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Publishers Association unveils industry-wide Inclusivity Action Plan -

The Publishers Association has released an updated version of their 'Inclusion Action Plan' to encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion in the publishing industry's workforce. The strategy, which was developed in collaboration with the industry's foremost social enterprise dedicated to diversity and inclusion, Creative Access,… Read More

American Chemical Society reaffirms its commitment to Chemical & Engineering News -

In a joint statement from ACS Chair of the Board of Directors Paul W. Jagodzinski and ACS CEO Thomas Connelly Jr., the American Chemical Society (ACS) reaffirms its support of its independent news outlet, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). The recent reorganization of C&EN as described… Read More

Increasing visibility of research resources on bioRxiv and medRxiv -

Identifiers for research resources are a new way to link papers and improve resource findability and reproducibility. A new project by SciScore, funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), will seek to implement a Resource table for each preprint. In scientific studies, key research resources such… Read More

IntechOpen to accelerate progress to achieve SDGs by 2030 -

As a signatory of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Publishers Compact, IntechOpen works to accelerate progress towards achieving the SDGs by 2030. Since the beginning of 2022, IntechOpen has published books and launched journals to inform, develop and inspire sustainable practices with the goals in focus.… Read More

Wolters Kluwer expert addresses CDC director’s new push for preprints -

Among numerous measures announced to drive efficiency and restore public confidence in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency’s director, Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, proposed increasing the use of preprint research to ensure actionable new findings and data are available more quickly, instead of delaying until research… Read More

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

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