News You Need to Start the Week

by | Sep 17, 2012 | 0 comments

News from Oxford University Press and SCOAP3; Brill and the Emerald Group; some Amazon sales figures;  National Library of China access to Cambridge journals; a KISTI and IOP Publishing agreement; and a Kobo partnership with Livraria Cultura.

 Oxford University Press title joins new model for open access publishing

Oxford University Press (OUP)  announced “that Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (PTEP) has been identified for participation in SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics), a new collaborative initiative for open access (OA) publishing in high-energy physics, which aims to convert the literature of the field to open access by redirecting subscriptions fees to directly pay for the publishing services, in a way transparent to authors…”

(Ann Okerson will be updating the status of SCOAP3 at the Charleston Conference on Friday afternoon, Nov. 9th.)


Brill Acquires Language and Linguistics List from Emerald Group Publishing

“Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has finalized an agreement with Emerald Group Publishing to acquire the Language and Linguistics titles from their extensive books portfolio. The acquisition comprises six high-quality book series including the prestigious series Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface, Studies in Pragmatics and Syntax and Semantics, in addition to a backlist of some 150 titles. The list is expected to add 200,000 Euro in revenue per annum…”

Amazon Publishing shares some sales numbers in email to agents

PaidContentreports that “in a letter to literary agents, Amazon Publishing VP Jeff Belle shares sales numbers for some of the company’s titles and says that authors who previously worked with other publishers — like Barry Eisler — are doing better under Amazon…”

 National Library of China provides national access to Cambridge Journals Digital Archive

“The National Library of China (NLC) has gained access to the Cambridge Journals Digital Archive (CJDA) Complete Collection.  The complete CJDA comprises 207 journals published from 1770 to 2010 and will provide substantial support to research institutes and universities throughout China…”


KISTI and IOP Publishing sign agreement to widen scientific research in Korea

“The Korea Institute of Science & Technology Information (KISTI) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on a new strategic collaboration for the provision and dissemination of scientific research.  As a result of this partnership Korean researchers will get access to over 400,000 articles in the IOP Journal Archive, … and the Turpion Journal Archive covering the years 1958-2011. All institutions who are members of the KESLI (Korean Electronic Site License Initiative) will benefit from this new arrangement and Korean institutions that are not members of KESLI will now have access to both archives via a pay-per-view scheme…”

Confirmed: Kobo to Partner with Brazilian Media Retailer Livraria Cultura

Digital Reader is reporting that “Kobo now has a bookstore partner in Brazil. The partner is … Livraria Cultura … “a chain of 14 stores as well as a website where they sell all sorts of media in addition to books and ebooks. They will be selling all Kobo models in Brazil, including the new Kobo Arc as well as the new ereaders which have not yet been released…”

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