A great article about scientific publishers, including Nova Science Publishers was brought to my attention last week. The title of the article is called Coverage, Field Specialization and Impact of Scientific Publishers Indexed in the Book Citation Index by Daniel Torres-Salinas, Nicolás Robinson-García, J.M. Campanario and Emilio Delgado López-Cózar. As discussed in the article, the purpose of the study was to analyze Thomson Reuters’ Book Citation Index, focusing on the publishers’ presence, impact and specialization. Here is a link to the article: https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1312/1312.2791.pdf
At Nova Publishers, many of our books are sold on the Amazon website. Talking to them on the phone is not a thrill but you learn to adapt. Amazon is one of the biggest players in the Publishing field and for Nova Science Publishers, they are an important third-party seller.
Many Nova authors and readers ask us to make our eBooks adaptable to all the different digital devices available today. But we have found that due to the complexity of our books, most people do not read our Titles on mobile devices (although they look our Company up on Google and other Search Engines on their mobile devices all the time). Most people still prefer our print books. For libraries however, due to budget cuts, this is changing.
TRIPS: Our President, Nadya Columbus, is leaving to Moscow on May 1st. In terms of other trips, some of my NOVA colleagues were thinking about attending the ALA (American Library Association) conference or BEA (Book Expo America). As an Academic and STM Publisher however, sometimes such meetings are helpful and at other times, they are not particularly useful. We are also days away from the ARVO conference in Seattle (The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology). I hope we can participate in some way particularly because it is important for our authors that we do (see the related and newly released title by NOVA Science Publishers: Uveitic Glaucoma).
This morning at NOVA Publishers started off with an interview with an autistic 19-year old who was looking for a job either in the editorial or art department. He was one of the most charming people I ever met. Hopefully, in some capacity, he will be able to work with us.
New Titles: NOVA Publishers are announcing titles this week such as “Mental Epidemics: From Mobbing to Terrorism Handbook,” “Personalized Medicine (Beyond PET Biomarkers,” “Neuroticism: Characteristics, Impact on Job Performance and Health Outcomes,” and “Socioeconomic Status: Influences, Disparities and Current Issues.” These are the books that jumped at me from the list anyway when rereading it this morning.