Reference Link: http://www.mdpi.com/about/announcements/1073
John Wiley and Sons Inc. will acknowledge the laureates awarded with the 2017 Nobel Prize who have published their research works in various scholarly research journals, books, and other reference material published by Wiley on behalf of learned Societies. Laureates namely Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young, who have been awarded jointly with The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2017 for their studies in the field of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm, are the long-standing authors of Wiley published journals.
Reference Link: http://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/all-corporate-news/wiley-commends-2017-nobel-prize-laureates-their-contributions
The latest in the battle over open-access and subscription policies of Elsevier and an association of German libraries, universities, and research institutes is the resignation of five leading German scientists from the editorial board of journals published by Elsevier. The researchers want Elsevier to accept a new payment model that would make all papers authored by Germany-based researchers open access.
Academic publishers and societies have taken legal action against scientific networking site ResearchGate for copyright violations. A team named Coalition for Responsible Sharing has been formed to restrict ResearchGate downloading and copying articles from published journal articles. The members of this coalition team include the American Chemical Society, Brill, Elsevier, and Wiley and Wolters Kluwer.
Reference Link: https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2017/10/06/researchgate-publishers-take-formal-steps-force-copyright-compliance/
JAMA Network is in the process of launching a new fully open-access journal containing clinical research across all medical disciplines, JAMA Network Open. It is planned to be launched in early 2018.
Reference Link: https://wire.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/jama-network-launch-fully-open-access-journal
Elsevier launches a new and improved Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) assessment platform. It is the only product for review and testing in the market based on peer-reviewed research in leading journals. It also supports secure and standardized exams that can be administered on any devices and at any location having internet connection.
John Wiley and Sons, Inc. has launched the new data sharing and citation policies, which will be implemented in all the Wiley journals. The primary focus is enabling the researchers to reuse the experimental results as well as support the development of new work based on previous findings. These new data sharing policies will definitely improve the efficiency of the research processes with an intention to support the critical goals of transparency and reproducibility.
Reference Link: http://www.stm-publishing.com/wiley-announces-new-data-sharing-and-citation-policies-to-improve-transparency-in-research/
The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) has announced Oxford University Press (OUP) as its new publishing partner, which will provide varied services comprising production, distribution, and marketing for three journals of ASAS Animal Science Collection. This agreement will be effective from January 1, 2018 and fits directly within the new ASAS Strategic Plan. This partnership aims at enhancing the visibility of the journal portfolios, continue to emphasize global expansion, and increase the society’s revenue to enhance membership services.
Reference Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-coal-mining-report-suppress-public-health-nature-journal-science-fossil-fuels-cimate-a7921821.html
Nature Research in its attempt to increase the options for authors to choose open access publishing has added three new high quality, open access multidisciplinary journals: Communications Biology, Communications Chemistry and Communications Physics. The journals will be available online only.
De Gruyter plans to digitize the entirety of its backlist from 1749. The final De Gruyter Book Archive will contain almost 40,000 titles, which will be available as ebooks and high-quality hardcover printed on-demand PODs.