Category: For Researchers

UN Sustainable Development Goals on ScienceOpen

Is your research relevant to a particular UN Sustainable Development Goal? Add a keyword to your article and have it automatically included in our SDG collections! On ScienceOpen you can add a lay summary, keywords, a catchy image or link to your data set to increase the visibility of your work. Now you can also join in this community curation project to promote the UN SDGs. Together we can find solutions faster!

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Publish with ScienceOpen

Researchers can explore a range of partner publishers and journals on ScienceOpen and submit a manuscript directly. You may be looking for the Journal of Disability Research, the Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE), a Pluto Journals publication or one of the many other open access journals hosted on ScienceOpen. Click on the “Collections” tab to find the journal of your choice. On a journal’s Collection details page you will find all of the instructions for submission. You can upload your contribution with the “Submit manuscript” button. ScienceOpen also offers a preprint server and free poster publishing. Continue reading “Publish with ScienceOpen”  

What is Public Post-Publication Peer Review?

At ScienceOpen, we have over 60 million article records all available for public, post-publication peer review (PPPR), 6 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.

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Competing Interests

Reviewers must declare if they have any potential conflicts of interest that may influence their independent judgment and hence result in positively or negatively biased reviews. Declaration of competing interests aims to allow others to evaluate the autonomy and neutrality of the reviewer’s judgment. Competing interests generally arise from personal, financial or professional/academic relationships that result in a divergence between the reviewer’s private interests and their responsibilities as neutral reviewer.

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Open Access License Agreement

(Identical to the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License)

By exercising the Licensed Rights (defined below), You accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (“Public License”). To the extent this Public License may be interpreted as a contract, You are granted the Licensed Rights in consideration of Your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and the Licensor grants You such rights in consideration of benefits the Licensor receives from making the Licensed Material available under these terms and conditions. Continue reading “Open Access License Agreement”  

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