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Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, has launched a tool that enables authors to share their research outputs more efficiently during the publishing process.

Springer Nature is the first publisher to pilot this new data submission portal and has worked closely with Figshare to build a customised service to support open research. The tool will reduce the amount of information authors must complete to share data supporting their publications.

Recommended, a service which connects the research community with the most relevant content, has been launched by Springer Nature. The company says the service has been developed in response to the extensive and rapid increase in published research which makes it difficult for researchers to keep up to date with developments in their specific fields.  

SAGE Publishing has published the BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research

Sage Publishing has launched The Sage Handbook of Social Media Research Methods.

The text offers a step-by-step guide to aid researchers overcome the challenges in conducting research projects that deal with the vast data that social media creates, from the formulation of research questions through to the interpretation of findings.

The handbook includes chapters on specific social media platforms, as well as a series of critical chapters on: designing social media research, collecting and storing data, and the diversity of approaches to this type of research.

 Gale, a library resource provider and a Cengage company, has announced the launch of the final modules of its Early Arabic Printed Books archive for the international higher education market.
 
Early Arabic Printed Books features a number of technological innovations pioneered by Gale to ensure scholars in Arabic-speaking countries and beyond can research the range of content, including interfaces in Arabic and European languages, right-to-left-read navigation of Arabic texts, an embedded Arabic keyboard and newly developed optical character recognition software.

OpenAthens has delivered the first phase of OpenAthens Access, its new software as a service product for service providers

This new book, edited by Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin, provides strategic insights drawn from librarians who are meeting the challenge of digital scholarship, utilising the latest technologies and creating new knowledge

Ingenta has launched Ingenta Open, a hosting platform solution and discovery portal designed exclusively for open access content

At the Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Madrid, 'Our students define the future,' said Head Librarian, Amada Marcos Blázquez. The library provides 24/7 support, she explained, 'around the world, in courses, classrooms and MOOCs. All this can be achieved thanks to WorldShare® Management Services from OCLC.'

Cloud-based authoring tool for students, researchers, institutions, and publishers.

Silverchair collaborates with publishers to rejuvenate existing online products and launch new products designed to meet the evolving information and workflow needs of scholarly and professional audiences.

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Judy Verses is executive vice president for research at John Wiley and Sons

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From pilots to practice, more and more publishers are warming to open peer review, reports Rebecca Pool