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Twas the eve of COASP – a special message for OA publishers

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It seems like just yesterday that we were preparing for our first COASP meeting in Paris. Now Stephanie is traveling to Amsterdam for the 2015 event which begins tomorrow.

A great deal has happened at ScienceOpen since then, here’s a quick rundown:

What do we hope to achieve at this year’s COASP meeting? Stephanie (our CEO) would like to chat with as many of our fellow publishers as possible about how you, like Thieme, can use our platform to raise the visibility of the OA research that you publish even further, which is of benefit to your authors and their careers.

CEO of ScienceOpen, Stephanie Dawson
CEO of ScienceOpen, Stephanie Dawson

As some, but not all, of you know, ScienceOpen has developed a Collections Tool which allows Community Editors to curate articles from any OA publisher in any way they choose.

Here’s one on Cancer Immunotherapy by the President and Editor-in-Chief of Annual Reviews, Richard Gallagher, who is well known to many of you from his roles at Nature and Science. Editors can pick which articles to include by citation history; altmetrics info; year; openness (we feature open articles and closed stubs); add their own Editorial (which receives a DOI); add comments about why they choose each article and then invite others (with five or more peer-reviewed publications on their ORCID) to participate in Post-Publication Peer Review.

Here’s another example of our Collections Tool in action from Thieme, who have have added 3 OA journals to the platform:

We offer a safe and legal networking option for encouraging conversation around content, that complies with publisher policies. ScienceOpen invites those attending COASP to find Stephanie (@SDawsonBerlin) and get involved!