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Commercial digest (4 messages) Bob Persing 05 Aug 2011 17:19 UTC

Commercial Digest, a once a week digest of messages containing
informational content from commercial bodies (i.e., publishers, vendors,
agents, etc.)

This week's digest contains 4 messages:
1) Project MUSE News: Integrated Books + Journals beta site released
2) Share with your patrons! Episodes 2 and 3 of Publishing Your Research
101 Video Series now online
3) AIP Creates New App for Authors and Reviewers
4) 2012 Journal Title and Pricing information now available - Portland
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Message #1:

Subject:    Project MUSE News: Integrated Books + Journals beta site
From:    "Melanie Schaffner" <>
Date:    Mon, 1 Aug 2011 15:46:42 -0400 (EDT)

Project MUSE Beta Site offers preview of integrated book and journal content

Project MUSE has released a beta web site previewing its combined digital
book and journal content. The beta site,, will be
available through the end of this year, allowing scholars, librarians, and
students to become familiar with the newly enhanced platform before the
changeover to accommodate MUSE's forthcoming eBook Collections on January
1, 2012.

The beta site showcases Project MUSE's sophisticated new cross-content,
faceted search functionality, and allows browsing of books and journals
side-by-side. A powerful new hierarchical subject structure permits users
to drill down to the most relevant content, and encourages discovery. Over
300 digital books, from 27 publishers, are available for free sample
access on the site during the beta period. The MUSE collections launching
in January will encompass over 12,000 book titles from the University
Press Content Consortium (UPCC), a collaborative of more than 65 major
university presses and related scholarly publishers. The beta site is
still in active development, with many additional features planned for
inclusion prior to January.

Project MUSE's beta site also includes the complete content from the
nearly 500 distinguished scholarly journals now available on the current
MUSE site. Visitors to the beta site will have access to the same content
for which they have rights on the current site, via their institutional
affiliation and associated subscriptions. New easy-to-follow icons clearly
distinguish content which is available in full text to the user, a free
sample or open access, or restricted.

The new search functionality on the beta site provides a search box on
every page, with an option for the user to search both books and journals
or choose just one content type. Once search results are returned, facets
allow for further filtering the results by research area, author,
language, and content type, and to only material for which the user has
full text access. Search results may include journal articles or book
chapters, with multiple results from a single book title rolled up into a
single cumulative entry. Efforts are ongoing to optimize the search
function to return the most relevant results with the best possible speed.

Browsing of book and journal content is available by title, publisher, and
research area. MUSE is implementing a new hierarchical structure of
academic research areas, promoting discovery of pertinent content while
moving from a broad survey through to specific sub-disciplines. With over
12,000 books anticipated for inclusion in MUSE's initial ebook
collections, the new structure will provide a powerfully efficient path to
the most needed material.

At the individual book level, users can browse chapter-level snippets and
view pertinent details about each title. A "Search Inside This Book"
feature allows for discovery within the book content without leaving the
title's main page. Breadcrumbs leading back to the hierarchical research
areas provide paths to related books and journals.

Many features are still in development on Project MUSE's new site and will
be released over the next few months. The following will be available by
the formal site launch on January 1, 2012, for both books and journal
articles: enhanced Related Content links; improved saving, viewing, and
exporting of citations; content-integrated "More by this Author" links;
and emailing, bookmarking, and sharing capabilities. Support for OpenURL
functionality and Shibboleth authentication will also be in place by
January 1.

Project MUSE eBook Collections will provide libraries, researchers, and
students access to a wealth of high quality book-length scholarship, fully
integrated with MUSE's essential electronic journal collections in a
user-friendly environment with rich discovery features. MUSE books will be
released electronically simultaneous with print publication, in PDF
format, searchable and retrievable to the chapter level. Frontlist,
backlist, interdisciplinary, and subject-specific collections will be
available for purchase, with perpetual access rights, unlimited
simultaneous usage of book content, no DRM and no restrictions on printing
or downloading. COUNTER-compliant usage statistics, as well as free MARC
records, will be available for books on MUSE. Details on available
collections, purchase options, and prices will be announced no later than
October 1, 2011. The new, integrated Project MUSE web site, including book
collections, will be live on January 1, 2012. More details are available

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social
science content; since 1995, its electronic journal collections have
supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and
school libraries worldwide.

Melanie Schaffner
Marketing and Sales Manager, Project MUSE
The Johns Hopkins University Press
2715 N Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218 USA
P 410-516-3846
F 410-516-3846
Find us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter: @ProjectMUSE

Message #2:

Subject:    Share with your patrons! Episodes 2 and 3 of Publishing Your
Research 101 Video Series now online
From:    Sara Rouhi <>
Date:    Mon, 01 Aug 2011 16:05:28 -0400

[Please excuse cross posting.]

New episodes of Publishing Your Research 101 are now available

ACS Publications has recently released Episodes 2 and 3 in the free
Publishing Your Research 101 web video series, which guides authors and
reviewers through the peer-reviewed research publication process.

The latest videos feature interviews with Inorganic Chemistry
Editor-in-Chief Richard Eisenberg, Macromolecules Editor Timothy P. Lodge,
and ACS Nano Associate Editors Paula T. Hammond and Jason H. Hafner. The two
videos discuss the writing of the cover letter that accompanies a submitted
manuscript with episode 3 focused on how to select peers to suggest as

To view the videos as well as lists of supplementary materials, please visit

Questions? Email


S. Sara Rouhi
Associate Manager, Library Relations | ACS Publications

Message #3:

Subject:    AIP Creates New App for Authors and Reviewers
From:    Mary Griffin <>
Date:    Wed, 3 Aug 2011 14:01:53 +0000

[This message is cross-posted. Please pardon the duplication.]

AIP Creates New App for Authors and Reviewers

iPeerReview provides mobile access to submitted papers

Melville, NY, August 03, 2011 - AIP Publishing, a division of the
American Institute of Physics (AIP) (, announces the release
of its new app, iPeerReview. The new app allows authors and reviewers to
use their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices to access a broad range
of information on papers submitted to any of AIP's journals in Peer
X-Press, AIP's manuscript submission and review system.

"iPeerReview is an integral part of our comprehensive strategy to make
all AIP content - both live and in production - more accessible to our
users," said Evan Owens, AIP's chief information officer, publishing.
"We recognize that our authors and reviewers need fast, convenient
access to their papers during the review process, and now we've created
an app with a clean, streamlined design, which can deliver these papers
- anytime and anywhere they need them."

Once logged in, users can perform a number of activities related to
their papers. They can access a list of all active and completed papers,
view the status history of a paper, view and save a paper in PDF format,
email a paper, and link to a paper on AIP's Scitation platform if it is
in production or to Peer X-Press if it is under review.

When users access iPeerReview, they can either log in or access papers
that they have previously saved to their device. The app will determine
if they are an author, a reviewer, or both. In the event that they are
both an author and a reviewer, iPeerReview will allow them to access
both sets of papers under separate tabs.

To download the app, search for iPeerReview in the iTunes App Store or visit
AIP Labs

About AIP

The American Institute of Physics is an organization of 10 physical
science societies, representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers,
and educators and is one of the world's largest publishers of scientific
information in physics. AIP pursues innovation in electronic publishing
of scholarly journals and offers full-solution publishing services for
its Member Societies. AIP publishes 13 journals; two magazines,
including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference
Proceedings series. AIP also delivers valuable resources and expertise
in education and student services, science communication, government
relations, career services for science and engineering professionals,
statistical research, industrial outreach, and the history of physics
and other sciences.

For more information, please contact:

Lori Carlin

Director, Fulfillment & Marketing

American Institute of Physics


Phone: +1 516-576-2279

Message #4:

Subject:    FW: 2012 Journal Title and Pricing information now available
- Portland Customer Services
From:    "PPL Sales" <>
Date:    Thu, 4 Aug 2011 16:08:46 +0100

With apologies for cross-posting

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