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Month: March 2017

In:  Peer Review  

What are the barriers to post-publication peer review?

At ScienceOpen, we have over 28 million article records all available for public, post-publication peer review (PPPR), 3 million of which are full-text Open Access. This functionality is a response to increasing calls for continuous moderation of the published research literature, a consistent questioning of the functionality of the traditional peer review model (some examples in this post), and an increasing recognition that scientific discourse does not stop at the point of publication for any research article.

Post-publication peer review at ScienceOpen in action!

In spite of this increasing demand, the uptake of PPPR across different platforms seems to be relatively low overall. So what are some of the main reasons why researchers might feel less motivated to do PPPR, and is there anything we can do to increase its usage and adoption as part of a more open research culture?

What even is ‘post-publication’ peer review?

There is a general mentality among researchers that once research has been published, it has already ‘passed’ peer review, so why should it need to be peer reviewed again?

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In:  Aggregation  

Reconciling East and West in biomedical science: Family Medicine and Community Health and Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications are now indexed on ScienceOpen

We believe that Open Access to medical research is critical for advancing health research and saving lives. Part of our mission at ScienceOpen is to bring together the latest results from different fields, and cultural and geographical regions. For this reason, we are happy to announce our new partnership with the Ireland-based publisher Compuscript, whose two biomedical journals: Family Medicine and Community Health and Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications are now indexed on ScienceOpen. Both journals publish peer reviewed, open access research articles with a focus on results from China. Let’s take a closer look at them!

Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH)

 

Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH)

Family Medicine and Community Health aims to promote improved healthcare through the practice of family and community-based medicine globally. The journal covers topics that are common and relevant to family medicine and community health, such as: healthcare policies, health insurance coverage, public health, epidemiology, social and preventive medicine, management of chronic illnesses, health promotion and health ethics, community health service from pediatrics to elderly care, and education and training in family medicine worldwide with a special emphasis on Chinese and developing world modalities. So it covers quite a bit of research ground!

As a publication of the Chinese General Practice Press (CGPP), Family Medicine and Community Health is able to publish open access without charging article processing charges.

Our top article selection from the journal:

A new role for primary care teams in the United States after “Obamacare:” Track and improve health insurance coverage rates

Healthy China 2030: “Without national health, there will be no comprehensive well-being”

The innovations in China’s primary health care reform: Development and characteristics of the community health services in Hangzhou

Primary care clinicians’ strategies to overcome financial barriers to specialty health care for uninsured patients

Economic burden of inpatients with viral hepatitis B-related diseases and the influencing factors

Integration of community health workers into health systems in developing countries: Opportunities and challenges

Engaging black sub-Saharan African communities and their gatekeepers in HIV prevention programs: Challenges and strategies from England

Factors associated with the utilization of institutional and home birth services among women in Ethiopia: A scoping review

Maternal health and its affecting factors in Nepal

Mothers’ health-related quality of life: Its relationship with children’s health-related quality of life and behavior in low-income families

West meets east: Chinese and US doctors addressing the medical ecology and disease management from both countries’ perspectives

Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA)

Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications is the official journal of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC), devoted to exploring novel developments in cardiovascular disease, and to promote cardiovascular innovations and applications for the betterment of public health globally. The journal publishes basic research that has clinical applicability relating to coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, prevention of cardiovascular disease with a heavy emphasis on risk factor modification.

The latest issue is dedicated to recent advances in noninvasive cardiac imaging, such as:

Novel SPECT Technologies and Approaches in Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac PET/CT and Prognosis

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Coronary Arteries: Latest Technical Innovations and Clinical Experiences

Novel Approaches for the Use of Cardiac/Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography

Do Modern Imaging Studies Trump Cardiovascular Physical Exam in Cardiac Patients?

All articles are now placed into a context of more than 28 million articles through our citation and recommendation network and can now be found under our brand new OA filter.

For more information about our indexing services, please contact our Marketing Manager Erik Riemenschneider (Erik.Riemenschneider@ScienceOpen.com).

We are still running our free indexing competition for APC-free open access journals, so get in touch if you qualify!

 

Picking cherries from 9 new Dove Medical Press collections

Open Access to research is perhaps nowhere more important than in the field of medicine and health. This is why we’re happy to have a huge amount of Open Access research from Dove Medical Press integrated into our platform to enhance its visibility and discoverability.

Dove Medical Press was founded in 2003 and specializes in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology, and especially medicine. As a result of our new partnership, more than 14,400 of their freely accessible articles from 9 of their top international, peer-reviewed, online journals addressing both researchers and professionals are now indexed on ScienceOpen.

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In:  Other  

Innovative new features launched at ScienceOpen

For formal press release, see our Press Room and STM Publishing News.

ScienceOpen has launched a suite of powerful new features on its platform, including filters for Open Access articles and author affiliations. Using state-of-the-art technology, ScienceOpen enriches and exposes the context of research articles for a dynamic, multi-level search and discovery experience.

ScienceOpen currently indexes more than 28 million article records, 3 million of which are Open Access, and is rapidly accruing new content from a range of publishers across the STEM and HSS fields.

These new filtering functions will assist researchers in identifying relevant Open Access content more easily, and in exploring the output of particular institutes and universities. Publishers will also be able to easily document the impact of their Open Access content.

CEO of ScienceOpen, Dr. Stephanie Dawson, said “Our pace of innovation makes ScienceOpen one of the most interesting and fast-moving players in the market. We are delighted to continue to add new features to the search and discovery interface. We work very closely with the research community and publishers to provide the services that they need.”

Additional new features being released also include being able to sort content by the affiliation of an author at the time of publication, as well as the date articles were indexed at ScienceOpen. This means that ScienceOpen is rapidly becoming the smartest and most precise way to discover relevant research.

A filter for Open Access articles on ScienceOpen has been in constant demand from researchers. Co-founder of ScienceOpen, Prof. Alexander Grossmann, said “In a scholarly publishing environment where Open Access is becoming more common, we have to find ways to maximize its potential. Being able to more easily discover Open Access content will greatly enhance the research process for users across the globe.”

Publishers with the most Open Access content on ScienceOpen

New partnership with Karger

Publishers are continuously innovating with new formats for topical selections of literature. Today we are happy to announce our partnership with Karger, a leading biomedical publisher of international speciality journals and books covering basic and clinical research. Two of their thematic articles packages, one on Stroke and another one on Diabetes are now indexed on our platform.

Karger Topical Article Packages, our recent additions to the field of medicine, aim to support researchers in keeping up with the vast and rapidly growing research literature, and provide the quality assurance of rigorous peer review and editorial selection. Last year alone PubMed tracked 38,000 articles on diabetes and over 18,000 on stroke. With these numbers, editorial selection is a great help for researchers.

A unique feature of these collections is that their scope is not restricted to just one journal. Instead, they provide topical selections from across the entire range of the Karger publishing program. Articles are selected on the basis of a keyword-related semantic search on the abstract level. Such a relevance-based organizing principle results in a quick and convenient overview of the latest methodological and technological developments from one of the leading biomedical publishers.

From here, you can apply all the usual enhanced search and discovery filtering options, including sorting content by date, citations, Altmetric score, and readership, as well as discovering related content from across our network of 28 million research articles. For researchers, this is a great way of staying in touch with the latest and most relevant research published in your field.

Below you can find a teaser from their main topics and selected articles.

1. Stroke: Karger Topic Article Package

Being one of the leading cause of death and various physical, psychological and social disabilities, research on Stroke is an essential subfield of Biomedical Science.  The new collection covers the most recent advances in the field. Some of the most important topics covered include:

2. Diabetes: Karger Topical Article Package

The collection brings together peer reviewed research articles from more than 20 journals and covers the latest developments, solutions and best practices in the curation and prevention of Diabetes and its many complications. Some of the main topics covered are:

The thematic and article-level perspective of these collections is a new direction in content curation beyond the journal that we are happy to experiment with together with Karger. They also fit well into our current research network: 42.151 articles on Stroke and 122.570 articles on Diabetes opens up the wider research context for these two collections and helps aid discovery while expanding our knowledge horizons.

Our search pages also work at the collection and journal levels help you quickly and easily find exactly what research you are looking for.

If you have any feedback on our search and discovery functions, please contact us here. And if you are a publisher looking to integrate your content and enhance its context and visibility, please contact us here.

 

 

In:  Other  

Promoting your articles to increase your digital identity and research impact

Authors are undoubtedly the best positioned to promote their own research. They know it inside out, they know people who might be most interested in it, and they know the places to maximise the potential audience. But still, with an increasing number of publications every year, it is important that researchers know how to promote their research to maximum effect, whether it is Open Access or not.

Here are our top ten suggestions to help increase your reach and impact! Most of these fall under two categories: Networking and maintaining your digital identity, and sharing your research to enhance its impact. Both are important in a modern scholarly environment, and can help to give you that competitive edge while making sure your’re maximising the potential of your research.

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