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ETH Zurich researchers examine role of ethics in manuscript assessment -

Three researchers at ETH Zurich's Professorship for Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education (D-GESS) have reportedly addressed review procedures for publishing scientific papers. Dr. Lutz Bornmann, Dr. Irina Nast and Prof. Hans-Dieter Daniel are set to publish an article titled 'Do editors and referees look… Read More

Thieme launches new series of radiology books – Dx-Direct -

Thieme Publishers, part of STM publisher Thieme Publishing Group, Germany, has launched 'Dx-Direct', a new series of radiology books in a handy, pocket-sized format. Comprehensive in scope, the 12-book series covers all the main subspecialties in radiology, with each book presenting all the cases that radiologists… Read More

Chinese provincial authorities crack down on illegal textbook duplication -

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Publishers Association of the UK (PA) have applauded recent steps by the Shan'xi Provincial Copyright Bureau to enforce against use of pirated books in the city of Xi'an. Working with right holder representatives and… Read More

Number of US-based published science articles plateauing, says study -

The National Science Foundation (NSF)'s Division of Science Resource Statistics has reportedly produced a quantitative study of the trends and patterns of US journal articles from the past 15 years. The move follows the observation that the need for increased collaboration and research costs have resulted… Read More

Senate passes bill with OA provision -

The US Senate has reportedly passed the 2008 appropriations bill that, if not rejected by the President, will be a big step ahead for open access (OA). The Senate passed the 2008 appropriations bill by a voting margin of 75 to 19. The bill includes $150 billion in funding for… Read More

New suite of order information services from Bowker -

Bibliographic information provider Bowker, US, and Booklog, a leading point-of-sale and inventory management system for booksellers, have announced the launch of a new suite of order information services from Bowker that integrates with the latest version of Booklog's POS system. The newly… Read More

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