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The Biochemical Society and Portland Press announce new Read & Publish pilot agreement with Jisc -

The Biochemical Society and Portland Press have announced an agreement with Jisc for a ‘Read & Publish’ transition pilot spanning all Portland Press journals over 2020 and 2021. Portland Press publishes seven journals. Two are fully open access (OA) titles, with one… Read More

University of Zagreb is first research institution in Eastern Europe to adopt ProQuest One™ Academic database -

The University of Zagreb, the oldest and largest university in Croatia and a research hub in its region, is the first institution in Eastern Europe to adopt the award-winning ProQuest One Academic from educational technology leader ProQuest.

ProQuest One Academic combines more than 250 years of… Read More

BioDuro selects SciFinderⁿ from CAS to boost research productivity and shorten cycle times -

CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, has announced that leading contract research, development and manufacturing organisation (CRO/CDMO) BioDuro has signed a five-year agreement for SciFindern. This agreement provides enterprise-wide access to the most advanced scientific information solution for all scientists at BioDuro, ensuring they… Read More

A partnership retrospective: AAAS’ Science Partner Journal Program and Hindawi -

August 22, 2019 marked the anniversary of the first article published by Research, AAAS’ first Science Partner Journal (SPJ). The SPJ program was established in late 2017 to meet the growing chorus of requests from international associations wishing to partner with AAAS to establish a publication… Read More

HighWire to host new RCP journals site -

Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, has supported the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) to launch its new journals site: rcpjournals.org. The site brings together RCP’s two prestigious journals, Clinical Medicine (ClinMed) and Future Healthcare Journal (FHJ), into the… Read More

Editage partners with ReviewerCredits to offer peer review training and author services -

Editage, a science communications brand by Cactus Communications (CACTUS), has announced a partnership with ReviewerCredits, a spinoff company endorsed by the University of Milano-Bicocca. Through this collaboration, Editage and ReviewerCredits will launch a service platform that will cover key areas such as reviewer education, English editing,… Read More

American Chemical Society and the Hungarian EISZ consortium sign their first transformative agreement -

The American Chemical Society (ACS), Publications Division, and the Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) have announced a transformative open access pilot agreement that enables corresponding authors affiliated at the seven consortium member institutions to publish journal articles under an open access license in any… Read More

ARTiFACTS announces ORCID integration -

ARTiFACTS has announced the successful integration of its blockchain system with ORCID records. This means that 7.4 million users can register their research works on ARTiFACTS, thereby securing the provenance of their research via their ORCID credentials. Works registered on ARTiFACTS will also become immediately citable.… Read More

Springer Nature becomes first publisher to implement SeamlessAccess.org service -

Users of nature.com are to be the first to benefit from an enhanced user experience when accessing research content from outside of their university network. As part of its commitment to finding solutions to problems researchers are facing, Springer Nature has been… Read More

ARL supports MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) supports the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts as an important pathway to making scholarly content more openly available. The framework sets forth six core principles for library contracts with publishers, such as author retention of copyrights, automatic deposit of manuscripts… Read More


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