Coming — an OA Journal for Computational Biology

“Oxford University Press announces forthcoming journal on OA databases in biology – 29 Jul 2008

Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press (OUP), UK, has announced plans to launch a new online-only journal – The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. Computational biologist David Landsmann will serve as the journal’s editor-in-chief.

Scheduled for launch in January 2009, the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation aims to strengthen the bridge between database developers and users. It seeks to provide a platform for ‘novel ideas in database research surrounding biological information.’ The journal will reportedly cover only open-access databases.”

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, July 29th.

Carbon Capture & Storage Technologies — expensive market study

The following report is available from BCC Research for instant online purchase: — but alas, beyond the budgetary limits of academic libraries.

Carbon Capture & Storage Technologies

The global market for carbon capture technologies increased from $80.2 billion in 2006 to $88.7 billion in 2007. It should reach $236.3 billion by 2012, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.8%.

The report covers:

Descriptions of various carbon capture and storage technologies including pre-combustion, oxy-fuel combustion and post-combustion applications.

The current global market status for carbon capture technologies, with trends and forecasts for growth over the next 5 years.

Examination of more than 100 carbon capture and storage research projects taking place in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia.

Click here for a complete table of contents. Chapters are listed with prices which range from $94 (appendix, 5-pp.) to $4850 (technologies chapter, 388 pp.)

June 2008 • Report ID: EGY037B • 387 pp. • 140 tbls.

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IEEE Approves Six New Publications for 2009

In the IEEE “What’s New” newsletter, they announce a decision to publish 6 new titles:

+IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development
+IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games
+IEEE Embedded Systems Letters
+IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
+IEEE Photonics Journal
+IEEE Solid State Circuits Magazine

To read other news, including statistics on increasing citations to IEEE journals,
here is the link

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Energy & Environmental Science now online

Today the Royal Society of Chemistry has announced that its new journal, Energy and Environmental Science is freely available in 2008 and 2009. They do ask each individual to register for access, however.

A new journal linking all aspects of the chemical sciences relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science.

New e-book formats offered by O’Reilly

O’Reilly Media, a technology publisher, announced two new ebook publishing initiatives. This venture brings new electronic formats, increased portability, and up-to-the-minute options for reading O’Reilly books. An initial selection of 30 popular O’Reilly titles now come bundled in three ebook formats (EPUB, PDF, and Kindle-compatible Mobipocket). Consumers have the option of purchasing an ebook directly from O’Reilly to read on a Kindle as well as most current ebook software and devices, including Adobe Digital Editions, Blackberries, and Sony Readers. A select number of O’Reilly titles will be available for the Kindle through Amazon.”

Source: July 18th.

Inderscience (Swiss) announces 5 new Journals

Inderscience announces inaugural issues of five new journals – 14 Jul 2008

STM and business publisher Inderscience, Switzerland, has published the first issues of 5 new titles. The new journals are: International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems; International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets; International Journal of Inventory Research; International Journal of Private Law; and International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing.

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems covers foundational, engineering and technological aspects of communications systems exhibiting emergent and adaptive behaviour. The journal seeks to address research being undertaken by an interdisciplinary research computing community – and to provide a common platform under which this work can be published and disseminated. A free download of the papers from this first issue is available at

International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets encourages application of research methods to solve specific business-related problems in emerging markets. The journal aims to promote articles that are based on the unification of the theoretical-quantitative or the empirical-qualitative approach, and that propose future research directions for scholars and recommend actionable business strategies for managers. A free download of the papers from this first issue is available at

International Journal of Inventory Research stimulates innovative inventory research and its application for improving the productivity, customer satisfaction and competitiveness of manufacturing firms, retailers, logistics providers and all organisations that manage inventories. Although the journal maintains a focus on inventory theory, it deals with operational as well as strategic issues, with specific inventory models as well as with general supply chain issues, with firm-level as well as macroeconomic perspectives. A free download of the papers from this first issue is available at

International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing deals with science-based sustainability principles and their applications in innovative products, processes and systems for manufacturing with emphasis on economic, environmental and societal aspects of sustainability. The journal covers the biocomplexity of the environment and its associated technological challenges facing the needs of the society for economic growth and prosperity as applied to design and manufacturing of discrete products. A free download of the papers from this first issue is available at”

Source: Knowledgespeak Newletter, Bastille Day, 2008

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Energies — a new research & policy journal

“New OA journal on energy research and policy launched – 11 Jul 2008

Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), Switzerland, has launched a new open access (OA) journal – Energies. Dr. Edwin Kessler, founding Director of the National Severe Storms Laboratory, NOAA, serves as Editor-in-Chief.

Energies is a peer-reviewed journal of related scientific research, technology development and policy and management studies. The journal’s coverage includes subject area’s such as energy sources; energy infrastructure; energy applications; energy saving and efficiency; and other general energy topics.

The inaugural issue of the journal is currently available online at Authors are invited [to] contribute long research papers or comprehensive review papers for consideration and publication in Energies. Papers published are immediately indexed by Google Scholar.”
Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, July 11, 2008

Energy Research Guide — U.S. documents

Ed Herman at the University of Buffalo has compiled a resource guide to energy information and data (2007). His references are nearly all governmental. There are descriptions and links to the full texts. There are links to resources on legislation, policy, technical literature, and statistics. He includes sections on New York State and international resources.

This resource was found via the ResourceShelf No. 366. It is one of many resources available via the wiki created by the Government Documents Roundtable of the ALA (American Library Association).

Infrastructure and Public Works — Research Guide

The Science, Technology & Business Division’s Science Reference Services of the Library of Congress offers a series of research guides in specific subject areas. I just learned about this one from Gary Price’s ResourceShelf Newsletter, No. 366. These “Tracer Bullets” can provide an excellent start to your bibliographic/library research project. Browse or search their website if this one, 08-3, isn’t right on target. Of course, the librarians are vitally interested in helping you and learning about your research interests.

Information resources include vocabulary terms, representative books and journals, and samples of other kinds of literature like conference papers, government publications, dissertations, and, of course, abstracting/indexing services.

Science and Technology of Advanced Materials — no fee + OA

” Materials science journal STAM converts to no-fee open access model – 08 Jul 2008

The journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) has reportedly converted to a no-fee open access (OA) model with its January-March issue. The journal is being published by Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in partnership with IOP Publishing.

STAM, sponsored by NIMS, is a web-based, OA source of information on international developments in materials science. According to the editorial in the first issue, the contents are free to read, there is an ‘author friendly’ copyright policy, and there are no publication charges. By employing this publication model, NIMS hopes to contribute to the research activities of materials scientists worldwide.

Further, to give greater worldwide visibility to authors, copies of the journal will be distributed free of charge at international conferences. In addition, the STAM website will feature regularly updated news and research summaries of important developments.”

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, July 8, 2008