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ACS signs first North American ‘read and publish’ agreement with Louisiana State University

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Louisiana State University (LSU) have announced a transformative open access agreement. The agreement provides researchers at LSU with full access to ACS journals and allows for financial support for corresponding authors at the university to…

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SAGE launches new portal to streamline open access publishing process

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has announced the launch of a new portal that enables authors, consortia, libraries, and funders to manage the open access publishing workflow. Named the SAGE Open Access Portal, the platform currently supports SAGE Choice, the publisher’s hybrid Open Access (OA) publishing option,…

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Three learned society publishers to work with EIFL to explore OA agreements with publishers and library consortia in developing and transition economies

Three learned society publishers — the European Respiratory Society, IWA Publishing, and The Company of Biologists – will work with EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) to explore whether and how OA agreements might be piloted to support a…

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The MIT Libraries and three universities negotiate innovative agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery

The MIT Libraries has negotiated an innovative open-access agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) that allows MIT authors to make ACM articles freely available at no cost to them. It is the libraries’ first publisher contract completed under the principles…

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Kudos launches Research Briefings to help researchers target non-academic audiences

Kudos, the award-winning service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, has announced the launch of targeted Research Briefings, to assist researchers in engaging with audiences including the media, practitioners, educators, industry and policy makers. This new functionality is part of the latest release…

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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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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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NISO Plus conference - 23 Feb 2020

Building on the success of the former NFAIS annual conference, NISO Plus is a place where everyone in the information community — publishers, vendors, librarians, archivists, product managers, metadata specialists, electronic resource managers, and others — can come together to solve existing problems, and kickstart the conversations we need to…

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