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Anthropocenes—Human, Inhuman, Posthuman and other new collections from the University of Westminster Press!

Welcoming the University of Westminster Press

We are pleased to announce the University of Westminster Press (UWP) as the most recent university press to partner with ScienceOpen! We are delighted to be partnering with UWP, just after the enthusiastically received launch of their global interdisciplinary journal, Anthropocenes—Human, Inhuman, Posthuman. Together, we have released five new collections of UWP publications that comprise entirely open access articles and books from a wide array of subjects including: the social sciences and humanities, science and technology, and communications. Explore content from each UWP collection that we have showcased for you below!

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Webinar – Increase Your Research Impact: Start a Collection on ScienceOpen

Why we need research in context

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At ScienceOpen, we recognize that access to information is essential to those trying to deepen their knowledge of a subject, and that is one reason why our mission is strongly rooted in promoting open access publishing. However, we also realize that there has gotten to be an overwhelming amount of information on nearly any subject for one person to sift through, which means the organization of academic publications is also important in addition to accessibility.  

ScienceOpen Collections assist users and researchers

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To help with information filtering and to highlight relevant research, we continually reach out to field experts and journal publishers and encourage them to become Collection editors — where they can then compile important research in their field in a Collection and share it on ScienceOpen. These Collections in all scholarly fields are promoted by ScienceOpen and embedded in our discovery platform to help direct readers in their research endeavors. Collections provide an interactive space for researchers to share and discuss important results as articles, preprints, books or chapters with dynamic search and sort filters for large collections of literature, article review functionalities, statistics and more. Importantly, the Collection editor is always named to provide context and so that they receive credit for their work. Expertise is valuable, so share yours!

Learn more about starting a collection – Webinar details  

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New ‘Share’ tools and a featured collection from the Journal of Ocean University of China

New ‘Share’ tools and a featured collection from the Journal of Ocean University of China

Now directly upload content to Weibo!

There’s nothing better than being able to share something that inspires you with just one click. That is why we are excited to introduce ScienceOpen’s new sharing features that enable more types of shareable content and a new platform to share to – Sina Weibo! ScienceOpen’s platform now enables users to directly share their search results, which is a convenient tool for users, especially those using our platform for bibliographic analysis. In addition to being able to instantly share articles, collections, and searches to Twitter, Facebook and email, you can now upload ScienceOpen’s content to Sina Weibo, the popular Chinese microblogging site. Let us elaborate more on the significance of the latter addition, not only for ScienceOpen users, but also for scientific communication in the digital era.

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Microbiology and addiction science – new AKJournals Collections put in focus

The science of infections and the science of addictions – Hungary’s leading scientific publisher, Akadémiai Kiadó, is adding two Collections by AKJournals, the journal publishing branch, to the ScienceOpen platform. New release addresses the topic of human health from two diverse perspectives: of microbiology & immunology and of behavioural addictions. The new featured Collections will join the ranks of AKJournals‘ three immense topical selections of research, all in one place on the newly launched Publisher Landing page of Akadémiai Kiadó. For your convenience, here’s the overview:

Methods by AKJournals | Life Sciences by AKJournals | Psychology by AKJournals (NEW) European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology
(NEW) Journal of Behavioral Addictions

New Collections by AKJournals

With the content being completely open access, AKJournals’ latest launch provides additional digital resources in the fields of medicine and of psychology for everyone to use! The featured research not only is very timely, but also its publishing standards are at the highest level, adhering both to publishing best practice and to ethical conduct guidelines for peer-review. This release is not to be missed on, so without any further ado, let’s dive in and explore AKJournals‘ new Collections!

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Explore COVID-19 researcher-led resources and share your own expertise on the ScienceOpen platform

Help us inform others and get credit for it! At ScienceOpen, we are catalysing the information campaign around the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. Our Collections infrastructure is available to use free-of-charge, for both publishers and researchers alike. Everyone can join us to build a rich network of knowledge around the coronavirus, and each individual contribution is very important and valued on our platform!

In this post, we want to showcase a number of coronavirus-related Collections curated by researchers, and to present to you how to use the ScienceOpen platform to share own research and create digital resources for others to learn from.

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ScienceOpen works with publishers to highlight Coronavirus research

ScienceOpen has released a Collection of COVID-19 research that highlights rigorous, peer-reviewed articles by reputable journals and publishers within the rapidly growing coronavirus knowledge base. Almost two dozen publishers have already participated in ScienceOpen’s initiative, bringing together 1000s of articles and enabling better discovery for the research community.

ScienceOpen offers powerful filters for enhanced discovery and interactive tools to recommend, review and share research. Publishers can create unique collection landing pages for their coronavirus-related content within the context of thousands of preprints and articles aggregated from around the world.  

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Karger Publishers and ScienceOpen cooperate to highlight medical research

Karger Publishers, one of world’s leading health sciences publishers, will feature publications from dozens of their international, peer-reviewed journals in 11 topical Collections on ScienceOpen, including ten Collections of handpicked articles on specialized fields of medicine, as well as a special Collection on COVID-19. The new Collections are an invaluable digital resource for medical researchers and practitioners, and thanks to their comprehensive scope and the richness of the content, will boost dissemination of high-quality medical research in the digital space.

Particularly in the medical field it is essential to distinguish carefully selected and vetted research within the digital resources used globally for the health and well-being of all. We are therefore thrilled to be working with Karger Publishers to highlight these high-quality resources within the ScienceOpen discovery environment and encourage community interaction.

Stephanie Dawson, ScienceOpen CEO
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Publisher Collections of coronavirus research highlighted on ScienceOpen


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The fast-paced research that we need to quickly understand the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 and effectively find treatments has changed how scientists are communicating their results. Many researchers are posting their findings as preprints to speed up data sharing, rather than waiting for peer review and publication in an academic journal. But publishers are also stepping up and providing expedited processes to make peer reviewed information available as fast as possible, collecting all relevant publications together and making those freely accessible during this crisis.

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New sustainable building solutions in ‘Journal of Green Building’ on ScienceOpen

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How to design eco-friendly buildings? How can artificial intelligence help in green design? How can we green the universities, and make sure that students learn about the principles of sustainability in the best possible way? Finally, how can the design and construction of sustainable buildings fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions? These are examples of questions that the Journal of Green Building – published by College Publishing – addresses in the new journal Collection in the ScienceOpen research discovery environment.

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COVID-19 resources on ScienceOpen: Find and share research outputs

Collection on COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 research

ScienceOpen has released an automatically updating Collection on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), currently integrating over 500 articles. In order to speed up the research cycle, articles that have not yet undergone peer review (flagged as “preprint“) are included and clearly flagged. This Collection is a go-to resource for science on this new disease, as content from many publishers and authors can be found on a single landing page and filtered using our search and discovery tools.

https://scienceopen.com/collection/COVID_19

Minimizing the obstacles for knowledge dissemination: Publish conference posters and preprints

We want to support those researchers affected by conference cancellations as result of COVID-19You can share your research results now by uploading your poster to ScienceOpen. This is a free service that is always and everywhere accessible and indefinitely available to use as open access without paywalls or other limitations. 

The unique advantage of having a poster on ScienceOpen is that they immediately become available to community curation – fellow researchers can review and comment your work, creating a discussion and a feedback loop that are such a welcome part of live poster sessions.

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