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Introducing New Editors for World Patent Information

We would like to take this opportunity to thank both Mike and David for their years of dedication and service to WPI, making it the leading journal in the patent and IP fields.

WPI has introduced a web-based manuscript submission and peer review system (Elsevier Editorial System, EES); this will facilitate online submission for authors, speed up the process of reviewing and reduce overall publication times.

The new system can be found at and we encourage you to submit your paper via this site.

The Elsevier Foundation Calls for 2014 Innovative Libraries and New Scholars Projects

Boston, May 6, 2014 – The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2014 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries programs. The deadline for applications is June 17, 2014. Grants will be awarded in December 2014 and provide one, two or three year awards between US$ 5,000 to US$ 50,000 per year for a total of US$100,000. The Elsevier Foundation accepts one-page applications from May 6 through June 17 through Forty shortlisted applications will be invited to submit full proposals by September 3.

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the-journal-of-academic-librarianshipEditor-in-Chief Position Available

The journal is seeking an Editor, for a 3-year term, starting January 2015. Candidates must be a service leader who is people-oriented who have the ability to attract key researchers as top authors, reviewers, guest editors and editorial board members. The key task of the editor(s) is the acquisition and selection of the best articles that fit the scope of the journal. The editor(s) will manage the peer review process in a scientifically sound, efficient and ethical way.  They will have a good understanding of related and interdisciplinary areas and have a view of emerging topics.  They will be the ambassador for the journal, and foster collaboration and teamwork with the Editorial Board and with the publishing team of the journal based at Elsevier. Together with the Publisher, the editor(s) will develop ideas about future directions for the journal and you are open to feedback from authors and readers.

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Research Trends (ISSN 2213-4441) is a bi-monthly magazine providing objective, up-to-the-minute insights into scientific trends based on  bibliometric analysis. Worldwide, there has been increasing demand for quality  research performance measurement and trend-related information by deans,  faculty heads, researchers, funding bodies and ranking agencies.

Research Trends seeks to meet this demand as an essential  source of information for you to effectively carry out your work. Research  Trends is powered by Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific,  technical and medical information products and services.

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the-journal-of-academic-librarianshipWe are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Wyoma vanDuinkerken and Associate Professor Wendi Arant-Kaspar both from Texas A&M University have been appointed as Co Editors-in-Chief forThe Journal of Academic Librarianship

. We would like to thank David Kohl and Scott Seaman for their hard work and dedication over the years.

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Call for Papers

Special Issue on Ownership, Governance and Value in Family Firms
Submission deadline: December 31, 2013

Special Issue on Consumer Behavior and Telecommunications Policy
Submission deadline: December 1, 2013

Special Issue on Convergence and Liberalization in China's ICT Sector
Submission deadline: August 31, 2014

Special Issue on ICT as a complex and evolving system: Innovative approaches, metrics, and techniques for management and regulation
Submission deadline: September 1, 2013

The Rise of Asia in Global Standardization: A Threat, Opportunity or Something Else?
Submission deadline: May 31, 2014 

Call for Papers – Mapping the Field

Computational Approaches to the Retrieval, Mining and Classification of Affective Texts
Submission deadline: August 15, 2013

Institutions, Entrepreneurship and Co-evolution in International Business
Submission deadline: October 1, 2013

Learning and Knowledge Management In and Out of Emerging Markets
Submission deadline: September 1, 2014
THE IMAGE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS - Representing PR: images, identities, and innovations
Submission deadline: October 1, 2013

Call for paper for the Special Issue: National Brandings
Submission deadline: October 15, 2013

Call for paper on the Special Issue: NEW DIGITAL PUBLICS
Submission deadline: August 1, 2014

The 2014 topical issue will focus on Business Models and the Commercialization/Corporatization in Higher Education and its Impact on Academic Libraries
Submission deadline: July 1, 2013

From Resources and Value Chains to Consumer Benefits and Innovation Ecosystems: Demand-Side Perspectives in International Business
Submission deadline: November 20, 2013

Turning the Spotlight on Service Multinationals: New Theoretical Insights and Empirical Evidence
Submission deadline: February 28, 2014 

Special issue on Leadership and Emotions
Submission deadline: May 1, 2014