Michael Eisen, an acclaimed biologist at UC Berkeley and co-founder of the Public Library of Science, has resolved to change the way scientific findings are circulated. His PLOS publishes some of the widest and most prestigious academic papers in the world. He aims to provide open access, meaning anyone having internet connection can read them for free. Currently, most research papers are locked behind paywalls, and unlocking those documents costs hundreds of dollars per article. This prevents the general public and scientists from being updated about new researches although they are funded by U.S. taxpayers. PLOS has started an initiative called open science movement to break up the academic publishing conglomerate.
Springer will publish the Canadian Journal of Public Health from 1st January 2018 in collaboration with Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA). It is currently self-published by CPHA, The journal is accepting research articles, reviews, and correspondence in English or French on all aspects of public health and preventive medicine with a particular focus on population health intervention research.
STORM Therapeutics has announced to publish its research details on discovery of small molecule therapies modulating RNA Epigenetics in Nature – one of the top ranking scientific journals – focusing on the linkage between the RNA-modifying enzyme and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Reference Link: http://www.wearewvproud.com/story/36933187/storm-therapeutics-announces-publication-in-nature-on-rna-epigenetics-by-founder-professor-tony-kouzarides
Wiley publishes three new Harold Kerzner Project Management titles, which details about a hundred case studies from some of the high profile companies. It provides a practical guide to all aspects of project management, covering various emerging topics.
After the release of the latest list of highly cited researchers, Clarivate analytics has released the list of world’s most impactful scientific researchers. This list includes the name of the researchers whose findings have supported, influenced, inspired or challenged other researchers around the globe.
Shana J. Sturla, Ph.D., of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zürich) has been designated as the next Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Research in Toxicology, the only chemistry-focused journal dedicated to advancing the understanding of toxic agents by the publications division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Dr. Sturla will take the charges of distinguished peer-reviewed journal from the starting of 2018.
Applied Sciences journal announced the appointment of new section editor-in-chief for Computer Science and Electrical Engineering section. Professor Andrea Prati was appointed at this post in the beginning of November.
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Sci-Hub, which is repeatedly referred to as the “Pirate Bay of Science” has been providing unlawful free access to millions of paywalled scientific papers. The American Chemical Society (ACS), a leading source of academic publications in the field of chemistry, has won a lawsuit which it had filed in June against this website with regards to copyright infringement, trademark counterfeiting and trademark infringement. Sci-Hub representatives have failed to attend court and are liable to pay $4.8 million in damages to ACS.
Reference Link: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/court-demands-search-engines-and-internet-service-providers-block-sci-hub
Clarivate Analytics and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) published their joint annual report ‘Research Fronts 2017’ today. It identified the top 143 areas of scientific research over the past years. This report is the fourth collaborative report from Clarivate Analytics and CAS, which was launched at the joint forum organized at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
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