The New Year under Review

The New Year under Review

Welcome to 2018! In December we highlighted our topical Collections on ScienceOpen and asked you to review any paper in a collection to enter a drawing for an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. Today we would like to thank everyone who shared their expertise on ScienceOpen over the last year and are happy to announce the winner: Agustín Estrada Peña of the University of Zaragoza, Spain.

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Agustín is editor of the collection Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens, a comprehensive overview with over 11,000 articles covering the whole spectrum from biology and habitats to molecular mechanisms of disease and epidemiology. The ScienceOpen collection format allows researchers to search within these papers with a wide range of filters and quickly change the top view with sort by date, citations, Altmetric Score, usage and more to drill down and find interesting new work.

Agustín reviewed the paper The global distribution of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. More reviews of articles in this collection by the tick community are highly welcome. Help to make this an important resource for all! To learn how you can add to this knowledge database check out our resources on reviewing on ScienceOpen. Remember, all reviews are published with a CC BY Open Access license and receive a Crossref DOI.

We are also happy to highlight some other reviews from December:

Privacy-preserving data publishing : A survey of recent developments

A Scalable Two-Phase Top-Down Specialization Approach for Data Anonymization Using MapReduce on Cloud

MapReduce : simplified data processing on large clusters

Exploring the hydrological impact of increasing urbanisation on a tropical river catchment of the metropolitan Jakarta, Indonesia

Biogeochemistry of a tropical river affected by human activities in its catchment: Brantas River estuary and coastal waters of Madura Strait, Java, Indonesia

A survey of the supply and bacteriologic quality of drinking water and sanitation in Jakarta, Indonesia

Capturing the “Whole Tale” of Computational Research: Reproducibility in Computing Environments

Data preservation at the Fermilab Tevatron

New articles are added to the ScienceOpen discovery environment daily. We hope that you will share your expertise in 2018 by reviewing or recommending an article, or even starting your own collection. As always, your feedback is very welcome.

Best wishes for the New Year from the ScienceOpen team.