September was a month dedicated to Open Peer Review at ScienceOpen. We just celebrated Peer Review Week and the whole month of September by promoting our solutions, innovation and infrastructure for open peer review and open science.
To mark Peer Review Week coming up at the end of September, we invite you to a month-long celebration of open peer review and to begin exploring preprints on ScienceOpen, submit a substantial review, and compete for one of three prizes in our open peer review competition.
Reviewer Credits, the global expert network that makes peer review visible and helps researchers get recognition for their work, is now partnering with ScienceOpen to make Peer Review visible and highlight its importance in the publishing landscape.
The Journal of Systems Thinking (JoST) is the first and only open-access post-publication peer-reviewed (PPPR) journal dedicated to basic scientific research, innovation, and public understanding in the areas of Systems Thinking (cognitive complexity), Systems Mapping (visual complexity), Systems Leadership (organizational complexity), and Systems Science (ontological complexity).
Berlin Science Week will bring together inspiring scientists and science enthusiasts to address Health & Wellbeing, Discovering Earth & Space, Societal Trends & Transformations, Art & Science, and other topics.
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.