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Wolters Kluwer highlights patients as underutilised resource in fight against sepsis
- 18 Sep 2018

Wolters Kluwer Health has highlighted the critical role of patients, as 4,000 hospitals in the US react to public reporting of sepsis quality scores on Medicare's portal, Hospital Compare, which poses potential reputational and financial risks. Sepsis now accounts for more than 12 percent of all hospital readmissions-far exceeding rates of heart disease, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As healthcare providers come together in the fight against the deadly condition, Wolters Kluwer is providing educational materials and tailored solutions for fighting sepsis that arm stakeholders across the care continuum-whether they are clinicians, patients or their families.

Recognising the importance of empowering patients to manage their conditions longer-term, Wolters Kluwer's Emmi® patient engagement solutions offer sepsis information that helps patients, family members and caregivers gain a better understanding of sepsis symptoms and risks.

Effective sepsis care outside the hospital can help prevent recurrences and can keep patients from being readmitted. Emmi patient-centered programs stress self-care, demonstrate how to prevent and recognise infection, emphasise the importance of adherence to medication instructions, and provide guidance on when to check in with a primary care provider.

While often overlooked, patients play a pivotal role in ensuring positive outcomes from sepsis. This end-to-end approach enables Wolters Kluwer to prepare healthcare organisations to better manage sepsis risks. At the point of care, Wolters Kluwer is leveraging its deep knowledge base along with cutting-edge data science and artificial intelligence (AI) to harness hundreds of patient data points, mine and process them so patterns and anomalies are identified in real-time, hours before more overt symptoms become clear to clinical staff.

To commemorate Sepsis Awareness Month, Wolters Kluwer recently launched a one-stop Sepsis Resource Center with current information on sepsis-related policy, solutions for healthcare systems, tools and other resources. The Center contains: access to the Lippincott NursingCenter® which features an informative Signs of Sepsis Infographic as well as updated treatment guidelines and educational materials tailored to nurses; information on the new Hour-1 bundle, patient education and engagement, and revised guidance on sepsis; links to current, evidence-based research on sepsis available through Ovid® and UpToDate®; and blogs, webinars and an executive summary on new CMS public reporting on sepsis published by the Wolters Kluwer POC AdvisorTM team.

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4open signs ASAPbio's open letter on publication of peer review reports
- 04 Sep 2018

4open has signed ASAPbio's open letter to help improve transparency within peer review. Open peer review is one of the four key pillars upon which 4open is built, as the Journal believes it encourages a more holistic view of a published piece of work, allowing for more thorough critical evaluation.

In February 2018, members of the scholarly publishing community assembled to discuss upcoming advances regarding peer review techniques at The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Headquarters. This meeting resulted in the agreement that publishing peer review reports will improve the transparency of the publishing process.

4open will implement this change in peer review policy early in 2019, enabling authors and peer reviewers to opt in or out of open peer review reports.

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Springer Nature signs ASAPbio's open letter promoting transparency in the peer review process
- 30 Aug 2018

Open research publisher Springer Nature is partnering with other publishers in promoting transparency in the peer review process by signing ASAPbio's open letter. As a leading publisher in open research, Springer Nature has long championed the move to greater transparency in peer review in particular through the BMC portfolio, which has a well-established tradition of pioneering new forms of peer review.

As a signatory through BMC and Nature Communications to ASAPbio's open letter on the publication of peer review reports, the global publisher is encouraging other publishers and journals to join in promoting this approach in general and this initiative in particular.

Since BMC first introduced open peer review in 1999, the number of journals across the BMC's portfolio now publishing open peer review reports alongside articles has grown to 70 journals.

Nature Communications also operates a transparent peer review process. Both have co-signed the open letter pledging to continue to advocate transparency in peer review.

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A growing number of libraries are increasingly cancelling subscriptions to full suite of publishers' journals, opting for limited titles to save on costs
- 13 Jun 2018

Florida State University has entered into negotiations with publisher Elsevier to see how it can resolve a pricing issue. Back in April, FSU announced that it would not renew a so-called 'big deal' with Elsevier in 2019, due to its high cost, and would instead subscribe to a subset of the most-needed journals. The university's move represents the latest example of academic libraries walking away from these comprehensive and expensive subscriptions, which include all or most of a publisher's catalogue, and instead signing up for la carte titles.

Over the last few years, around two dozen libraries in the US and Canada have cancelled at least one big deal with a publisher.

According to Joseph Esposito of Clarke&Esposito, a publishing consultancy firm, a key driving force behind the recent uptick of package cancellations is the negotiating leverage that libraries have gotten as a result of sites such as Sci-Hub that provide free, illegal access to journal articles.

According to Roy Ziegler, the associate dean of collections development at FSU Libraries, because FSU is still in negotiations with Elsevier, it is possible the situation might change before subscriptions lapse at the end of the year.

In 2015, the University of Montreal decided to take an empirical approach to its subscription negotiations. To do so, the university closely examined the university's collection of approximately 50,000 journals to see which titles were essential for their faculty and students. The analysis, which combined usage and citation statistics with faculty surveys, revealed that only around 11.6 percent to 36.9 percent of the titles in their big-deal bundles were indispensable.

Other Canadian universities have conducted similar analyses to determine whether to cut down their journal subscriptions. Some of those have ended in cancellations. The University of Calgary, for example, cut more than 1,000 titles between 2015 and 2016, primarily through unbundling two packages with Oxford University Press and Taylor&Francis, according to Thomas Hickerson, the university's vice-provost of libraries.

Driven by the European Commission's goal of making all scientific articles freely available by 2020, a number of countries have been pushing for more academic publishers to adopt so-called 'publish-and-read' models, which cover reading paywalled papers and publishing articles as 'gold' open access (immediately and freely available from the publisher) in one fee. While some of these negotiations have been successful, others have led to disagreements and stalled subscriptions.

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HighWire Founding Director John to lead industry initiative on manuscript exchange
- 08 Jun 2018

Members of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) have approved the 'Manuscript Exchange Common Approach' (MECA) - a major new academic publishing initiative co-led by HighWire Founding Director John Sack. The project will see the industry's leading technology providers work together on a more standardised approach to the transfer of manuscripts between and among manuscript systems, such as those in use at publishers and preprint servers.

The outdated, time-intensive way authors currently submit and re-submit manuscripts to different publishers is quietly a major productivity killer for researchers globally. It is estimated that a staggering 15 million hours of researcher time is consumed each year, simply repeating reviews. But the problem, described by one expert as 'publishing's nasty secret', could be solved if journals and publishers were able to transfer manuscripts between publications using different submission-tracking systems.

The MECA project will work towards a number of key goals, in order to address issues such as: Vocabulary: providing a standard nomenclature; Packaging: a simple, flexible, standard way to assemble files; Tagging: being able to pass submission information from system to system; Peer review: being able to pass review information from system to system; Transfer: enabling the transfer of information from system to system; Identity: a unique, consistent identity across systems; and Transmission: a simple, consistent way to send the information across systems.

Momentum has gathered pace since the project was first presented by John at the 2017 SSP Annual Meeting, with the first use case for the project now live.

In addition to HighWire and eJP, MECA's leading participants are Aries, Clarivate, and PLOS. The collaboration between HighWire and eJournalPress enables MECA for a new life sciences journal so that manuscripts and reviews could flow to - and from - other journals in a standardised way. The implementation entered into production earlier this year, and is now completed - meaning that manuscripts and reviews now flow smoothly via MECA, with the only author intervention being to agree to the transfer.

This first, fully-operational implementation will now serve as the base for documentation and elaboration through the NISO review and approval process.

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