Ingram Content Group Inc., a US-based provider of physical and digital services to the book industry, has announced plans to launch its IngramSparkSM offering, a new Publish On DemandSM platform. The easy-to-use, online publishing tool provides independent publishers with simple, cost-effective access to Ingram's global distribution network for print titles and e-book content.
The new platform builds on the comprehensive services that Ingram already offers to independent publishers. The platform, which is set to launch in July 2013, gives publishers the tools to manage their print books and e-books in one location. A cost-effective way to publish, it's free to open an account. Print titles can be managed through an on-demand, low-risk inventory model, and e-book distribution will be available in August.
The platform integrates Ingram's best-of-class print-on-demand and digital distribution technologies. Publishers that use the IngramSpark service will have access to Ingram's extensive distribution network. Ingram's network distributes content to thousands of booksellers and online retailers around the world.
After its initial launch, Ingram plans to expand the reach of its IngramSpark service to include Ingram's MyiLibrary academic library platform, wholesale and full-service Ingram Publisher Services options, file conversion services, and sales and marketing programs.
Open access publisher BioMed Central, UK, and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) have announced the launch of the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (JITC). JITC is an open access, peer reviewed journal that encompasses all aspects of tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy, from basic research through to clinical applications.
As the official journal of SITC, JITC will be the cancer immunotherapy community's prime forum to discuss the critical issues in tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy research, with an audience of the most influential names in the field. The journal is overseen by Editor-in-Chief Pedro Romero, as well as an Editorial Board of outstanding leaders in both basic and clinical tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy fields.
SITC members will also receive waived article processing charges for manuscripts published in the journal during 2013.
Journal of Intensive Care, published by open access publisher BioMed Central, is now accepting submissions. The peer-reviewed online journal aims to publish articles contributing to the development of intensive care medical science, and to promote the exchange of ideas internationally in this and related fields. In addition, the journal encourages submissions considering the different cultural aspects of intensive care practice.
The journal is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine. This journal's launch marks a significant development as it is the first open access English journal published on intensive care medicine from the Asia and Pan-Pacific region.
The publication costs for all manuscripts submitted to the journal are covered by the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO), a publishing initiative from Oxford University Press, has launched a Restoration module that will contain works by authors principally active between 1660 and 1700, and will add to OSEO's growing database of cutting edge scholarly editions.
The Restoration module includes many of the period's seminal works. From Dryden to Bunyan, and from Milton to Locke, this update provides users with authoritative and reliable critical editions of original works by some of the most important writers in the humanities.
The clear and easy navigation of OSEO has been specifically tailored with the researcher in mind and is based on real research journeys. Readers can use the browse option to look at content selected by author, work, or a particular print edition; or can use the advanced search, which uses XML to tailor focused searches within very precise sections of content, such as stage directions. The texts are divided into chronological modules allowing interdisciplinary searches within a time period. This is projected as an invaluable resource for readers who wish to delve into the progressions and deviations of a text's journey throughout history.
The electronic environment of OSEO provides a new research method and tool for the reader, who can quickly examine the history of the scholarly editing of a work or see instantly how a particular word used in a text has changed over time. OSEO makes it possible for students and scholars to interrogate texts in ways that could never have been done before.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has announced the launch of a new journal - Environmental Science: Nano. The journal will serve as a dedicated home for researchers interested in the impact of nanomaterials on the environment, human health and sustainability.
The latest addition to the RSC Publishing portfolio will be the comprehensive source of research on the interactions of human and environmental systems with natural and engineered nanomaterials.
The RSC will provide free access to the new peer-reviewed journal until the end of 2015, ensuring authors' work has maximum visibility. Environmental Science: Nano will shortly open for submissions and the first issue will be published in late 2013.
Authors submitting to Environmental Science: Nano will benefit from easy online submission, rapid peer review and publication with no page charges, no page limits and free colour. Authors have the option of publishing their research as an Accepted Manuscript and, as with all RSC journals, authors may also choose to publish their paper as an Open Access article.
All content will be freely available online for readers via the RSC website from launch until December 2015.