October 25, 2014

Project MUSE: At Least Seven New Publishers Coming to UPCC Book Collections in 2013

Just in from Project MUSE HQ in Baltimore. Five notable university presses and two respected scholarly publishers will make their scholarly books available in the UPCC (University Press Content Consortium) Book Collections on Project MUSE, beginning in 2013. New and backlist titles from the University of Illinois Press, Louisiana State University Press, the University Press […]

eLife Will Use Highwire Press Platform To Power/Host Anticipated Open Access Journal

From Highwire Press and eLife: eLife, the new funder-researcher collaboration in science communication, has selected HighWire Press as the platform for its new open‐access journal for life and biomedical science. First announced in summer 2011, eLife is a researcher-led initiative for the best in science and science communication. Backed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, […]

Scholarly Publishing: PeerJ Launches Open Access Journal and Preprint Server (Roundup)

Here’s a roundup of some of today’s PeerJ launch coverage. + New OA Journal, Backed by O’Reilly, May Disrupt Academic Publishing (by Michael Kelley, Library Journal) PeerJ will do without the widely employed and often expensive article-processing charge (commonly called author fees) of other OA journals, which average about $900 per published paper, according to […]

New Statistics From Scholar One: “Global Publishing: Changes in Submission Trends and the Impact on Scholarly Publishers”

Scholar One is a Thomson Reuters service. The full text white paper is available (free) but requires registration. From a News Release: The ScholarOne Manuscriptsreport, Global Publishing: Changes in submission trends and the impact on scholarly publishers, confirms what scholarly publishers have long suspected: submission rates are not only rising overall, but are increasing significantly […]

New Research Article: “Research Blogs and the Discussion of Scholarly Information”

Title Research Blogs and the Discussion of Scholarly Information Authors Hadas Shema Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Judit Bar-Ilan Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Mike Thelwall University of Wolverhampton (UK) Source PLoS ONE 7(5) e35869. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035869 Abstract The research blog has become a popular mechanism for the quick discussion of scholarly […]

Scottish Library Consortium (SHEDL) Signs Comprehensive Licensing Agreement with Springer

From Today’s Announcement: Springer and the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library Consortium (SHEDL) recently signed a ground-breaking agreement for access to electronic journal subscriptions and eBooks on Springer’s platform SpringerLink. Every SHEDL member will now have access to an enormous database of content consisting of nearly 2,000 journals and over 40,000 eBooks. The license will […]

New Report: Publishers Association & ALPSP Release: “Detailing Potential Effect of Making Journals Free After 6 Month Embargo”

The Publishers Association and Association of Learned, Professional and Society Publishers [ALPSP] are both based in the UK. ‘The potential effect of making journals free after a six month embargo’, a report commissioned by The Publishers Association and the Association of Learned, Professional and Society Publishers [ALPSP], found that an across-the-board mandate might have a […]

Open Access: Major Milestone for SCOAP3: Invitation to Tender sent to Publishing Partners

From the SCOAP3 Web Site: SCOAP3 is pleased to announce that it has issued its Invitation to Tender to the leading publishers of high-quality peer-reviewed journals carrying content in the field of High-Energy Physics, who had previously agreed to the key SCOAP3 principles in a qualifying market survey This process is the culmination of one […]

Europe: “Horizon 2020: A €80 Billion Battlefield for Open Access”

From Science: As negotiations proceed to shape the next installment of Europe’s gargantuan research funding programs, scientists, librarians, and publishers are eagerly awaiting the answer to a critical question: How strong will the new 7-year program, called Horizon 2020, be on Open Access (OA)? [Clip] Last week, the commission’s director-general of research and innovation at […]

Standards: NISO Seeks Public Comment on Draft of Recommended Practice, PIE-J: Presentation & Identification of E-Journals

From a Summary by the National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, has a deep interest in the publishing models used by scientific journals, from the viewpoints of practical and efficient use of titles that are indexed for MEDLINE, […]