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ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest – July 2022

ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest – July 2022

Welcome to ScienceOpen’s monthly digest, which covers the most recent information on new network additions, new collections that may help researchers and editors in their work, and events and activities that support a more open scientific landscape.

In July, we added more collections to our database, bringing the total to 79 million publications and over 25.000 journals.

Let’s take a look at some of the most recent ScienceOpen additions, and remember to remain updated by following @Science Open on Twitter and other social media channels.

Save the Date for R2OM Conference

Road to Open Meta is a conference that will analyze current difficulties in metadata communication and provide a forum for discussion and presentation of prospective problem-solving solutions. R2OM, organized by ScienceOpen and HTWK Leipzig, will bring together various Open Science and Open Access stakeholders on September 12th to investigate what makes systematic metadata communication difficult and how to solve those metadata communication issues for improved distribution and discoverability results.

The Road to Open Meta conference will also be the final event of the respective BMBF-funded research projects OA-STRUKTKOMM and OA-META, where ScienceOpen and HTWK Leipzig will present their project results. 

Check the conference program here, get the latest updates on the conference with the #R2OM hashtag on Twitter, and register for free today.

Join the conversation on Open Reviewing – #PublishYourReview

#PublishYourReviews is a campaign to encourage more transparency, enrich the scientific conversation with diverse expertise, and catalyze a culture of open commenting on preprints. ScienceOpen is proud to be a supporter of this initiative spearheaded by ASAPbio, a scientist-driven nonprofit working to promote innovation and transparency in the life sciences.

Publish Your Reviews encourages all reviewers to post their comments alongside the preprint versions of articles.

With over 2 million indexed preprints from a wide range of repositories and a powerful infrastructure for open peer review, ScienceOpen is ideally situated to support the Publish Your Reviews initiative. We look forward to facilitating the conversation on preprints and open peer reviewing and publishing your reviews!

Take action today by signing the pledge on open review and get the most out of ScienceOpen’s infrastructure, which allows everyone to become a reviewer in just a few simple steps.

When joining ScienceOpen, simply link your ORCID account after registering, and with 5 publications, you are automatically granted Reviewer StatusIf you don’t have 5 publications yet, contact us at feedback@scienceopen.com to request a status upgrade.

How to #PublishYourReview on ScienceOpen:

  • Register with your ORCID
  • Find or add the preprint to a paper you have been asked to review.
  • Post your review
  • Done!

On our About Page, you can learn more about Review on ScienceOpen.

UCL Open: Environment, the Journal of Systems Thinking (JoST), and UnisaRxiv are some journals are already actively implementing the workflow envisioned by the #PublishYourReviews initiative on ScienceOpen. Take a look at their preprints and start reviewing them today!

The importance of DOIs for books

In one of our previous blogs, we talked extensively about DOIs, their importance in the digital publishing landscape, the advantages of using DOIs for books, and how ScienceOpen makes use of DOIs for books.

DOIs are an excellent way to organize your scholarly content because they generate and track usage, and attribution, and facilitate the online exchange of scholarly content. 

Have a look at our blog on book DOIs and learn about the different ways how ScienceOpen can help you manage, create, and register DOIs.

Why Book DOIs? – ScienceOpen Blog

Latest upgrades on usage tracking from ScienceOpen

Our technology is always being improved. After updating our cookie policy, which now gives users more privacy options when browsing through ScienceOpen, our developers recently introduced a new analytics tool for publishers, which will help them understand where readers are coming from – what institute they represent – and which content has received more attention on our site.

Publishers and editors can now download usage and geolocation reports from their collection page at any time.

This new feature allows our publisher customers to stay up to date with the distribution of their publications on ScienceOpen and share valuable insights with their authors, readers, and scholarly circles.

HOD joinsScienceOpen

ScienceOpen’s network continues to grow. Hematology and Oncology Discovery is a new addition to our network that will provide prominent open-access multidisciplinary research on all facets of hematology and oncology research. Published by Compuscript, this journal adds to our series of successful collaborations in offering open-access hosting services for new journals.

Our services will help in increasing readership for the newly released journal and disseminating all its publications digitally. Make sure to follow HOD’s new collection to keep up with more interesting upcoming research and the latest calls for papers by HOD Journal.

Are you a Journal Editor? 

Do you have a journal collection on ScienceOpen or are looking for ways to promote your journal? Take a look at our Services for Publishers and our open access hosting solutions.

We are eager to hear from you and would be delighted to provide you with a consultation. Stephanie Dawson, our CEO, can be reached anytime at Stephanie.Dawson@ScienceOpen.com.

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