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ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest – March 2022

ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest – March 2022

Welcome to March’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.

ScienceOpen puts your research in context within a network of 76 million articles, including over 25.000 journals and 29 million authors.

Metadata March!

This month was very exciting because, after months of hard work, the Beta version of BookMetaHub was released, addressing the challenges we had encountered when working with books and book content in the online publishing landscape.

BookMetaHub is an online platform that will aid in the enrichment and standardization of new and existing metadata for open access and traditional book publications alike. Newly created (or imported and subsequentially enhanced) metadata files are readily exportable in industry-standard formats such as BITS or Crossref XMLs, (with MARC and ONIX export coming later this year) allowing for widespread compatibility and distribution across various databases and repositories.

In simpler terms: BookMetaHub will not only help to build a more open and inclusive publishing ecosystem, but it will also help publishers simplify content management by providing a freely accessible, cutting-edge hub designed for an easier exchange and update of interoperable book and chapter metadata.

Metadata made simple!

And what a perfect time to launch BookMetaHub, just a few days before the London Book Fair, with the entire publishing community gathering to talk about books and the challenges of publishing today.

In our previous blog post, we highlighted the main book publishers on ScienceOpen, celebrating books and book content. We invite you to revisit the wide range of book collections and available titles on ScienceOpen here and don’t forget to check out BookMetaHub as well and let us know what you think about its features and how we can improve this beta version.

Feedback on BookMetaHub!

JMIR publications joined ScienceOpen

A great addition to our network on March were the two collections by JMIR publications: JMIR’s Research Protocols Collection and the Digital Health Collection. ScienceOpen worked together with JMIR to develop these two collections, covering informatics, web or app-based interventions, misinformation, and beyond.

The publications will be embedded in ScienceOpen’s discovery environment of over 76 million publications for increased visibility and will be placed in context with other relevant collections to increase the impact of the research even further.

Exciting research on Environment and Geosciences

Geosystems and Geoenvironment (GeoGeo) was another great addition, a new open-access journal that aims to provide an open platform for the rapid publication of the most recent high-quality original research articles, as well as timely reviews, research papers, letters, and discussions in the interdisciplinary fields of Earth and Environment Sciences.

All related topics of surface or deep Earth Systems and their planetary equivalents are covered in the Geosystems and Geoenvironment article categories, including geological and geodynamic processes, climate dynamics and deep-time paleoclimate, modern and paleo-environment, ocean dynamics and paleo-oceanological processes, ecology, petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, economic geology, etc. Discover their first issue here.

New partnership with the Tubman Institute

Harriet Tubman’s legacy is one of resistance and hope. To raise awareness about Harriet Tubman’s courageous activism, the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas was established as a hub for studies and documentation on Africa and its Diasporas.

ScienceOpen is pleased to welcome the Tubman Institute and their research into our discovery environment by dedicating a collection to the HTI Journal of African and Black Diasporic Studies/La revue des études africaines et de la diaspora noire, drawing on interdisciplinary insights from a variety of intellectual traditions and appealing to a diverse readership.

The Journal of African and Black Diasporic Studies is a peer-reviewed, international, bilingual journal that publishes research that advances our understanding of Africans and African-descended people worldwide in English and French.

This collection will add up to our diverse and multilingual content, which crosses regional, cultural, and language barriers as well.

Meet us at the London Book Fair

We are very excited to be joining London Book Fair next week, one of the largest events that bring together publishers and dealmakers, copyright experts, and other professionals from the print, audio, TV, film, and digital publishing landscapes.

If you will be attending the Fair as well and would like to meet with Stephanie Dawson or Stuart Cooper to learn more about our services, feel free to contact them for a personal meeting.

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