Tag: Research

Exploring Microbiology content on ScienceOpen

Exploring Microbiology content on ScienceOpen

Our network keeps getting bigger, and soon we will be reaching the 90 million publications milestone. ScienceOpen works with a diverse community of publishers and is a great and useful resource for research in many subjects, including microbiology.

Today, we want to highlight our content in Microbiology and other similar fields of interest which get presented on ScienceOpen through an interactive and innovative discovery infrastructure.

Is science a strong-link problem and peer review counterproductive? A pledge for community-driven evaluation of research quality and impact

Is science a strong-link problem and peer review counterproductive? A pledge for community-driven evaluation of research quality and impact

In a thought-provoking blog post, Adam Mastroianni (Columbia Business School) recently stated: “There are two kinds of problems in the world: strong-link problems and weak-link problems.” For weak-link problems, ” the overall quality depends on how good the worst stuff is”. (1) To fix them, we need to eliminate the weakest links or make them stronger. That’s why we have strict quality standards for food. Nobody wants to die because they picked the wrong tuna sandwich off the shelf!

Science, on the other hand, is a strong-link problem, Mastroianni argues: “In the long run, the best stuff is all that matters. The bad stuff doesn’t matter at all.”

In this guest blog, Sebastian Alers debates and analyzes some recent attitudes on science and peer review, in an attempt to call and draw attention to the importance of community-driven evaluation of research quality and impact.

New book collection by Leiden University Press

New book collection by Leiden University Press

Leiden University Press is a choice for academic quality and worldwide distribution. ScienceOpen is happy to support Leiden University Press in their mission and provide the right digital infrastructure for indexing and promoting their high-quality book scholarship.

Leiden University Press focuses on several subject areas, including Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, History, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Literary Studies, Language, Media Studies, Security Studies and more.

In:  Collections  
Research promoting mental health and well-being

Research promoting mental health and well-being

ScienceOpen is proud to partner with various publishers who have such a focus, and in today’s blog, we want to highlight research and research collections on our network that promote mental health and well-being.

For more content on mental health and well-being, hit the search button on our home page and tailor the research based on your needs and scholarly profile.

Welcoming the Environment and Society Collection

Welcoming the Environment and Society Collection

The Environment and Society Collection is a collaborative collection created within the scope of a joint publishing project between the Rachel Carson Center in Germany and the White Horse Press in the United Kingdom.

ScienceOpen will help boost readership for the authors featured in the collection and will support both the Rachel Carson Center and White Horse Press with cutting-edge indexing services and innovative discovery solutions.

In:  Collections  
ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest – August 2023

ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest – August 2023

With August left behind, we are preparing for busy months ahead, with plenty of conferences and meetings, book fairs, and, of course, new products in development.

Join our monthly recap and celebrate with us some of August’s best additions and the latest updates from our network.

In:  Announcements  
Welcoming new books from AEUP members on ScienceOpen

Welcoming new books from AEUP members on ScienceOpen

One of the most exciting additions to our network in recent months has been the Association of University Presses’ (AEUP) collection, which includes book and book chapter titles from universities across Europe including a multilingual support that ScienceOpen implemented to answer and to quickly adapt to publishers’ needs.

Welcoming new journals and publications by Emirates Scholar

Welcoming new journals and publications by Emirates Scholar

Emirates Scholar Research Center super collection keeps expanding with important journals and publications covering disciplines from digital arts and media to engineering and medical sciences. A new journal has recently been published by Emirates Scholar on ScienceOpen, enhancing the impact and availability of important scholarship addressing some of the most recent scientific developments in the UAE and the Gulf Region.