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Elsevier acquires the profiling service Parity

Elsevier acquires the profiling service Parity. It is thus further expanding its existing portfolio of science management services. Elsevier acquires the profiling service Parity According to Elsevier’s press release Parity provides „high-accuracy entity resolution, profiling and recommendations for STM content and applications in the world of research. Parity provides disambiguation technology for Elsevier’s abstract and […]

Steering science through Output Indicators & Data Capitalism

I just published a paper on „Steering science through Output Indicators & Data Capitalism“ on Zenodo. It will be part of the Proceedings of the 23rd Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN 2019) held in Turin/ Italy, 17-20 September 2019. Abstract: The paper describes how commercial companies create operating systems […]

Norway and Elsevier meet a eighteen million Euro agreement including a Gold Open Access clause

The Norwegian consortium for higher education and research and the publishing house Elsevier agreed two days ago to a national license. This provides Norwegian researchers not only access to articles published in Elsevier’s journals (including the society journals as The Lancet or CELL Press) but also the opportunity to publish their results Open Access. Seven […]

Better than the German Wiley DEAL? The Couperin Consortium reaches a price reduction of more than 13% over four years in an agreement with Elsevier

For some, this may seem better than the Wiley Deal in Germany: French universities and research institutions have agreed in principle, through their Couperin consortium, to renew their national licence with Elsevier. In a letter sent on April 11 to Elsevier by Lise Dumasy, president of Couperin, details of the agreement, which is valid for […]

Wiley acquires the Collaborative Writing Tool Authorea

On August 17, it was announced that the collaborative writing tool Authorea had been acquired by Atypon that is in turn a part of Wiley Publishing. The posting in the Authorea blog informs that „Atypon has been actively building an open science ecosystem to streamline researchers‘ workflows in reference management, knowledge discovery and content creation“. […]

Zwangsehen und Bastarde. Wohin steuert Big Data die Wissenschaft?

Publiziert als / zitieren als: Herb, U. (2018). Zwangsehen und Bastarde. Information – Wissenschaft & Praxis, 69(2-3), S. 81-88. DOI:10.1515/iwp-2018-0021 Zusammenfassung Taucht das Wort „Wissenschaft“ im Zusammenhang mit Big Data auf, denkt man zumeist an Wissenschaftler, die durch findige Analysen treffsichere Prognosen über zukünftige Entwicklungen, Ereignisse und Handlungen fällen – oder aber mit chirurgischer Präzision […]

Sweden cancels agreement with Elsevier

While Finland entered into a nationwide consortium with the publishing house Elsevier, the neighbouring country Sweden did not take this step. After twenty years of business relationships with Elsevier, the Bibsam Consortium decided not to renew the agreement with the scientific publisher.  Bibsam wants to support the Swedish government’s requirement to publish all scientific output […]

News about the Elsevier agreement in Finland

A few hours ago, Elsevier issued a press release on the agreement with the Finnish consortium FinElib that put an end to the #nodealnoreview boycott. Below you will find some information about it: There is no comprehensive Open Access clause. Elsevier promises to provide „Finnish researches with incentives to publish open access if they so choose. […]

Finnish consortium FinELib reaches agreement with Elsevier

While in Germany the boycott of the publisher Elsevier which was initiated by the DEAL project continues, an agreement was reached in Finland between Elsevier and the FinElib consortium, but the details are still unclear. The Website NoDealNoReview.org states: „For the time being, the only thing we can say for sure is that Elsevier subscriptions […]

Concentration in Commercial Open Access: Data from the University of Stockholm

Stockholm University Library  has monitored gold and hybrid publication charges (or Article Processing Charges APCs) for Open Access publishing at Stockholm University. The results are published on OpenAccess.se in a short posting  by Lisa Lovén and Liisa Hänninen. The University of Stockholm has spent 2.967.093 Swedish Krona (SEK) between January and August 2017 for APCs.  Of […]

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