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Serbia adopts national science policy called the ‘Open Science Platform’ -

Serbia recently adopted a national science policy called the 'Open Science Platform'. The Serbian version of the policy is available on the official webpage of the Serbian Ministry (MESTD) and the version in English is available on OpenAIRE. The discussion about OS… Read More

Atypon prepares its Literatum and nearly 1000 client websites for GDPR-compliance ahead of deadline -

Atypon's online publishing platform, Literatum, and nearly 1000 websites it hosts became GDPR-compliant well ahead of the European Union's deadline, enabling Atypon customers to meet GDPR requirements. Atypon's implementation also gives publishers control of how most of those requirements are implemented on their sites. The… Read More

American Psychological Association launches new website to guide users of APA Style JARS -

The American Psychological Association (APA) has launched a website to guide researchers in psychology in using the APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS), which are aimed at enhancing the quality of published research by promoting transparency and facilitating the assessment of rigour. The APA… Read More

European Commission releases recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information -

The European Commission has released a new set of recommendations to the Member States that offer guidance and propose the best way to implement and support open science practices. The new recommendations include sections on incentives, rewards and require action plans from member states with concrete… Read More

SAE International and MaaS sign MoU for the creation of integrated mobility standards -

SAE International, a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Alliance to support and foster collaborative efforts in creation of guidelines and standards for development of… Read More

New editorials provide updated guidance to authors submitting to the British Journal of Pharmacology -

New editorials published in the British Journal of Pharmacology provide guidance for authors of papers submitted to the journal, with guidance on how to design and conduct experiments as well as what key information should be provided in methodology and presentation of data. The aim is… Read More

AAAS and Science & Technology Australia sign MoU to enhance the role of STEM on the global stage -

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has signed a memorandum of understanding with Australia's leading scientific organisation, pledging to foster collaborations to enhance the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics on the global stage. The agreement stems from a meeting last spring… Read More

Libraries reject Taylor & Francis’ new policy of locking content -

More than hundred and ten libraries have signed an open letter to Taylor & Francis rejecting their new policy of locking content more than 20 years old behind a 'moving wall'. This means that academic research which was previously available to universities as part of… Read More

Taylor & Francis announces new data sharing policies opening up the research lifecycle -

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis has introduced a suite of new data sharing policies to drive open scholarship forwards and help the research communities achieve their goals. Data is a key research output, therefore sharing it presents a multitude of opportunities for research and researchers. The… Read More

ACS Publications announces new manuscript submission guidelines -

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced 'Review-Ready Submission' as part of an ongoing effort to improve the author and reviewer experience. This change to submission requirements will save researchers time by eliminating journal-specific formatting. By simplifying the way in which a… Read More


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