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Taylor & Francis digitally shares medical conference materials

Taylor & Francis has developed a new digital solution – launching in Open Access Week – that will enable medical academic conference materials to reach beyond their physical or virtual audience. The new publication option, ‘Open Access conference material supplements’, will allow…

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EIFL signs free Read & Publish agreement with IWAP

EIFL has signed a Read & Publish agreement with IWA Publishing – the publishing arm of the International Water Association – to provide free access to their 10 pay-walled journals for libraries as well as free open access publishing for corresponding authors in their 15 fully…

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Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishes Journal of Correctional Health Care

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) has awarded the contract to publish Journal of Correctional Health Care to Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, effective January 2021. The Journal adds a strong component to the company’s portfolio…

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Bentham Science takes lead on Open Access management through Chronos Hub

Bentham Science is taking its Open Access (OA) management to the forefront by becoming the first publisher to fully leverage Chronos Hub. The collaboration serves to improve the authors' experience and guarantee compliance with their funders' and institution's publishing policies, as well as automating the payment…

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HBKU Press celebrates Open Access Week 2020

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) is celebrating Open Access (OA) Week 2020 by reaffirming its commitment as a leader in information dissemination despite the economic challenges that publishers worldwide are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. OA Week is an annual…

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OCLC provides open access content freely accessible through WorldCat

OCLC is supporting libraries, researchers, educators and students with high-quality open access content that is discoverable and freely accessible through WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat.org. OCLC is making open content more discoverable and accessible through expanding collections and…

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Latest edition of Blogspeak now online

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Liz Bal (Open with purpose); PLOS blog (PLOS and Transparency (including Plan S Price & Service Transparency Framework)); Roger C. Schonfeld (Are publishers learning from their mistakes?); Neal Haddaway (8 common problems with literature reviews and how to…

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Articles

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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White Papers

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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Presentations

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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EVENTS

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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The 2020 International Open Access Week – Taking action to build structural equity - 19 Oct 2020

The 2020 International Open Access Week will be held, on October 19-25, 2020, to encourage organisers to host discussions and take action around 2020’s theme whenever is most suitable during the year and to adapt the theme and activities to their local context. International Open Access Week is an important…

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