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Wiley and CRUI announce four-year OA agreement to accelerate OA publishing in Italy

Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has announced a new four-year open access agreement with the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) to step up open access publishing among a budding list of over 65 universities across Italy. The read and publish agreement offers members of…

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SAGE and The Canadian Research Knowledge Network announce new transformative agreement enabling unlimited OA publishing rights for affiliated researchers

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing and The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) have announced a new ‘read and publish’ agreement that will benefit researchers affiliated with CRKN’s member institutions. The agreement provides Canadian researchers at participating institutions with unlimited open access publishing rights in…

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The IET and the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China sign MoU to support academic research in China

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to participate in mutually beneficial activities to support the scientific research community in China. Under the agreement, the two institutes will collaborate…

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Taylor & Francis appoints Prof. Brad Fenwick as SVP of Open Science and Innovation

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group has announced the appointment of Professor Brad Fenwick as Senior Vice President of Open Science and Innovation. Professor Fenwick is a Professor of Pathobiology and Microbiology and an award-winning scientist and leader in science policy. His extensive experience includes fellowships…

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Accucoms expands publisher representation for The Geological Society of London and Human Kinetics in Australia

Specialized marketing, sales and customer support services provider Accucoms has announced that it has expanded publisher representation for The Geological Society of London and Human Kinetics in Australia. With over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry and a wealth of knowledge on STM and…

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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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Researchers at the Centre: Content Discoverability, Visibility, and Access
In March 2019, Springer Nature and ResearchGate entered a unique partnership to explore new ways for researchers to share content. The goal was to combine Springer Nature’s expertise in publishing high-quality research with ResearchGate’s online platform of millions of scientists, and deliver a better experience for the communities served by…

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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 NISO Plus conference - 22 Feb 2021

The conference will be held in February 22-25, 2021, through online. The conference is a continuation of the NFAIS Annual Conference. The NISO Plus Conference is a place where publishers, vendors, librarians, archivists, product managers, metadata specialists, and electronic resource managers come together to solve existing problems and have conversations…

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Annual Publishing Conference 2020 - Virtual - 8 Dec 2020

The 8th Annual Publishing Conference will be held virtually. While the world changes around us, publishing doesn’t stop – and there is always something more to discover. For 8 years, the conference has evolved into a highly focused summit for publishing technologists, product specialists and senior publishing stakeholders.During these two…

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