Welcome to the 11th issue of Elsevier's Societies Update!
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Essential Industry News
Bias in the publishing pipeline.
Becoming digitally mature, connecting feedback to application, education vs learning, competition for members, and more….
The growth in the value of indexing, for example, alongside various forms of analytics, has dramatically changed scholarly publishing for the better. In a world where approximately 2.5 million new scientific papers are published each year, digitization has become the imperative.
Guest Post: New Platform Facilitates International Research Collaboration to Help Solve our Biggest Global Challenges
Many researchers in our community want to collaborate with a wide range of other stakeholders, both in-country and internationally, in their own subject area and in multi-disciplinary work.
News from Elsevier
For Journal of Molecular Biology, Volunpeers' referee reports are being delivered significantly faster than "standard" reviews and are being rated higher than average by the handling editors.
Early-career researchers from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ecuador, Guyana and Indonesia recognized for their outstanding work in the physical sciences – mathematics, physics and chemistry – and for mentoring young scientists in their communities.
Elsevier Collaborates with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine to Enable Deeper Research into Traditional Chinese Medicine
"The trend in the use of traditional and complementary medicine is growing globally, and as a result, the volume of published resources into this field is increasing at a rate of around 6 percent per year, with more than 10,000 scholarly research or review articles published in 2017 alone," said Cameron Ross, Managing Director of Life Science Solutions at Elsevier.
By working together, Elsevier and Hypothesis demonstrate two important shifts in scholarly communications: first, the growing role that annotation plays within the life cycle of research and publication; and second, that data standards and open frameworks are increasingly essential to scientific collaboration and progress.