PubTech Radar Scan: Issue 7


  • ProQuest have launched a new text and data mining solution, ProQuest TDM Studio, for researchers. [Press release]

  • Enago has announced the launch of TRINKA, an AI writing assistant. “Built by linguists, scientists, and language lovers, TRINKA finds and corrects thousands of complex writing errors instantly…. Trinka is purpose-built for academic and technical writing with the most exhaustive technical spelling list, style guide integration, and formal tone usage.” 

  • Sherpa Romeo (aggregator of journal OA policies, publisher copyright and archiving policies) have a lovely new version of their website and are seeking feedback about functionality and usability

  • PubPub, the open source collaboration platform built by the Knowledge Futures Group, has partnered with AfricArXiv, the African preprint repository, to host audio/visual preprints. will enable multimedia submissions around research outputs, including community participation and feedback for and from researchers. [Press release]


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Events and opportunities

  • STM is looking to recruit a anti-piracy security consultant to review the current state of technical anti-piracy measures and create a cross-industry capability to fight piracy of academic books and journals.

  • The Open Publishing Fest is going to be held over two weeks in May, featuring discussions, demos, and performances that showcase our paths toward a more open source software, open content, and open publishing models. Propose an event here.

  • ALPSP have a new series of webinars exploring platform hosting initiatives called Case Studies in Collaboration. The three webinars will look at the partnership between Emerald & 67 Bricks, UCL Press & ScienceOpen, and SPIE & Project Euclid

  • eLife have announced the 15 project ideas to be worked on during this year's #eLifeSprint 🚀 Apply by May 24 to participate

A bit of light relief