BioOne News

Volume 16, Issue 4
December 2022
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We're Grateful for Our Exceptional Community

Dear BioOne Community,

As I reflect on my first year at the helm of BioOne, my overwhelming feeling is one of thanks. I am grateful to the BioOne team, Board, and all of you for your energy, ideas, and support. This has been an exciting and productive year for the organization, and I’m tremendously proud of what we have accomplished in a challenging environment.

BioOne is an exceptional organization, and as an aggregation, we seek to empower not just one society or one discipline but many. Our accomplishments rely on our community of over 150 independent societies, more than 3,500 accessing institutions, and the countless researchers who bring the BioOne mission to life. Their (your!) feedback, patronage, and trust have been essential as we explore new product development and future pathways while also continuing to deliver on the current operations that support society-based independent publishing at scale.

BioOne’s storied history and bright future are made possible by our exceptional community. In this issue, we highlight our work with longtime society partner the Entomological Society of America, as well as our innovative nonprofit partnership with SPIE. In addition, we acknowledge the exceptional leadership of BioOne Board Chair Kent Holsinger, who concludes his term after more than two decades. We are grateful to Kent – and to all those who champion BioOne and the power of nonprofit alliances.

Lauren Kane

Dr. Kent Holsinger

Dr. Kent Holsinger Retires From BioOne
After More Than Two Decades

After over twenty years as Chair of BioOne’s Board of Directors, Dr. Kent Holsinger will retire from BioOne at the end of 2022. As BioOne’s longest-serving member of leadership or staff, Kent has selflessly contributed his time, energy, and thoughtful perspective to this organization and our community. He has helped steer BioOne through times of growth and times of challenge, and we have greatly benefited from his positive outlook and collaborative spirit. Kent’s indelible mark has also enhanced hundreds of organizations across dozens of disciplines, making research more accessible for millions of users worldwide. We are honored to have been the recipient of his efforts and expertise and will be forever grateful for his lasting contributions to BioOne.

In This Issue:

BioOne and SPIE Publish Case Study on Their Nonprofit Partnership

A new case study published in ALPSP’s Learned Publishing explores the early years of the nonprofit collaboration between BioOne and SPIE, which resulted in a shared publication and hosting platform. It reveals important lessons which may be instructive to others considering such alliances, among them the importance of regular and transparent communication and reciprocal service-level agreements with clear expectations.

The case study points to the great potential which exists for organizations to form collaborative partnerships, particularly in the nonprofit environment, which can reduce costs and aid in strategic development. BioOne and SPIE plan to continue to share their progress and lessons learned to benefit the scholarly publishing community and promote innovative nonprofit collaborations. As a result of the success of this partnership, both BioOne and SPIE are interested in actively partnering with other organizations to find similar mission-aligned operational efficiencies.

Publishing Highlights

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Coming in 2023: ESA eBook Collection

BioOne is excited to extend our partnership with the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to deliver a collection of newly-digitized eBooks. Set to debut in 2023, the ESA eBook Collection contains more than 150 titles, serving the educational, professional, and scientific needs of entomologists and researchers in related disciplines. Featuring a range of monographs, memoirs, handbooks, and reference works, the collection provides comprehensive information for long-term entomological research. The ESA eBook Collection will be available to libraries for a one-time purchase, and be distributed exclusively on the trusted BioOne Complete platform. Click below to request product information for your library.

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BioOne Publisher Forum:
Enhance Your Online Publications With Video

Watch the latest Publisher Forum replay and explore the advantages and utility of video content from the researcher’s perspective. Our speakers share their experiences incorporating video as part of their efforts to communicate scientific findings and how it has benefited them. Presenters also share tips and tools which can aid in the creation of compelling video content. Finally, BioOne’s Publishing Technology Associate Maggie Grasseschi introduces BioOne Complete’s new video capabilities and explains how to include video content with your publication.


    • Aricia Benvenuto, 2022 BioOne Ambassador Award Winner and PhD student, University of São Paulo
    • Dr. Debra Bourne, Editor in Chief, Journal of Wildlife Diseases
    • Dr. Alexander Gaos, Research Marine Biologist, NOAA Fisheries

Partner Showcase: Integrative Systematics

Daniel Whitmore, curator for the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart (SMNS) and Editor in Chief of Integrative Systematics, joined BioOne to discuss publishing research with a museum-supported journal and the process of getting a Journal Impact Factor™ from Clarivate. We also discussed the role of taxonomy in science today and how volunteers make significant contributions to science. Integrative Systematics joined the BioOne Complete open access collection in 2016, and has a long-standing history of disseminating research on biological systematics dating to the journal’s founding in 1957.

Library and Community Partners

Explore BioOne Complete’s 2023 Collection and the BioOne Complete Archive

Learn more about BioOne Complete collection updates for 2023 in this new video.

Active BioOne Complete subscriptions always include access to the entire backfile of available articles. Still, for libraries that seek to secure continuing electronic access to such holdings, the BioOne Complete Archive can help meet strategic collection development goals. Explore more about the BioOne Complete archive in this video.

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New Library Partners Join the BioOne Community

We’re grateful for our community of over 3,500 new and current accessing universities, government agencies, research institutions, and corporations worldwide who trust BioOne to deliver critical research in the biosciences sustainably. Thank you for your ongoing support of BioOne and the 150+ independent society publishers we represent.

We are delighted to welcome the following institutions to the BioOne Community:

A list of all the institutions, organizations, corporations, and government agencies that currently subscribe to BioOne Complete is available on our website, along with a list of countries receiving gratis collection access through Research4Life.

BioOne VISTA: A Year of Spotlighting Research

With our October 2022 edition we marked a full year since the launch of BioOne VISTA, which has grown into an impactful resource for our community of publishers, libraries and readers. BioOne VISTA has covered every major subject area from agriculture to zoology, and has included more than 350 articles from 140 journals. In addition to giving our publishers a broader audience for their critical research, librarians and instructors report using these monthly article collections to support students as they seek inspiration for research and coursework. The findings published by our BioOne Complete partners inspires us anew as we curate each edition, and we hope it inspires you, too. If you are not already receiving BioOne VISTA in your mailbox on the 15th of each month, sign up today and don’t miss any of these fascinating collections. Visit the Article Collection Archive page to browse past editions of BioOne VISTA, and our quarterly Top & Trending Research collections.
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Browse the 2022 Regional Top & Trending Research Collections

BioOne Complete is a truly global resource, and these collections feature articles by authors based in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, as well as research about the regions’ biology, ecology, and environment.

Field Notes

Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers 2022

BioOne Community Members Listed in 2022 Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers

Clarivate’s recently released list of Highly Cited Researchers represents papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in the Web of Science™. We are proud to report that 770 authors on this year’s list have research published in BioOne Complete journals, and the combined sum of times cited is over 12.4 million. BioOne would also like to congratulate Board of Directors member and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas A. Townsend Peterson on his 9th consecutive year on the Highly Cited Researcher list in the Environment and Ecology category. 


Lauren Kane Explores New Possibilities at Helm of BioOne

SPARC recently published a profile of BioOne President/CEO Lauren Kane in which she discussed priorities for BioOne and the increasing need for collaboration, particularly within non-profit scholarly communications. SPARC is a founding partner of BioOne.

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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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