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New publishing model pins hopes on ‘unity of purpose’

Higher education leaders in South Africa are looking to move to a European model for open access (OA) publishing of scholarly articles as soon as possible, according to the body that coordinates the country’s public universities. The plan to move to the new model has been slammed as unduly expensive… Read More

Innovating the Peer-Review Research Process

A team of scientists led by a Michigan State University astronomer has found that a new process of evaluating proposed scientific research projects is as effective – if not more so – than the traditional peer-review method. Normally, when a researcher submits a proposal, the funding agency then asks a… Read More

Transformative Journals: Rationale

Transformative Journals approach is one of the Transformative Arrangements proposed in the Guidance to the Implementation of Plan S, in addition to Transformative Agreements, and Transformative Model Agreements. Like the other Transformative Arrangements, Transformative Journals are designed to provide a means for researchers to continue publishing results from projects funded… Read More

 

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Expand your reach to global markets through AI-based localization

One of the challenges in content localization is capturing the subtleties of the original language (intonation, volume, etc ) that give the complete meaning of words. Without this, what is truly meant to be communicated may literally be “lost in translation”. With Emotion Mapping, different degrees of pitch, tone, volume… Read More

APCs in the wild: exploring funding streams for an accelerated transition to open access

Accelerating the transition to OA will involve bringing together multiple different funding streams, as well as tackling complex questions regarding redistribution of existing funds. Developments in OA business models and infrastructure are improving the ability to monitor article OA status and spending, a step that is crucial to enabling institutions… Read More

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

 

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

Access To Scientific Literature: The Changing Landscape

Michael Held gave a presentation on the publishers’ model of disseminating scientific content and cost involved in accessing scientific journals. Read More

 

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