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Research Fortnight
Publishing giants back down on double dipping

29-10-2014

Two of the largest academic publishers, Wiley-Blackwell and Taylor & Francis, are to reduce the costs of their subscriptions against payments they receive to publish open-access articles from 2015, Research Fortnight has learned.

 
 
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free article Galileo launch delayed to 2015
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29-10-2014

Arianespace, a French space company, has confirmed that the next pair of Galileo navigation satellites will not be launched until 2015, following problems with previous launches.

free article Has the journal impact factor had its day?
Research Fortnight

29-10-2014

When he applied for a promotion 2 years ago, Steve Pettifer, a reader in the school of computer science at the University of Manchester, decided to drop the journal impact factor from his CV.

R&D funding for TB still to meet target, report says
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27-10-2014

The global community last year invested barely a third of the funding required to develop vaccines and drugs to contain the spread of TB, says a report published on 22 October.

 

free article Academics line up to lobby fresh Commission
Research Europe

25-09-2014

The last fortnight in Brussels has been dominated by planning for the European Commission, the 27 members of which were nominated by president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker on 10 September.

free article Moedas’s agenda
Research Europe

25-09-2014

The research commissioner faces many challenges