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New feature: Books and book chapters on ScienceOpen


Sometimes finding the right book can be quite complicated! Photo by Jemzo / License: CC Public Domain.

ScienceOpen is excited to announce that it now includes books and book chapters to give users a richer discovery experience and to support academic publishers with book sales. Embedded within an interactive environment of nearly 60 million article records, this new feature highlights books and chapters within search results and ScienceOpen’s unique Collections infrastructure. Researchers can now add book publications to their profiles and include books and chapters in their ScienceOpen Collections. Publishers will be able to promote and sell their open access and copyrighted works within a broad, interdisciplinary research context.

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Quality in Peer Review

The long-awaited Peer Review Week has just started, and we could not be more excited! This year’s edition is all about quality in peer review. So, what does quality peer review look like and why is it important?  

Peer review is key to facilitating the growth of scientific knowledge. It allows the community to pool its resources, provide guidance and maintain a common standard of research. It is in everybody’s interest to ensure its highest quality, and the more is invested into this process, the higher the returns. However, the lack of transparency, accountability, and recognition for reviewers creates an unsustainable model of peer review and hampers realizing its full potential. 

ScienceOpen is set to change this!  

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Society publishing and open science: New research in genomic prediction on ScienceOpen

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Society journal in a box

According to a recently published LSE Impact Blog article, society publishing might just be the key to realizing an open access future. Committed to open science practices, ScienceOpen has been supporting scholarly society journals since its foundation in 2013 and continues to do so by integrating society research on the platform in the form of featured Collections.

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ScienceOpen launches hosting services for conference proceedings with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

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For the official press release, visit our Press Room.

Beginning July 2019, the conference proceedings from the Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) organized by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT will be fully hosted on ScienceOpen to contextualize and advance computing research in the form of an interactive featured collection within the discovery environment. Following our hosting cooperation with UCL Press, this partnership marks a new milestone in ScienceOpen’s portfolio of hosting features for publishers to contextualize and increase the discoverability of their content.

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DIY with ScienceOpen’s fully-loaded publishing platform

Launching a new open access journal or an open access press? ScienceOpen now provides full end-to-end open access publishing solutions – embedded within our smart interactive discovery environment. A modular approach allows open access publishers to pick and choose among a range of services and design the platform that fits their goals and budget.

You want to create a unique publishing identity? Book your own sub-domain powered by ScienceOpen to manage and host existing open access publications or start new journals. ScienceOpen can provide technical infrastructure for manuscript submission, peer review management, open access hosting, article versioning, distribution, analytics and APC management for journals and (coming soon) books. The ScienceOpen platform has its own powerful citation index and is uniquely integrated with ORCID, Crossref and Altmetric to immediately plug your publications into the infrastructure of global scholarly communication.

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Open Science Resources on ScienceOpen

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ScienceOpen has been committed to making science open from its onset. Some of our latest projects in realizing this commitment have been launching the ‘UCL Open: Environment‘ megajournal, contextualizing the new open access journal ‘BMJ Open Science’ into the ScienceOpen research discovery environment of 53 million article records, and offering some ideas on how you can contribute to open science in small but significant ways.

In light of the 6th Open Science Conference organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science in Berlin this week, we decided to give you an overview of some of the most relevant and diverse research content on open science curated in the form of researcher-led collections on ScienceOpen. Our research recommendations below discuss some of the most pertinent issues in open science, such as the FAIR data principles, reproducible research, metadata, and open access scholarship. Enjoy!

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Promote your conference at ScienceOpen

‘Emerging Alberta Deep Basin Early Cretaceous Tight Plays: Results from Field Mapping of Wilrich and Lower (Basal) Fahler Strata, Spirit River Formation, Grande Cache, Alberta’ – a poster on ScienceOpen

Organizing a conference this year? Publishing posters and proceedings on ScienceOpen is a low-cost alternative that puts your conference output in the context of over 50 million article records, with smart search and filtering tools and interactive features for the research community.

Posters are an effective way to communicate the essence of a research project in a compact space. They provide an opportunity to present preliminary results and get feedback from the scientific community before publishing. ScienceOpen has been publishing posters open access for years with over 170 posters on the platform. Now with an easy upload function, integration with ORCID and Crossref, and a full spectrum of usage metrics from citations to Altmetric Score, ScienceOpen offers a state-of-the-art platform for your conference. Users can bookmark their favourite posters, review, add comments, share to social media, recommend them to their peers, and cite. 

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UCL’s innovative open access megajournal starts taking submissions

For the official press release, please see our Press Room, UCL News, and Science|Business.  

UCL Press has launched its new open access megajournal ‘UCL Open’ and will start accepting academic research submissions from today (January 31, 2019).

It is the first university megajournal providing an open access and transparent end to end publishing model, enabling research to be accessible to everyone.

It is being piloted with UCL Open: Environment which focuses on environment-related research and will include contributions from life and earth sciences, as well as medical, physical, population, engineering, and social sciences. The model is expected to be developed and rolled out across a broad range of multidisciplinary research subjects.

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Kicking off the new year with 50 million article records!

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We made it! ScienceOpen reached a major milestone: 50 million article records in 5 years of making science open! What’s more, this number is increasing faster and faster as we index more articles. ScienceOpen’s aggregation engine enables us to track citation genealogies and identify similar publications from published articles, making it possible to exponentially push the boundaries of our research discovery environment.

To mark our successful 5-year journey to 50 million records, ScienceOpen CEO Stephanie Dawson talks about the meaning of this milestone for ScienceOpen’s future and scholarly communication in general.

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Submit an article review and win an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet!

To celebrate the winter holidays and reward one lucky researcher, we would like to announce a prize draw to win an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet this month! To participate, all you need to do is review an article on ScienceOpen before the end of December and we will automatically consider you for the drawing.

An article review on ScienceOpen functions like a book review – it should help readers to understand the strengths and weaknesses of an interpretation or a data set. As an expert, you can review any article in your field across 49 million article records on our platform. Reviewing requires an ORCID and 5 publications. Interested in reviewing an article but don’t have 5 publications linked to your ORCID? Contact us! Your review will receive a Crossref DOI and can be linked to your ORCID publication record. Continue reading “Submit an article review and win an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet!”  

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