ScienceOpen partners with Brepols Publishers to put European humanities research in a global context

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The research discovery platform ScienceOpen is partnering with Brepols Publishers to integrate two new featured collections in interdisciplinary fields spanning the humanities/science divide into a global and interactive research environment.

ScienceOpen’s partnership with Brepols Publishers – an international academic publisher of research in humanities founded in 1796 – is an important step in ensuring the broadest audience for a greater discoverability of research in humanities.

ScienceOpen’s interactive features such as community curation, article reviews, comments and recommendations benefit the whole scientific community by facilitating public engagement with this scholarly research.

The focus of Brepols’ publications lies in “source-works” from Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. This includes critical editions of original texts and documents in their original language, reference works such as encyclopedias, handbooks and bibliographies, as well as monographs. Placed within the research discovery environment of almost 60 million articles, this research can be filtered and sorted using ScienceOpen’s customized search engine to ensure all users find precisely what they are looking for.

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Brepols Publishers’ new collections on ScienceOpen feature two journals:

  • Journal of the History of Environment and Society  – an open-access journal that covers various aspects of environmental history, with the emphasis on studies which focus on historical relations between environmental changes and their sociohistorical context.
  • European Yearbook of the History of Psychology – a peer-reviewed international annual journal devoted to the history of psychology, and the interconnection between historiographic survey and problems of epistemology, with the aim to aid the understanding of the common roots of European scientific thought.
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Integrating the ‘Journal of the History of Environment and Society’ and the ‘European Yearbook of the History of Psychology’ the ScienceOpen platform will increase the global outreach of latest historical discoveries in these disciplines.

Patrick Daemen, Sales & Marketing Manager of Brepols

We are particularly excited to work with the high quality journals of Brepols Publishers to explore how we can better support the community of scholarly publishers in the humanities and social sciences in reaching new audiences. Interdisciplinary content is a challenge but structurally ScienceOpen offers many advantages. We would love to see more researcher-led collections on the history of science.

Stephanie Dawson, CEO of ScienceOpen

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