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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

eLife brings rigorous review and editorial oversight to clinical preprints -

eLife, a non-profit organisation created by funders and led by researchers, has announced a new approach to peer review and publishing in medicine, including public health and health policy. One of the most notable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the desire to share important… Read More

PLS announces free online training to support publishers boost rights revenue -

Publishers’ Licensing Services (PLS) and leading rights experts have created exclusive new training resources to help publishing professionals improve their rights work. The free multi-module training explains the fundamentals of rights and has extensive guidance for acquiring, managing and licensing them. Developed with the help of… Read More

RIO Journal issues call for research outcomes addressing four UN Sustainable Development Goals -

Since its launch in 2015, RIO Journal has been mapping its articles to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The articles published so far span the entire research cycle, a broad range of research fields and all SDGs, which can also be used as… Read More

CESAER, the EUA, and Science Europe call on publishers to respect researchers’ rights and to end the use of restrictions and embargoes -

CESAER, the European University Association (EUA), and Science Europe is calling on all publishers to fully respect researchers’ rights and to end the use of restrictions and embargoes. On May 25, 2021, more than 880 universities and research-performing and research-funding… Read More


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