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US-China research collaborations to be stronger than ever, while UK-EU collaborations halt, reveals latest Nature Index supplement

The number of articles tracked by the Nature Index that were co-authored by Chinese and US researchers increased from 3,413 in 2015 to 4,631 in 2018. Data from the Nature Index also showed that Chinese authors collaborated with researchers in the US more often than any…

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SPARC releases new report – Academic Community Control of Data Infrastructure – A Roadmap for Action

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has released a new report: Academic Community Control of Data Infrastructure – A Roadmap for Action, to help academic institutions combat the publishing industry’s increasing control over academic data and data infrastructure. The Roadmap for Action outlines individual…

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Carnegie Mellon Publishing deal marks open access milestone

Carnegie Mellon University, a long time proponent of open-access research, is championing an international movement to revolutionise academic publishing.

The university recently reached a transformative agreement with the scientific publishing giant Elsevier that prioritises free and public access to the university’s research.…

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The Company of Biologists and Jisc announce two-year pilot transitional OA agreement from January 2020

The Company of Biologists and Jisc have announced a two-year pilot transitional open access (OA) agreement from January 2020. The 'Read and Publish’ deal will permit researchers at participating institutions unlimited access to all three subscription journals from The Company of Biologists,…

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OpenAthens announces programme for Access Lab 2020 conference

Leading single sign-on provider OpenAthens has revealed the programme for its annual Access Lab conference taking place on March 19, 2020 at America Square Conference Centre, London. With the theme of ‘simplifying the future together’, the highly anticipated conference will bring together experts from a wide…

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ARL releases white paper on integrating digital humanities into the Web of Scholarship with SHARE

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a white paper that reports the findings of a two-year project investigating the value SHARE could have for digital humanities scholars. SHARE is an open-source community that develops tools and services to connect related research outputs for new…

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Questioning the drug firms-scientists nexus
The US Center for Science in the Public Interest has questioned medical journals for not revealing the financial relationship the authors hold with drug companies for the studies that may potentially benefit the companies. . Scientists whose researches are funded by drug companies often publish their reports in prestigious scientific…

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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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ConTech 2019 - 5 Dec 2019

Content creation and consumption is changing faster than ever before. This is impacting business models, patterns of behaviour and virtually every aspect of the role information plays across organisations. ConTech 2019 is the platform to showcase the very latest thinking and to help understand how data science, AI and other…

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Taxonomy Boot Camp 2019 - 4 Nov 2019

Taxonomy Boot Camp is the leading conference dedicated to exploring the successes, challenges, methodologies and products for taxonomies. Attendees can share their experiences, network with peers, and get incredible insight on taxonomies, ontologies, folksonomies, tagging mechanisms and other techniques for organising information at this one-of-a-kind event. Taxonomy Boot Camp is…

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