ScienceOpen.com
1

Perspectives in Publishing
and Networking for the
Scientific Community
Stephanie Dawson, Ph.D.
CEO
Scie...
Present Status
2

The internet is changing the
the scholarly publishing paradigm
o Rapid exchange of digital information
o...
Mission Statement
3



What is our vision?
We believe that it is necessary to rethink
publishing within the context of t...
ScienceOpen
4



What is our vision?
 disappointed by the previous ways of
academic publishing we started to make
our ow...
What is ScienceOpen?
5



A Journal, Research Network or
Preprint archive?

APE 2014 Berlin

January 29, 2014
What is ScienceOpen?
6



A Journal, Research Network or
Preprint archive?



A journal:
to manage peer review, manuscr...
What is ScienceOpen?
7



A Journal, Research Network or
Preprint archive?



A network:
to facilitate communication an...
What is ScienceOpen?
8



A Journal, Research Network or
Preprint archive?



A preprint archive:
to shorten publicatio...
What is ScienceOpen?
9



A Journal, Research Network or
Preprint archive?

The answer is:
we will combine the advantage...
Features
10



What do we want to offer?
a freely accessible online
platform to share and
evaluate scientific information...
Features
11



What do we want to offer?
to set up a personal profile
to network with
other scientists.
 to organize sci...
Features
12



What do we want to offer?



APE 2014 Berlin

to provide space and tools
to support scientists when
draf...
Features
13



What do we want to offer?
to publish a finalized
manuscript rapidly
 to allow an evaluation after publica...
Features
14



Who is behind ScienceOpen?
 independent start-up company
 based in Berlin and Boston
 founded in 2013
...
Business Concept
15



Free services
 Access, browse, search and comment
 Network and communicate
 Workspace, draft an...
Timeline
16



Beta Launch
 December 2013
 1m+ OA articles
 Browse, network, comment, organize



Release 1.0
 April...
17

Thank you very much!

APE 2014 Berlin

January 29, 2014
Screenshots: Search and Access
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APE 2014 Berlin

January 29, 2014
Screenshots: Search and Access
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APE 2014 Berlin

January 29, 2014
Screenshots: Comment and Review
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APE 2014 Berlin

January 29, 2014
Screenshots: Search and Access
21

APE 2014 Berlin

January 29, 2014
Screenshots: User Profile
22
Screenshots: Networking & Groups
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APE 2014 Berlin

January 29, 2014
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ScienceOpen Presentation: Academic Publishing in Europe 2014, Berlin

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The new Open Access publisher ScienceOpen presented its concept at the conference "Academic Publishing in Europe 9", 28-29 January 2014 in Berlin. Scientific publishing is placed within a research and publishing network to make the evaluation of research results faster and more transparent.

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ScienceOpen Presentation: Academic Publishing in Europe 2014, Berlin

  1. 1. ScienceOpen.com 1 Perspectives in Publishing and Networking for the Scientific Community Stephanie Dawson, Ph.D. CEO ScienceOpen APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014 Alexander Grossmann President ScienceOpen
  2. 2. Present Status 2 The internet is changing the the scholarly publishing paradigm o Rapid exchange of digital information o Scientific networking and blogging o Rise of non- or questionably peer-reviewed literature Conclusion: Scholarly research becomes increasingly OPEN o Open Access o Public Peer-Reviewing APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  3. 3. Mission Statement 3  What is our vision? We believe that it is necessary to rethink publishing within the context of the internet We believe that free access to knowledge drives creativity, innovation and development We believe that facilitating open and public communication between academics is the best way to ensure quality We strongly are committed to Open Access APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  4. 4. ScienceOpen 4  What is our vision?  disappointed by the previous ways of academic publishing we started to make our own vision of scholarly communication become reality  we are committed to Open Access  we believe that free access to knowledge drives creativity, innovation and development  to facilitate open and public communication between academics APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  5. 5. What is ScienceOpen? 5  A Journal, Research Network or Preprint archive? APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  6. 6. What is ScienceOpen? 6  A Journal, Research Network or Preprint archive?  A journal: to manage peer review, manuscript editing and make your work public. APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  7. 7. What is ScienceOpen? 7  A Journal, Research Network or Preprint archive?  A network: to facilitate communication and collaboration among scientists. APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  8. 8. What is ScienceOpen? 8  A Journal, Research Network or Preprint archive?  A preprint archive: to shorten publication times, to reach a broader audience and to consult peers for additional input. APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  9. 9. What is ScienceOpen? 9  A Journal, Research Network or Preprint archive? The answer is: we will combine the advantages of all three concepts on one platform. we regard ourselves as a "Research and Publishing Network". a single freely accessible online platform to efficiently share and evaluate scientific information. APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  10. 10. Features 10  What do we want to offer? a freely accessible online platform to share and evaluate scientific information.  to aggregate Open Access articles from a variety of sources – opening them up to commenting and discussion.  APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  11. 11. Features 11  What do we want to offer? to set up a personal profile to network with other scientists.  to organize scientific communication   APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  12. 12. Features 12  What do we want to offer?   APE 2014 Berlin to provide space and tools to support scientists when drafting their work January 29, 2014
  13. 13. Features 13  What do we want to offer? to publish a finalized manuscript rapidly  to allow an evaluation after publication in a Public Post-Publication Peer Review process.  to improve the work by publishing a revised version based on comments and reviews by peers.  APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  14. 14. Features 14  Who is behind ScienceOpen?  independent start-up company  based in Berlin and Boston  founded in 2013  Founders are  Alexander Grossmann (Physicist and Professor of Publishing Management at the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Leipzig, Germany) and  Tibor Tscheke (Information Scientist, Software Developer and Content Management Specialist). APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  15. 15. Business Concept 15  Free services  Access, browse, search and comment  Network and communicate  Workspace, draft and organize  Publishing charges include  Publishing of final manuscript  Copyediting  Language editing  XML conversion  DOI assigment APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  16. 16. Timeline 16  Beta Launch  December 2013  1m+ OA articles  Browse, network, comment, organize  Release 1.0  April 2014  Publishing interface  Further functionalities: News APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  17. 17. 17 Thank you very much! APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  18. 18. Screenshots: Search and Access 18 APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  19. 19. Screenshots: Search and Access 19 APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  20. 20. Screenshots: Comment and Review 20 APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  21. 21. Screenshots: Search and Access 21 APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
  22. 22. Screenshots: User Profile 22
  23. 23. Screenshots: Networking & Groups 23 APE 2014 Berlin January 29, 2014
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