Tag: Open Access

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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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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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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Michigan Publishing and ScienceOpen begin a new partnership around the University of Michigan Press’ Open Access Books

Michigan Publishing and ScienceOpen begin a new partnership around the University of Michigan Press’ Open Access Books

Welcoming Michigan Publishing to the Platform

ScienceOpen is very pleased to announce a new partnership with Michigan Publishing, starting with the University of Michigan Press’ open access books. The University of Michigan Press (UMP) is a leading publisher and distributor of books and digital projects in the humanities and social sciences that are aligned with the strengths of its parent institution. ScienceOpen has worked to showcase the Press’ titles as part of a featured Collection within the discovery environment and provide expert technical services such as metadata enhancement. 

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Tell us about your experience with Open Access!

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We want to hear from you

We have put together a short survey to learn about people’s experiences with open access. This survey asks a range of questions, and you only need to answer the ones that are relevant to you! Everyone in the scholarly community is welcome to participate, including students, publishers, and scholars.

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New Collections from the University of Buckingham Press on Medical Education and Maritime Engineering Research

New Collections from the University of Buckingham Press on Medical Education and Maritime Engineering Research

Extending our Partnership with UBP

We are excited to highlight an extension of our partnership with the University of Buckingham Press (UBP). UBP works closely with the University of Buckingham, a private university located in the southeast of England well known for its innovation and excellence in teaching. ScienceOpen and UBP started working together last year, featuring five of UBP’s journals in ScienceOpen Collections. Today, we are pleased to announce that two more journals are joining ScienceOpen, one is the brand-new open access Journal of Medical Education Research and the second is the International Journal of Maritime Engineering. We are proud to have these journals indexed on the platform where they join an advanced discovery environment of over 73 million scholarly records.

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