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Clarivate launches Web of Science My Research Assistant mobile application

Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, has launched Web of Science™ My Research Assistant, a mobile-only application that enables scientific researchers to easily search, save and share publication records of the trusted research…

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Karger offers interactive version of ISCN

With the new edition of ISCN 2020, Karger offers the first online and interactive version of the International System for Human Cytogenomic Nomenclature (ISCN). The ISCN Committee has created an updated version of ISCN 2020 with an extended version of the Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS)…

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ACS names deputy editors for its open access journals

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has named nine deputy editors to lead its newest journals, a collection of Plan S-compliant open access journals known as the ACS Au portfolio. The journals, which are launching in 2021, will each be led by Editor-in-Chief Shelley…

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Brill reaches Transformative Agreements with Jisc and Bibsam

Brill has announced that it has concluded Transformative Agreements with Jisc in the UK and Bibsam in Sweden. Brill is claimed to be one of the leading academic publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology, with a broad Open Access portfolio…

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The École de technologie supérieure signs San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

The École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is among the first Canadian universities to sign the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which enhances parameters other than the journal impact factor to assess the results of scholarly research. As such, pre-publication versions of articles,…

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Latest edition of Blogspeak now online

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Dr. Geer Mohammad Ishaq (Innovating science and technology education); Jon Treadway and Daniel Hook (Campus or platform – What shape will the post-COVID university take?); Daniel S. Katz and Hollydawn Murray (Guest post — Citing software in Scholarly Publishing to…

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Holiday Notice

This is to inform our esteemed subscribers that there will be no newsletter dispatch on January 26, 2021 on account of Republic Day (India). We will resume our newsletter service on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. The newsletter will contain all the headlines that have appeared after the January 25th issue.

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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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