JAMA Network to launch a full open access medical journal

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 upgraded HESI review and testing solution

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.

Reference link: https://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/clinical-solutions/elsevier-launches-new,-improved-hesi-review-and-testing-solution

Wiley launches new data sharing and citation policies

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/

ASAS appoints Oxford University Press as its new publishing partner

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 expanding its open access portfolio with three new additions

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.

Reference Link: http://www.stm-publishing.com/three-significant-new-additions-to-the-nature-research-open-access-portfolio-communications-biology-chemistry-and-physics/

De Gruyter to Digitally Archive 40,000 books by 2020


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.

Reference Link: https://www.degruyter.com/dg/newsitem/231/de-gruyter-book-archive-260-jahre-verlagsgeschichte-digital

Research has found that active component rich in sugarcane help having sound sleep

Scientists in the Japanese sleep institute have found in their research that active components rich in sugarcane and other natural products may ameliorate stress, thus helping in having sound sleep.

Reference Link: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170905/Active-component-rich-in-sugarcane-may-ameliorate-stress-help-having-sound-sleep.aspx

BSMMU signs MoU with BMJ and icddr,b

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with British Medical Journal (BMJ) and International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) with a goal to collaborate various research initiatives in the field of clinical sciences from a common institutional platform. The initiatives include sharing of facilities, knowledge and experience, assistance with clinical research, training and the preparation of research protocols, organizing workshops and scientific seminars to groom the future scientists and clinicians in order to tackle the unforeseen public health challenges.

Reference Link: http://www.dhakatribune.com/feature/health-wellness/2017/08/29/bsmmu-bmj-icddrb-mou-clinical/

Altmetric Badges integrated to EuroIntervention Journal

Europa Digital & Publishing announced the integration of Altmetric badges to the EuroIntervention Journal. These badges aid in providing a colourful, distinctive and instantly recognisable visualisation to help showcase the wider influence and dissemination of your published content. EuroIntervention aims at displaying the up-to-the minute insights on individual research outputs and assessing the reach and influence amongst a broader audience.

Reference Link: https://www.altmetric.com/press/press-releases/altmetric-badges-now-available-on-eurointervention-journal/

Journals Communication Hub launched by Taylor & Francis Group

For ensuring effective communication among the journal Editors and authors, the Taylor & Francis group has launched a query management system, known as Journals Communication Hub. By registering, the authors will receive journal specific email addresses, through which the complete communication process of production, implementation and peer review will take place.

Reference Link: http://editorresources.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/introducing-the-journals-communication-hub/