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Questioning the drug firms-scientists nexus

The US Center for Science in the Public Interest has questioned medical journals for not revealing the financial relationship the authors hold with drug companies for the studies that may potentially benefit the companies. . Scientists whose researches are funded by drug companies often publish their reports in prestigious scientific… Read More

Study analyses pricing trends of scientific journals

Allen Press had conducted an annual study to identify the pricing patterns of scientific and medical journals. The research covers the 2004 pricing of US journals and gives recommendations on the pricing structure for 2005. It carries comparisons between the pricing structures of non-profit society journals and discusses general pricing… Read More

Publishers opening up to Open Access archiving

Researchers have voiced their support to Open Access (OA) that makes their works available to anyone free of cost. While commercial publishers have given a subdued response to OA, scientists welcome OA archiving, wherein institutions or academics maintain an electronic format of the studies submitted by the scientists. Amidst disapproval… Read More

 

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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… Read More

MathML to solve problems of publishing notations

Mathematical notations form an important part of STM publishing. Over the years, various attempts have been made to develop structured formats for publishing these notations. The advent of the Internet has made the task more challenging, as publishers looked for a suitable markup language. MathML is one tool that has… Read More

Publisher mergers: a consumer-based approach to antitrust analysis

While consumers are dependent on journals and published papers to learn about scientific issues, libraries have been playing a passive role. Publishers seem to have an upper hand in providing the required STM information through their publications. Given this context, the mergers amongst publishing firms have raised concerns. This paper… Read More

 

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. Read More

Andrew Berin, US Health Sciences Journals, Elsevier, on open access

Andrew Berin, Publisher of US Health Sciences Journals at Elsevier, made a presentation on open access at The Anchasl Spring 2005 Meeting held on April 1, 2005 at Wesley Long Community Hospital. The presentation examines the functions of open access journals, the role of commercial publishers, the rights of the… Read More

Defining paperless publishing

Kaufman-Will Group, consultants for STM publishers, presented the system of paperless publishing at the 45th annual meeting of the Council of Science Editors. The integration of technology in the publishing process involving editing, production, and peer-reviewing is discussed. Read More

 

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