International publishing organizations are calling on this unique World Book and Copyright Day for support urgently needed by the books business—in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
Beyond the Book: Publishing Standards in Scholarly Journals of the Global South
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.
Springer Nature Opens New Journals; Nature Research Creates New Conference With NASA
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.
Russia’s Oldest Publisher of Scientific Literature May Face Bankruptcy
The once-powerful Nauka Publishers, established in the modern era as the Soviets’ multi-city publisher of scientific books and journals, has been advised to produce ‘detective fiction and other trashy publications.’
Springer to Publish the ‘Journal of Public Health’ in Canada and ‘Flow Chemistry’ in Hungary
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.
Blockchain Potential in Scholarly Publishing: New Report from Digital Science
‘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.’
Industry Notes: Publishing Scotland Translation Grants; Marine Science Reference Award
The Publishing Scotland translation fund sets a deadline for its second round of applications for grants. And Springer’s ‘Marine Geosciences’ is honored.
Peer Review Week: Nature Research Offers Free Training; De Gruyter opens ‘Science Discoveries’
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.’
Apex CoVantage: Publishing Technology Continues to Evolve the Industry
This article is sponsored by Apex CoVantage and offers a new guide, ‘Gain a Competitive Advantage With These Emerging Technologies,’ for publishers.
Managing Rights in Customized Publishing: Risk and Reward
Rights today ‘are much more stringently controlled than in the past,’ says Klopotek’s David Hetherington ahead of London Book Fair.