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Introducing the NISOPlus20 scholarship awardees

The NISO Plus Conference organisers have awarded 12 scholarships for the inaugural NISO Plus conference with the support of the Alfred P Sloan Foundation and their Byte level sponsors. There are two categories of scholarship - Early Career and Equity & Diversity. A total of nearly…

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ConTech 2020 launches themes and call for speakers

Applications are invited to become a speaker at ConTech 2020, scheduled to be held in London from December 3 – 4, 2020. The world of content creation, dissemination and consumption is facing enormous change. ConTech 2020 talks about the disruption and transformation of organisations as…

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National Health Library and Knowledge Service extends access to CINAHL® Complete in Republic of Ireland

HSE’s National Health Library and Knowledge Service (NHLKS) has extended access to CINAHL® Complete from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) for a greater number of health professionals working in the Republic of Ireland. CINAHLComplete enables Irish health professionals to apply up-to-the-minute clinical evidence…

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Rockefeller University Press (RUP) signs Jisc transitional open access agreement for UK higher education

Non-profit publisher Rockefeller University Press (RUP), a department of The Rockefeller University, has agreed to a deal with Jisc that negotiates open access (OA) agreements with publishers on behalf of all UK universities. RUP is the first US–based university press to sign…

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HBKU Press launches re-designed bilingual academic publishing platform

HBKU Press has launched its re-designed academic publishing platform,, with improved discoverability features and the latest in Open Access academic publishing options. The bilingual user interface supports the publication of scholarly content in both Arabic and English. The platform boasts…

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New journal to publish discoveries in biophysics

A new open access journal from Cambridge University Press - QRB Discovery - will provide an outlet for new discoveries in the burgeoning field of biophysics. Its launch this week coincides with the annual conference of the Biophysical Society and promises those working in the field…

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Compuscript launches new OA journal – BIO Integration (BIOI)

The publications division of Compuscript Ltd has announced the launch of its newest open access journal, BIO Integration (BIOI). The journal represents a bold new step toward open science for the global medical community. The fully open access journal will allow for…

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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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