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IEEE announces retractions from IEEE Xplore® digital library -

Technical professional organisation IEEE has announced that it is retracting 30 articles that were published in the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility from 2016 to 2018 and 19 articles from the 2018 International Conference on Computing and Network Communications ("CoCoNet") due to violations of IEEE's peer-review… Read More

Joint statement on EPA proposed rule and public availability of data -

A group of editorial leaders from several publishers, including PLOS, have co-published an Editorial highlighting concerns about the ’Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science‘ rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This comes eighteen months after the same group published an Editorial when the rule… Read More

UC Irvine becomes first campus to launch Presidential OA Policy -

UC Irvine has become the first UC campus to launch the UC Presidential Open Access Policy implementation, enabling UC Irvine Health Science Clinical Professors and Librarians to join their Academic Senate colleagues in using the UC Publication Management System to make their scholarly articles freely available… Read More

New ASTM International Standard supports asset-management career development -

ASTM International's asset management committee (E53) has approved a new standard with guiding principles for creating an asset management career development program (soon to be published as E3140). According to committee members, the standard outlines the education, training, and experience needed to support the mission and… Read More

Cochrane-WHO collaboration on qualitative evidence syntheses in guidelines showcased in new articles -

A series of papers highlighting innovative work carried out by the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group and the World Health Organization on using reviews of qualitative research in guideline development processes has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems. Cochrane is… Read More

IOP Publishing initiates open data trial -

IOP Publishing is trialing a new data policy on three of its journals to encourage and support authors to make the data underpinning their article more accessible. The trial will begin in July on the journals Environmental Research Letters, Journal of Physics: Complexity, and Machine… Read More

SAE International brings together public and private partners to address mobility data-sharing principles -

SAE International®, a global mobility standards developer, has announced plans to form a consortium to develop a framework of best practices to support effective and secure mobility data sharing. This new consortium will fill a critical need by providing a collaborative model that can evolve… Read More

Springer Nature updates policy to encourage preprint sharing for its journals -

For more than two decades, Nature and its sister journals have supported pre-publication sharing of manuscripts on preprint servers. Nature’s first editorial on this goes back to 1997 — although, back then, the practice was common only among physicists. By making early research findings accessible quickly… Read More

First 2019 issue of Research Library Issues explores privacy from a legal, digital, and applied perspective -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has announced the release of the first issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) in 2019. The issue of RLI 2019 looks at privacy from a legal, digital, and applied perspective, with a focus on the implications and opportunities for research… Read More

New OA policy at Penn State to expand reach of University research -

A new open access policy at Penn State, recently endorsed by the University Faculty Senate, will greatly increase public availability of original, peer-reviewed Penn State scholarly research in support of the University’s land-grant mission. Under the policy — expected to be implemented by Penn State… Read More


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