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RSNA announces slight increase in 2011 subscription prices for Radiology and RadioGraphics -

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has announced that subscription prices for 2011 will be increased for both RSNA journals - Radiology and RadioGraphics. Last year's prices were kept flat in an effort to aid librarian's decreasing budgets. Print editions of the journals are offered… Read More

Swiss scientist applies to protect online reviewing and journal-publishing process -

Henry Markram, a scientist in Switzerland, is seeking to patent a system for peer reviewing and publishing scientific papers online, according to the journal Nature. Last year, Markram, a neuroscientist and publishing entrepreneur at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, filed internationally for… Read More

Wiley to provide emergency access to scholarly content after a natural disaster -

Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, has announced that they have approved a Natural Disaster Access Clause that will extend licensed electronic content to emergency workers, students, faculty, and academic institutions affected by a local, national or global natural disaster. The first license to include… Read More

Nature Publishing Group announces open access pricing details for 2011 -

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, has announced details of its 2011 pricing policy for Nature Communications and other NPG journals offering an open access (OA) option. NPG currently sets a threshold of 10 percent OA content in a journal in a given year, at… Read More

Library Associations raise Google Book Search pricing concerns to DOJ -

The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) recently sent a letter to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) asking for ongoing judicial oversight of the… Read More

OUP and CCC in deal to provide university customers with expanded reuse rights -

Copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced that Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP-USA) has signed an agreement to license the reuse of about 100,000 books and journals from the US and Oxford University Press in the UK (OUP… Read More

NPG trims ‘EMBO Journal’ and EMBO reports prices due to open access uptake -

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, and the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) have announced that prices for site licence access to the EMBO Journal and EMBO reports will be reduced by 9 percent in 2010. This is seen to reflect the increased publication of… Read More

Adis announces new pricing model for recession-hit customers -

Adis, a Wolters Kluwer business, has announced a new tiered pricing model for institutions subscribing to its leading pharmacology titles in 2010. The new tiered pricing model is designed to make Adis’ publications more affordable for their recession-hit customers. The new model offers 3 tiers of… Read More

Maney Publishing joins NESLi2 SMP e-journals content collection -

Academic books and journals publisher Maney Publishing, UK, has announced that it has joined the NESLi2 SMP (Small and Medium-sized Publishers) collection. Maney expects the move to make its e-journals available for licensing to a greater number of higher and further education and research communities. The… Read More

Scientific American now available on -

Science magazine Scientific American is now available on for institutional customers at Site license access on includes access to Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, and special issues. is Nature Publishing Group's (NPG) website, and platform for its publication… Read More

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