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Eight new signatories and over 7,000 journals commit to action on equality

Publishers of some of the world’s most impactful research journals and books have committed to tackling bias and discrimination by signing up to the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Joint commitment for action on inclusion and diversity in publishing. Since an initial 11 signatories were announced in…

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The Royal Society signs ‘read and publish’ deal with Jisc

The Royal Society has signed an agreement that grants researchers at participating universities the ability to read and publish an unlimited number of articles. The Royal Society has for the first time agreed a ‘read and publish’ deal with Jisc. Participating universities…

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Research Square appoints Dr. Michele Avissar-Whiting as new Editor in Chief

Dr. Michele Avissar-Whiting has been appointed Editor in Chief of Research Square. She brings a strong background and perspective to the newly created role, having received her Ph.D. in Medical Science from Brown University and being a powerful driving force in the company since November 2011.…

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Aalto University enhances its remote access services and speed digital transformation with Ex Libris Higher-Ed cloud platform

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that Aalto University in Finland has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution as part of a drive to upgrade the university’s library. The integrated systems will unify the management of resources,…

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Research Solutions appoints Michiel van der Heijden as Chief Product Officer

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organisations, along with its wholly owned subsidiary, Reprints Desk, has hired Michiel van der Heijden as Chief Product Officer. The new hire comes as Research Solutions increases its commitment…

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American Meteorological Society partners with Sheridan and adopts new workflow solution to integrate production and online hosting

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has chosen to streamline and optimise its journal production workflow by partnering exclusively with Sheridan for all stages between accepted manuscripts and online hosting. Sheridan’s unique offering integrates production and online hosting, eliminating the traditional hand-off between…

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New publishing model pins hopes on ‘unity of purpose’
Higher education leaders in South Africa are looking to move to a European model for open access (OA) publishing of scholarly articles as soon as possible, according to the body that coordinates the country’s public universities. The plan to move to the new model has been slammed as unduly expensive…

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One of the challenges in content localization is capturing the subtleties of the original language (intonation, volume, etc ) that give the complete meaning of words. Without this, what is truly meant to be communicated may literally be “lost in translation”. With Emotion Mapping, different degrees of pitch, tone, volume…

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Presentations

Elsevier in China – a brief
Paul M. Evans, Vice President of Elsevier, China, has given a brief on the STM publishing industry, his company's proposed activities in China and ethical publishing standards.

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EVENTS

The iPRES 2020, 17th International Conference on Digital Preservation - 21 Sep 2020

The iPRES 2020, 17th International Conference on Digital Preservation, will be held in September 21-24, 2020, Beijing, China. The International Conference on Digital Preservation, or iPres Conference, is the premier conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004 there have been annual iPRES conferences around the globe to share their recent…

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SSP 42nd Annual Meeting - 27 May 2020

Society for Scholarly Publishing’s (SSP) 2020 host city of Boston inspired the concept of “revolution” in this year’s theme, and to explore a broad range of interpretations of this concept as they apply to the community. How will we as scholarly communication professionals reimagine ourselves to respond to the changes…

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