March 23, 2018

Open Access Publishing: Editorial Team Announced for eLife, New Open Access Journal

From a Howard Hughes Medical Institute News Release The senior editorial team is today announced for eLife, the new top-tier, open-access research journal to be launched next year with the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust. The senior editorial team is comprised of internationally-renowned, active researchers […]

Digital Preservation: Paradigm Publishers to Preserve e-journal with Portico

From the Portico Web Site: Portico is pleased to announce that Paradigm Publishers has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve its e-journal. Through this agreement with Portico, Paradigm Publishers ensures that its e-journal will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. Portico will be a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access […]

"How to Use PLoS’s Advanced Search Function" by Michael Morris

From a PLOS Blogs Post by Michael Morris: At PLoS, we’re dedicated to the tenet of Open Access, making academic literature widely available on the web. However, with an ever-growing pool of scientific literature, our goals have to consider not only making content available, but also accessible. With the breadth of articles we aggregate, you […]

"Building arXiv’s Self-Sustaining Future", Simons Foundation Awards arXiv $60,000 Planning Grant

From the Cornell University Library: Thanks to a generous award from the Simons Foundation, Cornell University Library will take a major step toward building a permanent governance model for arXiv, the free scientific repository that has revolutionized the way scientists share information. The Simons Foundation, which is based in New York City, has provided a […]

Semantically Enriched Scholarly Content From HighWire Press via New Partnership With TEMIS

From the Announcement: HighWire Press and TEMIS, leading provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, announced today they entered into a strategic technology and business partnership. Under the agreement, HighWire will integrate the full suite of Luxid software within its ePublishing Platform to provide automated content annotation, enrichment and linking to its customers. […]

Resource: "109 Years of American Jewish History Goes Digital"

From The Jewish Week (New York): The Journal of Jewish Communal Service (JJCS) is now available in digital form on the Web thanks to the work of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The BJPA was established through generous support from the philanthropist Mandell (“Bill”) Berman […]

More Than 20 Titles Added to JSTOR Collection

List of additions follows. More detailed information about titles and collections, along with delimited lists, can be accessed from the Archive Collections page. American Secondary Education (Arts & Sciences X) Coverage: Vol. 1, No. 1 (December, 1970)–Vol. 34, No. 1 (Fall, 2005) Moving Wall: 5 years Publisher: Dwight Schar College of Education, Ashland University […]

PLoS Director of Publishing Moves to New OA Initiative

From The Official PLoS Blog: The Wellcome Trust, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Max Planck Society have announced today that Mark Patterson (PLoS Director of Publishing) will be joining Randy Schekman (Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California at Berkeley) to lead the creation of a new high-profile open-access biomedical research journal to […]

Europe: Final Report: Authors and Users vis-a-vis Journals and Repositories

The final report was made available online by PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research). From the PEER Web Site: The PEER Behavioural Research Team from Loughborough University (Department of Information Science & LISU) has completed the behavioural research commissioned by PEER. The research which consisted of two phases adopted a mixed methods approach […]

Magazine Launches Continue to Outpace Closures in the First Nine Months of 2011: MediaFinder Reports that 200 Magazines Launch and 128 Magazines Fold

From a MediaFinder Announcement: In the first nine months of 2011, 200 magazines launched, up from the 176 launched during the same period of 2010, according to, the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian publications. During the same period, 128 folded, up only slightly from the 127 that folded in 2010. The top […]