Online submission system provider Aries Systems Corporation, US, and publisher Taylor&Francis entered into a global enterprise agreement to make the Editorial Manager peer review system available to Taylor&Francis journals.
Taylor&Francis has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher of more than 1,750 scholarly journals. By adding Editorial Manager to its workflow options, its journals will benefit from the innovations and configuration capabilities that characterise the Aries solution.
Editorial Manager is a cloud-based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution used by thousands of scholarly journals to facilitate manuscript submission and peer review. The system delivers feature updates approximately three times per year and leverages APIs to integrate with third-party solutions such as ORCID and CrossCheck. Recent innovations include seamless cross-journal manuscript transfer, editor discussion forums and automated ingestion of external email.
STM publisher Springer and the Italian Society for the Study of Eating Disorders (Società Italiana per lo Studio dei Disturbi del Comportamento Alimentare - SISDCA) have announced a five-year collaboration to publish the quarterly journal Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, starting in 2013 with Volume 18.
As the official journal of SISDCA, the journal will be available in electronic format on SpringerLink. It was formerly published by Kurtis Editrice.
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity provides an international forum devoted to eating disorders and obesity and the relationship between the two. Topics include over- and under nutrition and obesity surgery. The journal is targeted at psychiatrists, psychologists, internists including endocrinologists and diabetologists, nutritional scientists, bariatric surgeons, and others dealing with eating disorders and obesity. It publishes review articles, clinical research, pharmacological studies, animal research, technical innovations, new concepts and hypotheses, and papers on medico-legal issues.
Massimo Cuzzolaro serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
Information resources and technologies provider ProQuest, US, has completed its acquisition of Ebook Library (EBL), significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. The acquisition supports ProQuest's overall goal of enhancing the research experience through seamless discovery of content across multiple formats, including books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, and video.
Kari Paulson, President of EBL, and EBL's current staff have joined ProQuest. Paulson has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of the combined ebrary and EBL e-book business unit. Reporting to Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President of Workflow Solutions, she will lead the planning efforts to combine the strongest features of ebrary and EBL into one optimised e-book platform that has the most flexible selection of business models, the most comprehensive range of content, and the most effective tools available to support both researchers and librarians. The company will be actively soliciting customer feedback throughout the integration in order to provide libraries with an even better e-book solution.
ProQuest does not anticipate disruption for EBL or ebrary customers over the estimated 18 month integration timeframe. Customers and partners should continue to work with their current EBL and/or ProQuest representatives.
Scientific and medical publisher Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. has announced that as of May 31, 2013, it will no longer be distributing the books of Manson Publishing.
Taylor and Francis Books Ltd acquired Manson Publishing, a UK based publisher of books in medicine and veterinary science. During the transition period both parties wish to ensure that any disruption to customer service is minimized. All parties who have purchased Manson titles from Thieme have until June 15, 2013 to return stock and to settle accounts with Thieme. Thieme will accept authorised returns only for books ordered prior to June 1, 2013, subject to the Thieme returns policy.
Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities. Thieme publishes 140 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science.
The Intellectual Property&Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of its Research Analytics Customer Advisory Board. The newly formed Research Analytics Customer Advisory Board comprises an esteemed group of university and funding leaders working with the Scientific&Scholarly Research business unit to provide counsel and direction on the evolution of the company's research analytics solution.
There are three advisory board branches, representing the main geographic regions the business serves: Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and the Americas. Each board addresses its local needs and trends, ensuring an end solution that is comprehensive and global.
By drawing citation data from Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Thomson Reuters InCites delivers objective benchmarks, metrics and indicators to support the comparison of people, peers and regions.
Thomson Reuters InCites enables scholarly profiling, research benchmarking and expert consulting and interpretation. Offerings within the InCites solution will include Journal Citation Reports, Essential Science Indicators and Research In View. The Customer Advisory Board will work to ensure that InCites is of value to provosts and the 'academic c-suite,' as well as research analysts, through insightful visualisations that can be drilled into for access to the underlying Web of Science data.
Thomson Reuters Research Analytics information is available online.