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US AAAS launches Science Partner Journal program, supports global expansion of high-quality scientific publishing - 22 Nov 2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the non-profit publisher of the Science family of journals, has announced the launch of Science Partner Journals, a program that will feature high-quality, online-only open access publications produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders and societies.

Through these collaborations, AAAS expands its efforts to communicate science broadly and for the benefit of all people by providing top-tier international research organisations with the technology, visibility and publishing expertise that AAAS is uniquely positioned to offer as the world's largest international science society.

As a continuation of AAAS' commitment to open access publishing, Science Partner Journal content will publish under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses (CC BY), meaning that Science Partner Journal content will be freely available to all readers upon publication. To provide online publishing services for the Science Partner Journal program, AAAS has partnered with Hindawi.

Organisations participating in the Science Partner Journal program will be editorially independent and responsible for the content published in each journal. To oversee the publication process, each organisation will provide professional editors committed to best practices in peer review and author service.

New titles participating in the Science Partner Journal program will launch on a semi-annual basis and participation in the program is restricted to English-language publications. AAAS is actively seeking new partners across scientific disciplines.

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US 6th National Open Access Conference and OpenAIRE Workshop focus on ‘Open Science for a Better Future’ - 22 Nov 2017

The 6th National Open Access Conference and OpenAIRE Workshop took place at Ege University Ataturk Cultural Center in Izmir, during October 24-25, 2017, hosted by Izmir Institute of Tehcnology. With the theme 'Open Science for a Better Future', the event aimed to raise awareness on open access, open science and open data and draw attention to harmonisation of Open access policy, strategy, legislation, infrastructure and services in Turkey with the European Union (EU). Nearly 300 people from the public and private sectors, including the rectors of various universities, attended the conference and 600 people also followed the conference via web.

The declaration and proposals prepared by the Organizing Committee at the end of the event has been decided to be shared with decision makers who shape the country's science and technology policies, institutions that support and conduct research, researchers, delegates participating in the workshop and the public.

Online access to scientific publications and research data have become the most important requirement to do science, create technological innovation and develop economy and humans. But scientific publications and research data are generally not open to everyone. The license fees for scientific journals are increasing rapidly year after year.

According to the European Commission (EC), everyone's access to the scientific research outputs is an indispensable component of 'Open Science' and open access is mandated to all peer review publications supported by Horizon 2020. Open Access (OA) means that everyone can gain free access to scientific research outputs funded with public money. EC has launched a project (European Open Science Cloud) with a budget of around seven billion Euros in 2016, to open information and data in scientific publications to everyone's use. The European University Association (EUA) is leading the transformation of the scientific communication system in order to open access for all scientific publications until 2020 and reach Open Science goals for universities.

Turkey will have to establish a standards-compliant and interoperable Open Science and Open Access infrastructure, including scientific publications and research data and the relevant legislation and policies without further delay in order to integrate with the European Research Area, the European Open Science Cloud and the Open Access Infrastructure (OpenAIRE Plus) and to maximise benefit from Horizon 2020 research funds. It is appreciated that in recent years, the concepts of Open Science and Open Access have started to be discussed in higher education environment, ministries and institutions funding public research. Many universities have established their own open archives. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey -TÜBİTAK has started work to set up its own open archive and to harvest the contents of other open archives. It is expected that these studies will contribute to the establishment of the Open Science and Open Access infrastructure and the development of relevant legislation and policies. This will make it easier to enrich existing open archives, to make everyone accessible to research outputs and research data publicly funded through public archives.

It was suggested that to support Open Access to publications related to publicly funded research and research data and Open Science, legal arrangements should be made and necessary infrastructure should be established in compliance with European Union (EU) legislation at national level. Ministries providing research support, such as TUBITAK and the Higher Education Council (YÖK), and universities should develop their own Open Access policies.

The existing Open Access policies of universities and research institutions should be further strengthened and aligned with related policies of the European Commission. The Council of Higher Education and The Inter University Board (ÜAK) should ensure the development and implementation of these policies. Researcher ID (for example, ORCID) and project numbers should be part of the infrastructure to increase the visibility of scientific publications and to provide interoperability.

Additionally, it was proposed that the efforts to integrate existing IR with the European Open Access and research infrastructure (OpenAIRE) should be speeded up by primarily making use of open source applications. Depositing the output of research projects (publications and data) in IR and making them Open Access should be the prerequisite of getting research funds and be linked with the research evaluation process. Compliance with Open Access policies should be monitored by research funders and universities.

It was also suggested that Open Access publication expenses of TÜBİTAK Projects should be paid from Project budget. Open Access publication expenses should be paid for by the research grants and TÜBİTAK's National Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBİM) and ANKOS should sign offset agreements with publishers to recoup these costs.

Copyright legislation should be revised so as to cover Open Science, Open Access, research data, and text and data mining (TDM) issues. Creative Commons licenses (CC-BY) should be used in order to provide Open Access to publicly funded research output. Professional associations, small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and the industry experiencing more difficulties in gaining access to scientific information should also be considered as the stakeholders of Open Science and Open Access.

The Organizing Committee and the participants agreed to implement the above mentioned suggestions as soon as possible and called for all stakeholders (researchers, university administrators, ministries, funders, librarians, users, etc.) to fulfill their duties.

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US New Emerald whitepaper calls on research communities to tackle the reward and incentive cultures that continue to stifle relationships between academia and society - 22 Nov 2017

Academic publisher Emerald Publishing has launched a provocative new whitepaper and 'Real World Impact' campaign calling for funders, business schools and research communities to tackle the 'structural disincentives' that continue to hamper efforts to create bridges between academia and society.

Emerald does so on the day of the UK's Autumn Budget announcement, and the proposed publication of the Industrial Strategy. This comes at a time when the UK government has made clear that it wants to leverage the nation's research strengths to meet the needs of business and society. The whitepaper - based on independent research commissioned by Emerald and conducted by Research Consulting, an independent consultancy specialising in the management and dissemination of academic research - argues that the inadequacy of support mechanisms for research collaborations and pressure to publish in prestigious academic journals are 'structural disincentives' to the pursuit of 'real world impact'.

Emerald conducted a survey in 2017 among 1,600 authors exploring their experiences, opinions and perceptions of the use of academic research in practice. More specifically, it looked at how academics engage with those outside academia, with key questions focusing on collaborations between academia and industry.

In response to this survey, 97% said they believe their research has direct or indirect relevance outside academia, but only 36% said they felt incentivized to engage with non-academics.

The whitepaper suggests solutions to this ongoing problem, such as business schools cementing their role as 'anchor institutions' that support businesses, help academics establish relationships with professionals, and create opportunities for collaborations; universities reviewing academic career progression in a way that rewards impactful research (and researchers), and mobilising academic impact champions and other influential voices that can challenge the cultural inertia; and a cultural and practical step driven by strong incentives to ensure that publicly funded business research contributes to creating a competitive, inclusive and sustainable economy.

Emerald is calling for researchers, research managers, librarians, funders and professionals to share recommended solutions to some of the challenges outlined in the whitepaper, plus examples of research evidence changing the course of practice or policy in the real world, however small, on Emerald's newly launched Real World Impact blog.

Further developments around Emerald's Real World Impact initiative will be announced in the coming months.

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US Oxford University Press and AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, announce publishing partnership - 22 Nov 2017

Academic publisher Oxford University Press and AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, have announced a new partnership to publish Military Medicine, the AMSUS bi-monthly scientific journal.

AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, was founded in 1891 for the purpose of advancing the knowledge of military surgery, medicine, and sanitation in the medical departments of the Army, the Navy, and the Marine-Hospital Service of the United States and of the militia of the different States.' Today, AMSUS is the premier organisation for federal health professionals, dedicated to the continual improvement for those who serve, and their families.

Military Medicine publishes original research papers, systematic reviews and meta-analysis from international experts, and editorials focusing on the full range of medical issues of importance to Federal Health Professionals. It is the unique international journal that offers comprehensive articles from public health, psychological, medical, surgical, and rehabilitation viewpoints.

William Haffner. MD, and Stephen Rothwell, PhD, the two editors in chief, with the assistance of editor Charles Rice, MD, and Associate Editor Laura Talbot, RN, PhD, as well as the journal's editorial board set policy for the peer review and publication of more than 400 original research articles and commentaries a year as well as approximately three special issues a year.

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US SLACK Inc. acquires Nephrology News & Issues from Grand View Media Group - 22 Nov 2017

Grand View Media Group, Inc. and SLACK Incorporated, a Wyanoke Group Company, have announced an agreement on the sale of Nephrology News & Issues, a clinical newspaper dedicated to health care specialists who treat patients with renal disease. Nephrology News & Issues will now join SLACK's extensive portfolio of specialty-focused titles in print and online at Healio.com.

Beginning in the New Year, Nephrology News & Issues will be fully transitioned to SLACK and their publishing team.

Joining SLACK Incorporated are current Nephrology News & Issues staff members, Mark E. Neumann and Tracy Murray, continuing their positions as Editor-in-Chief and Senior Account Executive respectively.

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US AASV names Sherrie Webb as Associate Editor of the Journal of Swine Health and Production - 22 Nov 2017

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) has announced the appointment of Sherrie Webb as Associate Editor of the Journal of Swine Health and Production (JSHAP), effective January 8, 2018. In her new role, Webb will join the current JSHAP staff tasked with producing the association's bi-monthly journal. Webb accepted the position currently held by Dr. Judi Bell, who has announced her retirement after 17 years with the journal.

Webb will be responsible for proofreading and editing scientific articles submitted for publication in JSHAP. She will work closely with the authors to address comments from reviewers and the executive editor to ensure the articles conform to the journal's standards for grammar and style. In addition to her work with JSHAP, Webb will also utilise her expertise in swine well-being to advice on animal welfare issues, and aid in the development of welfare outreach and education opportunities for AASV.

Prior to joining AASV, Webb was Director of Animal Welfare, Science & Technology for the National Pork Board where she oversaw the Pork Checkoff animal welfare program. In that role, she worked with veterinarians, producers and other segments of the pork chain to identify welfare issues concerning the swine industry and worked collaboratively to provide solutions to these issues.

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UK Edinburgh University Press to use River Valley’s submission and peer review system, ReView - 22 Nov 2017

Edinburgh University Press has become the latest publisher to sign up to ReView, River Valley's submission and peer review system, in a bid to reduce admin and turnaround times on their journals.

ReView is projected as a revolutionary peer review system. Built from the ground up using the latest web technologies, it is delivered as a single, nimble installation, whether you have 2 or 2000 journals. Books and conference series can also be handled within the same installation, giving publishers more control over the content.

The reporting engine in ReView is powerful yet simple to use. Although ReView ships with a set of standard reports, any number of new reports can be generated within minutes, giving publishers unparalleled control over their publications, usually with no need for extra training. It can be tuned to generate the precise requirements of a publisher for one, several, or all journals, and to email them automatically at regular intervals.

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India Holiday Notice - 22 Nov 2017

This is to inform our esteemed subscribers that there will be no newsletter dispatch on November 23-24, 2017 on account of Thanksgiving Day. We will resume our newsletter service on Monday, November 27, 2017. The newsletter will contain all the headlines that have appeared after the November 22nd issue.

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