ChemRxiv, an online digital repository is now available in Beta version

ChemRxiv, a new chemistry preprint server is now fully implemented in a Beta version for use and feedback by researchers. The free service by ACS and is powered by Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research.

Reference Link: http://www.stm-publishing.com/chemrxiv-beta-open-for-submissions-and-powered-by-figshare/

ACSESS to join hands with ACCUCOMS to promote its journals

The Alliance of Crop, Soil & Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS) in association with ACCUCOMS enters the Indian subcontinent. It is to bring journals published by it to India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Reference Link: http://accucoms.com/news/accucoms-represent-acsess/

Journal Issue Raised for International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations

The journal named International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations has announced to raise its issue from four to eight from 2018. It is an Inderscience Publication, which deals with technological and digital subject areas.

Reference Link: http://www.inderscience.com/info/innews/innewsnow.php?nid=43

Special Issue Paper Award Declared for “Microwave Photonics”

Out of the 10 papers that are accepted for publication in the Special Issue (SI) of Microwave Photonics in 2017, one of the best papers will be marked based on its originality, novelty, and quality. And also, the paper will be conferred with an SI Best Paper Award by the Evaluation Team. The authors will receive 300 CHF and a Certificate.

Reference Link: http://www.mdpi.com/about/announcements/1036

Nature Index ranks institutions contributing to academic research

The Nature Index 2017 Innovation Supplement has ranked The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego and Rockefeller University in New York as the top two institutions influencing the world of academic research to a large extent. The supplement also highlights the name of few key academic organizations whose ideas may contribute in shaping the future inventions.

Reference Link: http://www.stm-publishing.com/nature-index-points-industry-to-institutions-providing-ideas-behind-inventions/

JISC Report: A Scholarly Library

The recently launched JISC Report aims at filling in the knowledge gaps through development of new university presses (NUPs) and academic-led publishing (ALPs). The report talks of the common features of NUPs and ALPs, such as open access, digital first, and many more such services that are different and advanced compared to traditional publishers.

Reference Link: http://www.stm-publishing.com/new-jisc-report-changing-publishing-ecologies-a-landscape-study-of-new-university-presses-and-academic-led-publishing/

Launch of Wiley Content Sharing for better accessibility of research papers

John Wiley and Sons, Inc. launch Wiley Content Sharing across its research portfolio. Wiley Content Sharing facilitates collaboration by allowing authors and subscribers to share free-to-read full-text articles with non-subscribers and peers over social media, scholarly collaboration networks and email.

Reference Link: http://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/all-corporate-news/wiley-content-sharing-launches-across-wiley-online-library

Call for Submission: Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System

The open access journal of Oxford University Press, titled as “Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System” is now accepting submissions. The journal aims at publishing important climatic research with respect to developing mathematical models, as well as physical and computational facet.

Reference Link: https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/announcements_from_oup/dynamics_and_statistics_of_the_climate_system

‘ProofCheck’ will restructure De Gruyter’s author proofing


De Gruyter, one of the leading scholarly publishing houses, selected River Valley’s online proofing platform – ProofCheck to streamline its author’s proofing procedure. Usually, De Gruyter sends article proof in PDF format to its author for annotations that gets implemented before the final publication. With an intention to expedite the mechanism and reduce both time and labour in proofing process, the publisher chose ProofCheck.

De Gruyter streamlines author proofing by using River Valley’s ProofCheck system