Repository: ScienceOpen

Full Name: ScienceOpen
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Description: ScienceOpen is a discovery platform with interactive features for scholars to enhance their research in the open, make an impact, and receive credit for it. We provide context building services for publishers, to bring researchers closer to the content than ever before.
Accepted Content Types: Journal articles, Preprints
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Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: All scientific fields
Keywords: Science Open, Repository
Launch Date: 2013
Platform: Custom Framework
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 2 140
Repository Type: Aggregating
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 9/25/22
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: For Profit
Funding: Internal funding
Countries: <a href="">Germany</a>
Owner Full Name: ScienceOpen
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Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : Advisory and Editorial group. For more information :
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Access to Content: Anyone may access full items free of charge
Access to Metadata: Anyone may access the metadata free of charge
Account Creation: Only needed for submission
Functional Description: Yes via FAQ and about tabs
Interoperability: No
Metadata Formats: JATS XML
Metadata Languages: English
Metadata Properties: Title, Author(s), Publication date , Publisher, Abstract, Identifier, Copyright statement, Data availability
Method for Reuse of Metadata:
Open Source: No
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: None
Persistence of Content:
Preservation Policy: CLOCKSS
Function Service Details
Bibliographic References Management Local function Yes : BibTeX, EndNote, Reference Manager (RIS)
Commenting/Annotation Local function Yes : Commenting (Open Peer review process)
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : PubMed and CrossRef
Indexing/Search PubMed
Indexing/Search Crossref
Metrics Local function Views, References, Citations, Reviews, Comments and Shares are visible to everyone
Metrics Altmetric
Peer Review Local function Yes : You can then use the ScienceOpen platform to invite peers as potential reviewers. Submitted reviews will be openly displayed on ScienceOpen together with your work. According to the recommendations of the reviewers you may modify your work and submit a second, revised version, if required.
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: PDF
Accepted Content Languages: Any language (but English language abstract and title should be provided )
Accepted Content Level: Research only
Accepted Supplementary Content: You may deposit data with your preprint
Associated Editor: No
Associated Journal: No
Availability of Associated Content: We are currently seeing how we can work with other organisations (e.g., Figshare, Zenodo) to increase the diversity of content types available on ScienceOpen.
Journal Submission: Unrestricted
Licensing: Authors must use CC BY 4.0 attribution license
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email administrator
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator
Moderation: Beforehand : editorial review to check for completeness and basic scholarly integrity in line with our general publication guidelines.
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: DOI Crossref
Remaining Indrawn Item:
Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting:
Versioning Policy: Accepts new version. All version are available for readers.
Who can Deposit?: Anyone can post on the platform. Only an account is required ( The creation of the account is free).
Withdrawal Authorisation:
Withdrawal Policy: No.