The Peer Review Workbench: An Interview with Bahar Mehmani

Learn about Elsevier’s recently launched Peer Review Workbench – a new tool for researchers conducting meta research – in this interview with Bahar Mehmani

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Going Legit Part 2: The Continuing Path from Piracy to Partnership

An SSP Meeting Session showing the results from publisher partnerships with Researchgate suggest the company is shifting from a source of potential infringement to a distribution channel that is being folded into more and more organizations.

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Retroactively Open: Elsevier Backflips for NERL Agreement

In a novel license agreement, Elsevier agrees to open backfile content from a consortium of elite private institutions. Will other libraries and publishers follow this model?

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Elsevier’s ScienceDirect as Content Supercontinent? 

Does today’s news of Wiley etc. syndicating to ScienceDirect mean Elsevier is developing a supercontinent to compete with ResearchGate and Google Scholar? 

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The New Clarivate Science: A Second-Order Consequence of Open Access

Today, Roger C. Schonfeld argues that Clarivate’s acquisition of ProQuest, which was completed last week, is another second-order consequence of open access.

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How One Society Is Supporting Peer Review Excellence in their Community: An Interview with Laura Feetham of IOP Publishing

In today’s post, Alice Meadows talks to Laura Feetham of IOP Publishing about their work to improve peer review quality in the physical sciences through their ongoing peer review excellence program.

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Six Questions (with Answers!) about UC’s and Elsevier’s New Transformative Deal

Six questions and answers about the new transformative deal between Elsevier and the University of California.

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Six Questions (with Answers!) about UC’s and Elsevier’s New Transformative Deal

Six questions and answers about the new transformative deal between Elsevier and the University of California.

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Deal impasse severs Elsevier access for some German universities

In December, talks broke down, with the German side accusing the publisher of unfair pricing and not doing enough to make papers openly accessible. With no last-minute deal struck before the new year, and about 60 research organisations seeing their individual contracts expire at the end of 2016, German researchers are beginning to lose access to journals.