Mesh is an open-access web space for people involved in community engagement with health research in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Mesh provides a neutral location for engagement practitioners, researchers, health workers and others to find resources, seek expertise, and share their questions and experiences. Continue reading “Mesh: Community Engagement Network”
Research groups, departments, impact leads and units of assessment invited to join early access program
For immediate release, February 13th, 2018 –– Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, is launching a new dissemination management toolkit for research groups, university departments and REF Units of Assessment. Through this new service, research groups will be able to plan, action and report on a wide range of outreach activities for key outputs and projects, helping build a broad and international audience for their work, and accelerating its impact. Continue reading “Kudos launching new dissemination management and impact acceleration services”
The internet’s first great achievement was putting in place ubiquitous connections: people to people, people to information, and information to companies and institutions. Having spanned the globe and linked billions of people together, now comes an altogether more crucial phase: making the information gleaned from this vast, ever-expanding network relevant, personal and effective.
Mendeley Careers is at the forefront of this trend. Soon it will feature its first recommender function that makes looking for the next job suggestions more convenient than ever. Its unique algorithms will leverage the Elsevier ecosystem to provide tailored recommendations. It will no longer be necessary to knock on opportunity’s door, opportunities will arrive in your inbox, matched to your profile and interests. Continue reading “Coming Soon: Careers’ Suggest”
February 6, 2018 – Belmont, MA – Inera Inc., the leading provider of editorial and XML software for scholarly and technical publishers, today announced the release of eXtyles Metadata Extraction Technology, designed to integrate with manuscript submission systems, preprint servers, repositories, and STM production workflows to accurately identify and mark up metadata from unstructured text in author-supplied Word files. Continue reading “Inera Inc. Announces eXtyles Metadata Extraction Technology”
Scrivener is a writing-focused tool developed by Literature & Latte. One may question the usefulness of having a dedicated writing tool when Microsoft Word is a perfectly serviceable word processor and features all the layout and design tools you’ll need to prepare your manuscript for publishing. Continue reading “Writing in Academia: Harnessing the Features of Scrivener”
It has been a busy start to the year, and 2018 is set to get even busier as we attend a number of key industry events around the world! We look forward to meeting and speaking with some new (and familiar!) faces, so please do come and find us at these upcoming events: Continue reading “Kudos on tour 2018”
On the technology behind the remarkable collaboration that advanced open #annotation for everyone and integrated @hypothes_is into @eLife with @ORCID_Org authentication, moderation, a dedicated eLife annotation layer, customized UX and more https://elifesciences.org/labs/3f85f8c2/enabling-scientific-discussion-on-elife-with-hypothesis … pic.twitter.com/4dimoFEZQA
In November 2016 Wellcome became the first research funder to launch a publishing platform for the exclusive use of its grantholders. Wellcome Open Research, run on behalf of Wellcome by F1000, uses a model of immediate publication followed by invited, post-publication peer review. All reviews are citable and posted to the platform along with the identities of the reviewers. Continue reading “Peer review as practised at Wellcome Open Research”
After launching Flockademic, a service to help researchers start alternatives to the traditional publishers, one of the most frequent questions I received was: how is it different from Open Journal Systems, the Open Science Framework, arXiv, and other initiatives?
Sometimes it’s easiest to understand a project by comparing it to others. So with that in mind: let’s do a comparison. Continue reading “I want to create alternatives to traditional publishers. What platform do I use?”
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UGC Network, a decentralized social publishing network and a content value prediction platform, was launched on January 22, 2018 in San Francisco. To solve the problem of too much low-quality information, UGC Network helps users to price the content by creating a prediction market. In UGC Network, after the price is set by free markets, contributors of the high-quality content could earn money for their work, including users who created and discovered the content as well. Continue reading “Information Overload? This Blockchain Project Will Build a Prediction Market for Users”
Half a year ago I quit my job to figure out what I could contribute to making academic articles freely available to all. In that time, I learned a lot, much of which I’ve documented on this blog. And now, I’m putting those learnings into practice. Continue reading “Announcing Flockademic: academic-led publishing”
There are various ways that customers get locked in to services in scholarly communications. These methods are longer for by publishers and disliked by customers, but they naturally emerge as a part of the economy.
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ReadSpeaker’s leading text-to-speech technology integrated into Blackboard Ally, helping instructors worldwide create more accessible content for learners
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2018 – Blackboard and ReadSpeaker are furthering their partnership to help instructors worldwide improve the accessibility of course content for their students. Currently, ReadSpeaker is Blackboard’s exclusive text-to-speech provider that is fully integrated within Blackboard’s learning management systems, supporting Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Now, as part of this extended collaboration, ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech technology will also be integrated within Blackboard Ally as an offline audio alternative for course content. This allows students to automatically access an MP3 version of content added by the instructor into the LMS. Continue reading “Blackboard and ReadSpeaker Partner to Enhance Accessibility of Digital Course Content”
January 17, 2018 – Tokyo, Japan – Cactus Communications K.K. (Head Office：Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Makoto Yuasa/ Representative Director, hereinafter called “Cactus”), which operates Editage, launched a new service “Support for medical paper writing & submission” for medical doctors/medical workers in cooperation with Nikkei Business Publication, Inc. (Head office：Minato-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO：Suguru Niinomi, hereinafter called “Nikkei BP”. Continue reading “A new service for the members of Nikkei Medical Online”