ATG News You Need to Start the Week 4/27/20

by | Apr 27, 2020 | 0 comments

A Group of Publishers and Scholarly Communications Organizations Launch Initiative to “Ensure a Rapid, Efficient, Yet Responsible Review Of Covid-19 Content”

According to infoDOCKET “Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize the efficiency of peer review, ensuring that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible.

The group of publishers and scholarly communications organizations — initially comprising eLife, Hindawi, PeerJ, PLOS, Royal Society, F1000 Research, FAIRsharing, Outbreak Science, and PREreview — is working on initiatives and standards to speed up the review process while ensuring rigor and reproducibility remain paramount…”

Research Data Alliance (RDA) Announces First Release of COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines, Comments Welcome

infoDOCKET also reports that “in response to a direct request from the European Commission, one of the RDA funding agencies, the RDA community answered a call to action at the end of March 2020 and set up an RDA (COVID-19) Working group, with 5 sub-groups focusing on essential thematic areas: Clinical, Community Participation, Epidemiology, Omics, and Social Sciences…”

ReadCube launches free research pass programme to provide direct access for COVID-19 researchers

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Digital Science’s ReadCube, in collaboration with leading publishers, is announcing the launch of a new initiative to facilitate access to literature related to COVID-19 research. The COVID-19 Research Pass (CRP) programme provides direct access to over 26 million articles and is available to anyone studying or writing about COVID-19…”

Clarivate adds open access data to Journal Citation Reports increasing transparency around open access models in scholarly publishing

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Clarivate Analytics has announced the addition of open access data to Journal Citation Reports profile pages to increase transparency around open access models in scholarly publishing. Journal Citation Reports is an annual journal report from the Web of Science, the world’s largest publisher-independent global citation database…”

Papers of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Chester Arthur and William McKinley Now Online 

According to the Library of Congress “the papers of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Chester Alan Arthur and William McKinley have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. These papers can be accessed both at the website and on the new LOC Collections mobile app…”


NISO launches work to formalise and develop the Contributor Role Taxonomy as an ANSI/NISO standard
Galveston College Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support
dmg ventures makes further strategic investment in Kortext to accelerate growth
Barnes and Noble will stop selling new magazines
Milestones: Hypothesis Reaches 10 Million Annotations
CLA and Kortext to accelerate KeyLinks UK and international expansion
OpenAIRE announces MyScienceWork as Phase 1 winner in advance Open Innovation challenge
Accessibility developments drive Taylor & Francis Online towards WCAG 2.1 level AA
IOP Publishing announces Reviewer Award winners for 2019

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