Springer boosts social science programme

22 February 2007

Springer has acquired 29 journals from Transaction Publishers to strengthen its social-sciences position.

Publishers oppose government mandates

21 February 2007

A coalition of 75 nonprofit publishers has made a statement opposing any legislation that would 'abruptly end a publishing system that has nurtured independent scientific inquiry for generations'.

Open-access petition presented to EC

20 February 2007

The petition calling on the European Commission to adopt polices to guarantee free public access to research results has been delivered to the EU Commissioner for Science and Research.

SirsiDynix CEO resigns

20 February 2007

Patrick Sommers is resigning from his position of chief executive officer of library-management system company SirsiDynix.

Pharmaceutical companies plan increasing e-journals emphasis

20 February 2007

A survey of major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies has revealed that electronic journals play a key role in communicating the research results of such companies.

ProQuest joins CSA

15 February 2007

Cambridge Information Group (CIG) has acquired ProQuest Information and Learning, which it will combine with its CSA subsidiary.

Public library signs up for Wiley's STM resources

08 February 2007

The New York Public Library's Science, Industry and Business Library has licensed Wiley's peer-reviewed journals.

Germany's researchers gain more archive information

08 February 2007

Ovid and Elsevier are providing researchers across Germany with access to scientific journal and database archives.

Princeton University joins Google's library project

08 February 2007

Princeton University, USA, has joined the Google Library Project and will digitise approximately one million public-domain books from its collections.

VISTA and Ingenta merge

06 February 2007

Two major technology providers are joining together to form Publishing Technology.

Social-science publishers pick ScholarOne

06 February 2007

Emerald and Multilingual Matters have both chosen ScholarOne's Manuscript Central as their online peer-review systems.

Wiley completes Blackwell acquisition

05 February 2007

Wiley has finalised its acquisition of Blackwell Publishing.