Author: Mary Kennedy

Support Open Access Publishing this Holiday Season

Support Open Access Publishing this Holiday Season

Giving back

In the giving spirit of the holidays, we wanted to take this time to make you aware of some ways you could support open access publishing around the world! If the last two years have shown us anything, it is that we are all very connected and dependent on one another.

We work with several truly inspiring nonprofits who accept donations to help them in their endeavors to develop their continents’ research infrastructure and foster open access. Each organization has a resource or contact for you to find out specifically how your contribution is being used. Below we have given a description of the organization and links to donate through. Additionally, we have just become the hosting platform for Pluto Journals who have switched to being a fully open access publisher. Their membership programme may interest you as a way to support one of their journals, which cover a wide variety of social justice matters. Moreover, all of these institutions’ research supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through their respective missions.

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New Poverty and Social Justice Research from Bristol University Press

New Poverty and Social Justice Research from Bristol University Press

Supporting SDG1: The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Starting today, we will be running a countdown to the New Year by highlighting one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals each day with research on the platform. It is therefore with great timing that we announce a new collection on the platform from Bristol University Press for their Journal of Poverty and Social Justice (JPSJ)! The work of this Journal coincides perfectly with the first United Nations Sustainable Development Goal: End poverty in all its forms everywhere, which we are highlighting today.

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The Countdown to the New Year with the SDGs

The Countdown to the New Year with the SDGs

Highlighting Sustainable Development Goals Research in December

In the same spirit as last December, we will count down to the new year by highlighting research on the platform that supports each United Nations Sustainable Development Goal. Through the year, we have had some great additions to the platform regarding the SDGs, and so we are going to highlight research on the SDGs again this year to include the new Collections that perhaps you haven’t had the opportunity to explore yet.

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ScienceOpen is the new hosting platform for Pluto Journals

ScienceOpen is the new hosting platform for Pluto Journals

We are very pleased to announce our new partnership with Pluto Journals to host their 21 academic journals on the ScienceOpen platform. We have provided open access hosting services for all journals, and each journal has access to ScienceOpen’s peer review and manuscript submission management systems.

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Nanotechnology and Energy: Highlights from De Gruyter Materials Science Program

Nanotechnology and Energy: Highlights from De Gruyter Materials Science Program

New De Gruyter Materials Science Collections

To showcase their cutting-edge book and journal publications in materials science, De Gruyter Publishers has created two topical collections on ScienceOpen in the fields of Nanotechnology and Energy. Now you can search, sort, explore and share thousands of book, chapter and article records in the unique ScienceOpen discovery interface.
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NEW: Open Access Research on Aging Pathobiology and Therapeutics

NEW: Open Access Research on Aging Pathobiology and Therapeutics

Introducing ANT Publishing to the Platform

ScienceOpen has partnered with ANT Publishing to feature the open access journal of Aging Pathobiology and Therapeutics (APT). APT aims to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of aging pathobiology and therapeutics research. In this partnership, ScienceOpen has provided ANT Publishing with indexing services, helped unify APT’s publisher information, and streamlined license information. ScienceOpen is very pleased to welcome this journal on the platform. It adds high-quality, biological and medical research to our growing discovery database of over 74 million scholarly records. Go here to start exploring the Collection of APT research on ScienceOpen!

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Welcoming the Open Access Journal of Ecological Society

Welcoming the Open Access Journal of Ecological Society

ScienceOpen partners with the Journal of Ecological Society

In an earlier blogpost, we turned the spotlight onto biodiversity and ecology research on the platform. In that post, we told you to keep an eye out for a new Journal Collection coming on that topic. Well today we are excited to officially announce that new collection from the Ecological Society! The Journal of Ecological Society is a Gold Open-Access and peer-reviewed journal, accepting articles on ecological, environmental, and social issues. The Ecological Society has partnered with ScienceOpen for open access hosting services and our publishing workflow interface.

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The Results Are In of our Open Access Survey

Hearing from you on your open access experiences

A few weeks ago, we sent out a survey to hear about your experiences with Open Access. In this survey we asked questions like, do you believe the scholarly community could do research more effectively if all scientific communication were freely available under an open access license? and, would you prefer if peer reviews were made open? We’re happy to present the results today which coincides nicely with the final day of Open Access Week 2021.  

Before we get into the results, I will preface that this survey was fairly informal and was generated purely from the curiosity of the team at ScienceOpen. In this context, our definition of open access is kept pretty general and just concerns whether a work is legally, freely accessible to all with an internet connection. Now let’s get into the survey results! 

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WHAT HAS THE PANDEMIC TAUGHT US ABOUT “OPEN SCIENCE”? | Berlin Science Week 2021

WHAT HAS THE PANDEMIC TAUGHT US ABOUT “OPEN SCIENCE”? | Berlin Science Week 2021

At a glance:

ScienceOpen and Elephant in the Lab are hosting a panel discussion during Berlin Science Week. The topic the panel will address is “What has the pandemic taught us about Open Science?” With experts from across different fields of the scientific community, this is sure to be an insightful look at this question from a wide range of perspectives. The event will take place in person on November 1st at 6:00 pm (Berlin time) at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Tickets are limited, so if you’re interested sign up soon via our Eventbrite Listing here! Can’t make it to Berlin? No worries, we will be live streaming the event which you can access here via YouTube. Please do not register for a ticket if you are just going to watch through the livestream. Below are further details about the topics the panel will address and information about the panelists themselves.

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