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New article type enables eLife authors to present additions to research

21 August 2014
Open-access publisher eLife has introduced a new type of article that invites the authors of any eLife paper to present significant additions to their original research

Silverchair adds Altmetric data to two new publishers

21 August 2014
Two further STM publishers on Silverchair's SCM6 online publishing platform will now include almetrics from Altmetric

Access to Research initiative reports high take up in first half year

6 August 2014

Chile's CINCEL renews agreement with Springer

6 August 2014

Agreement helps library publishers participate in CrossRef

6 August 2014

Traditional printing dipped slightly last year in USA while POD saw sharp decline

6 August 2014

BMC says IFs of its society journals increased after move to OA

6 August 2014

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Journal hijackers target science and open access

11 August 2014
Hijacking of journal websites is a worrying side product of scholarly communication's move online and a topic that Iran-based journalist and researcher Mehrdad Jalalian is particularly concerned about. We asked him about the problem and how researchers and others can address the issue

UK's OA policy influences research assessment

11 August 2014
The UK's system for assessing research and allocating money has added new open-access requirements. Neil Jacobs looks at what this means for researchers in the UK and elsewhere

Authors should prepare for post-publication review

23 July 2014
As the world of scientific publishing changes, authors need to be prepared for post-publication peer comments on their work, argues Anna Sharman