The New Partnership
Amsterdam University Press has strategically partnered with ScienceOpen to enrich its metadata and feature its scholarly books on ScienceOpen’s interactive search and discovery platform. ScienceOpen has provided expert technical support with the generation of rich, machine-readable metadata and assigning and depositing Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to Crossref. By partnering with ScienceOpen, Amsterdam University Press (AUP) can now dedicate more of its focus to the editing aspects of publishing—leaving the technical responsibilities to ScienceOpen’s Metadata Technical Hub.
About Amsterdam University Press (AUP)
AUP has been a leading scholarly publisher of Humanities and Social Sciences for almost thirty years. AUP publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed academic books in English, textbooks for universities and higher education, journals, and major reference works. All publications are evaluated by an international editorial board of appointed experts and are subject to a full external peer-review. AUP is a longstanding supporter of Open Access publishing and releases many academic books in Open Access directly on publication. Amsterdam University Press) is actively seeking proposals for cutting-edge research from a global network. To start exploring AUP book content, see the collection Amsterdam University Press Books on ScienceOpen, for example these high impact works:
Top AUP titles
- Digital Media Practices in Households
- Exceptional Bodies in Early Modern Culture
- Islam in a Secular State
ScienceOpen depositing rich metadata to Crossref for AUP
Although Crossref Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) were first deposited almost exclusively for journal articles, they are increasingly becoming an essential identifier for scholarly books and chapters as well. DOIs support better citation tracking and enhance the discovery, visibility, and usage of book content. Because of technical challenges, many publishers allow 3rd party distribution platforms to create DOIs for their content, with the prefix of the 3rd party and the URL of the 3rd party version. ScienceOpen, on the other hand, can deposit DOIs and richest metadata with Crossref on behalf of a publisher, using their own Crossref prefix and the publisher’s own URLs to send users back to the Version of Record on the publisher website.
Working with Amsterdam University Press has been a pleasure and our technical team continues to learn how we can best serve academic book publishers. Many university presses face the challenge of expanding their websites to accommodate individual book chapters. We were able to create a flexible solution for AUP book chapter DOIs that we believe will be useful for other presses.Stephanie Dawson, ScienceOpen CEO
Integration with the ScienceOpen Metadata Technical Hub
While AUP appreciates all of their partners, they also want to be in control of the DOIs for their Version of Record, both books and chapters. The ScienceOpen Metadata Technical Hub will now be integrating with AUP’s partner Booksonix and taking over deposit of AUP book and chapter metadata to Crossref. ScienceOpen also now provides AUP unique landing pages for all of its book chapters which link back to the full book version on the AUP website. The new AUP Book Collection on ScienceOpen prominently features AUP’s books and leads users back to AUP’s webpage, thus increasing traffic to AUP’s website where the books can be purchased.
We are delighted to be working with ScienceOpen in a partnership that will further our mission to spread knowledge swiftly and effectively in the academic market. Now that our chapter-level content is disseminated and displayed by ScienceOpen, the discoverability of our books will be enhanced. This service is important both to AUP, as a publisher, and researchers. Additionally, our many open access books will now benefit from extra visibility on ScienceOpen, complementing our existing line-up of open access partner platforms.”Vanessa de Bueger, AUP Sales and Marketing Director
Placing AUP books in context
In addition to improving the visibility of AUP books within an open discovery environment of over 70 million records, ScienceOpen provides an engaging online forum for its content. Our customized search engine facilitates the discovery of journals, articles, and books, while interactive features such as article reviews and community curation encourage public engagement with the authors’ research. And now it is also possible to review book titles on ScienceOpen. To reward researcher participation by fully recognizing the contribution of reviewers and ensuring optimal discoverability for authors, ScienceOpen integrates seamlessly with Crossref and ORCID.
If you are interested in ScienceOpen’s metadata services, contact either Stephanie Dawson or Stuart Cooper today!