American Theatre: 3Views Debuts Digital Archive

American Theatre: 3Views Debuts Digital Archive. “3Views was initially intended as a mission-driven journal, to not only broaden the scope of theatre-related writing, but to provide three diverse perspectives on one piece of theatre at a time. With a slew of significant names on deck⁠—Alison Bechdel, Cassie da Costa, Alexander Chee, Eve Ensler, Roxane Gay, John Guare, Jessica Hagedorn, John Lahr, Paul Muldoon, Cynthia Nixon, Mary Louise Parker, Claudia Rankine, James Shapiro, Kathryn Schulz, Zadie Smith, Wally Shawn, Alisa Solomon, Gloria Steinem and Monique Truong⁠—the publication was prepared to launch this spring. However, with theatres now closed and no productions to review, 3Views has shifted its purpose to that of a virtual space where theatre can re-emerge online. Each week, the site will feature three canceled productions; viewers will be able to read script excerpts and production history, watch videos, browse photos, explore designs, and more.”

Ontario Historical Society: OHS Launches Ontario History Journal Digital Archive

Ontario Historical Society: OHS Launches Ontario History Journal Digital Archive. “The Ontario Historical Society (OHS) is excited to announce that, for the first time, the entire run of over 120 years of the Society’s Ontario History journal is now available online. The OHS has digitized the full text of over 2,000 articles and book reviews, making the archive the largest single collection of stories about Ontario’s history.”

Phys .org: Scholarly journals work together to disseminate knowledge in ob-gyn

Phys .org: Scholarly journals work together to disseminate knowledge in ob-gyn. “The researchers identified 3,767,874 articles in the journal Science’s Science Citation Index Expanded and profiled the top-cited 100 ob-gyn articles that were published in non-specialty journals, which includes general medicine and surgery journals, and the top-cited 100 ob-gyn articles that were published in specialty journals to see how academic journals work together to disseminate knowledge in the ob-gyn field.”

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: UAMS Launches New Online Literary Journal

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: UAMS Launches New Online Literary Journal. “Medicine and Meaning, a new UAMS literary journal featuring works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and images, was launched Feb. 4 to foster creativity, imagination and the arts throughout the academic medical center and the UAMS Health system.”

PR Newswire: IEEE Introduces TechRxiv™, a New Preprint Server for Unpublished Research (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: IEEE Introduces TechRxiv™, a New Preprint Server for Unpublished Research (PRESS RELEASE). “IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announces the launch of TechRxiv.org, a preprint server for the global technology community. TechRxiv.org is a collaborative multidisciplinary hub that will facilitate the open dissemination of scientific findings in electrical engineering, computer science and related technologies.”

Times of India: UGC adds 1,000 ‘quality academic journals’ to its list

Times of India: UGC adds 1,000 ‘quality academic journals’ to its list. “The University Grants Commission (UGC)’s ‘Consortium of Academic and Research Ethics (Care)’ has so far added around 1,000 Indian academic journals to its list since it was formed last November, and the list is growing, said Bhushan Patwardhan, vice-chairman of UGC. He said the UGC was seeking to add more ‘credible Indian journals’ to its list under Care. Patwardhan, who was in the city recently, said Care has stakeholders from across fields such as statutory bodies, academies and councils to review the journals every quarter.”

University of California: University of California and JMIR Publications launch pilot to advance open access to UC research

University of California: University of California and JMIR Publications launch pilot to advance open access to UC research. “The University of California and JMIR Publications today announced a two-year partnership that will make it easier and more affordable for researchers from all 10 UC campuses to publish in one of JMIR’s 30+ open access journals. The pilot, which provides subsidies for faculty who publish with JMIR, is UC’s first such agreement with a native open access publisher.”

PR Newswire: IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society–Now Accepting Submissions (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society–Now Accepting Submissions (PRESS RELEASE). ” IEEE Computer Society, known as the premier organization empowering the people who drive technology, is now accepting submissions for consideration in the new IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society (OJ-CS).”

Science: Russian journals retract more than 800 papers after ‘bombshell’ investigation

Science: Russian journals retract more than 800 papers after ‘bombshell’ investigation. “Academic journals in Russia are retracting more than 800 papers following a probe into unethical publication practices by a commission appointed by the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). The moves come in the wake of several other queries suggesting the vast Russian scientific literature is riddled with plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and so-called gift authorship, in which academics become a co-author without having contributed any work. “

EurekAlert: Review Commons, a pre-journal portable review platform

EurekAlert: Review Commons, a pre-journal portable review platform. ” Today ASAPbio and EMBO Press launch Review Commons, a platform for high-quality, journal-independent peer review of manuscripts from the life sciences before submission to a journal. Authors can submit preprints or unpublished manuscripts to Review Commons for expert peer review.”

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion: Announcing the Wabash Center’s New Online Open Access Journal on Teaching

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion: Announcing the Wabash Center’s New Online Open Access Journal on Teaching. “You may have heard the announcements that the Wabash Center has launched a new open-access, online journal, The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching. The entire contents of the inaugural issue of the journal is now available for free download online. For twenty-two years the Wabash Center has been publishing Teaching Theology & Religion (TTR), owned by Wiley-Blackwell. Now we’ve moved our whole editorial team from TTR to this new publishing venture in order to make our efforts available digitally without subscription.” Wiley-Blackwell will continue to publish TTR with a new team.

Science: Elsevier deal with France disappoints open-access advocates

Science: Elsevier deal with France disappoints open-access advocates. “Publishing giant Elsevier has signed a national license deal with Couperin, France’s consortium of universities and research organizations, but critics say it doesn’t do enough to advance open access (OA) to scientific journal articles. Its terms are at odds with Plan S, a mandate to make publications immediately free to read starting in 2021, which France’s National Research Agency has backed.”

Interesting Engineering: Internet Archivists Working Hard to Keep a “Pirate Bay of Science” Available Online

Interesting Engineering: Internet Archivists Working Hard to Keep a “Pirate Bay of Science” Available Online. “Scientific material is hard to come by online unless you’re ready to pay a pretty penny to access it. Many scientific papers and books are indeed available in an online format, however, they typically hide behind paywalls, leaving them unread by many. Two sites have been trying to remedy the situation by pirating scientific papers: Library Genesis (LibGen) and Sci-Hub. The issue is that sites like these have real problems staying online for legal and logistical hosting purposes. Now, a new project by data hoarders and freedom of information activists is trying to bring long-term stability to LibGen.”

BC Journal: Voices In Education Expands Access (Bernews)

Bernews: BC Journal: Voices In Education Expands Access. “Bermuda College’s BC Journal: Voices in Education was recently invited to be included in the University of Florida’s Digital Library of the Caribbean. ‘The achievement was made all the more gratifying because the university cited the Journal’s quality, and academic contributions as a factor in its decision to include the scholarly publication,’ the College noted.”