Rewarding Open Access publishing with ScienceOpen

After several highly successful rounds of our free indexing competition (see here and here), we are pleased to announce a further 6 new journals will be added in the New Year, along with the 12 new publishing clients we recently added!

These journals are:

  1. Basic and Clinical Neuroscience (link)
  2. Health in Emergencies & Disasters Quarterly (HDQ) (with a promotional free collection) (link)
  3. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (link)
  4. Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology (JACIT) (link)
  5. Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale (Fracture and Structural Integrity) (link)
  6. Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics (link)
Individual journals now come with their own highly-appealing set of re-use metrics.

Publishers working with ScienceOpen benefit from increased visibility, usage and branding for their indexed content. By getting indexed on ScienceOpen, you:

  • 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

ScienceOpen will analyse and contextualise this new content at the article-level, highlighting journals and publishers as essential context. Article-level metrics, including usage, citations, Altmetric score, and interaction, can be used to filter search results to find relevant research. All articles can be openly peer reviewed post-publication, shared and recommended by the research community. Publishers can find out more about working with ScienceOpen here.

We spoke to some of the Editors in charge of the newly indexed journals to get their thoughts.

“I strongly appreciated the quality of the ScienceOpen website,” said Francesco Iacoviello, Editor in Chief of Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale. “Our journal was born in 2007 with different aims: firstly, to promote works and researches on fracture phenomena, as well as the development of new materials and new standards for structural integrity assessment; and secondly to help PhD students and your researchers to publish their works in a ‘friendly’ environment, with reviews that strongly help the authors to achieve an acceptable quality level. We believe that a truly Open Access journal, with no charges both for readers and for authors, is the best way to obtain the results we desire.”

We provide a range of additional ways for PhD students and researchers to engage with our platform, and to help advance open science and their careers a bit on the way!

“We are a modest journal that does not have large expenses and we also would like to make it convenient for the intended audience to be able to submit their work and publish with us,” explains Dr. Emre Erturk,  Executive Editor of JACIT. “The editorial staff and the reviewers are all voluntary. Therefore, we are an APC-free journal. The open-access aspect is helpful for our readers and our students.”

We want to continue to recognise and reward these efforts, so if you run an APC-free Open Access journal, simply fill out the application form here, or get in touch with us!

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