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For Publishers

ScienceOpen offers next-generation indexing and marketing services for publishers. Please contact Stephanie.Dawson@ScienceOpen.com for more information.

  • Reach new audiences and maximize your readership
  • Increase the visibility your journals
  • Promote your content through a new channel
  • Open up the context of your content for exploration

For Researchers

ScienceOpen is a free network for rewarding and encouraging Open Science practices

For Authors

Publish your research Open Access with us!

  • Publish fast, with our rapid, editorially-controlled publication process
  • Publish efficiently, with our version control, type-setting and copy-editing services
  • Publish variety with any article format: original papers, negative results, case studies, reviews and more
  • Publish openly, with Creative Commons licensing, CrossRef DOIs and constructive and civil post-publication peer review
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“It is a great pleasure to work on cooperation with ScienceOpen. We are happy to have entered our 18-months trial for three of our very successful scientific journals. The very positive results of this trial speak for themselves and we are looking into options to continue our cooperation. ScienceOpen is very successfully putting Open Access into practice by benefitting from well established OA-services such as PMC, integrating all facettes of it into one platform and create a trusted open scientific environment not only for authors but also for all other stakeholders in the communities. It is Open Science consequently thought through and ScienceOpen has a great future.”

Frauke Ralf, Thieme
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“River Publishers worked with the ScienceOpen team to get several of our international journals indexed in the ScienceOpen database, and the results are proving to be very productive. The service which SO provided was excellent.”

Mark de Jongh, River Publishers

“By indexing articles in ScienceOpen we put our authors’ research in a wider context and hope to increase the readership and discoverability of our journals.”

Sam Bruinsma, Brill

“As we publish more and more, discoverability, aggregation, and indexing remain important in the digital publishing landscape. Working with ScienceOpen has been a pleasure in this respect, allowing us to ensure that high-quality, open-access humanities research material reaches the broadest audiences.”

Professor Martin Paul Eve, Birbkeck, University of London and co-CEO of the OLH

We at Magnificat CLM are proud to belong to the strong, global movement for openness in science and academe, of which ScienceOpen is a crucial instance. Grateful that SO took us in its stride towards a future of collaboration for boundless research.

Prof. Rosanna Cantavella, Magnificat Cultura i Literatura Medievals

We are excited about joining ScienceOpen with our ‘Journal of Insects as Food and Feed’. It is a very young journal in a field buzzing with opinion and debate, and we are really curious to see how ScienceOpen will help generate attention and traffic.

Mike Jacobs, Wageningen Academic Publishers

A post-publication peer review success story

In 2016, Dr. Joel Pitt and Prof. Helene Hill published an important paper in ScienceOpen Research. In their paper, they propose new statistical methods to detect scientific fraudulent data. Pitt and Hill demonstrate the use of their method on a single case of suspected fraud. Crucially, in their excellent effort to combat fraud, Pitt and Hill make the raw data on which they tested their method publicly available on the Open Science Framework (OSF). Considering that a single case of scientific fraud can cost institutions and private citizens a huge amount of money, their result is provocative, and it emphasizes how important it is to make the raw data of research papers publicly available.

The Pitt and Hill (2016) article was read and downloaded almost 100 times a day since its publication on ScienceOpen. More importantly, it now has 7 independent post-publication peer reviews and 5 comments. Although this is a single paper in ScienceOpen’s vast index of 28 million research articles (all open to post-publication peer review!), the story of how this article got so much attention is worth re-telling.

Enhanced article-level statistics and context – just one of 28 million on our platform!

Peer review history

The manuscript was submitted and published in January 2016, and the final typeset version of the article was available for download on March 1st. Shortly after this in May 2016, PhD student Chris Hartgerink publicly peer reviewed the article, summarising it as “Interesting research, but in need of substantial rewriting.”

It was after this that the article came to the attention of Prof. Philip B. Stark, an Associate Dean at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of the most highly read article on our platform with over 39,000 views to date!

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Guidelines for free indexing applicants

Publishing can be a big, expensive business, or it can be done on a small scale by research communities themselves – by researchers for researchers. For very narrow topics and small research communities it can make sense to just do it yourself and there are wide range of journals that offer a formal peer review process, editorial oversight, publishing services and a Creative Commons open access license to authors but still charge no APCs.

To support these great efforts, ScienceOpen offers free indexing for up to 10 APC-free OA journals per month, and the best candidate receives a free journal collection page for 1 year. We are pleased to announce a partnership with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) in making these valuable contributions to the scholarly record more visible.

In order to qualify for our free indexing offer your journal must meet the following requirements, all of which contribute to enhancing the visibility and discoverability of your content.

  • Be indexed in DOAJ and without publication charges

The Directory of Open Access Journals lists over 9000 open access scholarly journals meeting certain quality standards. Listing in DOAJ is a requirement for the ScienceOpen free indexing program to assure good quality articles from an editorial standpoint. Furthermore, having DOAJ IDs also ease the indexing procedure significantly. With your articles registered in DOAJ, the only thing you have to do is to check there are no APC or other publication charges and to send ScienceOpen a list of the DOAJ ID-s for each article record and your content will be indexed in no time.

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What is ScienceOpen?

ScienceOpen is a research, networking, and publishing platform. We specialise in:

  • Article aggregation
  • Next-generation abstracting and indexing
  • Smart search and discovery
  • Public peer review
  • Open access publishing

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