BioOne News

Volume 15, Issue 1
March 2021

Project Euclid Joins BioOne on the SPIE Platform

Project EuclidBioOne welcomes Project Euclid, an online host and aggregator of over 100 scholarly journals, book series, and conference proceedings in mathematics and statistics, as the second publisher to join the SPIE content hosting platform. SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, developed and powered Project Euclid’s new platform through an innovative technology model that brings nonprofit organizations together for the shared development of major publishing infrastructure.

BioOne previously launched the BioOne Complete site on the SPIE platform in January 2019, creating a new home for our collection of 215 journals. Now the features that users and librarians enjoy are now available to more societies and researchers.

Leslie Eager, Director of Publishing Services at Project Euclid said, “As Project Euclid was exploring new platform possibilities, it was inspiring to learn that BioOne had formed a successful technology partnership with SPIE. We loved the idea of investing our resources in nonprofit publishers working together to share and develop publishing infrastructure. We also really enjoy and admire our colleagues at BioOne and SPIE and look forward to collaborating on the platform roadmap.”

“We are very happy to announce the launch of the new Project Euclid site on the SPIE Digital Library platform. Working with Project Euclid has deepened our support for math specific features, uncovered new opportunities for subscription and content management and increased our circle of collaboration. We look forward to bringing together SPIE, BioOne, and Project Euclid this year to continue the discussion on platform, publishing, and how we can work together to serve our communities better,“ said Scott Ritchey, Chief Technology Officer of SPIE.

We look forward to the increased collaboration and partnership with Project Euclid and SPIE in 2021.

A Singular Year

FernsThe year 2020 was a challenge for each of us in so many ways that it stands out as a time that defies description. As we approach March 13—the date that daily life changed for BioOne staff—I am gratified to report that the organization has held its own. We owe this security to those who continue to support BioOne, and to the fact that we had begun to take concrete steps to move forward just before Covid became a common feature of our lexicon early in the year.

Publisher Reports

As I write this first message of 2021, we are in the midst of the annual audit. This is the delightful time of year when BioOne calculates the Revenue Share earned by those journals that participated in the collection during the previous year. By the end of March, we will have distributed both the payments and a comprehensive report to each publisher. These reports include a detailed royalty statement with the pages and hits used to determine the amount earned, an historical and comparative table of performance over time, plus summaries of the most accessed articles during the year and top users of each journal by institution and country. As you review this report, I encourage you to pay particular attention to the section describing the many services available through BioOne for your own publishing program.

Strategic Directions

Moving forward is difficult even when begun while standing on dry land. When undertaken at a time of tremendous fluctuation, strategic thinking might not seem to be the intuitive choice of action. BioOne launched headfirst into a strategic-thinking initiative in March 2020 and has not looked back. This effort involved an intensive collaboration of the entire Board of Directors, staff, members of the community, and a host of consultants, coaches, disruptors, reviewers and experts from both within and outside the scholarly publishing community. The experience was grueling as well as exhilarating, and ultimately proved to be a productive use of our time. The organization is now moving forward to explore the directions that surfaced during this process. With a special nod to the creative energy of Minds Alert LLC, we are grateful to those who shared their wisdom, and welcome participation by others interested in contributing to the future of BioOne.


At the end of 2020, BioOne bid a fond farewell to Professor James Maher, Provost Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh and Distinguished Service Professor of Physics, for 13 years of stellar service on the Board of Directors. Jim brought the wisdom of many years of academic administrative leadership to BioOne, and his staunch support helped to guide the organization through the many adaptations that faced BioOne as the scholarly publishing environment has evolved.

I am pleased to announce the election of Dr. Robbie Hart as the newest addition to BioOne’s Board of Directors. Director of the William L. Brown Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Robbie brings a fresh perspective to the range of professional expertise represented by BioOne’s leadership. We are likewise proud to include him as a winner of BioOne’s first Ambassador Award in 2018.

As we celebrate the 20th year since BioOne offered its first collection of bioscience journals, we are grateful for your support and look forward to providing the services that you need far into the future.



New Title Addition and Updates for 2021

Aquatic Ecosystem Health & ManagementStarting January 1, BioOne welcomed Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management as a subscribed title to the BioOne Complete collection. The journal content includes all issues from 2019 through the present and is available in XML. With this high-caliber addition and no title departures for 2021, BioOne Complete offers 215 full-text journals from leading scientific societies and independent presses around the world.

In addition, two societies have announced title updates for their journals. The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists announced that from the publication of its first issue in 2021, Copeia will be known as Ichthyology & Herpetology. The American Ornithological Society announced two title updates: The Auk will be known as Ornithology and The Condor will be known as Ornithological Applications.

We invite our library partners to review our complete 2021 title lists and ensure all BioOne publications are discoverable for your patrons.

Connect with BioOne on Social Media

BioOne launched a new YouTube channel alongside our other social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Featured videos include an introduction to the BioOne Complete collection, 2021 collection information for librarians, and a user guide for researchers getting started with BioOne Complete.

Make sure to like and follow us on these platforms to stay up to date with top and trending topics from our 215 journals like this viral tweet about a new species of nostoceratid ammonoid from the Coniacian age in Hokkaido, northern Japan. Interested in learning more? Read the full paper published in Paleontological Research.

BioOne Complete Welcomes New Library Partners

BioOne CompleteBioOne is delighted to welcome the following institutions to the global community of more than 1,100 organizations who support their students, faculty, and researchers with access to BioOne Complete:
  • Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK
  • Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, UK
  • Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan
  • Keio University – Tsuruoka Town Campus, Japan
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, USA
  • Natural England, UK
  • Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, India
  • San Bernardino Valley College, USA
  • Turkey Energy, Nuclear and Mining Research Institute (TENMAK), Turkey
  • Western University of Health Sciences, US

See the full list of institutions who subscribe to BioOne Complete.

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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