HP and Frankfurt Book Fair to host Scientific Publishing Innovation Day in the run up to London Book Fair - 10 Apr 2015
HP, in association with the Frankfurt Book Fair and the International Association of STM Publishers, will for the first time host an exclusive half day forum in London for STM (Science, Technical & Medical) publishers, printers and industry thought leaders from around the world. The event will take place right before the London Book Fair on April 13 and highlight how content and technology can best interplay to create new products, services and revenue streams. Participation is free of charge.
The Scientific Publishing Innovation Day agenda is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of the most important trends that are currently shaping and driving the STM publishing industry. The programme will outline the main challenges and opportunities STM publishers are facing today and give insights into successful strategic positioning and realignment. It features three main hubs focusing on strategic issues, products and delivery of content. Speakers include James Milne (VP and Global Publishing Director at John Wiley and Sons), Udi Chatow, WW Graphics Solutions Business, Marketing Manager at HP, Gabriel Hughes, Vice President, Web Analytics at Elsevier, Stephanie Dawson, CEO Science Open, and Dae-Ho Kim, general manager KSI.
The Scientific Publishing Innovation Day will be hosted by Holger Volland, Vice President Media Industries at Frankfurt Book Fair, and the event continues a successful association with HP that has been ongoing since 2013. Thought-provoking case studies and best practice example will encourage delegates to open their eyes to new business opportunities and help them understand how innovative developments, such as customisation and interactive technologies, can benefit businesses and serve end users. Participants will also be given advice how to unlock new revenue streams by expanding into broader markets and using existing content to create new products and services.
The programme will feature expert industry speakers and a mix of case study presentations and panel discussions. There will also be a chance to network with industry players from around the world, including major STM publishers and academic societies, and connect with innovative print service providers at an evening drinks reception.
The Scientific Publishing Innovation Day will take place on April 13 from 12-6 pm at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, 68 - 86 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BT
Attendance is free of charge but places for this event are limited. To secure your participation register here until April 9, 2015 https://starcite.smarteventscloud.com/hp/STMInnovationDay and stay updated with further programme and speaker announcements.
Elsevier to feature Clinical Solutions for ‘Empowering Knowledge, Enabling Action’ at HIMSS15 - 10 Apr 2015
STM publisher Elsevier will demonstrate its suite of solutions for enabling healthcare providers to make informed and impactful decisions at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting in Chicago, IL, April 12-16, 2015.
At Booth #2207, Elsevier Clinical Solutions will feature a range of clinical reference and workflow solutions for patient engagement, clinical decision support, performance management and ICD-10 transition.
Elsevier will also highlight its relationship with Tonic Health’s simple, fun and intuitive patient data collection platform that providers can customise for a variety of use cases. At the Elsevier booth at 10 am CT on April 14, Dr. Pamela Duncan, Director of Innovations and Transitional Outcomes at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, will discuss how she developed a chronic care management screener using Tonic’s flexible platform.
HIMSS will honour Michelle Troseth, Chief Professional Practice Officer for Elsevier Clinical Solutions, with its Nursing Informatics Leadership Award at HIMSS15. With more than 25 years of experience co-designing and implementing evidence-based practice and technology infrastructures to support patient-centered care and inter-professional integration at the point of care, Troseth has been at the forefront of nursing informatics innovation.
Elsevier is also extending its involvement at HIMSS15 through a number of events. Michelle Troseth will present TIGER Track: Understanding the ‘I’ in TIGER from 2:30 – 3:30 pm on April 15 in Room S403. This session will explore the nuts and bolts of the TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) initiative. Dr. Jonathan Teich, Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Elsevier Clinical Solutions, will present, Managing Patient Information During a Mass Casualty Incident from 4 – 5 pm CT on April 14. Dr. Teich will share information systems challenges and lessons learned by an emergency department that received 40 patients immediately after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and the changes put in place to address such incidents in the future. Dr. Teich will also speak on a related topic, The Next Disaster: Are You Prepared?, from 10 – 10:30 am CT on April 14, in the North Bldg, Booth 7678, Theatre A.
Deborah Neville, Director of Revenue Cycle Coding & Compliance for Elsevier Clinical Solutions, will run e-sessions on Data Analytics 101 from 8 am – 5 pm CT on April 13-16. These sessions are targeted specifically to managers who must rely on accurate data to make daily or strategic decisions. The sessions will help participants understand how to select and manipulate data, methods of presentation, and how analyzed data is used by hospitals to make thoughtful organisational decisions.
Elsevier Clinical Solutions’ Jukka Valimaki, Vice President for Patient Engagement, and Claire Winiarski, Product Manager – Patient Engagement, will join officials from IMS Health to talk about Digital Dialogues in A Secure mHealth Solution for Remotely Monitoring Heart Failure Patients from 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT, on April 14, at Booth 4891, the Health IT Value Suite.
SAGE set to publish the International Journal of Stroke - 10 Apr 2015
Academic publisher SAGE has announced that it will publish the International Journal of Stroke, the official journal of the World Stroke Organization (WSO) incorporating the International Stroke Society (ISS) and the World Stroke Federation (WSF).
Focused on the clinical aspects of stroke, the International Journal of Stroke reviews not only current topics and recent advances of global interest, but also those which may be more prevalent to certain regions to help facilitate the international debate and awareness around stroke. The journal accepts leading opinion pieces, topical reviews and original contributions from clinical or basic science researchers, alongside pieces focused on the associated structures to manage protocols within the field. The journal is edited by the internationally recognised stroke expert Professor Geoffrey Donnan, who was awarded the prestigious Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation (BGRF) medal in 2008.
The first SAGE issue will publish in January 2016.
FIZ Karlsruhe and RightsDirect co-operation to offer customers new rights management features when ordering journal articles via FIZ AutoDoc - 10 Apr 2015
FIZ Karlsruhe — Leibniz-Institute for Information Infrastructure has again enhanced its document delivery service, FIZ AutoDoc. Before ordering a full-text article, customers can already verify the document’s license coverage under the VG WORT Digital Copyright License or other licenses granted by RightsDirect. This new feature was developed together with RightsDirect, a global provider of licensing and content solutions.
The integration with FIZ AutoDoc is available through the DirectPath Application Programming Interface (API) offered by RightsDirect and its parent company Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC).
FIZ AutoDoc, FIZ Karlsruhe’s web-based, automated and copyright-compliant document delivery service, partners with numerous renowned national and international libraries and publishing houses. Scientific journal articles, conference proceedings, and patent documents are mainly made available electronically. Another asset of FIZ AutoDoc is that it can be easily integrated into the customer’s workflow.
RightsDirect provides licensing solutions that make copyright compliance easy, allowing companies to re-use and share the most relevant digital content across borders. With RightsDirect copyright licenses and complementary information management tools, users can instantly check license coverage, manage permissions and optimise content workflow in one integrated solution. Based in Amsterdam and with a presence in Tokyo, RightsDirect is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). Working in close partnership with the world's leading rightsholders and collective societies, RightsDirect offers licensing and content solutions that reflect the needs of local and global organizations. Together, CCC and RightsDirect serve more than 35,000 companies and over 12,000 rightsholders around the globe.
ProQuest Solutions named finalist for five SIIA CODiE Awards - 10 Apr 2015
ProQuest has announced that four of its content and education solutions are finalists for five 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards, presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. Providing diversity and depth with unique, specialised and curated content are compelling distinctions of ProQuest Dialog and ProQuest History Vault within the aggregated content category. ProQuest Research Companion, an information literacy solution, is a finalist for two education awards, and ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher is a finalist for the ninth consecutive year.
Evaluated for excellence and innovation, four of ProQuest’s content and education solutions are finalists for five 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards, presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. Providing diversity and depth with unique, specialised and curated content are compelling distinctions of ProQuest Dialog and ProQuest History Vault within the aggregated content category. ProQuest Research Companion, an information literacy solution, is a finalist for two education awards, and ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher is a finalist for the ninth consecutive year.
Representing the information industry’s best products and technologies, the ProQuest solutions are finalists in the industry’s only peer-reviewed award program which include: Best Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution: ProQuest Research Companion; Best Source for Reference or Education Resources: ProQuest Research Companion; Best Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution: ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher; Best Service Using Aggregated Content: ProQuest Dialog; and Best Service Using Aggregated Content: ProQuest History Vault.
Judges with considerable industry expertise carefully evaluated each product using rigorous category-specific criteria. Winners of the respective categories will be announced at SIIA’s education technology conference in May and the information industry summit in June.
BMJ expands portfolio of specialist and open access journals with two new titles - 10 Apr 2015
Global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has added two further online titles to its burgeoning portfolio of specialist and open access journals. The titles are: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine and RMD Open.
BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, a sister title to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, launched April 9, while RMD Open, a sister title to the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, officially launched earlier this year.
BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine covers all aspects of sport and exercise medicine from physiology to return to play. Professor Karim Khan, Director of Research and Education, Aspetar, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, will serve as the Editor-in-Chief.
The new title will be an official journal of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM), a members’ organisation for doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in sport and exercise medicine.
RMD Open aims to publish original research covering the full spectrum of musculoskeletal, rheumatic, and connective tissue disorders, including basic and translational medicine.
The journal is co-owned with the European League against Rheumatism (EULAR), which, among other things, aims to stimulate and facilitate research in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
Professor Bernard Combe, who heads up the Department of Rheumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery at Montpellier University Hospital in France, serves as the Editor-in-Chief.
Both titles will be peer reviewed and open access, so free to view. They will operate a fast submission and review process, with continuous publication online, ensuring that up-to-date high quality research is rapidly available worldwide.
In common with BMJ’s other open access titles, the new journals will publish a wide range of material that is not always available in more traditional outlets, including study protocols and phase I clinical trials, meta-analyses, small or specialist studies, and interesting case studies.
National Institute of Standards and Technology releases ‘Plan for Providing Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research’ - 10 Apr 2015
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released on April 3, 2015, a ‘Plan for Providing Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research’. The NIST plan calls for making peer-reviewed scholarly publications and associated data that result from NIST funding publicly accessible. The plan applies to both NIST employees and grantees.
NIST is taking a phased approach to implementation of the plan regarding publications. There will be a pilot exercise in year one (FY 2015) that will include two journals, the NIST Journal of Research and the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data. In year two (FY 2016), deposit of NIST-authored publications will be operational and, in year three (FY 2017), extramural publications of scientific research funded by NIST will be required to be deposited in the NIST public access archive system. As of October 2015, there will be standard language regarding public access to data and publications in the terms and conditions for grants and contracts.
NIST will partner with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and use PubMed Central (PMC) as a repository for NIST-funded peer-reviewed publications. Authors of peer-reviewed publications resulting from NIST funding are required to submit their final, accepted manuscripts plus metadata to the NIST public access archive system. NIST will maintain a NIST interface to PMC to ensure ‘easy search, analysis, and download of the full text of peer-reviewed scholarly publications arising from research funded by NIST.’ The NIST plan cites two PMC services that may be used for automated retrieval and bulk downloading of a subset of articles and all metadata from PMC: the PMC Open Archives Initiative (OAI) service and the PMC File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service.
For journal literature, there will be a 12-month embargo period following publication, though NIST may consider a shorter or longer embargo period. Annually NIST will provide public notice in the Federal Register to allow individuals and organisations to petition to change the embargo period for a specific field by providing ‘evidence that the current embargo period does not provide a public benefit and is inconsistent with the objectives articulated in the OSTP memo.’
NIST approaches access to digital data in three ways: through data management plans (DMPs), an Enterprise Data Inventory (EDI), and a Common Access Platform (CAP) that is the public access infrastructure. Some of these efforts build on earlier work underway in response to the May 2013 Obama Administration memorandum on ‘Open Data Policy—Managing Information as an Asset.’
Data management plans in NIST grant proposals must contain a summary of grant activities that lead to the generation of data; data types that are generated by grant activities; how data will be stored and preserved; and how data will be reviewed and made publicly available. The DMP may also include an explanation of why data sharing and preservation are not included of the plan. ‘Reasonable costs’ for data sharing and preservation may be included in the DMP as well. As of October 2014, DMPs are required for all NIST-funded research.
The Enterprise Data Inventory is a catalogue of the data sets that result from NIST-funded research as well as metadata and information about how and where the data sets can be accessed. The Common Access Platform will be a production-level infrastructure that will include persistent identifiers and metadata for publicly available NIST data. The NIST plan notes that the CAP will be interoperable within NIST and possibly with other federal agencies.
Finally, the NIST plan includes a list of metrics that will be used to evaluate compliance with the NIST Public Access Policy. The plan also includes a series of timelines regarding development and implementation of the policy, infrastructure, processes, and outreach and education, all specified for both data and publications.