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UK London Info International 2017 scheduled for December 5-6, 2017 - 28 Nov 2017

London Info International 2017 is scheduled to take place in just one week. With delegates and visitors attending from all over the world here is a summary of just some of the things that can be found at the event, to be held from December 5-6, 2017.

The event will feature the best of scholarly, research and professional publishing, tools, technologies and service providers. Open Conference Stream is open to all visitors, not just paid conference attendees, and will run on both days. This is new for 2017 and includes sessions on Rights, Counter, Copyright, Text and Data Mining, Scientific Research and Education, Content and Technologies.

Showfloor presentations were hugely successful in 2016. Building on that, sessions for this year include Digital transformation, Managing online content costs, Information portals, Video publishing, and Discovery in the research process. Attendees will also get an opportunity to hear from Lean Library - the LII Disruptor zone winner 2017.

Scheduled Networking is new for 2017 and is proving highly popular. There will be a 1hr session on each day where delegates and visitors will be given the opportunity to spend a few minutes with organisations of their choice to exchange business cards and have a brief discussion which can be extended on their stand or another meeting set up.

Clarivate Business Lounge is a dedicated business lounge providing an opportunity to meet with industry colleagues and enjoy a coffee and cake on Clarivate.

Copyright The Card Game will take place on December 5 and is open to all visitors. Learn about copyright through this game. During this workshop participants will play an abridged version of the game, as well as get ideas about how to use the resource in their own teaching and professional development.

Attendees may download the LII event app to plan their visit and for up to date news on-site. They can also use the app to book meetings, sessions programmes, Exhibitors list, floorplan, reminders and more!

The event provides a platform to meet and network with major information industry companies from around the world. The LII conference programme has a diverse set of world leading speakers who will discuss and debate the most important and pertinent topics affecting the information industry.

The conference will draw to a close with a drinks reception hosted and sponsored by Springer Nature on December 6.

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German Over 3.25 million article shares during first year of SharedIt, Springer Nature’s free content sharing initiative - 28 Nov 2017

Articles have been successfully shared by authors, subscribers and media outlets over 3.25 million times during the first year of SharedIt, Springer Nature's free content sharing initiative.

SharedIt was launched in October 2016 and covers over 2,700 journals including the entire Springer Nature-owned portfolio and over 1,000 co-owned and partner-owned journals. This industry-leading initiative enables authors and subscribers to post links to free-to-read versions of research articles anywhere, including social media platforms, repositories, websites, scholarly collaboration networks and via email.

The SharedIt data shows that SharedIt links were used to read Springer Nature articles 3,276,125 times, by readers in over 200 markets and from almost 29,000 institutions. The majority of links used to access articles were those originally shared by subscribers to Springer Nature journals (1.24 million). Links shared by authors were accessed 1.15 million times and those included in news articles by media outlets 885,195 times. The United States leads the way in readers using SharedIt links, with over a third of those accessing links to read Springer Nature papers coming from the US.

Readers in the United States used the most SharedIt links generated by subscribers in the first year, totalling 513,370 clicks, followed by the UK, Germany, Brazil and Canada. In the case of links shared by authors, readers in the US again led the way clicking on 393,956 links, followed by Germany, the UK, India and China. Other countries also showing strong engagement with the SharedIt initiative included France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and Australia.

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US FTC halts deceptive practices of academic journal publishers - 28 Nov 2017

A federal court recently granted a preliminary injunction requested by the Federal Trade Commission, temporarily halting the deceptive practices of academic journal publishers charged by the agency with making false claims about their journals and academic conferences, and hiding their publishing fees, which were up to several thousand dollars.

The preliminary injunction against OMICS Group Inc., iMedPub LLC, Conference Series LLC, and their CEO, director, and owner, Srinubabu Gedela stems from a complaint the FTC filed last year that names Gedela and his three companies as defendants.

The defendants operate several websites, including OMICSonline.org, iMedPub.com, and Conferenceseries.com. They advertise hundreds of online academic journals and international conferences for scientists and medical professionals.

According to the complaint, the defendants deceptively claim that their journals provide authors with rigorous peer review and have editorial boards made up of prominent academics when in fact, many articles are published with little to no peer review and many individuals represented to be editors have not agreed to be affiliated with the journals.

The FTC's complaint alleges that the defendants do not tell authors submitting papers for publication that, after their online journals accept an article, the defendants charge the authors significant publishing fees and often do not allow authors to withdraw their articles from submission, making their research ineligible for publication in other journals.

The FTC also alleges that, to promote their scientific conferences, the defendants deceptively use the names of prominent researchers as conference presenters, when in fact many of those researchers had not agreed to participate in the events.

The FTC's complaint charges the defendants with multiple violations of the FTC Act's prohibition on deceptive acts or practices.

The preliminary injunction entered by a federal district court in the District of Nevada prohibits the defendants from making misrepresentations regarding their academic journals and conferences, including that specific persons are editors of their journals or have agreed to participate in their conferences. It also prohibits the defendants from falsely representing that their journals engage in peer review, that their journals are included in any academic journal indexing service, or any measurement of the extent to which their journals are cited. It also requires that the defendants clearly and conspicuously disclose all costs associated with submitting or publishing articles in their journals.

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UK New Digital Science report reveals potential behind blockchain technology for scholarly communication and research - 28 Nov 2017

Global technology company Digital Science has released a landmark report titled - Blockchain for Research - Perspectives on a New Paradigm for Scholarly Communication. The report offers a perspective on blockchain technology and how it could impact scholarly communication and research. It also features views from global industry experts on how future technologies in the scholarly arena will be impacted by blockchain technology.

In support of this new technology, Digital Science is offering a special Catalyst Grant of up to $30,000 / £25,000 specifically aimed at blockchain technologies in the scholarly arena.

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that has the promise to radically change many industries. This report zooms in on its potential to transform scholarly communication and research, focusing on important initiatives in this field. The report highlights how blockchain technology can touch many critical aspects of scholarly communication, such as transparency, open science, and reproducibility.

The report includes an introduction into 'What is blockchain technology?'; a discussion around the challenges in scholarly communication including the reproducibility crisis, correctly assigning credit and the peer review process; thoughts on how blockchain technology can be applied to certain activities such as managing research and data, disseminating content, offering new metrics and supporting alternative economic models; latest examples and initiatives of how blockchain technology is currently being utilised in the scholarly arena; and a look to the future of blockchain technology for scholarly communication & research.

The report, written and produced by Dr. Joris van Rossum, includes interviews with industry experts including Dr. Soenke Bartling, a German radiologist and founder of Blockchain for Science; Eefke Smit, Director, Standards and Technology, International Association of STM Publishers; and Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is Head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

The report is available for download on Figshare.

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US Oxford University Press and the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy announce publishing partnership - 28 Nov 2017

Academic publisher Oxford University Press and the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy (NICE) have announced the launch of Clean Energy.

Clean Energy is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal which will serve as a medium to present the latest research developments and knowledge on topics related to clean energy. The journal will enable and encourage the sharing of original research, reviews, perspectives, top insights, methodological papers, technical papers, and innovative ideas amongst the research and engineering community, with the overall goal of providing a platform for publishing papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of clean energy.

This is a comprehensive academic journal for global energy science and technology experts, scholars, and administrators. In this journal, 'clean energy' includes not only new energy and renewable energy technology, but also efficient cleaning and utilisation technology represented by the realisation of near-zero emissions of pollutants and CO2.

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US Blockchain in Healthcare Today journal appoints Dr. John D. Halamka as Editor-in-Chief - 28 Nov 2017

The online, peer-review journal Blockchain in Healthcare Today has announced the appointment of Dr. John D. Halamka as Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Halamka is the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess System, and a practicing emergency physician. He strives to improve healthcare quality, safety, and efficiency for patients, providers, and payers throughout the world using information technology.

Previously, Dr. Halamka was CEO of MA-SHARE (the Regional Health Information Organization), and Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP). He is the author of five books on technology-related issues, hundreds of articles, and thousands of posts on the popular Geekdoctor blog.

Dr. Halamka completed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine. While at Harbor-UCLA, he was instrumental in creating an online medical record, a quality control system, and several systems for medical education. At present, Dr. Halamka continues to integrate his knowledge of medicine and technology, focusing using the Internet to exchange clinical patient data. His research includes security / confidentiality issues, scalability issues, and implementation of standards for exchange of administrative and clinical information. In addition, he runs the organic Unity Farm, in Sherborn, Massachusetts, overseeing 30 acres of agriculture, animals, and cider/mead making.

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) is an open access online peer review journal where collaborative efforts of thought leaders and innovators converge to find solutions in a dynamic blockchain health technology sector. BHTY provides objective evaluation of methodologies, pilots, and scalable and sustainable blockchain deployments, exclusively, in the healthcare ecosystem. BHTY offers rapid, peer-review (5-7 days) publication of research, commentary, and proof of concept for blockchain technology and related areas that catalyze a new era in healthcare, and demonstrate bottom line cost efficiencies that advance value-based healthcare across the care continuum.

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