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The National Library of Medicine expands access to Coronavirus literature via PubMed Central

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the National Institutes of Health is working on multiple fronts to aid in the COVID-19 response through new initiatives with the global publishing community and artificial intelligence researchers. NLM is expanding access to scientific papers on coronavirus for researchers,…

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ConTech 2020 extends call for speakers

In light of the current global situation, ConTech 2020 is extending the call for speakers to April 21, 2020. ConTech 2020 has reduced the requirements on the form to allow a quick and easy submission. ConTech 2020, which is scheduled to take place from December…

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Elsevier Infographic: Global Research Trends in Infectious Diseases

Over the past two decades, the world has faced several infectious disease outbreaks. Ebola, Influenza A (H1N1), SARS, MERS, Zika virus and currently COVID-19 have had a massive global impact in terms of economic disruption, strain on local and global public health resources and, above all, human health. Using…

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American Chemical Society and MIT sign innovative North American open access agreement

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries have announced a new and innovative agreement, which will advance key elements of open access. Through this agreement, all ACS journal articles with MIT-affiliated…

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RSC Chemical Biology becomes first Royal Society of Chemistry journal to adopt transparent peer review

RSC Chemical Biology has become the first Royal Society of Chemistry journal to adopt transparent peer review – meaning that reviewers’ comments can be read publically. The move is part of RSC’s commitment to make research and decision-making more open, robust and accessible. RSC Chemical…

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HTRC calls for proposals for Spring 2020 ACS Program

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is calling for proposals for its Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) Program, a scholarly service offering collaboration between researchers and HTRC staff to solve challenging problems related to computational analysis of the HathiTrust corpus. For this round of projects, HTRC will…

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Frontiers and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences form open access publishing agreement

Frontiers and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences have announced an open access publishing agreement. Western Norway University of Applied Sciences is supporting their authors in publishing open access. As part of this support, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences will cover Article Processing Charges (APCs)…

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Artificial intelligence is selecting grant reviewers in China
China’s largest funder of basic science is piloting an artificial intelligence tool that selects researchers to review grant applications, in an attempt to make the process more efficient, faster and fairer. Some researchers say the approach by the National Natural Science Foundation of China is world-leading, but others are sceptical…

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Critical study of the new ways of “editorialising” open access scientific journals
This report, commissioned by BSN 4 and BSN 7, is concerned with the new ways in which open access journals can be editorialised. The transition to open access has accelerated in recent years. Several countries have established a legal framework to secure the depositing of articles in open archives (in…

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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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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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