Seven relevant book and media markets are the focus of The Markets - Global Publishing Summit, the new event to kick off the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 14-18, 2015). During this one-day event, to be held on the day before the fair officially opens, industry experts from the respective regions will provide exclusive insight into their markets and valuable first-hand knowledge.
One segment will be examined for each market: Germany – Academic publishing and specialist information; China – International partnerships and joint ventures; Mexico – Trade publishers; Indonesia – Trade publishers; South Korea – Education and children's books; Turkey – The total market; and the USA – Digital publishing and innovation.
Up until the actual event on October 13, the Frankfurt Book Fair will be publishing profiles and – to the extent available – market overviews of the selected markets.
STM publisher Elsevier and the American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), an organisation dedicated to the advancement and promotion of optimal nursing care for people affected by pain, have announced a collaboration to develop a pain management lesson. The online lesson will be part of a new eLearning product that focuses on helping nursing professional development specialists successfully transition new nurses to the acute-care, medical-surgical setting.
Development of the course is underway, and it is scheduled to launch in early 2016. The course will be rich in interactive elements to promote critical thinking and the application of knowledge in real world clinical situations. Additionally, nursing professional development specialists will have access to several targeted resources to help implement an effective transition program.
This new collaboration adds to Elsevier's library of exclusive, co-developed products with key nursing associations, including the Association for Nursing Professional Development, Emergency Nurses Association, and American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
Academic publisher SAGE has announced that it has begun publishing Dose-Response, the official journal of the International Dose-Response Society (ID-RS). The quarterly journal publishes research that measures the ecological, psychological and biological responses to substances in various quantities.
Dose-Response publishes experimental findings, mini-reviews on current topics and research on non-linear dose-relationships, characterized by effects that do not increase or decrease in correspondence with changing dosage amounts. The journal accepts qualified submissions that apply the concept of nonlinearity in dose-responses within drug and chemical testing, population-based studies and environmental, occupational and medical risk assessments.
ID-RS was formed in 2005 for the purpose of understanding the nature, mechanisms, and implications of the dose-response relationship as well as hormesis, a phenomenon in which a substance that's toxic in normal or high doses produces a favourable effect in low doses. Hormesis is a particular emphasis of the society, its journal, and a growing number of scientists across many biological disciplines today.
Overleaf, an academic authorship tool that allows seamless collaboration and effortless manuscript submission, has announced a new publishing partnership with SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Its authors will now have access to the Overleaf collaborative writing and publishing platform – customized for SPIE journal and proceedings submissions. The partnership provides SPIE authors with easy-to-use, custom LaTeX templates - as well as simple submission links - to the SPIE proceedings or journal of their choice.
Custom templates will be available to help authors write and publish their work in the correct format, either for journals or for proceedings. The partnership allows SPIE journal authors to access the Overleaf scientific writing service directly from SPIE, using links from the author guidelines. Once the authors have completed writing and collaborating on a document in Overleaf, they will be able to submit directly to the SPIE Proceedings or to the SPIE journal of their choice, using a 'journal selector' submission link from within the Overleaf platform. This 'journal selector' submission link will allow authors to choose from ten SPIE journals for submission.
The main SPIE journal template and submission link is now live, with the SPIE Proceedings template and submission link coming later in August 2015.
Medical knowledge provider BMJ has announced a partnership with NHS Scotland to provide BMJ Best Practice to NHS staff across the country.
BMJ Best Practice is an online decision support tool that gives healthcare professionals fast and easy access to the latest information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions. Structured around the patient consultation, it presents the required information just as it is needed, drawing on the latest evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.
The agreement, which started in July, covers all NHS organisations across Scotland. Access will be available to staff online within their workplace or remotely. In addition the BMJ Best Practice app will provide crucial offline access for community-based professionals and those in remote locations.
This announcement follows a similar partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board where BMJ Best Practice is available to 10,000 healthcare professionals to support patient care across north Wales.
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) voting members have approved a new project to standardize the ISO Standard Tag Set (ISOSTS) in line with JATS (ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012 JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite) for application by standards development organisations (SDOs) and use in the standards ecosystem. In the process of formalising ISO STS-a variant of JATS-as an ANSI/NISO standard, this new NISO initiative, NISO STS, will support input from many organisations that have begun to use it in their own publication production processes.
According to Robert Wheeler, Director, Publishing Technologies, ASME, one of the project proposers, there are currently several DTDs used for tagging standard-type information based on JATS and a number of other independently developed DTDs. This variation impedes interoperability across standards and inhibits collaboration between organisations. ISOSTS is one of these JATS derivatives, created in 2011 by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization. The DTD and documentation have been openly available and used by a number of ISO members. It will be beneficial to all standards stakeholders to have the standards community collectively contribute to this new standard based on ISOSTS.
Participation in the new NISO STS initiative is encouraged from those familiar with standards production, publishing systems and XML. Familiarity with JATS is also helpful. Individuals interested in participating on this working group should contact Nettie Lagace (firstname.lastname@example.org).