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PLOS collaborates with ORCID to include credit for reviewers -

PLOS has announced that its collaboration with ORCID now includes credit for reviewers. For more than five years, PLOS authors have used ORCID to make their professional lives easier. Now reviewers at PLOS can take advantage of the same benefits to track… Read More

Plans for a new Open Access Book Network take shape -

Foundational planning is currently underway for the formation of an Open Access Book Network. Development of this network was the topic of a recent ELPUB 2019 Conference panel session led by Eelco Ferwerda from OAPEN, with the University of Cambridge’s Rupert Gatti, Pierre Mounier of OPERAS, Andrea Bertino of SUB… Read More

AAP files comments urging FTC to scrutinise dominant online platforms more closely -

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) —in connection with the Commission's hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century—urging the Commission to more closely scrutinise the behavior of dominant online platforms that… Read More

All ARPHA-hosted journals indexed in Transpose to support transparency in journal policies -

All open-access, peer-reviewed academic titles of Pensoft, as well as those using the white-label publishing solution provided by the scholarly publishing platform ARPHA, have their journal policy data fed into the Transpose database, in order to increase their discoverability and transparency. As a result of… Read More

EDP Sciences journals reports impressive results in 2019 Journal Citation Reports -

EDP Sciences has reported excellent results in the 2019 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) published by Clarivate Analytics. Twenty-one EDP Sciences journals are tracked, over half of which show an increase in their Impact Factor with nine increasing by over 10%. Astronomy &… Read More

Two new ‘read and publish’ deals drives Springer Nature’s transformative deals into double figures -

Springer Nature has announced new agreements with the Bibsam consortium in Sweden and Norway’s Unit consortium, taking the number of Springer Nature’s ‘read and publish’ deals to ten, putting the publisher firmly on the path to becoming a transformative publisher. In a first for Springer Nature,… Read More

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