UCL Press currently has 15 open-access journals in our research and discovery network, covering a wide range of topics in the humanities, law, and social sciences, as well as science, technology, and engineering.
UCL Press’s new open science and open peer-review journal platform can now be accessed at: ucl.scienceopen.com.
ScienceOpen’s ever-growing network is constantly being enriched with content from a wide range of publishers, including numerous university presses and new journals published by university presses.
Radboud University Press’s new ScienceOpen collection will include many book titles as well as publications from four of its journals in English, Dutch, and French, enriching not only the platform’s multilingual content but also the fields of literature, language, and religious studies.
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?
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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.
Emirates Scholar aims to disseminate knowledge about recent scientific developments in the UAE and Gulf Region to the rest of the world by promoting and supporting academic research through article and book writing, translation, conferences, and symposia.
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.
Welcome to January’s monthly digest, where we provide you with the most recent updates on new publishers and journals that have joined our platform, as well as brand new collections that may support researchers and editors in their scientific work.
Join us for a Panel Discussion on Open Peer Review for Peer Review Week 2021
This year, Peer Review Week is taking place September 20th through 24th, and ScienceOpen has put together an expert panel to discuss the why’s and how’s of open peer review. Peer Review Week is an annual weeklong event that is led by the community to celebrate the essential role that peer review plays in scientific and academic communication. The event brings together all those committed to sharing the central message that quality peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly research. As a proponent of open peer review, we thought it would be the perfect topic to discuss during Peer Review Week this year. Below you will find the details and registration link for the panel we have assembled to discuss everything on the topic of open peer review which will take place on September 24th at 4 pm London time (UTC+1). We would love to have you join this free, online event during Peer Review Week!
ScienceOpen Profiles connect you to a Network for Researchers
ScienceOpen was developed in part as a free networking platform for scientists, consisting of all the features researchers need to communicate openly about their research. For example, ScienceOpen’s user interface enables researchers to build up their researcher profile on our platform by connecting with ORCID. Additionally, we publish both scientific posters and preprints for free under an open access license. Scientists can also create their own ScienceOpen Collection to differentiate their portfolio. And qualified users can perform open peer review to evaluate any research articles or books which are on the platform. These capabilities are embedded in a growing, interactive discovery environment of 72 million academic records.
How to Follow ScienceOpen Collections
Today we will talk about one of the simpler, yet nifty, options that all registered users should be utilizing on the platform. This will be how to follow collections on ScienceOpen. ScienceOpen Collections are thematic groups of research papers drawn from various journals or publishers. There are over 630 Collections, by both publishers, university presses, researchers, academic societies, etc, that cover a huge range of subject areas from medicine to history. Following collections notifies you when new publications have been added or if there are new peer reviews of papers in the collection. It is super easy to set up, but since there are so many aspects of ScienceOpen, it is probably nice for our users to have a clear explanation. Let’s go!