One of the world’s leading journal programs has begun offering free training in peer review: ‘We truly appreciate the service that peer reviewers provide.’
Industry Notes: US Authors Guild Issues New Guide; Turkey’s ANKOS Signs With De Gruyter;
The US’ Authors Guild widens its services with self-publishing instruction; university students in Turkey gain access to De Gruyter journal resources.
International Notes: Open Road Acquires Iconic UK and US Titles; Germany’s De Gruyter Reorganizes Open Access
Ebook rights to works of Joan Didion, Joyce Carol Oates, and Philip Pullman go to Open Road, while Germany’s De Gruyter ups its ante in Open Access.
Germany’s De Gruyter Takes Over ‘Info DaF’ Publication, Digitizing Back Issues
A timely move in the refugee influx to Germany, De Gruyter picks up ‘Info DaF’ as ‘a tool for language teachers in times of migration and globalization.’
Canada’s Shelfie Partners with Germany’s De Gruyter in Ebook Bundling
With more than 1,200 publishers on its list, Vancouver’s Shelfie adds Berlin’s De Gruyter, making ebook editions of its books available to individual owners of the print copies.
De Gruyter Is IPR License’s First Large German Publishing Partner
Citing the online platform’s ability to track and report rights interest, Berlin-based De Gruyter signs on to IPR License’s rights trading network.
Germany’s De Gruyter Tests PDA…Patron Driven Acquisition, That Is
By Siobhan O’Leary German academic publisher De Gruyter is teaming up with the Forschungszentrum Jülich to test out an acquisition model that aims to better align library spending with customer demand. With “Patron Driven Acquisition” (i.e. acquisition that is determined by customers), a library borrows or purchases a book only when there is a specific demand for it. According to …
Making Open Access Pay
By Siobhan O’Leary BERLIN: Last month’s annual German Book Office Editor’s Trip to Berlin and Munich brought six university press editors from the US together with an array of German scholarly and STM publishers. Participants included Marguerite Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, The MIT Press; Jean Black, Executive Editor, Yale University Press; Jennifer Crewe, Associate Director and Editorial Director, Columbia University …
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