ScienceOpen features humanities and social sciences research
Although our name may suggest a focus on the physical and natural sciences, ScienceOpen works with all types of scholarly publishers. Many of our partners are publishing in the fields of humanities and social sciences (HSS), and so ScienceOpen is a great resource for research in these areas in addition to STEM subjects. In this post, we are pleased to highlight some very interesting and recently added HSS content and Collections on the platform.
Browse this post for current Biodiversity and Ecological Research
In this post, we’re highlighting research papers from Collections on ScienceOpen that cover biodiversity and ecology. These Collections range from researcher-led collections on very specialized topics to broad publisher collections that contain content from multiple journals. It is our vision that through our Collections infrastructure, important research will be more discoverable and therefore accelerate scientific communication so that fields, such as ecology, can progress faster.
ScienceOpen Profiles connect you to a Network for Researchers
ScienceOpen was developed in part as a free networking platform for scientists, consisting of all the features researchers need to communicate openly about their research. For example, ScienceOpen’s user interface enables researchers to build up their researcher profile on our platform by connecting with ORCID. Additionally, we publish both scientific posters and preprints for free under an open access license. Scientists can also create their own ScienceOpen Collection to differentiate their portfolio. And qualified users can perform open peer review to evaluate any research articles or books which are on the platform. These capabilities are embedded in a growing, interactive discovery environment of 72 million academic records.
How to Follow ScienceOpen Collections
Today we will talk about one of the simpler, yet nifty, options that all registered users should be utilizing on the platform. This will be how to follow collections on ScienceOpen. ScienceOpen Collections are thematic groups of research papers drawn from various journals or publishers. There are over 630 Collections, by both publishers, university presses, researchers, academic societies, etc, that cover a huge range of subject areas from medicine to history. Following collections notifies you when new publications have been added or if there are new peer reviews of papers in the collection. It is super easy to set up, but since there are so many aspects of ScienceOpen, it is probably nice for our users to have a clear explanation. Let’s go!
ScienceOpen is excited to showcase the latest journal to be indexed on the platform. We have worked with our partners at Compuscript to feature the open accessJournal of Southern Agriculture on ScienceOpen to help increase its global dissemination. By being indexed on the platform, theJournal of Southern Agriculture is now in the context of over 71 million scholarly works and benefits from the ScienceOpen Collections Infrastructure.
ScienceOpen provides open access publishing for ICMB21
ScienceOpen provides open access publishing for conference proceedings in our unique Collection infrastructure. This gives conferences an online presence and increases dissemination and awareness of conference proceedings through integration in ScienceOpen’s discovery environment. Most recently, ScienceOpen has worked with the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings (UKCMB) to publish the 1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings (ICMB21) proceedings. ICMB21 will take place online this summer on June 28th and 29th, and accepted conference papers have already been made available in the ICMB21 Featured Collection on ScienceOpen. This gives conference-goers more time to read through the papers and prepare or already begin discussion of the topics to be presented during the conference.
New Open Access Journal Collection: Genes & Diseases
We are proud to introduce the newest Journal Collection on the platform: an elite STEM journal from China, Genes & Diseases. This journal was selected in 2019 as a top journal to join China’s STEM Journal Excellence Action Plan.
China’s Journal Excellence Action Plan
In 2019, the China STEM Journal Excellence Action Plan was jointly implemented by the China Association for Science and Technology, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the General Administration of Press and Publication, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. This initiative was started to improve the quality of top scientific journals in China to bring them to world standards. It’s a huge national project of high importance, consisting of seven sub-projects, including leading journals, key journals, echelon journals, high starting point journals, clustering pilots, international digital publishing service platforms, and high-level journal personnel. 285 journals were selected to receive funding from the 2019 China STEM Journal Excellence Action Plan. Genes & Diseases was selected as one of these journals in the ‘high starting point journals’ category. All the selected journals are considered highly influential in their respective fields. This national project is of the highest level and has huge support in China. Thus, we are thrilled to have Genes & Diseases join the platform in a featured Collection.
Are you performing or publishing sustainability research? Then make sure your contributions are being recognized in the ScienceOpen UN Sustainable Development Goals Collections! To learn more about how you can do this, join Stephanie Dawson this Thursday at 5pm Berlin Time (11am EST) for the webinar, “How you can get involved in community-curated SDG research on ScienceOpen.”
To celebrate Earth Day this year, we are taking the time to share with you some impactful Journals and Research Collections on the platform that are focused on conservation, sustainability, and the environment. Then, we would also like to invite you to a webinar we are hosting about ScienceOpen’s Community-Curated Sustainable Development Goals Research Collections. The webinar will take place on May 6th and all details can be found below!
Introducing the newest Psychology Journal on the platform
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal (SBP). Through this collaboration, we have indexed SBP content in a unique collection on ScienceOpen where it will be featured and placed within the context of over 67 million other scholarly records. The addition of SBP content to the platform brings over 1,000 high-quality psychology publications, with new issues published each month. This partnership is therefore a great asset to humanities and social science content on ScienceOpen.