BioOne News

Volume 17, Issue 2
July 2023
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Dear BioOne Community,

It’s been an exciting month for the BioOne team. On June 27, we officially expanded into the world of eBooks and in doing so launched our first truly new product in many years.

The ESA eBook Collection is published in partnership with longtime BioOne Complete partner the Entomological Society of America. You can read more about the specifics of this exciting product in the article below. Here, I want to focus on what this venture means for BioOne, our community, and our collective contributions to sustainable publishing.

BioOne’s flagship journal aggregation, BioOne Complete, has received tremendous support from the library community, as has the BioOne Complete Archive, launched in 2022. Both of these offerings allow for the critical return of sustaining revenue to our global publishing partners – more than $68M since BioOne’s founding – all while keeping collection cost at 93% less than the commercial average.

Maintaining a stable publisher return while also exploring new pathways to increased distribution and visibility, including new Open Access models, is central to BioOne’s mission. But in order to do so, we also need to ensure the sustainability of BioOne as an organization, combating rising costs with new sources of revenue. New programs such as eBooks are designed to do just that – all while staying true to BioOne’s vision for a more equitable future.

We are enormously thankful to our partners at the Iowa State University Library, the William F. Barr Entomological Museum at the University of Idaho, and the University of California, Berkeley Library, for their help in sourcing those rare copies of critical texts that make up the ESA eBook Collection. We are also gratified by the support of those early subscribers that purchased the collection before launch, as well as those publishing partners who have enthusiastically endorsed the prospect of future collections in new subject areas.

We look forward to sharing our progress in this new phase of growth, and welcome your feedback at every step.

Lauren Kane

Announcing the ESA eBook Collection

BioOne is proud to announce the launch of the ESA eBook Collection in collaboration with longtime society partner, the Entomological Society of America (ESA).

BioOne and ESA have partnered to source, scan, and make fully searchable 161 eBooks; this collection is now available on the BioOne Digital Library platform. With this collaboration, BioOne and ESA demonstrate their commitment to make scientific research more accessible with the preservation of over 100 years of natural history and entomological research. This trove of eBooks covers a broad range of subjects including agriculture entomology and pest management, insect ecology, and biodiversity

The ESA eBook Collection is available to libraries as a one-time purchase. Request a quote today for special introductory pricing.

In This Issue:

BioOne Welcomes ESA eBook Early Adopters

The following libraries have been among the first to adopt the ESA eBook Collection to their patrons:

  • University of Idaho, USA
  • Iowa State University, USA
  • American Museum of Natural History, USA
  • University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • College of New Jersey, USA
  • McGill University, Canada
  • University College London, UK
  • UNISA, South Africa

Publishing Highlights

2023 Ambassador Xochitl Clare

Spotlight on the 2023 BioOne Ambassadors

The 2023 BioOne Ambassadors are not only impactful and dedicated scientists, but represent the next generation of excellence in science communication. BioOne is proud to introduce this year’s class.

“It’s All About Relationships”: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Ocean Warming Impacts on Fisheries
Xochitl Clare
Nominated by the National Shellfisheries Association

Not All Frogs Can Make It in the City: Using the Landscape for Targeted Conservation
Dr. Chelsea Kross
Nominated by The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

From Discovery to Conservation: The Araripe Manakin and the Importance of Genetic Monitoring for Endangered Species
Dr. Leilton Luna
Ornithological Applications

Collaboration to Consciously Change the World: Filling in the Taxonomic Information Gap
Dr. Nidia Mendoza-Díaz
Nominated by Missouri Botanical Garden Press

How Ancient Microbial Life Shaped the World
Dr. Kelsey Moore
Nominated by the Society for Sedimentary Geology

2023 Journal Impact Factors™ (JIF) Now Available

Clarivate Analytics recently released the 2023 edition of their Journal Citation Reports™ (JCR) using 2022 Web of Science™ data, and we are pleased to share key updates for the titles in BioOne Complete. Of 218 eligible journals, 77% are ranked in this year’s JCR.

The aggregation also shows an impressive category concentration in many of our core fields, including:

  • Ornithology — 12 out of 29 titles ranked (41%)
  • Entomology — 26 out of 100 titles ranked (26%)
  • Paleontology — 12 out of 54 titles ranked (22%)
  • Biodiversity Conservation — 13 out of 64 titles ranked (20%)
  • Zoology — 34 out of 176 titles ranked (19%)
  • Ecology — 26 out of 169 titles ranked (15%)
  • Plant Sciences — 30 out of 238 titles ranked (12%)

We have updated all BioOne Complete journal pages with the latest JIF and category ranking information (as applicable); details are available on each journal’s “Scope & Details” tab.

Library and Community Partners

New IP Authentication Process for Library Partners

A friendly reminder to our library partners: As of July 13 2023, BioOne is using the data contained in to authenticate access to all BioOne Digital Library content. All IP address changes may be submitted to, and your updates will be activated within 2 hours of approval.

With from PSI, subscribers to BioOne’s flagship aggregation BioOne Complete and other products will be able to streamline IP management processes and seamlessly authenticate users requesting access to content.

If you have any questions about this change, please reach out to us at or visit support page for libraries. Thank you for your ongoing support of BioOne.

An insect collection featuring beetles

BioOne Welcomes New Subscribers
& BioOne Complete Archive Adopters

  • University of Northern Colorado, USA
  • McGill University, Canada
  • University of Padua, Italy
  • University of Nottingham, UK
  • Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Jersey
  • Cottey College, USA
  • Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada, Mexico

Critical Support for Health & Medical Libraries

BioOne Complete provides crucial context for researchers working on some of our world’s most pressing health-related challenges. Learn why BioOne Complete is a trusted resource for health and medical libraries, and explore health-related content on the BioOne Digital Library.

Top & Trending Research – July 2023

We are pleased to share a selection of top and trending articles published in BioOne journals that cover all areas of the biological, environmental, and ecological sciences.

This collection spotlights content from some of BioOne’s publishing partners including Rangeland Ecology & Management, Tropical Conservation Science, Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, Zoological Science, and more.

BioOne VISTA – July 2023 – Agricultural Entomology

Research in entomology plays a crucial role in agriculture, both as pests and beneficial organisms. By understanding the intricate relationships between insects and crops, agricultural entomology plays a vital role in safeguarding agricultural systems and ensuring food security for a growing global population. In honor of the new ESA eBook Collection, now available on the BioOne Digital Library, we’re delighted to present content which informs sustainable and productive agriculture.

The July 2023 edition of BioOne VISTA features research from BioOne Complete partner publishers, including the Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology, Journal of Economic Entomology, The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, Southwestern Entomologist, Systematic and Applied Acarology, and more.

Recently Featured in BioOne VISTA

June BioOne VISTA – United Nations Sustainable
Development Gloals
We are proud to spotlight content to inform and inspire researchers addressing global challenges including climate action, life on land and below water, sustainable cities and communities, and zero hunger.

May BioOne VISTA – Genomics
In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix, this collection highlights research that works toward a better understanding of genomes.

April BioOne VISTA – Earth Day
This collection features science-based solutions to environmental issues for a healthy and sustainable future.

Coming in August

The next edition of BioOne VISTA will feature current research in environmental justice.

Visit the Article Collection Archive

Browse past editions of BioOne VISTA, Top & Trending Research, and other content collections.

Field Notes

Photo by M. Rix

Exciting Discovery From the Journal of Arachnology

Authors of a paper published in the Journal of Arachnology detail a rare new species of giant spider recently discovered in inland Queensland, Australia.

Special Issue on American Kestrels in The Journal of Raptor Research

The recent special issue on American Kestrels, published by the Journal of Raptor Research, was highlighted in a recent article in The New York Times along with authors John Smallwood and David Bird.

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BioOne is an innovative nonprofit collaborative and the leading content aggregator in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. More than 150 global scientific societies and nonprofit publishing organizations include their journals in BioOne’s flagship product, BioOne Complete, for the benefit of 3,500 accessing institutions and millions of researchers worldwide. Since 2001, BioOne has returned more than $68 million in royalty sharing back to its participants, with a commitment to share research more broadly, equitably, and sustainably.

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