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Academic publishers announce key action on diversity data collection -

An international group aiming to eliminate bias and discrimination in academic publishing has published guidance for the collection of author data that can work between different publishers – an issue that has long been a challenge for the global scientific community. The Joint… Read More

PLOS launches new ‘Accessible Data’ feature to promote data sharing and access -

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) is testing a new experimental open science feature intended to promote data sharing and reuse across the PLOS journal portfolio. A subset of PLOS articles that link to shared research data in a repository will now display a prominent visual cue… Read More

Journal Comparison Service: cOAlition S extends the deadline for publisher registrations -

cOAlition S is set to launch the Journal Comparison Service (JCS) in the Summer of 2022. JCS is a secure online platform that will help registered users from the research community better understand if the publishing fees they pay are commensurate with the services… Read More

Future-proofing ex-CASRAI assets – CODATA, euroCRIS, and NISO issue joint statement -

CODATA, euroCRIS, and NISO have confirmed arrangements for the future of selected key resources from the former CASRAI organization. CASRAI as an organization has ceased to exist. Before the organization was closed down, CODATA, euroCRIS, and NISO were each approached to… Read More

SAGE Publishing Founder Sara Miller McCune transfers control of SAGE to the SAGE-SMM Trust -

SAGE Publishing founder and owner Sara Miller McCune has signed over her voting shares and control of the company to the independent SAGE-SMM Trust. The move takes an irrevocable step towards her long-standing estate plan goal of ensuring SAGE remains an independent company focused on its mission… Read More

OpenOrgs: the OpenAIRE service for bridging registries of research organisations -

Organisations appear all over the Research & Innovation ecosystem in different shapes and formats: the same organization may appear with different names (e.g., full legal name, short or alternative names, acronym) and different metadata fields in different data sources. Persistent identifiers may be of no help when different data sources… Read More

Joint statement on access to e-book and e-textbook content -

Together with other representatives and sector bodies, Jisc has pledged to help students and teachers in UK higher and further education to gain equitable and sustainable access to e-books, e-textbooks and related teaching content. Economic and technological changes in the current publishing market have led to… Read More

eLife’s Communities team to promote openness, integrity, and equity, diversity and inclusion in science and medicine -

eLife has set up a new Communities team to oversee and drive forward its work in all areas of research culture, including the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion, and efforts to increase openness and integrity in science and medicine. The team is headed up by… Read More

Elsevier becomes signatory to internationally recognized Climate Pledge, commits to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040 -

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, has announced its commitment to becoming net zero by 2040, signing the Climate Pledge together with parent company RELX, to reach the target at least a decade ahead of the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of 2050. … Read More

ALPSP unveils new Mentorship Scheme for the scholarly publishing community -

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has announced the launch of its Mentorship Scheme, following the successful pilot which ran from February to July 2021. The new scheme aims to connect early career and mid-career scholarly publishers with a wider network… Read More


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