Elsevier launches new Chemistry Research Network ChemRN

ElsevierYesterday Elsevier announced the launch of Chemistry Research Network, ChemRN. After the launch of BioRN ChemRN is another spin-off of SSRN, the Social Science Research Network, acquired by Elsevier in 2016.  ChemRN will host not only Research Paper Series but also subscription journals. Elsevier announces on the ChemRN website: „Subscribing to any of the Chemistry Research Network’s eJournals provides the most efficient and convenient way to receive the latest research from the world’s foremost researchers. At the organizational level, Site Subscriptions can be customized to meet your faculty’s needs, including number of subscribers and research areas of interest.“

Elsevier launches new Repository BioRN

ElsevierReaders of my blog know that some weeks ago I last asked the community for information on services that are owned by Elsevier. I needed the information to prepare a talk on data collection on science and event logging in science. I will soon publish my talk, together with a resume. As suggested in my talk, Elsevier uses the technology of the  Preprint-Server Social Science Research Network SSRN (purchased last year) to offer similar servers for other disciplines. Two days ago, Elsevier announced the launch of BioRN – „a new network dedicated to biology“. Here is a quote from the press release: „Biology Research can be pre-existing and working papers on BioRN, share ideas and other early stage research, and collaborate.

Elsevier kauft Social Science Research Network

ElsevierLaut einer Pressemitteilung des Social Science Research Network (SSRN) wurde der Dienst von Elsevier aufgekauft: http://www.ssrn.com/en/index.cfm/ssrn-joins-mendeley-elsevier/. Während Springer anscheinend (s. die Fusion mit Nature) eher auf die Ausweitung des konventionellen Verlagsgeschäfts setzt, orientiert sich der Springer-Konkurrent Elsevier (neben der auch bei Springer anzutreffenden Beteiligung an Open-Access-Konsortien) eher an Innovationen und Communities. Darauf deutet, zumindest für mich, der Kauf von SSRN und Mendeley hin. Interessant scheint auch, dass mit SSRN ein ehedem nicht-kommerzielles Open-Access-Angebot zu einem kommerziellen Verlag zieht, so ähnlich wie bei der Zeitschriftengruppe Living Reviews, die vor knapp einem Jahr von der Max Planck Digital Library zu Springer überging.