June / July 2008

Addressing changing demands on academic publishers

As more different types of research resources become available electronically, Atypon's Nash Pal argues that multiproduct platforms are the best way to ensure efficient access to all the information that researchers need

Patent information providers take on Asian challenge

Researchers in western companies want to know what their competitors are doing but it can be a challenge when many of those competitors are in countries like China or Korea. Siân Harris finds out how patent information providers are tackling the language barrier

Taking the first steps towards institutional open access

At the start of this year, Italy's Istituto Superiore di Sanita (ISS) of Rome announced an open-access archiving policy. Elisabetta Poltronieri and Paola De Castro of ISS's Publishing Activities Unit explain what this will means to the institute's researchers and the wider research community

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