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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

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

C&RL News to move to online-only publishing model from January 2022 -

College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News), the official newsmagazine and publication of record of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), will adopt an online-only publication model beginning in January 2022. The December 2021 issue will be the final print issue of… Read More

Educational Publishers obtains Preliminary Injunction against 231 websites -

The Educational Publishers Enforcement Group (EPEG) publishers, consisting of Pearson, Cengage, Elsevier, Macmillan Learning, and McGraw Hill, have obtained a Preliminary Injunction from the United States District Court for the… Read More

Educational publishers obtain preliminary injunction against 63 illegal ebook websites that use online ads to sell pirated content -

The Educational Publishers Enforcement Group (EPEG) publishers, consisting of Cengage, Elsevier, Macmillan Learning, McGraw Hill and Pearson, have obtained a Preliminary Injunction from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New… Read More

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

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