OCLC and OCLC PICA form single brand

25 October 2007

OCLC is uniting all offices under one name and visual brand identity. OCLC PICA is now known as OCLC.

Nature Publishing Group gets new MD

22 October 2007

Steven Inchcoombe is the new managing director of Nature Publishing Group (NPG). He succeeds Annette Thomas who was recently made CEO of Macmillan.

Publishers and funders agree on OA re-use rights

12 October 2007

The UK PubMed Central Publishers Panel has agreed a set of principles for the re-use of documents for which an open-access fee has been paid.

New England Journal of Medicine picks Manuscript Central

10 October 2007

The Massachusetts Medical Society has selected ScholarOne's Manuscript Central to be the online peer review system for its New England Journal of Medicine.

Wiley-Blackwell and ISTE team up for book publishing

10 October 2007

Wiley-Blackwell will become ISTE's exclusive co-publisher in the Americas, Asia, and other territories worldwide, from January 2008.

Geological Society plans developing-world initiative

02 October 2007

The Geological Society of London will make all the content from its digitised publications freely available to researchers in developing countries.

Swets acquires ScholarlyStats

02 October 2007

Swets has acquired exclusive rights to MPS Technologies' usage-statistics product, ScholarlyStats.

Thomson acquires Prous Science

01 October 2007

Thomson has acquired Prous Science, a provider of information solutions to help knowledge-based drug discovery and development.

Springer reorganises STM division

01 October 2007

Springer has reorganised its global scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishing division into global and local publishing.

UK biologist groups back well-funded open-access publishing

20 September 2007

A group representing UK biologists has come out in favour of open-access publishing, provided that it is adequately funded and that policies are flexible.

Project Prospect scoops award

17 September 2007

RSC Project Prospect from the Royal Society of Chemistry has won the 2007 ALPSP/Charlesworth Award for Publishing Innovation.

Thomson Scientific predicts Nobel Laureates

14 September 2007

Based on total citations to their works, US-based Thomson Scientific has pinpointed researchers most likely to win a 2007 Nobel Prize