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ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest – April 2023

ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest – April 2023

April has been a very busy month, with a lot of networking, promotion of scholarly excellence, and exciting integrations and technological improvements added to ScienceOpen’s infrastructure.

Explore our activities during the month of April through our Monthly Digest.

ScienceOpen at London Book Fair!

This year, the London Book Fair returned, and it was a wonderful occasion to catch up with old and new friends about topics we care deeply about, such as Open Science and the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals in our network and beyond.

Last week was another fabulous London Book Fair with 3 days packed full of meetings and an excellent ALPSP dinner on Tuesday evening. It was great to meet both long-standing friends and to meet some new contacts too! We now look forward to working more with our existing clients and on-boarding some new ones too, working to promote the UN SDGs, Open Access, Publishing new journals and supporting our partners’ Books and Journals with our Discovery, Metadata and Hosting services! The ScienceOpen Team will be attending other events in 2023, both in-person and virtual and, of course, later in the year, the Frankfurt Book Fair! 

Stuart Cooper, Global Business Development Director.

To mark our attendance at LBF, we highlighted significant book scholarship on social media and in our blog, and promoted a number of significant innovations, technological updates, and collaborations on ScienceOpen, that will foster a more open and innovative publishing environment.

We have currently over 7 million books featured on ScienceOpen, and in our blog we presented the vast list of our publishers and highighted new titles and editor’s picks from our featured book collections.

New partnerships

In April we announced a new important collaboration with Thoth, which will increase the discoverability and visibility for open books with richer and more interoperable metadata.

Thanks to this new collaboration with Thoth, publishers will now be able to create a record on BookMetaHub, send it to Thoth for further enhancement, and then gain access to additional output formats for future export. In our blog, we explain the workflow in full detail.

In other news: The Association of European University Presses (AEUP) will create a new online catalogue on ScienceOpen.

This project will promote best practices in metadata generation for optimal digital discovery. ScienceOpen will provide automation technology and support for an attractive, up-to-date catalogue embedded within a global discovery environment of over 85 million records.

ScienceOpen will assist AEUP in their mission of knowledge distribution by providing cutting-edge publishing services and facilitating communication between members of the association and scholarly circles in Europe and beyond.

New Collections

We got very excited to see our book content grow bigger while attending London Book Fair, as we welcomed Wacholtz Verlag to our list of distinguished publishers.

Wachholtz Verlag will now host a collection of Open Access book titles on ScienceOpen that will benefit fully from ScienceOpen’s cutting-edge metadata management tools and Open Access hosting solutions. Our network will provide support with the distribution and promotion of their important scholarship, while Wachholtz will continue striving for meaningful contributions to discourses in the humanities and cultural sciences.

ScienceOpen announced also a new milestone in the collaboration with Hogrefe, which will promote important research and encourage open scholarly communication in topics related to sustainability. As members of the SDG Publishers Compact, ScienceOpen and Hogrefe are combining efforts to promote research that helps in the acceleration of the SDGs through new collections of SDGs-related research published by Hogrefe.

ScienceOpen users can now discover the extent of Hogrefe’s scholarship covering issues related with SDG 3 Good Health and Well-beingSDG 4 Quality Education,SDG 5 Gender Equality, SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities in dedicated collections. In addition to the SDGs collections, Hogrefe is also launching a new collection dedicated to topics and research disciplines related to Sustainability and Psychology.

Follow the collections and have a look at the titles featured in the new Sustainability and Psychology Collection on ScienceOpen:

The Microbiology Independent Research Journal (MIR Journal) is a new important resource for academic researchers and professionals in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry that joined our network in April. MIR Journal publishes strictly peer-reviewed papers that cover novel aspects in microbiology and all its content will now be featured in a new bilingual journal collection on ScienceOpen.

The journal will feature articles both in English and Russian language, and thanks to our bilingual support infrastructure, users will be able to access articles in their preferred language faster and our services and promotional features will make research more accessible to diverse research communities.

Join us in welcoming MIR Journal once again on ScienceOpen and remember to follow the collection for the latest updates:

Stay up-to-date with ScienceOpen!

We are looking forward to having new journals and publishers announced on our network in the following weeks. Stay tuned and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and other social media channels. As a reminder, we invite you to follow ScienceOpen on Instagram and Mastodon and share with us on social media your favorite collection, scholarly titles, and your favorite publishers on ScienceOpen.

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