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PeerJ, in partnership with the International Association for Biological Oceanography (IABO), has announced the launch of the IABO Hub. The Hub is an #OpenAccess publishing channel that will feature #research from members of the IABO community. Read more →

cOAlition S has announced the release of the end-user portal of the Journal Comparison Service (JCS). #Libraries and library consortia participating in #OpenAccess agreements with #publishers are eligible to sign up for the JCS. Read more →

Clarivate has announced the next generation of Web of Science™ Researcher Profiles, which will help #authors track their #peerreview activity easily. This initiative will enable #researchers to showcase their work, track their activity better, and more.

The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) has released the second edition of its handbook, "Best Practices for Peer Review of Scholarly Books." This edition includes guidelines for a rigorous and equitable #PeerReview process.

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[1/3] The Publisherspeak Peer Review Week 2022 series is a collection of interviews featuring industry professionals from across the publishing lifecycle, focusing on this year’s theme: “Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research.”

[1/2] For #PeerReviewWeek22, Dr. Vivienne Bachelet, Founder of @Medwave_cl, a bilingual #peerreviewed #openaccess biomedical and public health journal, shared her perspective on the role of multilingualism in peer review, building trust in research, and more.

[1/2] For #PeerReviewWeek22, Alexandra Howat, Head of Open Science at the Microbiology Society, shares her insights on open peer review, research integrity, the Microbiology Society's open research platform, Access Microbiology, and more!

[1/3] In celebration of #PeerReviewWeek22, we are delighted to speak to 4 publishing professionals about peer review, with a focus on this year’s theme: “Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research."

#PeerReview #PeerReviewWeek @PeerRevWeek

Plan S has announced a workshop series on practical mechanisms to remove barriers for readers and authors and foster global equity in #OpenAccess #publishing. Registrations for the workshop close on September 30, 2022.

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LIBER recently released a new resource titled "A Practical Guide to FAIR Practices in Research Libraries." This guide aims to help #research #libraries and #librarians take action to move towards FAIR practices.

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OASPA, COPE, DOAJ, and WAME have announced a revised version of the "Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing." This edition reflects the changes in #scholarly #publishing since the previous update in 2018. Read more →

IEEE has announced a new 3-year transformative agreement with the Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane (CRUI). The unlimited Read & Publish agreement will cover #researchers from 54 Italian institutions. Read more →

#OpenAccess #publishing

SPARC has announced the 2022-23 cohort, comprised of 21 fellows, for the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program. This program aims to train and empower #academic professionals to spearhead #open #education initiatives.

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Oxford University Press (OUP) and the University of Oklahoma have announced a new 3-year transformative agreement. The Read & Publish deal will cover all researchers from the University of Oklahoma.

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#OpenAccess #publishing

Disability in Publishing is a recently launched organization of disabled individuals working in traditional #publishing. A virtual town hall was conducted and to launch the US-based organization. Read more about Disability in Publishing and its mission →

#InternationalLiteracyDay takes place on September 8 each year. This occasion aims to create awareness about literacy challenges and calls for people to collaboratively advance our society towards a literate and sustainable future. Learn more →

After the successful 3-year #transformative #agreement between Springer Nature and Projekt DEAL, an extension of the agreement has been announced. The partnership, which began in 2019, has been extended for the 4th year. Read more →

#publish #openaccess

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." — Stephen King, American author.

Every year, September 6 is celebrated as Read a Book Day in the US. On this occasion, let's all appreciate and spread the joy of #reading!

#books #readers #readerscommunity

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has released its 2022 #openaccess statement outlining its OA-related initiatives and work over the last decade. Read more →

#publishing #publishingindustry

The Open Climate Campaign is an initiative that aims to enable inclusive #access to #research about #climatechange and #biodiversity. Recently, Creative Commons, SPARC & EIFL announced a $4mil USD grant from Arcadia Fund to fund this campaign. Read more →

De Gruyter has recently reached its 273rd anniversary. This article explores the journey of the independent academic publisher and its vision for the future:

#openaccess #publishing #publishingindustry #academicpublishing

IOP Publishing has extended its unlimited #openaccess offering by announcing five new #transformative #agreements with research institutions in the United States, including Florida University, Rowan University, Mount Holyoke College, and more. Read more →

ChemRxiv, an #OpenAccess #preprint server launched on August 15, 2017, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. An editorial published on the platform reflects on its growth during the last 5 years and its future plans.

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Humanities Commons, an #OpenSource platform by Michigan State University, has been awarded a #grant of over $1.2 million by the National Science Foundation for expansion. The Humanities Commons network will expand to include a Commons focusing on #STEM.

Nanjing University (NJU) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) have announced a new three-year MOU. Through this partnership, NJU and ACS will launch a new peer-reviewed, #OpenAccess journal, Chemical & Biomedical Imaging.

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F1000 has announced the expansion of the first dual language #open #research Gateway in the world. The new Japan Institutional Gateway will accept submissions in English as well as Japanese #researchers across the University of Tsukuba.

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The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has awarded 2022 Spectrum Scholarships to 60 students studying library and information studies. Read more about the grants and scholars:

#scholarship #library #grants

Taylor & Francis has announced a new three-year transformative agreement with Montana State University (MSU). Read more about the Read & Publish agreement →

#university #publishing #transformative #agreement #academicpublishing

Indiana University's Lilly Library is hosting a collection of #SherlockHolmes memorabilia in an #exhibition called, "Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects." The collection is on display to the public through December 16, 2022.

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[1/2] The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced awards of over $1 million to 160 public #libraries to host workshops about #DigitalLiteracy across the United States.

Interviews from the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) meetings have been released as a podcast by EDUCAUSE. The podcast episodes feature discussions about various programs from the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), Ithaka S+R, and more. Read more:

Let us join hands to celebrate and uplift our nation with pride! 🇮🇳

We wish you a Happy Independence Day 2022!

#IndependenceDay #IndependenceDay2022 #IndependenceDayIndia

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Ex Libris have partnered to support libraries by leveraging automation to develop more efficient workflows. Read more about the collaboration:

#automation #collaboration #publishing #libraries

ResearchGate and the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) have announced a content #partnership in which #articles from 3 IUCr OA #journals will be available on the ResearchGate platform upon #publication.

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English PEN has awarded 21 book titles in 18 languages in its flagship grant program, PEN Translates. Writers and translators from 19 countries have been awarded this year. Read more:

#writers #translators #authors #books #awards #publishing

XML Stories, a Publisherspeak series in collaboration with #technology experts, explores the benefits of #XML in different scenarios across various industries, including medicine, automobiles, and more. Explore the full series here:

The shortlist for the Gordon Burn Prize 2022 have been announced. This year, 5 fiction and non-fiction titles have been shortlisted for the award that celebrates innovative literature. Read more:

#publishing #books #authors #fiction #nonfiction #awards

The University of Toronto Mississauga has acquired the Syd Bolton collection, one of the largest #videogame collections in North America. With over 14,000 #game titles, 5,000 magazines, and more, this collection is now publicly available. Read more:

IOP Publishing has signed Read and Publish #agreements with Princeton University, Connecticut College, and the University of Central Florida. These three-year agreements will commence in January 2023.

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#publishing #journals #OpenAccess

[1/2] The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a National Leadership Grant for Libraries to 30 organizations for a Collaborative Collections Lifecycle Project (CCLP) to create a suite of best practices, develop a framework for sharing data, and more.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), and Ithaka S+R have released a new report on the strategic priorities of higher education’s #leadership and how #research #libraries can facilitate them.

NISO has announced the first-ever NISO Plus Forum in September 2022, an in-person #event in Washington, DC. The theme of the interactive #forum is "Metadata: Structures, Exchange, Identifiers." Read more about the upcoming event:

#metadata #publishing

Thieme and ResearchGate have announced a 12-month #agreement to increase the visibility of #OpenAccess scientific content. All published specialist articles from Thieme's #journals will be made directly available on the ResearchGate platform. Read more:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and UNESCO have released the Public Library Manifesto 2022. This edition explores the effect of the changes in #technology and society on public #libraries. Read more here:

The AMA Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG) has created a new taxonomy for medical services and procedures delivered via AI. Read more here:

#publishing #publishingindustry #ai

Clarivate has announced that all Web of Science Core Collection journals will receive an #ImpactFactor in the 2023 Journal Citation Reports. This will result in at least a 5% increase in the number of Global South #journals having a JIF. Read more:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions has announced the #winners of the IFLA Green Library Award 2022. Two #libraries have been awarded under the categories "Best Green Library" and "Best Green Library Project." Read more:

The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences have announced a new journal, Industrial Chemistry & Materials. This interdisciplinary journal will publish research in industrial chemistry and materials.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has entered into an MOU with the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (CSES) to collaborate and raise #awareness of global #environmental issues, promote #innovation to advance environmental goals, and more.