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It’s been a fantastic quarter for us at ScienceOpen! Conferences, meetings, new collections, new upgrades, and even more upcoming collaborations that we are looking forward to announcing very soon.
Let’s have a look at some of the events that marked September!
Our survey was broad in scope, with the goal of exploring more diverse perspectives and experiences on the advantages and disadvantages of Open Peer Review. We asked about the number of articles our respondents had reviewed, where they published them, and some more specific questions about various aspects of open peer review.
On this blog, we are happy to share the results.
There are pros and cons of Open Peer Review, so we would like to hear from you. Do you believe that Open Peer Review will catalyze a culture of open scholarly debate, or do you feel that it will prevent researchers from being completely honest in their critique?
Take our survey and share your experiences and thoughts!
Peer reviews published alongside preprints provide readers with additional context on preprints, highlighting strengths, weaknesses, and open questions. It also allows for the reuse of reviews, reducing the burden on editors and reviewers.
Once an article is accepted it will be professionally published on ScienceOpen, put in the context of 78 million scholarly publications, and distributed to a range of services. ScienceOpen provides long-term archiving through CLOCKSS, Google Scholar metatags, and support with indexing services for the widest possible distribution.
May has been a fantastic month for ScienceOpen, with new journals joining our network and many others expanding their collections.
Let’s have a look at some of the most recent additions to ScienceOpen and remember to follow @Science_Open on Twitter and other social media platforms for the most up-to-date information.
ScienceOpen and its discovery environment are here to help you through the various stages of the process by making workflow management easier with a user-friendly interface, cutting-edge discovery tools, and innovative features that aid in the dissemination and communication of your research outputs.
The Journal of Systems Thinking holds true to the original ideals of science, without all the pomp and circumstance of academia, and simultaneously embraces the cutting-edge vision of open science as the basis for the journal’s structure and workflows – Open science is just science done well.
If you are a publisher, an editor, or simply a researcher on our platform, register for this webinar to gain a unique insight into the practical aspects of article reviewing!
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!Continue reading “The Results Are In of our Open Access Survey”