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Free Open Access Journal Hosting on ScienceOpen to Kick Off the New Year

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2020 will ring in a decade of more openness in scholarly research – more open access, more open peer review, more open source development, more open humanities and science. ScienceOpen is thrilled to support this development with a wide range of technology solutions. After all, it has been part of our mission statement, and our name, from day one.

For small publishing organizations like library publishers, societies, university presses or single journals, metadata generation and distribution can be a time-consuming manual effort. Sometimes important information is left out simply due to technical restrictions. ScienceOpen can take the pain out of these processes, saving you time and resources and providing richer metadata to your partners. Turning these technical tasks over to ScienceOpen as professional service provider can free up your time to focus on more important editorial goals.

For open access journals we now offer full journal hosting within our unique interactive discovery environment of over 60 million article records. With Crossref DOI deposit, ORCID integration, open review infrastructure, long term archiving, and state-of-the-art indexing and SEO, your open access journal can make ScienceOpen its home base and tap into the full infrastructure of scholarly publishing, all for a very reasonable price. We want to see open access journals grow and flourish in the next year and decade!

Hosting your journal on ScienceOpen can maximize your visibility and impact. You can explore journals hosted on the platform by UCL Press and conference proceedings for the Electronic Workshops in Computing by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. We are currently in the process of expanding this service to books as well.

As a special offer to kick off 2020, we will provide a year of free hosting for one open access journal – so apply today!

To apply for our free hosting offer, just send a description of your open access journal and a link to your content to Stephanie Dawson at Stephanie.Dawson@ScienceOpen.com with the subject line “Free hosting” by January 31st, 2020. A winner will be chosen and announced in early February. After set-up for the winning journal, full hosting will run free of charge for one year. And of course, if you are interested in open access hosting for your full portfolio of journals, books and/or conference proceedings or further features such as a customized peer review management system, just get in touch with Stuart Cooper or Stephanie Dawson for a pricing quote.

What do you get when hosting your journal within the ScienceOpen discovery environment?

  • Context: Embed your journal within the context of the full scope of scholarly research including banner marketing on all related articles and search highlights for your journal and articles in a search environment of 60 million article records.
  • Integration: Connect your digital content to the world with Crossref, ORCID, DOAJ and Altmetric integration, indexing by Google Scholar and Baidu Scholar, long term archiving with CLOCKSS and distribution to A&I services via ScienceOpen.
  • Community: Use ScienceOpen infrastructure to build communities around your books and journals. Users can curate, share, recommend, comment, or review articles, conference papers, books and chapters.
  • Growth: Promote your journal on ScienceOpen and see your submissions and APCs grow with our “Submit manuscript” button that links to your submission system.

ScienceOpen Hosting

We offer a wealth of features at the article and journal level:

You can explore our full range of services for publishers or contact us about customized solutions. We have been making all research articles more discoverable and creating technology solutions around open access and open science since 2013.

So submit your journal for free hosting on our platform today! We look forward to your new open access journals and to an open new year. Best wishes for 2020 from the ScienceOpen team in Berlin, Boston and Budapest.

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