Cambridge Core Share

Cambridge University Press is launching a content sharing service – Cambridge Core Share – aimed at providing the academic community and wider public with greater access to research.

The new service has been launched on the Cambridge Core platform and will extend the functionality to a select number of journals during an initial pilot phase.


LaTeX Validation Service

Overleaf has launched a service for publishers and institutions – the Overleaf LaTeX Validation Service. The service enables publishers and other third parties to more easily process LaTeX manuscripts for publication, saving time for authors and providing publishers with improved consistency and quality control.


ProofCheck by River Valley

After evaluating several competing products in 2016, De Gruyter has chosen River Valley’s online proofing platform, ProofCheck.

De Gruyter had previously been sending authors their proofs in PDF format for annotation.  Authors’ corrections would then be implemented to produce the final publication. De Gruyter was looking for a faster and more reliable system in order to minimise admin within the publication workflows of their online-only journals.



Recommended, a service which connects the research community with the most relevant content, has been launched by Springer Nature. The company says the service has been developed in response to the extensive and rapid increase in published research which makes it difficult for researchers to keep up to date with developments in their specific fields.  


Badges for books

Altmetric has launched Badges for Books, enabling publishers to provide an at-a-glance summary of the online attention a published book and its individual chapters have received


Analysis and opinion

Rebecca Pool asks: was 2017 the year that scholarly publishing let in open peer review?


London’s Business Design Centre was the venue for Research Information’s inaugural event, Challenges in the Scholarly Publishing Cycle