A new episode of Copyright Clearance Center’s ‘Beyond the Book’ podcast looks at efforts to establish and encourage higher standards for scholarly journal publishing in Bangladesh, Africa, Latin America and elsewhere.
Germany’s De Gruyter Book Archive already is thought to house some 50,000 titles, though it was launched only last year.l The Berlin State Library’s Prussian collection becomes a new anchor in the publisher’s own historical reach back to 1749.
Western Michigan University’s Medieval Institute Publications announces a marketing partnership with De Gruyter, as Cambridge University Press sees digital reaching ‘close to 40 percent of total sales.’
As it reaches its third anniversary, UCL Press declares its open access–only model a success, calling it as transformational today as ‘the invention of movable type printing.’
Stressing ‘the centuries-old interface between the Christian West and the Arab and Islamic world,’ this year’s PROSE / Hawkins winner is the Arcadian Library Online, an ongoing digitization project of Bloomsbury.
Canada’s journal on public health will be published by Springer, which also will co-publish ‘Flow Chemistry’ with Budapest’s Akadémiai Kiadó in January.
Cambridge University Press launches a selection of journals in its Core content sharing program, which offers subscribers read-only links.
‘It would make larger parts of the research cycle open to self-correction,’ says the Digital Science report’s author, but so might ‘a less drastic change.’
‘Checks and balances’ amid fake news—tech companies are becoming like publishers, Michiel Kolman says in Brussels, and publishers more like tech companies.
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.’