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SAGE Ocean launches to help advance big data research in the social sciences

February 14, 2018—The rise of vast data sets and the emergence of new technologies is changing social science research. To support researchers develop new computational social science skills and access and work with data at a scale previously unimaginable, SAGE Publishing has launched SAGE Ocean.


American Chemical Society announces new journal dedicated to pharmacology, biochemistry and drug discovery research

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2018—The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) today introduced ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science, a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that will cover the broad spectrum of pharmacology, biochemistry and experimental medicine — from basic and molecular sciences to translational preclinical studies — to its portfolio. In addition, the journal will consider clinical studies that address novel mechanisms of action and methodological papers that provide innovation and advance translation. Patrick M. Sexton, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and head of the drug discovery biology theme at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, will serve as the journal’s inaugural editor-in-chief.


“Dark Archive” to Protect 600 Terabytes of ProQuest Data 

Company launches long-term preservation initiative with book content

ANN ARBOR, MI, February 12, 2018 – ProQuest has launched a new initiative for the long-term archival storage of its digital content, creating a “dark archive” that protects the investments of its library customers. The ProQuest® SAFE™ (Secure Archives ForEver) service will ensure preservation and access to content purchased by customers.


Elsevier adds six start-ups to its pharma innovation hub


Amsterdam,The Netherlands, February 2, 2018Science and health information analytics business Elsevier has finalised the name of six companies that will join its innovation hub for biotech and pharma start-ups, known as The Hive..


ACS Publications introduces new manuscript submission guidelines

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2018 — As part of an ongoing effort to improve the author and reviewer experience, the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is pleased to announce “Review-Ready Submission.” This change to submission requirements will save researchers time by eliminating journal-specific formatting. By simplifying the way in which a manuscript is prepared, “Review-Ready Submission” will further ensure that authors, editors and reviewers focus on the science during preparation and peer review.

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