The new season delivered an excellent round of applications to kick-start our free Open Access indexing competition for this academic year.
These journals fulfil the double challenge of publishing high-quality Open Access research while charging no fees (APCs) to their authors. As such, they provide significant contributions to advancing open scholarship as well as a more democratic science from month to month.
To help these valuable contributions to the scholarly record to become more visible, we offer our winners a Featured Collection for one year for free. Collections are a specialized and customized promotional service to increase the visibility of selected journals within our discovery platform, also used to track and measure usage of research articles.
We are pleased to announce three new journals from across Europe that will be integrated into, and promoted on, ScienceOpen. These are:
Publisher: Hungarian Communication Studies Association
Country of publisher: Hungary
KOME is a theory and pure research-oriented journal of communication studies and related fields. It consists of useful supplements and reasonable alternatives to current models and theories and features theoretical researches that help to understand better, or deconceptualize the understanding of communication and the media.
As an important area in communication, current issues from the field of scholarly communication are also covered.
Cyborgs, desiring-machines, bodies without organs, and Westworld: Interrogating academic writing and scholarly identity
The Role of the Anonymous Voice in Post-Publication Peer Review Versus Traditional Peer Review
The Internet and the Nigerian Woman: A Case of Female Undergraduates
Control, Communication, and the Voice of the Leader. A ControlCharacter Analysis of the 2016 US Presidential Debate
We asked Dr. János Tóth, Editor-in-Chief of KOME, about why they chose to enter the competition. He said:
We noticed the call when we were uploading the content of our most recent issue to DOAJ. To be completely honest, at first glance we were not sure about how our journal would find its place among your content -most of the indexed journals are from hard science fields-, but the interface looked very appealing, user-friendly, and there were a lot of additional options not seen on competitors’ services. We are constantly looking for new opportunities to reach toward international audiences, and, as someone who can already speak from experience, ScienceOpen seems to be in every respect an intelligent tool capable to help us achieve this goal.
Publisher: Stichting SciPost
Country of publisher: The Netherlands
SciPost Physics is a premium-quality, Open Access, peer-reviewed refereed Journal for the general field of Physics.
It aims at providing scientists with a publishing platform in which uncompromising scientific quality meets the highest achievable standards of open accessibility, with a resolutely international outlook.
Some of our favourite articles include:
The Infrared Physics of Bad Theories
Strongly Interacting Light Dark Matter
Quantum Monte Carlo detection of SU(2) symmetry breaking in the participation entropies of line subsystems
Publisher: Irish College of Paramedics
Country of publisher: Ireland
The Irish Journal of Paramedicine is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, international journal dedicated to advancing and promoting the science of prehospital clinical care, research, education, policy, management and operational delivery.
The Irish Journal of Paramedicine is the official journal of the Irish College of Paramedics, the professional body for Irish prehospital emergency care practitioners.
Here is a little teaser from their selected articles:
Identifying the barriers to female leadership in Paramedicine
On shift simulation in aeromedical operations – making it work
Dip(ping) into Foreign Waters…Irish Paramedics’ Royal College Experience
Congratulations to all of our winners!
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If you run a free to publish Open Access journal, participate in the competition today and get indexed on ScienceOpen for free! You can find the application form here.
Browse through the previous entry winners:
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Reconciling East and West in biomedical science: Family Medicine and Community Health and Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications are now indexed on ScienceOpen
Medieval heritage unlimited
Open Access in the Cause of Social Clinical Health Support
New journals coming to ScienceOpen!
Platinum indexing for platinum journals
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 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.
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We are still running our free indexing competition for APC-free open access journals, so get in touch if you qualify!