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CRKN launches 2019 Journal Value Analytics tool
- 19 Sep 2019

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) has launched the 2019 Journal Value Analytics (JVA) tool for members. Compiled annually, the JVA tool combines pricing, subject, and usage data to evaluate CRKN-licensed journal packages and provides a broad perspective of member collections at the title level. This year's JVA tool includes the two major CRKN journal licenses currently up for renewal: Springer and Taylor&Francis.

Every year, the JVA tool is enhanced based on member input and availability of data. Last year, open access data and year of publication usage data as well as improved subject data (normalised according to Ulrich's) were added.

In 2019, CRKN enhanced the JVA tool by providing current publisher subject data alongside normalised Ulrich's subject data, enhanced status details for all titles, and three years' worth of historical data.

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Cambridge University Press unveils new journal to tackle problems in scholarly communication
- 19 Sep 2019

A new journal from Cambridge University Press will take a radical new approach to both publishing and peer reviewing research. Experimental Results aims to tackle the crisis in the reproducibility of results, provide an outlet for standalone research that currently goes unpublished and to make peer review faster, less onerous and more transparent.

Submissions are now open for the journal, which will give researchers a place to publish valid, standalone experimental results, regardless of whether those results are novel, inconclusive, negative or supplementary to other published work. It will also publish the outcome of attempts to reproduce previously published experiments, including those that dispute past findings.

The ambitious publication is the brainchild of Fiona Hutton, the Press's Head of STM Open Access Publishing and addresses concerns she has had since her days in the laboratory as a cancer research scientist and throughout her career in research publishing.

In addition, Experimental Results will shake up peer review, introducing scorecards to make the process easier, more open and more attractive to potential reviewers, with each reviewer identified by name and with each review published alongside the article in question with its own DOI.

This will allow the journal's reviewers to have their work recognised. They will also be given discounts on the cost of publishing their own articles in Experimental Results.

While some journals publish full-paper negative or inconclusive results, published stand-alone results are a rarity. Experimental Results will address the issue in a structured way, with open research practices underpinning the entire concept. The journal will be fully open access, assessed through open peer review, and link to open data where possible.

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Loughborough University unveils new combined OA institutional and data repository powered by Figshare
- 17 Sep 2019

Loughborough University has announced the launch of their new combined open access institutional and data repository, Loughborough University Research Repository, powered by Figshare. All institutional research outputs - from papers and theses to datasets and media - will be hosted in one place, providing a single location for all research outputs. The new repository is available on a custom domain at repository.lboro.ac.uk.

With the Loughborough University Research Repository, researchers will be able to showcase their papers alongside their data, giving citable, persistent, branded DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) and handles to each individual item in the repository. The university has integrated their research information management system, Symplectic Elements, with their Figshare-powered research repository to allow for seamless depositing of publications from Elements to Figshare. Data will be deposited directly into the research repository and theses are deposited through a submission system directly into the research repository to be reviewed by members of the library team before publication.

Researchers can upload any file type to the repository and over 1,200 file types display directly in the browser for maximum engagement and impact. Usage metrics, including views, downloads, citations, and Altmetrics, are tracked on each individual item and items published in the Loughborough University Research Repository will be indexed in Google, Google Scholar, and Google Dataset Search.

The launch of the new repository also required a migration of over 35,000 records from Loughborough University's previous institutional repository, including usage statistics. All previously-published content now resides in repository.lboro.ac.uk.

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Journal of Biological Chemistry launches program for early-career scientists
- 17 Sep 2019

The Journal of Biological Chemistry has launched a program designed to involve scientists at early stages of their careers in peer review.

The JBC Early-Career Reviewer Board offers postdoctoral researchers and newly independent investigators a structured path for developing peer-review skills and learning about the scholarly publishing process. In addition, editors said, the program promises to diversify the community of peer reviewers and make use of untapped scientific expertise.

When a research group submits a paper to the JBC, an associate editor shepherds it through the review process. Historically, the associate editor has recruited professors from the journal's editorial board and, if needed, external specialists to provide expert evaluations of the findings.

Now associate editors have the option of adding an early-career reviewer to that roster of reviewers. All of them will work together to assess the scientific approaches, results and conclusions of each manuscript submitted to the JBC to determine whether it should be published or needs more work. Supplementary evaluations by early-career reviewers will be assessed by associate editors, who will work with the early-career reviewers to hone their recommendations for authors.

The initiative is expected to provide emerging scientists with valuable training and present the journal with fresh and diverse perspectives.

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BioDesign Research is fourth journal to join AAAS's Science Partner Journal program
- 17 Sep 2019

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced the launch of the fourth journal in its Science Partner Journal program, BioDesign Research, published in affiliation with Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU). The journal will be distributed by AAAS in association with NAU, institutions that have partnered previously to publish the Science Partner Journal Plant Phenomics.

The mission of BioDesign Research is to provide a platform for information exchange in the interdisciplinary field of biosystems design. Studies published in the journal should pave the way towards the predictable de novo design of engineered and reengineered living organisms to address global challenges in health, agriculture, and the environment.

BioDesign Research will publish high-quality, innovative research, reviews, editorials, and perspectives focusing on in silico biosystems design, genetic or epigenetic modifications, and genome writing or rewriting. This work could be done in any model organism.

Serving as co-Editors in Chief of BioDesign Research will be Professor Xiaohan Yang, Senior Staff Scientist of the Plant Systems Biology Group in the Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Professor Stanley Qi (Lei S. Qi), Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Bioengineering, the Department of Chemical and Systems Biology, and the Stanford ChEM-H Institute; and Professor Alfonso Jaramillo, Chair of Synthetic Biology at the University of Warwick and Research Professor at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. Joint Professor Zong-Ming (Max) Cheng of the University of Tennessee and Nanjing Agricultural University will serve as the Executive Editor. Huan Yin, at Nanjing Agricultural University, will serve as the Managing Editor, leveraging her experience as Managing Editor of Horticulture Research and Plant Phenomics.

BioDesign Research will open for submissions in September 2019 and the journal hopes to begin publishing at the end of 2019. The journal will publish under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

New titles participating in the Science Partner Journal program will launch on a regular basis and participation in the program is kept to English-language publications. AAAS is actively seeking new partners across scientific disciplines. Organisations participating in the Science Partner Journal program will be editorially independent and responsible for the content published in each journal. Partner organizations are responsible for establishing editorial boards committed to best practices in peer review and author service.

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