Launch a journal on ScienceOpen

Launch a journal on ScienceOpen

ScienceOpen is a discovery platform with 87 million records and a wealth of interactive features – and it’s a perfect place to start your open-access journal! ScienceOpen has developed a full range of professional editorial tools to make your publishing project stand out.

Interactive discovery environment

Thousands of researchers use the ScienceOpen discovery environment to search for relevant articles and books every day. Users can recommend, share, and review any articles they find helpful. What better place for your journal to call home? You can leverage the wealth of information in ScienceOpen to find new authors and reviewers, promote your journal on related articles, and as part of topical collections on cutting-edge topics ranging from climate change to covid to the United Nations Sustainability Goals. And your authors can do the same.

Managing a database of 87 million records, the team of aggregation specialists at ScienceOpen understands the requirements for optimal packaging and distribution of metadata and content better than most. With Crossref DOI deposit and update, long-term archiving with CLOCKSS or Portico, Google Scholar metatags, and content delivery to DOAJ, the ScienceOpen technology team has you covered.

ScienceOpen uses its “Collection” infrastructure to manage and promote each journal. A flexible journal landing page, volume and issue navigation, a wide range of metrics, an embedded Twitter feed and more make for an attractive home for your journal and space for your research community to share expertise. An easy-to-use editable interface makes it quick to update your editorial information at any time.

Manuscript submission system

Journal publishers and editors can use their own manuscript submission and management systems or opt for ScienceOpen’s integrated solution. ScienceOpen’s submission interface is integrated with ORCID author IDs with more persistent identifiers such as FundRef IDs to follow. We can work with all languages and have space for multiple translations for titles and abstracts for the best visibility for your multilingual content. Data availability statements in line with NISOs guidelines help authors to contribute to best open science practices.

A streamlined notification system and management dashboard help editors to keep track of journal submissions for timely publication.

Preprints and Open Peer Review

Peer review is at the heart of academic publishing and ScienceOpen offers both single-blind and open peer review models as part of its publishing package. Editors can search for and invite reviewers from within the nearly 80 million records on the platform.

Since 2014, Science Open’s built-in infrastructure for open, post-publication peer review has been used and improved. Several journals are now running on a fully open peer review workflow. Authors submit a manuscript that is initially vetted by the editorial team and then posted on the journal site as a preprint. Editors, authors, and other community members can invite reviewers to publicly comment on the preprint version with their own names and ORCID ID. Authors can revise their work accordingly. Preprints with 2 positive reviews are approved by the editor and then formally published in the journal. This open and transparent process can increase community discussion and engagement around your journal.

For all peer review workflows, ScienceOpen provides an extensive peer review management dashboard, automated e-mailing system, and analytics.

Do-it-yourself production workflow

If you are an editor or single journal publisher, chances are you are working with templates, using your own specialist expertise to copy-edit, and then creating attractive pdfs as an output.


ScienceOpen and its discovery environment are here to help you through the various stages of the process by making workflow management easier with a user-friendly interface, cutting-edge discovery tools, and innovative features that aid in the dissemination and communication of your research outputs. Here is a list of some of the journals publishing and hosting on ScienceOpen. If you would be interested in a demo or a quote get in touch with Stephanie Dawson or Stuart Cooper to set up an appointment.

Hosting customer# of journalsLink to publisher collection
UCL Press15UCL Press
Pluto Journals21Pluto Journals
BCS1Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
Ecology Society1Journal of Ecological Society
AJET1African Journal of Engineering & Technology
Journal of Modern Nanotechnology1Journal of Modern Nanotechnology
Irish Journal of Agriculture and Food Research1Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research
Acta Materia Medica1Acta Materia Medica
ScienceOpen3ScienceOpen Research
AfricArXiv1AfricArXiv Preprints
Asia Chem1AsiaChem
Emirates Scholar5Emirates Scholar Research Center
MIR Journal (bilingual)1MIR Journal
King Salman Center for Disability Research1Journal of Disability Research
Harriet Tubman Institute1HTI Journal of African and African Diasporic Studies
Genome Integrity1Genome Integrity
Systems Thinking1Journal of Systems Thinking
SAMD1Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices
NJET1Nigerian Journal of Tropical Engineering 

1 thought on “Launch a journal on ScienceOpen”

  1. The idea of a platform that will allow you to create a publishing factory is correct. However, such a platform should not only help to review. It is necessary to create an expert network at the same time. The network should be rating experts in order to select reviewers more clearly. Today, reviewers are not always competent. In addition, an author should not submit an article to only one journal. He should post his work, and experts should recommend him to a more suitable journal. We need to create a platform that will facilitate the work of all scientists.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *