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Make an impact and build your research profile in the open with ScienceOpen

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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

MyScienceOpen: The only networking platform you’ll ever need

Today, we are happy to announce our launch of MyScienceOpen, the professional networking platform designed for a modern research environment.

Since 2013, ScienceOpen has been leading innovation in advanced search and discovery, open peer review, and content management. Now, by leveraging the power of ORCID, we bring you our latest service for helping researchers to make an impact in the open.

MyScienceOpen is an integrated profile where academics can visualize their research impact through enhanced author-level metrics. Key new features include:

  • Interactive visualizations of an author’s readers, citations, and Altmetric scores for all their publications through time;
  • Addition of non-specialist article summaries, disciplines, keywords, and images to their article records;
  • Extraction of articles as RIS, BibTex and Endnote citation metadata for your reference managers;
  • Enhanced statistics for collection Editors to track usage.
New features to enhance your article visibility!

Making an impact in a research discovery ecosystem

We designed these new features for you to make an increased impact, and keep track as your research progresses. All of this is provided to you within the context of a discovery environment of more than 31 million article records. It just makes sense to have these profile and article enhancement features integrated into an ecosystem where people are actually discovering and re-using research. And for free, of course.

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Defining Open Peer Review at ScienceOpen

Recently, our colleagues at OpenAIRE have published a systematic review of ‘Open Peer Review’ (OPR). As part of this, they defined seven consistent traits of OPR, which we thought sounded like a remarkably good opportunity to help clarify how peer review works at ScienceOpen.

At ScienceOpen, we have over 31 million article records all available for public, post-publication peer review (PPPR), more than 3 million of which are full-text Open Access. This functionality is a response to increasing calls for continuous moderation of the published research literature, a consistent questioning of the functionality of the traditional peer review model (some examples in this post), and an increasing recognition that scientific discourse does not stop at the ‘event’ point of publication for any research article.

Peer Review at ScienceOpen – A brief summary

Open participation

At ScienceOpen, we invite the whole scientific community to contribute to the review process, should they wish to. The only requirement is that the person has to be registered at ORCID and have at least five publications assigned to their ORCID account to write a review (Scientific Members and Experts). If you do not satisfy these requirements and wish to perform a peer review at ScienceOpen, please contact us and we will make an exception for you.

Users with at least one publication assigned to their ORCID account are able to comment on a paper (Members). Please refer to our User categories for further details.

We also encourage users to use our ‘Invite to review’ function (see below), which is available on more than 31 million article records. We know that editorial control will always be a critical aspect of any open peer review system, including PPPR, and therefore encourage collection Editors to solicit peer reviews for articles within their collections.

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What is ScienceOpen?


ScienceOpen is a research, networking, and discovery platform. We specialize in:

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

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