Latest News

Annual HIMSS-Elsevier European Digital Healthcare Award 2020 – call for submissions now open

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Elsevier, the global information analytics business specialising in science and health, have announced a call for submissions for the Annual HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award 2020, European edition. The Awards will be presented during…

Read more

IoT Community and IEEE collaborate to accelerate global adoption of Industrial Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Community® (IoT Community®), the world’s largest and longest standing global independent IoT thought leadership community, and the IEEE IoT Initiative have announced a series of collaborative activities to help accelerate the digital transformation of the Industrial Internet of…

Read more

ACM signs new open-access agreements with four leading universities

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has entered into transformative open access agreements with several of its institutional customers, including the University of California (UC), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Iowa State University (ISU). The agreements, which run for three-year terms…

Read more

WebMD’s new service, WebMD Care, to connect consumers to healthcare professionals

Health information services provider WebMD has announced the launch of WebMD Care, a new service that furthers a strategic shift from health information website to health information platform by seamlessly connecting consumers from trusted WebMD content to getting the care they need.…

Read more

EBSCO Information Services’ Option GridTM announces Opioid Addiction Decision Aid

Evidence-based clinical resource tools provider EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the availability of a new decision aid within its shared decision making product, Option GridTM. Opioid Addiction: Treatment Options presents several pharmacotherapeutic options to manage opioid addiction. Opioid addiction is a chronic relapsing condition…

Read more

eLife appoints Damian Pattinson as new Executive Director

eLife has announced the appointment of Damian Pattinson as its new Executive Director. Originally a neuroscientist, Dr Pattinson joins eLife with 12 years’ experience in research communication, including positions at BMJ Publishing Group, Public Library of Science (PLOS) and, most recently, the preprint platform Research Square.…

Read more



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…

Read More

White Papers

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…

Read More


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.

Read More


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…

Read More

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…

Read More

sponsor links

For banner ads click here