Wiley completes Blackwell acquisition

05 February 2007

Wiley has finalised its acquisition of Blackwell Publishing.

Over 15,000 sign open-access petition

01 February 2007

The petition urging the European Commission to support open access has attracted over 15,000 signatories in its first two weeks.

First French partner joins LOCKSS Alliance

25 January 2007

The Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (INIST) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) has become the first French member of the LOCKSS Alliance.

Global science gateway formed

25 January 2007

The US Department of Energy and the British Library have teamed up to make international science information resources accessible via a single internet portal.

Early Royal Society papers get DOIs

22 January 2007

The Royal Society has registered all of its historical back-file content with CrossRef.

Partners join Innovative's Encore development

19 January 2007

Innovative Interfaces has signed up four new development partners for its Encore platform.

JSTOR picks Atypon for content delivery platform

19 January 2007

JSTOR and Atypon Systems have teamed up to develop a new software platform for publications archived with JSTOR.

Thomson provides data for research trends study

19 January 2007

Thomson Scientific is supplying journal literature information to The Patent Board for a study of scientific research trends on behalf of the US National Science Foundation.

European Commission asked to support open access

18 January 2007

A group of European organisations are calling on the European Commission to support public access to the output of EC-funded research shortly after publication.

ebrary and YBP distribute e-books

17 January 2007

Provider of e-content services, ebrary, has partnered with YBP Library Services, which provide materials to the academic library community.

Bibliometric pioneer picks up lifetime achievement award

15 January 2007

Eugene Garfield has received the 2006 Online Information LifetimeAchievement Award in recognition of more than 50 years of dedication, leadership and innovation in the information industry.

Scientists are reluctant to join in with open peer review

15 January 2007

Nature’s authors and readers are reluctant to participate in an open peer-review process, according to a recent experiment carried out by the journal.