BioOne News

Volume 14, Issue 3
July 2020

2019 Impact Factors and Subject Category Rankings Now Available

BioOne is pleased to share that 75% of eligible journals in BioOne Complete are ranked in this year’s Journal Citation Reports® (JCR), and on average our journals’ Impact Factor increased by 5%. All JCR information was compiled using Web of Science™ data from 2019.

JCR provides Journal Impact Factors and subject category rankings for indexed titles, among other statistics, and is widely used by both publishers and librarians to assist in title benchmarking and analysis.

BioOne Complete shows an impressive category concentration in many of our core fields, including:

  • Ornithology — 10 out of the 28 ranked titles in JCR (36%)
  • Entomology — 24 out of the 101 ranked titles in JCR (24%)
  • Biodiversity Conservation — 13 out of the 59 ranked titles in JCR (22%)
  • Paleontology — 12 out of the 55 ranked titles in JCR (22%)
  • Zoology — 33 out of the 168 ranked titles in JCR (20%)
  • Ecology — 26 out of the 168 ranked titles in JCR (15%)
  • Plant Sciences — 30 out of the 234 ranked titles in JCR (13%)

All BioOne Complete journal pages are updated with the latest Impact Factor and category ranking information as applicable.

Announcing the 2020 BioOne Ambassador Award Winners

It is my distinct pleasure to announce the winners of the 2020 BioOne Ambassador Award. These early career authors in three countries were chosen as the third cohort of BioOne Ambassadors because they have best communicated their specialized research beyond their immediate discipline and to the public at large.

Effective communication is fundamental to ensure that scientific information is best positioned to support informed, evidence-based decisions by policy-makers, citizen scientists, and other advocates. BioOne is pleased to recognize these individuals for their clarity and creativity. Winners from each publication receive a $1,000 award and wide dissemination of their research.

Our Ambassadors published on topics of groundbreaking research in zoology, including what happens to sleep-deprived tortoises and the value of 12-foot crocodiles lurking in museum collections. In marine science, we learned about the effects of water temperature on the glue that binds mussels to their ropes. And our ornithologist Ambassadors published their findings on the challenges for seabirds that breed in the world’s driest desert and the best time to flood wetlands to support bird migration.


This year’s winners were chosen through a competitive process. Active BioOne publishers were invited in January to nominate an early career researcher who published an article in their journal during 2019. To qualify, the author must be either a graduate student or a scientist who has completed their Ph.D. within the last five years. BioOne invited qualified nominees to submit a 250-word, plain-language summary explaining how the results of their work apply across disciplines and to the public at large.

We would like to recognize and thank the three professional science communicators who served as judges: Stacey Baker (AAAS), Maisie Buntin (Milwaukee Public Museum), and Fiona Muir (Francis Crick Institute, London).

BioOne created the Ambassador Award to spotlight rising scholars in their specialties and generate a wider interest in recent research from our publishing partners. Please see BioOne’s page where we proudly showcase this new generation of researchers. Congratulations to the 2020 award winners.



Instructor Resources for Librarians and Faculty

As universities and colleges worldwide continue with unprecedented levels of online instruction, we wanted to make it easy to incorporate BioOne Complete content in your teaching. Our new page of instructor resources offers information for librarians and faculty, highlighting our policies which support students and faculty such as remote access, coursepack inclusion, and citation downloads.

BioOne Complete spans over 175,000 full-text articles in a broad range of topics, so you can use this page to quickly access content in our core subject areas like agriculture, environmental sciences, and marine biology. We have also included links to trending topics including climate change, environmental sustainability, global warming, and water and air quality.

Visit the new Instructor Resources page to learn how BioOne Complete can support your curriculum and inspire your students.

Register Now: BioOne Publisher Forum—August 5

BioOne publishing partners are invited to join BioOne on August 5 for a one-hour forum on what changing library subscription markets mean for your journal.

University libraries are facing challenges due to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Shifting library needs will reverberate throughout the scholarly publishing ecosystem. Many publishers are rightly concerned about the potential impact on their journals. Forum participants will gain a better understanding of the current state of university libraries, how librarians evaluate resources such as BioOne Complete, and the strategies BioOne is employing to maintain BioOne Complete’s market position.

Participants will also have the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas with fellow publishers, and to draw upon the wisdom of the BioOne publisher community. Mira Waller, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning Services at University of Virginia, and Christine Orr, Director of Sales and Marketing at BioOne, will speak.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Registrants who are unable to attend will also receive a link to a recording of this session.

BioOne Publisher Forum:
What do changing library subscription markets mean for your journal?

Wednesday, August 5
12:30 EDT / 4:30PM UTC

Register now!

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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