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Universities may have to cancel deals with publishers if they don’t respond to current financial pressures – warn major sector bodies -

A price freeze on journal subscriptions will not be enough to avoid UK researchers losing access to key academic content, warn three major sector bodies representing academic library directors and higher education managers. Research Libraries UK (RLUK), SCONUL, the professional association for academic and research… Read More

ACS Combinatorial Science journal set to close at the end of 2020 -

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced the closing of the journal ACS Combinatorial Science at the end of 2020. Founded in 1999 as the Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry, ACS Combinatorial Science is the only journal in the ACS portfolio focused… Read More

UKRI to switch its COVID-19 open call to JeS and IFS -

The application process for UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) COVID-19 open call will change on July 31, 2020. After this date, instead of submitting a proposal via email, researchers and businesses must apply via UKRI’s online submission systems, the Joint Electronic Submission (JeS) and the Innovation… Read More

UCL COVID-19 Collection benefits authors, publishers, and users -

The global pandemic has elicited a resounding response from the academic community in terms of research regarding the novel coronavirus disease. From the onset, ScienceOpen has been working with publishers and researchers to create COVID-19 resources that help organise the massive amount of research being published.… Read More

WebMD Health Services integrates weekly podcast to help employees navigate COVID-19 mental health challenges -

WebMD Health Services has integrated a weekly podcast on mental health issues – including those emerging during the COVID-19 pandemic – to provide employers with timely, evidence-based insights to support their employees' mental and emotional well-being. Through a partnership with Beyond Well Solutions, WebMD Health… Read More

IARLA issues statement on access to digital content for education and research during the COVID-19 crisis -

The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA), representing the research libraries of Australia, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States, has amplified the calls that the associations and others have made toward easing access restrictions on digital content during the COVID-19 crisis. … Read More

CRL negotiates extraordinary access to Gale Primary Sources -

As the current COVID-19 environment continues to limit access to physical collections, the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) had reached out to providers to broker expanded electronic access to research collections. On behalf of its member libraries, CRL has negotiated an extraordinary level of access to… Read More

Wiley provides business update for COVID-19 -

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, is providing an update regarding business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequent to Wiley’s reporting of third quarter 2020 results on March 4, the global economy has experienced a sudden and unprecedented downturn due… Read More

Future Science Group makes all content relating to COVID-19 free to access in a dedicated content hub -

As a publisher of trusted, leading scientific and clinical research, Future Science Group has made all content relating to COVID-19 free to access in a dedicated content hub. The publisher has also joined other publishers across the globe to ensure the rapid publication and circulation of… Read More

CERN sets up task force to contribute to global fight against COVID-19 -

CERN has established a task force to identify and support contributions from the Organization’s 18,000-strong global community to combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Set up by the Director-General at the end of March, the CERN against COVID-19 task force has already received hundreds of messages suggesting ideas… Read More


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