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Month: January 2019

UCL’s innovative open access megajournal starts taking submissions

For the official press release, please see our Press Room, UCL News, and Science|Business.  

UCL Press has launched its new open access megajournal ‘UCL Open’ and will start accepting academic research submissions from today (January 31, 2019).

It is the first university megajournal providing an open access and transparent end to end publishing model, enabling research to be accessible to everyone.

It is being piloted with UCL Open: Environment which focuses on environment-related research and will include contributions from life and earth sciences, as well as medical, physical, population, engineering, and social sciences. The model is expected to be developed and rolled out across a broad range of multidisciplinary research subjects.

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ScienceOpen highlights ‘Vasa – European Journal of Vascular Medicine’ in over 5,000 articles in ‘Hogrefe Medicine’

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Following the launch of ‘Hogrefe Psychology’ last week and thanks to ScienceOpen’s extended collaboration with the Hogrefe Publishing Group, today we are pleased to bring ‘Hogrefe Medicine’ to your attention – a Hogrefe featured collection bringing together the latest research in medicine. This collection is a diverse portfolio of highly regarded, mostly peer-reviewed, journals in German and English language in the fields of medicine. These journals are aimed at academics and clinicians in research centers, hospitals, and medical practices across the globe. Hogrefe highlights ‘Vasa – European Journal of Vascular Medicine’—the official organ of the GermanSwiss, and Slovenian Societies of Angiology, and the European Society for Vascular Medicine—within the context of over 5,000 research articles in ‘Hogrefe Medicine’.

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Hogrefe’s journals in psychology on ScienceOpen

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Mental health matters! As part of our extended collaboration with the Hogrefe Publishing Group, ScienceOpen now indexes 30 English and German language academic journals covering many areas of psychology and mental health. The content of these highly-regarded peer-reviewed journals is integrated in the form of the featured collection ‘Hogrefe Psychology’ into the ScienceOpen research discovery environment.

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ScienceOpen and Hogrefe Publishing Group extend their cooperation

For the official press release, please see our Press Room, Knowledgespeak, STM Publishing News, and Hogrefe US/DE.

ScienceOpen and Hogrefe Publishing Group are pleased to announce an extended collaboration that integrates six new featured collections in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, medicine, and health care into the ScienceOpen research discovery environment. These collections join the already featured open access article collection ‘Hogrefe OpenMind’ in psychology/psychiatry, medicine, and nursing on ScienceOpen.

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Reviewer under review: Prof. Rolf Georg Beutel

Best wishes for the New Year 2019! Last month we bid farewell to 2018 by putting our topical researcher-led collections in focus and organizing a prize draw for an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet for researchers reviewing any paper on ScienceOpen in December. Today we would like to thank everyone who participated in the drawing and are pleased to announce the winner: Prof. Rolf Georg Beutel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena (Jena, Thüringen).

Prof. Beutel is editor of the collection ‘Coleoptera’, a comprehensive overview of over 9,000 research articles covering this immensely diverse group. This ScienceOpen collection goes beyond the traditional fields of taxonomy and morphology, and integrates an increasing number of open access records. Curated by an evolutionary biologist who considers himself primarily a systematist, the collection covers multiple lines of research, such as phylogeny, classification, genetics, and physiology. ‘Coleoptera’ is an indispensable tool in biodiversity research and provides an essential reference system for studies in other fields. Evolutionary biology of Coleoptera relates to topics such as physiological and genetic backgrounds of feeding habits or reproductive biology, making it an exciting group to study. This is especially true in our “age of phylogenomics”, when rapidly growing molecular data opens new fascinating perspectives in the research on beetles and other organisms.

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Kicking off the new year with 50 million article records!

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We made it! ScienceOpen reached a major milestone: 50 million article records in 5 years of making science open! What’s more, this number is increasing faster and faster as we index more articles. ScienceOpen’s aggregation engine enables us to track citation genealogies and identify similar publications from published articles, making it possible to exponentially push the boundaries of our research discovery environment.

To mark our successful 5-year journey to 50 million records, ScienceOpen CEO Stephanie Dawson talks about the meaning of this milestone for ScienceOpen’s future and scholarly communication in general.

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