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UK Springer Nature and Publons partner to bring greater efficiency and recognition to peer review - 12 Dec 2018

Research publisher Springer Nature and Publons, part of Clarivate Analytics, have announced a partnership to improve the peer review process and enable peer reviewers to receive recognition for their contribution.

The burden on the peer review community is increasing as the volume of published research articles grows. Research output is rising exponentially and this is putting pressure on the system, with many academics inundated with requests to peer review. The recent Global State of Peer Review report highlights a growing "reviewer fatigue".

The first part of the partnership will see Publons' Reviewer Recognition Service rolled out across more than 2,000 Springer Nature journals starting with Scientific Reports, which claims to be the world's largest open access journal. This follows a successful pilot, which saw some 60,000 reviewers record over 275,000 reviews on Publons, and will provide the researchers who provide over one million reviews for Springer Nature journals every year with important recognition for their work.

The two organisations will also work together to make finding the right peer reviewer faster and smarter. Springer Nature's custom-built in-house reviewer finder will connect with the peer review and editorial history of Publons' over 500,000 strong, and rapidly growing, cross-publisher reviewer community, through Publons Reviewer Connect. This, combined with the integration of Publons' reviewer availability feature, will help Springer Nature to further improve the peer review process by identifying reviewer workload and availability constraints amongst potential reviewers.

Publons will continue to support Springer Nature's partnership with ORCID through its Reviewer Recognition integration, which ensures Publons-verified reviews are automatically added to a researcher's ORCID record. Since ORCID began asserting peer reviews in 2015, over half a million reviews have been added - with Publons contributing 95% of these.

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US EBSCO Information Services acquires Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley - 12 Dec 2018

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from global publishing company, Wiley, thereby expanding its linguistics resources. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality, cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts from leading linguistics and language study journals. The database provides linguistics scholars with a broad range of materials for keeping up-to-date with emerging trends and important developments in the field.

Linguistics Abstracts Online includes more than 800 journals with some dating back to 1911 and thousands of records with subject headings created by linguistics experts. The resource will benefit those studying linguistics and literature, writing papers, preparing teaching materials, compiling bibliographies and checking references.

Materials in Linguistics Abstracts Online encompass the broad spectrum of linguistics and language study, including subject areas such as: applied linguistics, communication, computational linguistics, deaf studies and education, English language teaching, fluency disorders, language and cultures, phonetics and phonology, psychology, speech pathology, theoretical linguistics and many more.

Linguistics Abstracts Online is an exceptional complement to EBSCO's MLA International Bibliography, which dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations from journals and series, as well as book publishers. Subject indexes create a comprehensive and powerful research experience by enabling researchers to access the most relevant results with speed and efficiency. The work done by experts in the field to curate and classify materials and develop field-specific controlled vocabularies has tremendous value to librarians, faculty and students.

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US The Institute of Parasitology to preserve OA e-journals with Portico - 12 Dec 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that the Institute of Parasitology is preserving its open access e-journals with Portico. With this move, the Institute of Parasitology seeks to ensure that their content will be secure and available into the future.

Established in 1962, the Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences in České Budějovice, performs research on human and animal parasites at the organismal, cellular and molecular levels. Its mission is to acquire, advance, and disseminate knowledge of the biology and host relationships of parasitic protest and related eukaryotic microorganisms, helminths, and arthropods. The Institute pursues this goal through research, education and other activities at both the national and international levels. The results obtained have contributed to the prevention and control of human and animal parasitic diseases and have an impact on agriculture.

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German COAR hosts webinar on role of open repositories in research data management - 12 Dec 2018

COAR recently hosted a members-only webinar on the role of open repositories in research data management (RDM). RDM is a large component of open science, and the role of repositories is crucial in supporting RDM. Many repository services that began by collecting articles have expressed interest in expanding their operations to include research data, but it is difficult to know where to start.

Several COAR members shared their stories about how they began their research data management services. Speakers Robin Rice from University of Edinburgh; Sven Vlaeminck from ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics; Barbara Hirschmann from ETH Zurich; Lluis Anglada & Mireia Alcalá Ponce de León from Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC); Rebeca Marin Del Campo & Marisa Pérez Aliende from Madrono Consorcio; and Jose Antonio Galeano Cardenas from Del Rosario University greatly contributed to this discussion.

While every organisation and jurisdictional context is different, there are many shared challenges with adopting research data management services. Given the complexity and expertise related to RDM, some organisations can find it overwhelming. But, organisations just have to start somewhere, and then build and expand expertise and services incrementally over time.

The research data management lifecycle can work as a good metaphor for designing services: 'before research begins', 'while work is in progress', 'at the end of research'. Absolutely critical is that RDM service help researchers. If services are built on and respond to existing needs and requirements of the research community, they can greatly help increase the reputation and visibility of the library as a partner in research.

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South Africa South African Journal of Industrial Psychology announces call for papers for special issue in 2019 - 12 Dec 2018

The South African Journal of Industrial Psychology (SAJIP) is inviting original scientific articles, reports, position papers and reviews that will bring new knowledge on insights into and conversation around mental health research in African organisations that advance theory and practice.

Within a South African context, mental health research appears to be fragmented, yet there is an acknowledgement of its importance and the role of a sustained empirical focus on this issue. Notably, there is an absence of empirical attention on understanding mental health within the confines of the African organisation.

The proposed special issue on Mental Health Research in African Organisations: Advancing Theory & Practice, to be published in the South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, envisages three main benefits. Firstly, to bridge the chasm that exists between theory and practice concerning mental health research in African organisations. Secondly, the special issue seeks to propose ways in which individual and organisational capabilities can be harnessed to address mental health issues affecting African organisations. Finally, to ignite and create a platform for a sustained dialogue around mental health research from the lens of the African organisation.

All manuscript submissions are due by March 20, 2019. The special issue will be guest-edited by Professor Willie Tafadzwa Chinyamurindi, Associate Professor at University of Fort Hare.

Individuals may submit their manuscripts on the journal website at sajip.co.za.

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