New open research publishing platform from Routledge
Taylor & Francis publisher Routledge is launching a new open research publishing platform specifically for the HSS community. Routledge Open Research will bring together books, articles, and other research outputs in one interdisciplinary venue, making use of the publishing model, technology and knowledge developed by F1000, acquired by T&F in 2020. The platform will feature invited and open peer review, article versioning, archiving and indexing, and will allow authors to share their underlying data and supporting materials, in accordance with the FAIR Data Principles.
The University Press Redux conference will return virtually in 2022 with a focus on diversity and sustainability. Run jointly by the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and Cambridge University Press, the conference will take place online on 17-18 May, with several free places on offer to students, early career professionals, and those without access to funding. The conference will also include the presentation of the second University Press Redux Sustainability Award, launched in 2020 to recognise the work of university press publishers and others in addressing important global issues.
Sound move from Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury has launched a new digital hub hosting reference content, scholarship and learning resources across music and sound studies. Bloomsbury Music and Sound currently comprises two collections: Bloomsbury Popular Music and Sound Studies. Future content is expected to include opera and classical ebook and streaming video collections.
Emerald signs indexing agreement with scite
Emerald Publishing, which recently acquired the Journal of Accounting Literature (JAL), has signed an indexing agreement with Brooklyn-based start-up scite. The deal will see scite automatically extract citation statements from articles published by Emerald, making them discoverable via the company’s Smart Citations, which show citations in-text to provide more detailed information about the paper cited.
Busy month for OLH
The Open Library of the Humanities has announced several new and upgraded supporters for its library consortium-funded open access publishing model. The universities of Leeds and Potsdam have both signed up to the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy scheme, while four new higher-tier supporters have joined the Open Library of the Humanities library board: the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow, Lancaster University, and the University of Southampton.
Meanwhile, the OLH in-house publishing platform Janeway has partnered with the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project in a move which will see the platform join the California Digital Library and Longleaf to pilot three different service models for software components developed through the NGLP project. A $100,000 grant from the NGLP to Birkbeck, University of London – of which OLH is now a part – forms part of the agreement.
Two more journals for Liverpool University Press
Liverpool University Press has will be publishing two more journals from next year following agreements with learned societies. A partnership with the Society of Romanian Studies will see Liverpool take over publication of the Journal of Romanian Studies from next year, while an agreement between LUP strategic partner Clemson University Press and the International T. S. Eliot Society will see The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual published as a journal by Clemson in association with LUP.
UCL Press has announced that its open access books have now been downloaded more than 5 million times. The press has published more than 200 titles since its launch in 2015, and these have been downloaded in 245 countries and territories.
The Association of University Presses has become the latest organisation to sign up to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) Publishers Compact.
Alastair Horne is a PhD student at the British Library and Bath Spa University.