Author: Nina Tscheke

Carl Grossmann Publishers Joins ScienceOpen for Open Access Book Hosting

Recently we announced our new open access book hosting services on ScienceOpen. All the more excited we are to kick off another partnership just in time before the holidays!

Carl Grossmann Verlag is an open access academic book publisher based in Berlin. On the forefront of cross-media publishing, Carl Grossmann Publishers make their titles available not only in print and online, but also in all electronic formats: PDF, EPUB, and MOBI for mobile readers, e-book apps, and Amazon Kindle. Moreover, they offer authors a transparent calculation/cost scheme to clearly set out the steps and connected costs of the publishing process. This is a welcome counter model to many academic publishers, which either do not offer such broad range of digital format outputs or open access publishing, or ask for astronomic prices without offering any insight as to the allocation of expenses nor any detailed information about the actual services being provided. The Carl Grossmann Verlag continues to grow their open access portfolio German and English and all of their titles can be explored in an attractive Carl Grossmann Books collection on ScienceOpen.

Recent titles include:

ScienceOpen is proud to support Carl Grossmann Publishers with our new modular open access book hosting services. Specific technical and promotional solutions included are e.g. a streamlined metadata management interface, Crossref DOI registration for books and chapters, long-term archiving with CLOCKSS, ORCID integration, an additional manuscript submission channel, and promotion of their publications within the context of a discovery environment of more than 66 million records on ScienceOpen. Each book page displays transparent book metrics and offers interactive features for readers such as one-click share and integrated recommendation and commenting functionalities. The features and services are an easy way particularly for small and mid-size publishers to manage metadata and hosting of book titles or book chapters. Thanks to the new partnership, Carl Grossmann Publishers will be able to focus even more on what matters most, that is their authors’ needs and to provide the support that is required.

Or as Katja Grossmann, Editorial Director Carl Grossmann Publishers, puts it:

After having established ScienceOpen as partner, we reduced the time needed to deposit the metadata and to host the files from several hours to a few minutes. And we do not have to cope any more with different metadata providers and provision of complex data formats. That’s really awesome and we have now more time to work with our authors!

Carl Grossmann Verlag is the second open access book publisher to make use of our new interface: Either in addition to or instead of available BITS XMLs metadata publishers can use the user-friendly interface to add to existing data or to create new metadata from scratch. All output in standard BITS format is streamlined and machine readable to quickly integrate rich book records onto ScienceOpen. All books and chapter DOIs are registered with Crossref, books are deposited with CLOCKSS for long-term archiving, Google metatags ensure discoverability and metadata is delivererable to a range of services!

If you are a researcher interested in publishing your academic research results, master’s thesis or dissertation open access with Carl Grossmann Verlag, explore their offerings here. If you are a publisher interested in our book hosting services, or ScienceOpen’s services more generally, see our offerings here or contact Stephanie Dawson or Stuart Cooper directly.

The Force – Meet the Technical Side of ScienceOpen

ScienceOpen has been promoting Open Science from the beginning. For years we helped advancing this goal by supporting researchers and publishers to make science more visible, accessible, and reproducible. With this we aim to meet the global call(s) for openness and offer solutions that can benefit all.

The technical backbone

The ScienceOpen platform provides a unique advanced indexing, hosting, and publishing environment that is freely accessible and embedded within an interactive discovery and communication infrastructure of more than 60 million publication records—including journal articles, conference papers, open peer reviews, preprints—and offers free poster and preprint publication (incl. versioning) for researchers.

Last year, we launched within our framework the UCL Open publishing platform for the UCL Open: Environment multi-disciplinary journal. In close collaboration with our partner UCL Press, an alternative space for new modes of scientific content community curation was created.

The platform received a new infrastructural branch to include books and book chapters, an essential advancement that offers an additional channel for our researchers, customers, and users to promote and discover relevant content and to expand their portfolio or profile.

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