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

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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.

Embedded within the ScienceOpen discovery platform of over 56 million article records, the new ‘Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)’ featured collection is placed within a broad digital research environment of interactive tools. ScienceOpen’s features such as community curation, article reviews, comments, and recommendations create a forum for user engagement and increase research discoverability. A range of aggregated collection- and record-metrics then provide detailed usage statistics for publishers to track the impact of their content. 

Managed and published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, the eWiC Series is international in scope. With a history of over 40 years, BCS has published academic journals, newsletters, magazines, and computing books for the IT community, including individual practitioners, employers of IT staff, and the public. The eWiC Series gives free access to the proceedings of workshops and conferences on a broad range of computing topics. Each eWiC volume is based on the proceedings of a specialized workshop and is designed to provide information that represents a snapshot of current knowledge, debate, or research.

ScienceOpen highlights the new ‘Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)’ collection as an important step in advancing computing research and contributing to a positive social impact of its latest findings.

By expanding our content hosting offer to include conference proceedings, ScienceOpen opens up a wealth of information often characterized as ‘grey literature’. We are excited to be working with the highly professional team at BCS to increase the discoverability of this important content.

Stephanie Dawson, CEO of ScienceOpen

We are very pleased to be working in partnership with ScienceOpen – allowing the vast body of work we have gathered to be accessible to as wide an audience as possible. The collection of high-quality content from these conferences will provide essential knowledge to IT academics, professionals and the public alike.

Ian Borthwick, Head of Publishing, BCS Learning and Development

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