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Quality in Peer Review

The long-awaited Peer Review Week has just started, and we could not be more excited! This year’s edition is all about quality in peer review. So, what does quality peer review look like and why is it important?  

Peer review is key to facilitating the growth of scientific knowledge. It allows the community to pool its resources, provide guidance and maintain a common standard of research. It is in everybody’s interest to ensure its highest quality, and the more is invested into this process, the higher the returns. However, the lack of transparency, accountability, and recognition for reviewers creates an unsustainable model of peer review and hampers realizing its full potential. 

ScienceOpen is set to change this!  

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Society publishing and open science: New research in genomic prediction on ScienceOpen

Photo credit: ‘Genomics of Gene Regulation (GGR)’, National Human Genome Research Institute, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Society journal in a box

According to a recently published LSE Impact Blog article, society publishing might just be the key to realizing an open access future. Committed to open science practices, ScienceOpen has been supporting scholarly society journals since its foundation in 2013 and continues to do so by integrating society research on the platform in the form of featured Collections.

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ScienceOpen and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers partnership highlights orthopedics research

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers have a growing focus on orthopedics

ScienceOpen and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers are pleased to announce a partnership that integrates six orthopedics journals published by Jaypee in the ScienceOpen research discovery environment in the form of a featured collection.

Established in 1969, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers is South Asia’s largest and fastest growing medical publisher that supports the medical community as an education resource from the undergraduate to practitioner level. ScienceOpen’s partnership with Jaypee puts orthopedics research into a broader scholarly context that facilitates and increases its discoverability.

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Akadémiai Kiadó’s science methodology journals on ScienceOpen

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If you understand terms such as pharmacokinetics, liquid chromatography and HPLC, we have a treat for you – a brand-new ScienceOpen featured collection on science methodology! ‘Methods by AKJournals’ launches the new partnership between ScienceOpen and Akadémiai Kiadó (AK) (see our Press Room for the announcement) as the first of five AK’s collections  on ScienceOpen in the fields of psychology, life sciences and scientific methods. This collection brings together three AK’s interdisciplinary, now Open Access journals, with a special focus on microscopy/imaging, nanoscience and chemical analysis.

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ScienceOpen launches hosting services for conference proceedings with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Photo credit: ‘Quantum computing’, Kevin Dooley, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

For the official press release, visit our Press Room.

Beginning July 2019, the conference proceedings from the Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) organized by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT will be fully hosted on ScienceOpen to contextualize and advance computing research in the form of an interactive featured collection within the discovery environment. Following our hosting cooperation with UCL Press, this partnership marks a new milestone in ScienceOpen’s portfolio of hosting features for publishers to contextualize and increase the discoverability of their content.

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ScienceOpen and Future Science Group expand their partnership to include latest biomedical research on the platform

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ScienceOpen and Future Science Group are pleased to announce an extended collaboration that integrates two new featured collections covering the latest scientific findings in drug discovery and biotechniques into the ScienceOpen research discovery environment. These collections join the already featured open-access article collection ‘Future Science: Open Access’ that includes research, review and opinion articles from across the biomedical sciences.

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New open access research in genetics on ScienceOpen

Photo source: Figure 3 (p. 515) from “Exploring a Nonmodel Teleost Genome Through RAD Sequencing—Linkage Mapping in Common Pandora, Pagellus erythrinus and Comparative Genomic Analysis”, G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, vol. 6, March 2016, Open Access

To support open access scientific publishing and increase the discoverability of genetics and genomics research, ScienceOpen has partnered with the Genetics Society of America (GSA) to integrate the open access journal G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics into the ScienceOpen discovery environment in the form of a featured collection.

How are researchers working with genetics content on ScienceOpen? Our users have curated collections on topics such as higher order chromatin architecture, CRISPR/Cas9 editing in human blood, genome engineering using CRISPR, and the measurement of glucocorticoid receptor signaling in major depression. We always welcome more researcher-led collections in genetics on ScienceOpen so contact us today for editor status!

GSA’s open access journal G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics provides a forum for the publication of high-quality genetics and genomics research such as genome maps, single gene studies, genome‐wide association and QTL studies, as well as genome reports,  mutant screens, and advances in methods and technology. Furthermore, G3 has published thematic collections on Genomic PredictionMultiparental PopulationsGenetics of Immunity, and Genetics of Sex. As a featured collection on ScienceOpen, this journal is placed in a digital research environment of interactive tools that increases the discoverability of its findings.

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ScienceOpen partners with Bioscientifica to increase the discoverability of biomedical research

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ScienceOpen and the biomedical publisher Bioscientifica are pleased to announce a partnership that integrates open-access articles from seven endocrinology and reproduction journals published by Bioscientifica in the ScienceOpen research discovery environment in the form of a featured collection.

Owned by the Society for Endocrinology, Bioscientifica exists to support biomedicine, strengthening biomedical communities to advance science and health.  All of the journals included in the ‘Bioscientifica Open Endocrinology & Reproduction’ collection on ScienceOpen are society-owned and high-impact, sitting in the top two quartiles of the Science Citation Expanded Index. This new collection features Open Access articles from journals Endocrine-Related Cancer, European Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, Reproduction, and the fully open-access journal Endocrine Connections. Case reports from the open-access database Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports are also included.

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DIY with ScienceOpen’s fully-loaded publishing platform

Launching a new open access journal or an open access press? ScienceOpen now provides full end-to-end open access publishing solutions – embedded within our smart interactive discovery environment. A modular approach allows open access publishers to pick and choose among a range of services and design the platform that fits their goals and budget.

You want to create a unique publishing identity? Book your own sub-domain powered by ScienceOpen to manage and host existing open access publications or start new journals. ScienceOpen can provide technical infrastructure for manuscript submission, peer review management, open access hosting, article versioning, distribution, analytics and APC management for journals and (coming soon) books. The ScienceOpen platform has its own powerful citation index and is uniquely integrated with ORCID, Crossref and Altmetric to immediately plug your publications into the infrastructure of global scholarly communication.

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ScienceOpen and Tsinghua University Press partner to increase impact of Chinese research

See below for the Chinese language translation. For the official press release, visit our Press Room and STM Publishing News.

The discovery platform ScienceOpen is partnering with Tsinghua University Press (TUP) to contextualize and promote Chinese research within an interactive research environment. This partnership integrates six TUP journals as featured collections in the ScienceOpen Super Collection ‘Tsinghua University Press’.

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