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What is ScienceOpen?

ScienceOpen is a freely accessible search and discovery platform that puts research in context.

Research in Context

ScienceOpen is exploring new ways to open up information for the scholarly community. Data available on research articles are analyzed, and our analysis links articles via authors, citations, keywords, journals and more. Users can further add to the context of an article with comments, recommendations or post-publication peer reviews. Researcher-led topical collections also provide opportunities for discovery and communication. ScienceOpen is exploring new ways to open up contextual information for the scholarly community. Feel free to drop us a line and suggest new ways to open the context around your research.

Who is behind ScienceOpen?

ScienceOpen is an independent start-up company based in Berlin and Boston. Disappointed by the status-quo in academic publishing, we started to make our own vision of scholarly communication become reality – by combining decades of experience in traditional publishing, academic research and computing.

ScienceOpen was founded in 2013 by 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). The Chief Executive Officer is Stephanie Dawson.

What do we believe?

We are committed to Open Science. We believe that free access to knowledge drives creativity, innovation and development. It starts a conversation and stimulates collaboration, discussion and dissent. Our mission is to facilitate open and public communication between academics and to allow ideas to be judged on their merit, regardless of where they come from – open, transparent and fair. We believe that the only way forward is through constructive engagement between all stakeholders in scholarly communication, and that operating within a legal framework will prove to be the most beneficial for all parties.

What do we offer?

ScienceOpen is a freely accessible search and discovery platform that puts research in context. Smart filters, topical collections and input from the academic community help you to find the most relevant articles in your field and beyond.

ScienceOpen allows you set up a personal profile based on your ORCID and to network with other scientists. View your own research in context – with citations, Altmetric™ scores, usage numbers, shares and more.

ScienceOpen lets you be the editor – create a topical collection gathering together the best research in your field regardless of journal or publisher.

ScienceOpen encourages you to share your expertise on any article on the platform, either by commenting, recommending or through Public Post-Publication Peer Review.

With these tools ScienceOpen aims to support the research community by leveraging context for further exploration. The future of scholarly communication is wide open. Join us!