ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest – February 2022

ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest – February 2022

Welcome to February’s monthly digest, where we provide you with the most recent updates on new publishers and journals that have joined our platform, as well as brand new collections that may support researchers and editors in their scientific work.

Our collections grew bigger in February, and we now have more than 76 million publications on our discovery network. New journals have joined ScienceOpen, while others have been added to previously featured collections.

The Journal of Modern Nanotechnology joined ScienceOpen

The Journal of Modern Nanotechnology has chosen ScienceOpen as a hosting platform for its innovative multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal. Each new article is embedded in our rich discovery environment with state-of-the-art metadata management for maximum discoverability and visibility. With our wide range of tools for author engagement and outreach, the journal is well-equipped to promote the scientific advancements of academics and technicians in the field of nanotechnology.

JMN aims to provide an online academic exchange platform for researchers and readers working in nanoscience or nanoengineering.

JMN’s full-text content is now integrated into our ever-growing database. ScienceOpen will deposit DOIs and rich metadata at Crossref, provide author integration with ORCID, long-term archiving with CLOCKSS and Google metatags for Google Scholar.

Editors’ picks:

We are thrilled to support journals and researchers that want to embrace a barrier-free model of science! You can learn more about ScienceOpen Open Access hosting here.

Medical Physics Publishing enriches our book collections with valuable medical content

Medical Physics Publishing is another publisher that joined our network in February. Our book and book chapters will now be enriched with the addition of the collection from Medical Physics Publishing (MPP), a nonprofit that publishes books written by and for physicists, medical residents, radiologists, and technologists.

ScienceOpen will assist us Medical Physics Publishing in spreading the word about our books to a larger audience, particularly our international audience. There is a fantastic opportunity now for our books to become more widely available.

Bobbett Shaub, General Manager of MPP

Today, Medical Physics Publishing allows researchers to publish texts, reference materials, and study guides that keep the medical physics community informed. MPP has a large backlist of books, reports, and theses in medical physics and closely related fields.

Featured book titles:

Learn more about Medical Physics Publishing on our interview with Bobbett Shaub, MPP’s General Manager, and make sure to follow their collection.

ScienceOpen has been tracking citations to books and chapters via Crossref DOIs since 2019, and now has over 4.1 million book records and 1.8 million chapter records. In our discovery environment, that’s a lot of books to search, sort, and explore! You can easily navigate our list of book records and find the publications that are most relevant to your field of study using our advanced search capabilities.

Celebrating Women in Science

On February 11th, we celebrated the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science by recognizing and thanking all women scientists and academics who contribute to our understanding of the world and who inspire and serve as role models and mentors to the next generation.

We also highlighted women’s contributions to ScienceOpen by showcasing some of our Researcher Collections, which have been curated by women researchers and cover interesting fields of research.

At ScienceOpen, we are honored to be working with a diverse group of engaged publishers and researchers who are helping to shape the narrative on Women and Girls in Science.

Joining the Global Conversation at NISO Plus 2022 Conference

The NISO Plus conference brings together people from all over the world to share updates and engage in discussions about the information community’s common challenges and opportunities. 

This year’s conference was held online from February 15th to 17th under the theme Global Conversations: Global Connections, with an emphasis on identifying concrete next steps to improve information flow and interoperability, as well as to aid in the resolution of current and potential future problems. ScienceOpen’s CEO Stephanie Dawson attended this year’s conference, along with other prominent speakers, moderators, and attendees from around the world.

Niso Plus was a great conference to really dig into some issues that affect the entire scholarly community. I was part of a lively session “Building services around open discovery” with Sören Hofmayer, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at ResearchGate, and Phillip Hess, Head of Publisher Relations at Knowledge Unlatched. We all agreed that book metadata is one of the biggest challenges out there for discovery platforms. I also had the opportunity to moderate the discussion of The role of the information community in ensuring that information is authoritatively ranging from data to preprints to peer review and retraction as a final option to ensure the trustworthiness of the scientific record. Further interesting topics that kept us up at night were multilingual content, preprint review, and book metadata. Metadata and discovery were a red thread that could be followed throughout the conference. We will definitely be back next year!

Stephanie Dawson, CEO of ScienceOpen

In case you have missed it, you still have a chance to follow the discussions and presentations. All of the recordings for this year’s event will be published by NISO in around 6 months, so make sure to follow their updates on social media on a regular basis.


  • ScienceOpen will be joining The London Book Fair this year, which is returning to a physical format after last year’s digital only edition. The London Book Fair is expected to welcome more than 25,000 publishing professionals to London for three days (5th – 7th April) to learn, network, and kick off their year of business.
  • More publications from Hogrefe and University of Westminster Press.

Reaching out to ScienceOpen

ScienceOpen provides state-of-the-art technology and a range of solutions and services to institutions, independent publishers, university presses, and researchers. If you would like to join our ever-expanding network of over 76 million titles, feel free to contact anytime Stuart Cooper or Carlos de la Huerta to learn more about our publishing solutions.

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