In Frankfurt, academic publishing experts expressed their many concerns about ‘Plan S,’ an new open access strategy announced by research funders in Europe.
Space travel is the subject of a new conference from Nature Research and NASA, and Springer Nature creates two new journals in applied science and medicine.
The Chinese authorities, says IPA chief Michiel Kolman, “put individual publishers in an impossible situation” in censoring journal articles.
Shared ‘open data’ is becoming more important and widely used in academic research, according to a new report from open data platform Figshare.
The Publishing Scotland translation fund sets a deadline for its second round of applications for grants. And Springer’s ‘Marine Geosciences’ is honored.
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.’
In international industry notes, a two-year deal with CEPIEC offers Ingenta publishers new access to China’s market and Springer’s Medicine Matters site launches for medical pros.
Two earthquake-zone universities in Italy are getting special access to Springer Nature resources, as Kobo announces its partnership with Fnac in Spain.
The Bookseller’s Futurebook conference in London last Friday focused on the growing importance of security, mobile readers and open access.
The result of a merger, Springer Nature is a global powerhouse in STM and academic publishing. The new brand was on display at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair.