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Hassle-free indexing at ScienceOpen!

This post announces a call for journals that are Open Access and also charge no APCs (article-processing charges) to apply for our next-generation abstracting and indexing services on ScienceOpen for free!

Free to publish Open Access journals offer an incredible service to the research community and broader public, with editors often working long hours with no compensation. We want to recognise this effort and reward it with free indexing on our platform!

More visibility for your journal

Journals indexed on ScienceOpen:

  • Reach new audiences and maximize your readership
  • Drive more usage to your journals
  • Upload your content to a unique search/discovery and communication platform
  • Open up the context of your content

What do we need from you?

An application form can be found here. Fill it out, and submit to our team. Simple!

On the last day of every month, we will select and announce the winners via social media, and begin the next cycle! Out of the applicants, we will select up to 10 journals per month for free indexing, and the best application will get a free featured journal collection too! All others will roll over into the next month.

How does indexing with ScienceOpen work?

A search on ScienceOpen does not just pull up a list of article records, but rather a network of information. Topics and articles can be explored via authors, references, keywords, altmetric scores, comments and more. Results can be narrowed and sorted and the search parameters saved. Unlike standard indexing services, ScienceOpen enters into a dialogue with the scientific community, encouraging post-publication peer review and curated collections. All of these features provide a better search experience for researchers and advantages for editors in promoting their journals.

So how does it work? The ScienceOpen aggregation engine creates context by analyzing the references of each paper and creating article records from it. Assuming roughly 50 references per research article, that is 50 times the chance that a user will find something interesting and follow it back to the citing paper, or search related papers, etc. Because authors cite the best literature out there, our database is filled not with just the papers we aggregate, but also with article records for all the papers they cite. A search on ScienceOpen is much more flexible than Google for example – with super cool filtering tools like sort by Altmetric score, citations, date and usage, and our platform is freely accessible as compared to Scopus or Web of Science.

The ScienceOpen network is freely accessible for everyone to join, search, discover and share. But the indexing process is technically challenging and because our service is open for everyone to use, we usually charge a small indexing fee. In the case of community-run Open Access journals which charge no APCs, we will offer our indexing service for free.