Tag: Open Access

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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Humanities Content on ScienceOpen

Humanities Content on ScienceOpen

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.

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Plants, Animals, Fungi, Oh My! Biodiversity and Ecology Research on ScienceOpen

Plants, Animals, Fungi, Oh My! Biodiversity and Ecology Research on ScienceOpen

Biodiversity and Ecology Research

The biodiversity, or number of different species of plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and insects, of our planet is so important. Each ecosystem is a complex network of organisms that interact with their physical environment. Human activity has been highly disruptive to the biodiversity of the planet, with scientists showing evidence that we are in the midst of a sixth mass extinction event due to “accelerated modern human–induced species losses” (Ceballos, 2015). However, this reality does not have to stay so grim. Through research, intervention, and conservation, there are huge efforts underway to prevent species loss and combat global warming. Plus, it seems as if the younger generations, led by activists like Greta Thunberg, are sparking change in government policy and the culture. Additionally, only last year the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) reported some hopeful news that populations of tigers in India and Nepal, African elephants in Namibia, black rhinos, giant pandas, and mountain gorillas are in recovery!  

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.

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ScienceOpen Partners with Longleaf Services to feature University Presses’ Sustainable History Monograph Pilot Collection

ScienceOpen Partners with Longleaf Services to feature University Presses’ Sustainable History Monograph Pilot Collection

About the open access Sustainable History Monograph Pilot

ScienceOpen has partnered with Longleaf Services to provide metadata and promotional services for its Mellon-funded initiative, the Sustainable History Monograph Pilot (SHMP).

The Sustainable History Monograph Pilot is an open access pilot aiming to push academic book publishing to the open model. Longleaf Services works with university presses to publish open digital editions of high-quality books in the field of history. ScienceOpen has indexed the publications from this initiative in the Sustainable History Monograph Pilot featured collection to help spread awareness of the SHMP. To read more about the open access SHMP initiative, go here.

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The new open access Journal Zoonoses joins ScienceOpen’s hosting services

The new open access Journal Zoonoses joins ScienceOpen’s hosting services

Welcoming the open access Journal Zoonoses

ScienceOpen is happy to announce hosting services for the new open access journal, Zoonoses. Zoonoses was established in 2021 as a gold open access, peer-reviewed journal for research scientists, physicians, veterinarians, and public health professionals working on diverse disciplinaries of zoonotic diseases. Zoonoses, published by our partner Compuscript, provides an open platform for rapid publication of the latest findings, approaches, and viewpoints related to medical sciences, veterinary sciences, and public health.

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Discover new agriculture content on ScienceOpen: Welcome Journal of Southern Agriculture

Discover new agriculture content on ScienceOpen: Welcome Journal of Southern Agriculture

Latest Journal Collection on the platform 

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 access Journal of Southern Agriculture on ScienceOpen to help increase its global dissemination. By being indexed on the platform, the Journal of Southern Agriculture is now in the context of over 71 million scholarly works and benefits from the ScienceOpen Collections Infrastructure.  

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The 1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings Proceedings on ScienceOpen

The 1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings Proceedings on ScienceOpen

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.  

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New Elite Chinese STEM Journal, Genes & Diseases, on ScienceOpen

New Elite Chinese STEM Journal, Genes & Diseases, on ScienceOpen

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.  

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Welcoming the University of Maribor Press!

Welcoming the University of Maribor Press!

A New Partnership 

We are excited to announce our new partnership with the University of Maribor Press (UMP) to provide them with promotional and technical services for their publications. We have begun by indexing two of its prestigious Law Journals—Lexonomica: Journal of Law and Economics and Medicine, Law and Societyand the University of Maribor Press Books in featured collections. Additionally, we have set up a University of Maribor Press Super Collection. These collections place UMP’s publications within the ever-growing ScienceOpen database of over 70 million academic records. We have also planned that ScienceOpen will provide substantial technical services to UMP, such as book DOI deposit to Crossref, metadata enhancement, and reporting new content from the journals to Dimensions, DOAJ, and Crossref.   

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