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Strategic collaboration agreement signed between ScienceOpen and Pensoft

Open science is not only about free PDFs! It is also fundamentally concerned with the ways of collecting, storing and transforming data, as well as making sure that research does not live in a vacuum but has a home among other relevant publications. Rich databases, comprehensive discovery environments and integrated web services are going to play the central role in such reshaping of scholarly communication.

Therefore, in order to facilitate this technological shift, ScienceOpen and Pensoft Publishers have entered into a strategic collaboration partnership that will focus on the unified indexation, the integration of Pensoft’s ARPHA Platform content into ScienceOpen and the utilization of novel streams of scientific dissemination for the published materials.

This partnership bring together two leaders of innovative content dissemination. From promotional collections to Open Access hosting and full publishing packages, ScienceOpen provides next-generation services to academic publishers embedded in an interactive discovery platform. Pensoft Publishers is an independent academic publishing company, well known worldwide for bringing novelty, its cutting-edge publishing tools and commitment to open access practices.

Make sure to check out the new ScienceOpen Collection ‘Pensoft Biodiversity‘!

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More experiments with Open Science – 4open joins ScienceOpen

Publishers, editors, and authors are increasingly experimenting with new communication channels that meet the high standards of “Open Science”. The exciting new journal 4open by EDP Sciences was founded on the four pillars of open science: open access, open data, open code, and open peer review. 4open includes all types of articles and is dedicated to publishing high-quality content in all disciplines of science and research, including materials and engineering. As an interdisciplinary journal that accepts a wide range of research adhering to open science principles, it is an important new addition to the contextual discovery environment on ScienceOpen.  

The 4open journal will be featured on ScienceOpen with an attractive Collection landing page, “submit manuscript” button, interactive features, journal and article level metrics, as well as community curation and post-publication article review infrastructure. The journal is off to a great start and has already published 34 articles across a wide range of topics in this completely open model, from cancer research and public health to materials sciencemathematics and scholarly publishing. You can now search and sort the full set of articles on ScienceOpen.  

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Quality in Peer Review

The long-awaited Peer Review Week has just started, and we could not be more excited! This year’s edition is all about quality in peer review. So, what does quality peer review look like and why is it important?  

Peer review is key to facilitating the growth of scientific knowledge. It allows the community to pool its resources, provide guidance and maintain a common standard of research. It is in everybody’s interest to ensure its highest quality, and the more is invested into this process, the higher the returns. However, the lack of transparency, accountability, and recognition for reviewers creates an unsustainable model of peer review and hampers realizing its full potential. 

ScienceOpen is set to change this!  

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ScienceOpen and Future Science Group expand their partnership to include latest biomedical research on the platform

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ScienceOpen and Future Science Group are pleased to announce an extended collaboration that integrates two new featured collections covering the latest scientific findings in drug discovery and biotechniques into the ScienceOpen research discovery environment. These collections join the already featured open-access article collection ‘Future Science: Open Access’ that includes research, review and opinion articles from across the biomedical sciences.

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New open access research in genetics on ScienceOpen

Photo source: Figure 3 (p. 515) from “Exploring a Nonmodel Teleost Genome Through RAD Sequencing—Linkage Mapping in Common Pandora, Pagellus erythrinus and Comparative Genomic Analysis”, G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, vol. 6, March 2016, Open Access

To support open access scientific publishing and increase the discoverability of genetics and genomics research, ScienceOpen has partnered with the Genetics Society of America (GSA) to integrate the open access journal G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics into the ScienceOpen discovery environment in the form of a featured collection.

How are researchers working with genetics content on ScienceOpen? Our users have curated collections on topics such as higher order chromatin architecture, CRISPR/Cas9 editing in human blood, genome engineering using CRISPR, and the measurement of glucocorticoid receptor signaling in major depression. We always welcome more researcher-led collections in genetics on ScienceOpen so contact us today for editor status!

GSA’s open access journal G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics provides a forum for the publication of high-quality genetics and genomics research such as genome maps, single gene studies, genome‐wide association and QTL studies, as well as genome reports,  mutant screens, and advances in methods and technology. Furthermore, G3 has published thematic collections on Genomic PredictionMultiparental PopulationsGenetics of Immunity, and Genetics of Sex. As a featured collection on ScienceOpen, this journal is placed in a digital research environment of interactive tools that increases the discoverability of its findings.

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Open Science Resources on ScienceOpen

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ScienceOpen has been committed to making science open from its onset. Some of our latest projects in realizing this commitment have been launching the ‘UCL Open: Environment‘ megajournal, contextualizing the new open access journal ‘BMJ Open Science’ into the ScienceOpen research discovery environment of 53 million article records, and offering some ideas on how you can contribute to open science in small but significant ways.

In light of the 6th Open Science Conference organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science in Berlin this week, we decided to give you an overview of some of the most relevant and diverse research content on open science curated in the form of researcher-led collections on ScienceOpen. Our research recommendations below discuss some of the most pertinent issues in open science, such as the FAIR data principles, reproducible research, metadata, and open access scholarship. Enjoy!

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Portland Press partners with ScienceOpen to foster research in neuronal signaling

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Neuronal Signaling, a new open access journal published by Portland Press, joins ScienceOpen to foster research and reviews on all aspects of signaling within and between neurons in the form of an interactive featured collection on the platform.

Owned by the Biochemical Society, Portland Press promotes the future of molecular biosciences and the wider life sciences. Neuronal Signaling is an online-only, fully open access journal grounded in the fields of cellular signaling pathways, biochemistry, and molecular biology. It spans a variety of neuroscientific disciplines, from molecular mechanisms of neuropathologies and neurodegeneration, to signaling in consciousness and memory. All articles in the journal are published with a CC BY Creative Commons License. Open for submissions, you can submit your article to Neuronal Signaling today.

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UCL’s innovative open access megajournal starts taking submissions

For the official press release, please see our Press Room, UCL News, and Science|Business.  

UCL Press has launched its new open access megajournal ‘UCL Open’ and will start accepting academic research submissions from today (January 31, 2019).

It is the first university megajournal providing an open access and transparent end to end publishing model, enabling research to be accessible to everyone.

It is being piloted with UCL Open: Environment which focuses on environment-related research and will include contributions from life and earth sciences, as well as medical, physical, population, engineering, and social sciences. The model is expected to be developed and rolled out across a broad range of multidisciplinary research subjects.

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Kicking off the new year with 50 million article records!

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We made it! ScienceOpen reached a major milestone: 50 million article records in 5 years of making science open! What’s more, this number is increasing faster and faster as we index more articles. ScienceOpen’s aggregation engine enables us to track citation genealogies and identify similar publications from published articles, making it possible to exponentially push the boundaries of our research discovery environment.

To mark our successful 5-year journey to 50 million records, ScienceOpen CEO Stephanie Dawson talks about the meaning of this milestone for ScienceOpen’s future and scholarly communication in general.

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Open Science: Is the future already here?

Photo credit: ‘Science is great, open it (open science)’, Martin Clavey, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

How will we report the results of scholarly research in the future? Probably not on paper. Digital, accessible, machine-readable, reproducible describe the foundations of open science. And, increasingly, the question for funders, publishers, and institutes is becoming: can we influence how research is done by changing the requirements and attributes of the research “paper”?

With the growing opportunities of the digital world, the demand for open access to research articles developed into an open science movement that strives for science to be done in an “open, and reproducible fashion where all components of research are open”. The process of making all aspects of science open, transparent, and interoperable is a huge endeavour and means different things for different communities. ScienceOpen’s commitment to open science has been clear from its foundation: we make science open. Our latest project in the realization of this goal has been integrating ‘BMJ Open Science’ as a new open access featured collection on our platform.

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