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Member News & Announcements, June IO 2024

Member News & Announcements, June IO 2024

June 2024

Product Innovation

Wolters Kluwer supports food-as-medicine research with enhanced nutrition-focused content
Wolters Kluwer, Voting Member, News Announcement May 16, 2024

Wolters Kluwer Health, in collaboration with International Food Information Service (IFIS Publishing), today announced the launch of an exclusive interdisciplinary health research database, Ovid Nutrition and Health (Ovid NutriHealth). The new resource explores the unique relationship between diet, health and the prevention and treatment of various ailments that can impact a person’s overall wellbeing.

“The convergence of medicine and nutrition continues to be an important, growing trend in patient care and medical research. The availability of verified, evidence-based nutritional medicine information for broader dissemination is crucial in addressing food-related health disparities. IFIS and Wolters Kluwer have worked together for several years, and the introduction of Ovid NutriHealth is a special milestone in our organizations’ relationship.” - Rafael Sidi, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Health Research, Wolters Kluwer Health.

Wolters Kluwer unveils AI center
Wolters Kluwer, Voting Member, News Announcement, May 6, 2024

Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services, today unveiled its dedicated AI center. The launch marks the company's ongoing commitment to combining deep domain knowledge with cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence (AI), which Wolters Kluwer has been incorporating into its products for the last 10 years.

The AI center centralizes the company’s latest AI-insights, research, and AI-driven information solutions in one accessible location, catering to professionals across critical sectors such as health, financial services, legal, ESG, risk, regulatory, and compliance. The site launch includes a recently published fireside chat featuring Wolters Kluwer CEO and Chair of the Executive Board, Nancy McKinstry, on the explosion of AI in the professional sector.

Partnerships & Collaborations

Wiley and OA Switchboard partner to make open access data sharing easier
Wiley, Voting Member,News Announcement, May 29, 2024

Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers and a global leader in research and learning, today announced a new partnership with OA Switchboard, a community-driven initiative that facilitates information sharing about open access publications between funders, institutions and publishers.

Wiley will support OA Switchboard’s “reporting made easy” offering by supplying publicly-available metadata for open access articles published in Wiley’s journals. By providing the underlying shared open infrastructure for institutions and funders, OA Switchboard will help simplify registering and reporting on research output, as well as trend analysis about where and how affiliated authors publish their work openly. As an intermediary, OA Switchboard is publisher- and funder-agnostic.  

Unicamp and Taylor & Francis Sign the University’s First Transformative Agreement
Taylor & Francis Group, Voting Member, News Announcement, May 15, 2024

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), one of Latin America’s leading institutions, has announced a new partnership with Taylor & Francis to increase the global reach and impact of its research through open access (OA) publishing.

Unicamp’s first transformative agreement is a significant commitment to OA, supporting corresponding authors to publish their articles open access in more than 2,300 Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals, both hybrid and full OA. The agreement’s generous open access article allocation has been designed to enable all corresponding Unicamp authors to choose OA.

Elsevier and SCELC Establish Partnership to Expand Open Access in Elsevier Journals
Elsevier, and SCLEC Consortium, Voting Members, Press Release, May 14, 2024

Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics and scientific publishing, is pleased to announce an innovative partnership with the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) with a focus on open access. The read and publish transformative agreement, effective from January 2024 for all 37 participating SCELC members, signifies substantial advancement in open scholarship and community engagement while also providing critically important research content to students and researchers.

As a consortium dedicated to serving the unique and varied needs of its libraries, SCELC supports collective action that enables small and midsize libraries to benefit from open publishing agreements that would not be available or manageable individually. Elsevier and SCELC worked together collaboratively to enhance how we both support the SCELC community by adding open access publishing to our ScienceDirect journal package agreement. Hundreds of corresponding authors across one-third of SCELC member institutions now have the option to publish open access articles in more than 2400 hybrid or fully open access Elsevier journals. The agreement is expected to cover open publication charges for more than 400 articles per year. For more details, please see the agreement page.

The American Association of Immunologists Partners with Oxford University Press to Publish Preeminent Immunology Journals
Oxford University Press, Voting Member, Press Release, May 5, 2024

The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) today announced its publishing partnership with Oxford University Press (OUP). OUP will publish the AAI journals, The Journal of Immunology (The JI) and ImmunoHorizons (IH), beginning in 2025.

The Journal of Immunology publishes peer-reviewed manuscripts describing novel findings in all areas of experimental immunology including both basic and clinical studies. ImmunoHorizons is a fully open-access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the knowledge of immunology and immunology education.

GetFTR collaborates with Crossref to strengthen research integrity through retraction and errata service
Crossref, Voting Member, Press Release, May 5, 2024

GetFTR, the cross-industry initiative aimed at streamlining the researcher journey from discovery to access, is proud to announce a significant enhancement to their core service which will expose retraction and errata information to researchers at the point of discovery.

This collaboration with Crossref marks a significant step forward in ensuring researchers have access to the most accurate and up-to-date scholarly content.

BMJ collaborates with Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries to support open access publishing
Vanderbilt University, L.S.A. Member, Press Release, May 2024

Leading global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has signed a new Read and Publish agreement with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University. The agreement allows Vanderbilt-affiliated corresponding authors to publish their primary research open access (OA) without incurring article processing charges (APCs).In addition, the agreement grants affiliates full reading access to leading general medicine journal The BMJ and BMJ Case Reports. It also includes more than 30 specialty journals that are part of BMJ’s Premier Collection, including world-renowned titles such as Gut, Thorax, and the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Vanderbilt is a private university in Nashville, Tennessee, globally renowned for its transformative education and research.

"I’m excited to announce this agreement with BMJ, which will accelerate discoveries in healthcare research at Vanderbilt,” said University Librarian Jon Shaw. “The agreement will enable our authors to access key journals and to collaborate more broadly as they look to impact critical challenges on an international scale.”

Policies & Procedures

Emerald Publishing’s stance on AI tools in content creation and the peer review process
Emerald Group, Voting Member, News Announcement, May 2, 2024

Following the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in 2022 and the subsequent emergence of a multitude of other Large Language Models and AI tools, Emerald released a statement in February 2023 detailing its stance on the question of generative AI tools and authorship.

Specifically, that as those tools cannot take accountability for the work generated and be responsible for that content, they cannot be credited with the authorship of any Emerald publication, and the use of generative AI tools within the development of an Emerald publication must be flagged by the author(s) within the article, case study, or chapter, as well as at submission.

Infrastructure & Platforms

Reimagining research impact: Introducing Web of Science Research Intelligence
Clarivate Analytics, Voting Member, Blog Post, May 8, 2024

Discover how the Web of Science Research Intelligence™ platform will revolutionize research evaluation by driving responsible innovation and demonstrating societal impact

At Clarivate™, we recognize the pivotal role that research plays in shaping the future. That’s why we’re excited to announce the development of Web of Science Research Intelligence, a next-generation software solution powered by AI that will empower researchers to accelerate breakthroughs and research institutions to better measure and showcase the impact of their research.

Industry Leadership

Ohio University names Rob Ross as dean of University Libraries
Ohio University, L.S.A. Member, News Announcement, May 28, 2024

Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Elizabeth Sayrs has named Rob Ross as dean of University Libraries, effective August 1, 2024. 

Ross currently serves as the executive director for NC LIVE for the North Carolina State University Libraries. In this position, he serves as the chief administrative officer for the 209-member library cooperative that provides electronic resources, library software, and professional development to all UNC System universities, private colleges, community colleges, and public libraries in North Carolina.