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24 Sept. 2019: Study on manipulated citations
The Dutch publisher Elsevier is looking into the possibility that some peer reviewers are encouraging the authors of work under review to cite the reviewrs' own research in exchange for positive reviews....

1 July 2019: Study analysed publishing trends
A recent study analysed >120 million papers to examine how the academic publishing world has evolved over the last century. Although a special focus was on biology, some of the overall trends are also valid for astronomy...

1 July 2019: Microsoft Store's ebooks to disappear for good
In April, it was announced that Microsoft would close its Store’s books section for good. Starting as soon as this week, it is going to remove all purchased books from the reading devices of those who “bought” them...

27 May 2019: Overview of publication business models
Open Access, subscriptions, transformative agreements…. to help disentangle these concepts, the ESO Library has developed a schematic overview of the most common publication business models currently used in science publishing...

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Starting in 2019, the Library will implement and administer an ESO-wide Information Repository, to enable controlled processes and practices for the creation, review, modification, issuance, distribution and accessibility of documents.

It will be accessible to ESO staff and authorized external users. We will keep you informed about its developments in the coming months.

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