Friday, April 20, 2018

Conference poster session abstracts

Poster abstract submission is now officially closed and the first abstracts have been posted to our website conference pages.

We have had a good response with 12 posters accepted, and authors coming from five countries in three continents: Chile, Germany, Korea, Spain, and Turkey to present sessions on assessment of scientific indicators, national author representation, nursing ethics, narrative reviews, and ethical guidelines.

We will still have room at the conference for more, so late applications could still be considered: interested authors should contact the Conference Secretary as soon as possible (

All those who have submitted an abstract should have heard from the Programme Committee by now: please contact the Conference Secretary if you have not.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

EuroScience Open Forum 2018

Register now for the largest interdisciplinary forum on science and innovation in Europe! 

The EuroScience Open Forum brings together every two years the key players of research and innovation in a city that becomes "European City of Science".

The 8th edition of the forum will be held from 9th to 14th July in Toulouse, France, European City of Science 2018.

ESOF 2018 is a unique space for exchange and collaboration between: 

  • +4000 researchers, economic actors and European policy makers 

  • +80 countries 

  • +250 disciplines and fields of expertise 

  • +400 journalists

A confirmed programme of events has now been released, containing more than 200 conferences, workshops and debates on: 

  • The latest scientific breakthroughs 

  • Future technologies and their impact on society 

  • The next European research policies

Click here to access the registration platform

Benefit from ESOF’s early bird prices until April 14, 2018. 

PhD students, young researchers, this edition of ESOF is yours! In addition to the Careers programme, and the posters session, special fares have been introduced this year:
€50 euros for PhD students and €150 for everyone under 35 years old.

The organisers are also looking for volunteers to help with both the forum ESOF from 9th to 14th July and the "Science in the City" festival from 7th to 15th July.

If you can offer your services assisting with poster presentations, exhibitions, registration or technical aspects, check out the Volunteers page of their site

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Article discovery app Kopernio acquired by Clarivate

Interesting new development over at Clarivate, as they announce their acquisition of article discovery app Kopernio.

A free to use browser plug-in similar to UnPaywall, Kopernio searches your library (if you log on with institutional credentials), PubMed, Google Scholar, pre-print servers and other repositories to look for the full text. It then saves it to your online 'locker', or you can download to your desktop.

Adding this personal library app to the Clarivate roster, alongside recently acquired Publons for peer review activity, as well as their existing Web of Science and ScholarOne Manuscripts features is an interesting step towards developing what could be a fascinating and highly functional integrated academic activity platform (and all that associated data that goes with it!).

Unsurprisingly, this news is making waves across industry and academia, including a thoughtful post and interview with Kopernio founders Jan Reichelt and Ben Kaube on Scholarly Kitchen, and Times Higher Education running the somewhat contentious headline “'Legal Sci-Hub' journal access tool set for major expansion”, amongst many others.

Definitely worth putting in your browser.

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