March 7, 2013| Volume 4, Number 6

Obama Administration Sets Open Access Policy

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) last week released a new policy on open access to government research outputs that won praise from both publishers and ...

Compliance Tops Health Care IT Spending Needs

Regulatory compliance continues to be the most important driver in health care Information Technology spending, according to a recent survey of 416 health care professionals ...

Leading Professional Publishers Treaded Water in 2012

A sluggish legal publishing market, print revenue on the decline, a drifting pharmaceutical promotion market and economic malaise in Europe — professional publishers faced numerous ...

University of Chicago, Yale Presses Join Oxford Platform

The University of Chicago Press and Yale University Press both recently announced plans to partner with Oxford University Press (OUP) to launch their own databases on OUP's University ...

CCH Partners With Grant Thornton for Tax Articles

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, struck a deal last week to feature regular articles from global tax professionals at Grant Thornton LLP in its Global Tax Weekly - A Closer Look. CCH ...

University Press Books Impress in October

Net sales of University Press books increased 13.3% to $11.9 million in October of 2012, from $10.5 million in October 2011, according to figures from the Association of American ...

Committee Calls for Review of RCUK OA Policy

The U.K.’s House of Lords Science & Technology Committee has called for a government review of the process by which Research Councils U.K. developed its new open access policy ...

DeGruter Acquires Two Publishers, Signs E-Book Deal

De Gruyter (Berlin) last month acquired academic publishers Akademie Verlag (Berlin) and Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag (Munich). Both companies were acquired retroactively as of Jan. ...

Nature Publishing Invests in Frontiers

Nature Publishing Group (London), last week announced a majority investment in the Swiss-based open access publisher Frontiers. Terms were not disclosed. Nature Publishing Group (NPG) ...

People in the News

The American Mathematical Society (Providence, R.I.) last month named Robert M. Harington associate executive director, publishing. Harington comes from the American Institute of ...

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