show considerable improvements for a number of health science titles, such as Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Nutritional Neuroscience, and Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (relaunched in 2012 as Pathogens and Global Health).
Citation results show an average increase of 14 percent across the health science collection. The total citations of Maney’s health titles have also increased, indicating the value of recently published content as well as the retrodigitised archive.
Aesthetic Surgery Journal, published by SAGE, was recently honoured by the editors of Writer’s Web Watch with an Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition (APEX) award in the category of Magazines & Journals – Electronic & Web. APEX awards are open to communicators in corporate, non-profit and independent settings across 11 different categories.
The 2012 APEX Awards received a total of 3,382 entries of which seven were chosen for recognition in the category of electronic magazines and journals. Entries are judged based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the ability of the publication to communicate effectively in the opinion of the judges.
The Aesthetic Surgery Journal (AES) is an official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. It publishes original peer-reviewed research relevant to the safe and effective practice of aesthetic surgery and its relationship to the full range of medical and health care fields.
APEX is sponsored by the editors of Writer’s Web Watch, an e-newsletter published by Communications Concepts, Inc. that targets communicators that are associated with business publications. The panel of judges includes editors and publishers from both Communications Concepts, Inc. and Writer’s Web Watch.
STM and business publisher Inderscience has recently published the first issues of four new titles. The journals are: International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics; International Journal of Forensic Engineering; International Journal of Portfolio Analysis and Management; and International Journal of Work Innovation.
The International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics is dedicated to the publication of novel approaches to biometrics based on cognitive aspects of human behaviour and will draw not just on the biometrics community, but also from wider communities such as psychophysiology and neuroscience, in order to meet the challenges of providing novel, effective, and efficient authentication schemes. Dr Kenneth Revett from the British University in Egypt, Cairo, serves as Editor. A free download of the papers from this issue is available at http://www.inderscience.com/sample.php?id=362.
Edited by Dr Kong Fah Tee, University of Greenwich, London, UK, the International Journal of Forensic Engineering has original contributions on the investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail to perform, resulting in personal injury or loss of property. The scope is wider than failure analysis alone, and includes all aspects of forensic engineering and related fields. A free download of the papers from this issue is available at http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/sample.php?jcode=ijfe.
The International Journal of Portfolio Analysis and Management focuses on excellence in developing portfolio management (PM) methodologies, models and techniques to deal with major economic and financial decision making problems and provide insights relative to the latest PM developments. The journal is edited by Panos Xidonas of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. A free download of the papers from this issue is available at http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/sample.php?jcode=ijpam
The International Journal of Work Innovation covers new forms of work organisation (such as virtual teams, network organisations, teleworking, learning organisations, flexible and dispersed work, etc.) It also deals with practices such as knowledge management, teamwork, lean management, project-based work, outsourcing, etc. A free download of the papers from this issue is available at http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/sample.php?jcode=ijwi