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Oxford University Press announces institutional journal prices for 2011 -

Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced institutional journal prices for 2011. The Oxford Journals Collection is available to institutional subscribers either as a full collection or subject packages. The full collection consists of 228 journals including nine new titles for 2011. A full list of… Read More

NPG head puts forth pricing and publishing policies for 2011 -

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group's Managing Director Steven Inchcoombe has released the annual letter to customers to provide clarification on NPG's policies for 2011. In this communication, Inchcoombe also shares news on the publisher's progress in 2010 and plans for the coming months. The publisher recognises… Read More

No increase in subscription prices for IET Journals in 2011 -

The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) has announced that prices for IET Journals online subscriptions for 2011 will be frozen at the 2010 level. Current Online customers, or those switching to online from Print or Combined subscriptions can expect more value from IET Journals for… Read More

Medcounselor Drug Information now available on ISMP’s consumer website -

Drug information and medication management solutions provider Gold Standard/Elsevier, US, has announced that the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has licensed MEDcounselor Drug Information, Drug IDentifer and Drug Interaction modules for its consumer website ISMP is a federally certified patient safety organisation that focuses… Read More

China renews Google’s operating licence -

Internet search services provider Google Inc. has announced that China has renewed its Internet licence, after the company's local venture pledged to allow its Web content to be supervised by regulators. An official with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology confirmed that the licence was… Read More

Google’s Chinese licence renewal remains uncertain -

After a wait of five days, Internet search services firm Google, Inc., US, continued to be kept uninformed on whether or not its operating licence in China would be renewed, according to media reports. The licence, issued by the Chinese government, is necessary for Google to… Read More

Google to stop redirecting Chinese site users to Hong Kong page -

Internet search services provider Google, Inc., US, has announced plans to stop redirecting users of the site to its Hong Kong page. Since the company's January announcement that it was not willing to censor results on, it has been automatically redirecting everyone using… Read More

Springer Open Choice uptake influences 2011 journal pricing -

STM publisher Springer has analysed the uptake of its open access option Open Choice for articles published in 2009. The global publisher is now set to share the impact of the Open Choice offering on 2011 pricing. Springer Open Choice allows authors to publish their article… Read More

NPG counters CDL’s charges of steep increase in subscription prices -

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, has refuted the claims of California Digital Library (CDL) that NPG has steeply increased subscription rates. Earlier this month, CDL allegedly wrote to the University of California (UC) Divisional Chairs and Members of the UC Faculty, urging a boycott… Read More

eSpindle to offer lexical data under SaaS model -

Online tutoring service provider eSpindle Learning, US, has announced that it will offer its 150,000 word resource, claimed to be one of the largest available online, via the ‘Subscription as a Service’ (SaaS) model. With this initiative, it is expected that offering audio, images, usage examples… Read More

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