About ScienceOpen

ScienceOpen is a freely accessible research network to share and evaluate scientific information. We aggregate Open Access articles from a variety of sources – opening them up to commenting and discussion. Manuscripts submitted to ScienceOpen will be published Open Access and evaluated in a fully transparent Post-Publication Peer Review process. (more…)


Publishing: How Does It Work?

ScienceOpen publishes Articles in ScienceOpen Research. You can use our private collaboration tools to develop your draft with your co-authors before submission of your manuscript. After an initial editorial check and payment of the publication fee, your manuscript will be published Open Access and receives a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The article is now available for open Post-Publication Peer Review.

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General Publication Requirements

Manuscripts submitted to ScienceOpen are evaluated by our editorial staff to ensure that they satisfy our General Publication Requirements. These include ethical research methods, integrity in the presentation of research results, originality and technical standards. This internal check usually takes about one week.

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Guidelines For Authors

Our Author Guidelines comprise everything required to follow our four-step publishing process: 1. Prepare the manuscript, 2. Publish the final result, 3. Initiate Peer Review and 4. Promote your paper.

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How To Update Your Profile

ScienceOpen works best when users are connected to their research. You can connect yourself to your research by updating your ScienceOpen profile. To a large extent, you can update your ScienceOpen profile by maintaining just your ORCID ID.

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User Categories

In order to maintain a high quality of scholarly discourse, some functions require previous registration at ScienceOpen via ORCID, as well as a certain number of publications in your ORCID account. Don’t worry: registration is fast, easy and completely free of charge.

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ScienceOpen Collections

What is a Collection? The major aim of ScienceOpen Collections is to revolutionize the creation, distribution and evaluation of scholarly information, while advocating for change in the scientific publishing culture through Open Access. ScienceOpen Collections provide topic-specific bundling, editorial management and quality assurance for articles, designed for post-publication and drawn from a variety of topics, publishers or […]

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Peer Reviews

What is Public Post-Publication Peer Review?

Usually, manuscripts are published after a months-long peer review process, conducted by a few anonymous reviewers. Their comments will never see the light of day. At ScienceOpen, articles are published first and are immediately available for Public Post-Publication Peer Review.

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Peer Review Guidelines

Peer Review at ScienceOpen works differently from the currently widespread, conventional model. The following Peer Review Guidelines will help you to understand the objectives, features and requirements of the Peer Review process at ScienceOpen.

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Guidelines For Comments

Every ScienceOpen member that meets certain criteria is able to contribute to the review process in two different ways: with reviews and with comments. The following guidelines describe the requirements and the rules for commenting on articles.

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