April 13, 2021

Mobile-Optimized Journals Now on Nature.com

From a News Release: Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is pleased to announce mobile-optimization for a number of its journals on nature.com. Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications and Scientific Reports now offer complete mobile-optimized versions of their websites, designed for use in web browsers on “small screen” devices like smartphones and tablets. All other Nature […]

Five U.S. Publishers Launch Digital Magazine Newsstand For Android

From a Blog Post/Media Release: Next Issue Media , a joint venture formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers – Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc., today announces the launch of its all-new tablet newsstand featuring the world’s top titles, designed specifically for Android tablets.” [Clip] Customers have unlimited access to as many […]

Pilot Projects: Elsevier Tests Peer Review Report Transparency

From an Elsevier Announcement: Elsevier has launched a pilot project aimed at improving the quality of peer review. Review reports for articles in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology will be published alongside the article on SciVerse ScienceDirect. The pilot will last until the end of 2012. If successful, the initiative will also be applied to other […]

Roundup: News from OCLC, Washington University Libraries, EBSCO, & PLOS

Gene Oliver promoted to Vice President, OCLC Global Systems and Information Technology Washington University Libraries introduce Open Scholarship repository EBSCO Discovery Service Expands German Content with WTI – Frankfurt Agreement  Announcing PLoS Currents: Disasters

New Searchable Directory Lists "Alternative" Book Publishers and Periodicals

A new, useful, and important resource from Rory Litwin and Library Juice Press. From the Alternatives In Print Directory: Alternatives in Print is an online directory of alternative periodicals and book publishers, “alternative” in this case referring to literature that is outside the mainstream, politically-oriented, and in some sense rooted in the Left. It is […]

UK: Magazines: The Spectator Set to Debut Online Archive Containing More Than 180 Years Worth of Content

From The Next Web: The Spectator is a weekly magazine with a conservative leaning, and it’s one of the oldest continually-published magazines in the English-speaking world, having first gone to print on 6 July, 1828. It is currently owned by David and Frederick Barclay, who also own another prominent conservative title, The Daily Telegraph newspaper […]

Milestones: HighWire Launches its 1000th Mobile Website

Congrats and kudos to the HighWire Press Team. From a HighWire Press Announcement (PDF): HighWire Press is pleased to announce the launch of its one thousandth mobile website.  This milestone was achieved in just over a year from the initial deployment of the HighWire Mobile Web product. “Since the introduction of the iPhone 3G, it […]

Wiley-Blackwell Adds 44 Titles to Journal Publishing Program in 2012, 8 New Titles Will Be Open Access

From Wiley-Blackwell: In 2012 Wiley-Blackwell will begin publishing 44 titles new to its journal program, including 16 new launches and 40 journals published in collaboration with societies or other organizations. Brand new titles publishing on Wiley Online Library over the course of 2012 include Advanced Healthcare Materials, PsyCH Journal (published with the Institute of Psychology, […]

Informa Group (Taylor & Francis, Datamonitor) Announces "Strong" 2011 Results

From the Complete Earnings Announcement w/ Financials (33 pages; PDF) Revenue increased – £1.28bn (2010: £1.23bn); organic revenue growth of 3.9% (excluding IPEX) Profit increased – adjusted operating profit up 7.3% to £336.2m (2010: £313.2m); organic growth of 7.9% (excluding IPEX) Margin increased – adjusted operating margin of 26.4% (2010: 25.5%) Adjusted profit before tax […]

"Foreign Affairs" Releases Complete Online Archive, All Articles Back to Vol. 1, No. 1 (1922) Available

The complete archive (browse) is free for subscribers to the publication. FA just announced two new subscription plans. From FishbowlNY: The portal contains 8,000 articles from nearly 400 issues. There are also more than 300 images and maps. To help with navigation, and well, where to begin, the editors have organized articles into nine collections. In […]