Atypon’s Artificial Intelligence R&D Fuels Four More BioASQ Awards in Semantic Technologies

February 21, 2018 – Santa Clara, CA – For the fifth year in a row, Atypon has placed in the widely respected International BioASQ Awards competition. Atypon’s ongoing research and development (R&D) into artificial intelligence technologies led to four awards for four different semantic technology categories in the 2017 BioASQ Challenge. Continue reading “Atypon’s Artificial Intelligence R&D Fuels Four More BioASQ Awards in Semantic Technologies”

SSP Announces 2018 SSP Webinar Series

February 6, 2018 Wheat Ridge, CO – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) webinar series covers timely topics, delivers highly informative and thought-provoking webinars designed to challenge and stimulate discussion and are offered throughout the year.

This year’s webinars will cover the following topics:

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2018 SSP Webinar Preview: Sharing Policies: IRs, Authors’ Manuscripts vs. PrePrint vs. Version of Record

February 6, 2018 Wheatridge, CO – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) kicks off its 2018 webinar series with an in-depth look at the confusion surrounding current sharing policies and the challenges facing authors, libraries, and publishers alike. “Sharing Policies: IRs, Author’s Manuscript vs. PrePrint vs. Version of Record,” 11 a.m. to noon, February 13. The webinar will clarify current policies and encourage dialogue about how the scholarly publishing community can work together to address these ambiguities. Continue reading “2018 SSP Webinar Preview: Sharing Policies: IRs, Authors’ Manuscripts vs. PrePrint vs. Version of Record”

PhD Freelancing Platform Kolabtree Surpasses 4,000 users

February 6, 2018 – Increasing numbers of PhD scientists are turning to freelance opportunities to the benefit of commercial organisations needing on-demand expertise.

The gig economy or “uberisation” of employment is something we would normally associate with sectors like the taxi or courier industry. However data from, a platform that connects companies with PhD level freelance scientists, suggests that even the science industry isn’t escaping this huge trend. Continue reading “PhD Freelancing Platform Kolabtree Surpasses 4,000 users”

Study to Assess Workplace Experiences, Practices, and Opportunities in the Scholarly Publishing Industry

Starting on January 31st, you have an opportunity to help advance workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion in the global scholarly publishing industry.

All you need to do is give 10-15 minutes of your time and take the Workplace Equity (WE) survey.  It is open to everyone who works in this sector at publishers, service providers, and the spectrum of related organizations, companies, and consultancies, and will remain open through March 14, 2018.  A report on the findings will be presented at the SSP’s 40th Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on June 1, 2018.  Continue reading “Study to Assess Workplace Experiences, Practices, and Opportunities in the Scholarly Publishing Industry”

A new service for the members of Nikkei Medical Online

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”

Society for Scholarly Publishing (Re)launches Online Discussion Group for Industry Announcement and Events

January 4, 2017 – Wheat Ridge, CO – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) invites scholarly communication professionals to join its Industry Announcements and Events online discussion group. The discussion group replaces the SSP-L list-serv and is part of SSP’s new C3 community platform. Announcements of conferences, events, or other resources of broad interest to the community are welcome. Press releases with newsworthy information of interest to SSP members should continue to be directed to SSP’s editors for potential inclusion in SSP’s various news outlets. Continue reading “Society for Scholarly Publishing (Re)launches Online Discussion Group for Industry Announcement and Events”

Society for Scholarly Publishing to organize 2018 Academic Publishing in Europe Pre-Conference in Berlin

December 1, 2017 – Wheatridge, CO – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is collaborating with Arnoud de Kemp to organize the APE 2018 Pre-Conference in Berlin, Germany, on January 15, 2018. Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) is an independent, multidisciplinary conference established in 2006 to be an ongoing international debate about the future of scholarly communication and scientific publishing. Continue reading “Society for Scholarly Publishing to organize 2018 Academic Publishing in Europe Pre-Conference in Berlin”

A New Look at Rockefeller University Press

November 30, 2017 – Rockefeller University Press has introduced a new look that expands the principles of cleaner design and improved readability across all versions of its journals following its website relaunch. RUP publishes Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Experimental Medicine, and Journal of General Physiology. Learn more about the design in the New Look video at

Fall Preview: New Directions in Society & Nonprofit Publishing: Access to Research

The 2017 Fall Seminar will kick off with an innovative session on New Directions in Access to Research.  The current drive for open research aims to facilitate discovery, dissemination, and evaluation of scholarly information.  The goal is to ensure that work is accessible to all who seek to learn and build on published results to feed back into the researcher cycle.  The seminar will be held on October 4, 2017 at the AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Moderating this session is Meg Oakley, Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications at Georgetown University.  We asked Oakley to tell us more about this session…

What can attendees expect from this session and why should they attend?

In the New Directions in Access to Research session, attendees will hear from two experts about the innovative ways in which their organizations are working to expand access to research. Anyone interested in learning more about how emerging technologies can streamline access to scholarly research should attend this session.

Tell us a little bit about the presenters.  How were they selected?

Presenters for this session were chosen to highlight innovative approaches to openness that facilitate creating, finding, and accessing openly available materials. For example, Ashley Farley from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will speak about the Foundation’s work promoting open access, including the new Chronos platform, which helps researchers manage the open access publishing process, ensuring that publication falls within the Gates open access policy.

Why do you think this topic is important and timely?

The speakers of this program will discuss how their organizations are working to ensure that research, including but not limited to, the final published paper, is widely available and accessible. These innovations in the scholarly publishing process broaden the reach of research and therefore may increase the impact of research results.

What do you hope attendees will take away from this session?

Attendees will learn how innovative policies on open access and supporting technologies can transform how we access research results.

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Sheridan Acquires PubFactory Hosting Platform from O’Reilly Media

May 30, 2017 – Hunt Valley, MD – Announced today, Sheridan has acquired PubFactory, the industry-lauded online publishing platform for journals, books, and reference works, from O’Reilly Media. PubFactory will continue to be based out of Boston, MA, and will blend seamlessly into the Sheridan stable of publisher technology products and services.

The PubFactory team has been developing and delivering scholarly publishing technologies since 1999. In 2010, the PubFactory platform officially launched with the deployment of several major Oxford University Press products. This was quickly followed by the International Monetary Fund’s eLibrary and De Gruyter’s journals, books, and database products launching in 2011. Notable publishers including Bloomsbury Publishing, Brill, Edward Elgar Publishing, Harvard University Press, Peter Lang, and others have since joined the growing list of PubFactory customers. PubFactory’s configurable suite of front-end and back-end capabilities allows for optimal support across content types, making it a truly content agnostic platform that is host to 1400+ journals, 400,000+ books, and numerous database and reference work products.

“We are delighted to offer our journal and book publishers this proven and comprehensive hosting and publishing platform,” said Gary Kittredge, Managing Director of Sheridan Journal Services. “PubFactory will propel Sheridan into a new level of engagement with our customers as we extend our range of services from high-touch editorial production and print solutions to hosting our customers’ content – a complete package.”

José Fossi, VP of Client Services, PubFactory, added, “I’m ecstatic for PubFactory to become a primary part of Sheridan’s business and to embrace the many opportunities our integration will offer both teams. The richness of the synergies between our two groups is quite astonishing. It’s hard to think of a better partner – we complete each other’s offering and share customer centric cultural values.”

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About Sheridan – Sheridan is a leading provider of print, publishing services, and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and catalogers. A division of CJK Group, Inc., Sheridan has four U.S.‐ based production facilities; each location has a market specialty that supports scholarly journals, books, magazines, reprints, or catalogs.

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