Fri, 05/04/2013 - 09:36
New regulations coming into force tomorrow [6th April] will mean that publishers will have to provide a copy of all digital publications to the six legal deposit libraries in the UK and Ireland.
The libraries, including the British Library and the Bodleian Library, will have the right to receive a copy of every UK electronic...
Fri, 15/02/2013 - 07:00
Journals publishers are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the value they bring to research through added editorial quality in an era of "author pays" Open Access, attendees at an NUJ seminar hosted by the Wellcome Institute heard last week (6th February).
The NUJ's Pete Wrobel said the union had been "...
Tue, 19/06/2012 - 10:36
UK Research Councils and other funders should establish "more effective and flexible arrangements to meet the costs of publishing in open access and hybrid journals", according to the Finch Working Group Report into expanding access to research publications in the UK...
Thu, 07/06/2012 - 08:59
Oxford University Press has launched a roaming service for students and academics who read journals via their mobile phones.
Students and academics can now connect their mobile device to their institution's Oxford Journals subscription and read protected journals content even once they have left the institution's...
Fri, 01/06/2012 - 13:24
Take-up by academics of the option to publish via Open Access models is “variable”, with many remaining doubtful about the prestige of the new journals, publishers say.
The report by the Finch Working Group into the funding of publishing academic research, to be delivered later this month, is believed to be set to...
Thu, 03/05/2012 - 09:15
The coalition government is set on pushing through an open-access model for taxpayer- funded research, even if details on how new business models for publishers will function are yet to be worked out.
Speaking to about 100 publishers at the Publishers Association’s annual general meeting, universities minister David Willetts...
Wed, 02/05/2012 - 13:21
Journal publishers are considering permitting free walk-in access to their content via public libraries, delegates at the Publishers Association a.g.m. heard today (2nd May 2012).
The proposal is one of a number of issues under discussion by the Finch Working Group, which is investigating how access to global research could be...
Tue, 31/01/2012 - 10:29
Academics have called for a boycott of publisher Elsevier, saying it is involved in "the exploitation of a monopoly position" in overcharging for its online journals. But the publisher has said they have got their facts wrong and asked them to reconsider.
Over 2,000 academics and researchers thus far have signed a...
Fri, 24/09/2010 - 07:45
Sage is to publish 18 journals for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in a new partnership agreement.
Stephen Barr, managing director of Sage, called it a "landmark agreement". He added: "With the IMechE journals, we now offer some of the most used and highly cited titles across these disciplines."...
Wed, 06/05/2009 - 06:58
Pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer has partnered up with publisher BioMed Central to launch an open access waiver fund to support medical scientists in developing countries, according to UPI.com.
The deal will allow automatic waivers of publication fees for authors from low-income countries, allowing them to publish their research articles in...