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Ovid users gain access to evidence-based orthopaedic research summaries from OrthoEvidence

Wolters Kluwer, Health has announced that Ovid® users will now have access to OrthoEvidence, a first of its kind evidence-based summary provider for orthopaedic specialists, surgeons, nurses, medical residents and students. The move is intended to help clinicians stay current on orthopaedic and musculoskeletal research. With…

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ACS announces transformative ‘read and publish’ deal with the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities and the Spanish National Research Council

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced a landmark transformative “read and publish” agreement with the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (Crue) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Under the deal, researchers affiliated with institutions of Crue and the CSIC will…

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WebMD forms new Editorial Advisory Board

Health information services provider WebMD has announced the creation of a new Editorial Advisory Board, building on its longstanding leadership as the premier source of credible, trusted and science-driven health information. The Board will serve as a sounding board and offer on-the-ground insights for medical and…

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eLife brings rigorous review and editorial oversight to clinical preprints

eLife, a non-profit organisation created by funders and led by researchers, has announced a new approach to peer review and publishing in medicine, including public health and health policy. One of the most notable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the desire to share important…

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The National Institute of Informatics selects OCLC to provide new national cataloging platform for libraries in Japan

The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan has selected OCLC to replace NII's current library metadata infrastructure. OCLC will provide a cataloging environment for more than 1,300 libraries in Japan with a union catalog that replaces the existing system, NACSIS-CAT/ILL. The NACSIS-CAT/ILL,…

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PLS announces free online training to support publishers boost rights revenue

Publishers’ Licensing Services (PLS) and leading rights experts have created exclusive new training resources to help publishing professionals improve their rights work. The free multi-module training explains the fundamentals of rights and has extensive guidance for acquiring, managing and licensing them. Developed with the help of…

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COVID-19 medical papers have fewer women first authors than expected
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many governments have shuttered schools and implemented social distancing requirements that limit options for childcare, while simultaneously requiring researchers to work from home. Some have argued that the authorship gender gap in academic medicine is best explained by a slow pipeline and the historical exclusion of…

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Harnessing Science for a Sustainable Future: Narrowing the Policy, Research, and Community Divide
This white paper presents key takeaways and recommendations from a virtual conference held last year that brought together policymakers, government representatives, UN officials, and leading researchers from over 100 countries around the world to discuss the role of science in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how to better integrate…

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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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STM Week 2021 - 7 Dec 2021

The event will be held from December 7-9, 2021. STM conducts Innovations Seminar on the first day, Digital Publishing Seminar on the next day, and Programme TBC on the last day. The event has registration fees, and cancellations made in writing up to 30 days before an event are eligible…

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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 - 20 Oct 2021

The book Fair will be held on October 20-24, 2021. Dedicated to the topic “re:connect”, this year’s book fair is planned as an in-person event with additional digital formats, and can be flexibly adapted to pandemic-related developments. The focus will be on the international rights business and public events. This…

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