BioOne News

Volume 17, Issue 1
March 2023

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Dear BioOne Community,

Plans and projects, indeed! This spring finds us energized by exciting new developments designed to expand BioOne’s impact over time. The team at BioOne and our partners are hard at work to introduce our inaugural eBook offering, the ESA eBook Collection. Hard-to-find, previously undigitized titles across the field of entomology are being scanned and processed while we ready our digital platform to welcome this collection. In recognition of this addition, the platform will be renamed the BioOne Digital Library, establishing the foundation for even more content collections in the years to come.

The BioOne team is growing, too: in January we welcomed Meredith Pond to the role of Publisher and Partnerships Manager. Meredith has a wealth of experience cultivating meaningful relationships with societies and publishers, helping them to shepherd their publications through phases of change. Meredith’s first major order of business – distributing our annual publisher reports and royalty shares later this month. With this distribution, BioOne will mark the return of more than $67.5 million in publisher royalties over the past two decades.

We celebrate BioOne’s growth and lasting impact, and as always, acknowledge the tremendous contributions of our partners and their support of sustainable nonprofit publishing.

Lauren Kane

Meredith Pond Joins the BioOne Team As Publisher and Partnerships Manager

Meredith Pond headshotBioOne is pleased to introduce our new Publisher and Partnerships Manager, Meredith Pond. Meredith comes to BioOne with 13 years of experience in academic publishing, especially in STM society journals. Her work in other organizations included fostering relationships with societies and editors, growing society brands, editorial development of journals as well as platform technology, open access research, launching and developing new products (journals and virtual conferences) and digital publishing.

If you have any questions or want to introduce yourself, you can email Meredith at


Room to Grow: The BioOne Digital Library

We are excited to announce that we will soon rename our platform the BioOne Digital Library. As we prepare to expand our product offerings with the launch of the ESA eBook Collection, this evolution enables us to better serve our publishers, librarians, and readers by underscoring the robust platform which benefits both ebook and journal content. There will be no changes or actions for our librarians and publishers, but we wanted you to know that you will soon see the platform name on

Creating this distinction will enhance our position in academic publishing, allowing space to grow our offerings as BioOne continues to strengthen our partnerships and adapt to changing needs within our community.

In This Issue:

Publishing Highlights

Dr. Neelakshi Joshi in Almora India. She ison the ground looking up at construction workers on scaffolding.
Dr. Neelakshi Joshi in Almora India

2023 BioOne Ambassador Awards

Now in its sixth year, the BioOne Ambassador Awards recognize early-career researchers who demonstrate creative approaches to communicating their specialized scientific research to the general public. This year’s nominees are hard at work finalizing their submissions, and the 2023 cohort of BioOne Ambassadors will be announced in late April. Look for a special collection featuring 2023 nominees at the end of March. In the meantime, we invite you to explore the work of all our BioOne Ambassadors on our BioOne Ambassador Award Showcase.

Welcoming Insect Systematics and Diversity

BioOne proudly welcomes Insect Systematics and Diversity from the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to the BioOne Complete collection, including all issues from 2017 through the present. With this high-quality addition for 2023, BioOne Complete includes 218 full-text journals from 156 leading scientific societies and independent presses around the world.

Upcoming Conference: 115th Annual Meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association

BioOne is proud to support our research community as a sponsor of the National Shellfisheries Association’s (NSA) 115th Annual Meeting on March 26 – 30. Our new Publisher and Partnerships Manager, Meredith Pond, will be in attendance and is looking forward to connecting with members of the BioOne community. Email to schedule a meeting.

Library and Community Partners

Getting the Most from your BioOne Complete Subscription

With the academic semester well underway, our Library Resources page has new and updated resources to help librarians get the most from their subscriptions. We provide materials to help promote BioOne Complete to patrons, including logos, social media graphics, posters, and an email template to easily remind staff and faculty about their access.

New Resources for Instructors

Our Instructor Resources page has been recently updated to help faculty discover content that will support and inspire their students, as well as incorporate articles from BioOne Complete into their curriculum.

Introductory Pricing now Available for the 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 exclusively via the BioOne Digital Library platform. Coming in 2023, the ESA eBook Collection will contain 160+ titles, serving the educational, professional, and scientific needs of entomologists and researchers in related disciplines. A full title list will be available shortly, but contact us now to lock in introductory pricing for this one-time purchase option.

View of the empty stage and podium at UKSG

Visit BioOne at an Upcoming Conference

We’re looking forward to connecting with our community of librarians this spring to share our popular cat coasters and more information about the BioOne Complete collection and our exciting new options. Schedule a meeting with us at one of our upcoming conferences:

ER&L – 6-9 March, 2023, Austin TX
Visit us in the exhibit hall at booth 604.

ACRL – 15-18 March 2023, Pittsburgh PA
Visit us in the exhibit hall at booth 221.

UKSG – 13-15 April 2023, Glasgow UK

London Book Fair – 18-20 April 2023, London UK

MLA | SLA ’23 – 16-19 May 2023, Detroit MI
Visit us in the exhibit hall at booth 425.

Discover Top & Trending Research

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.

BioOne VISTA – Reproductive Science

Courtship displays and mating behaviors vary widely between species, but they serve communicative and biological functions necessary to the success of the reproductive process. The February 2023 edition of BioOne VISTA features research in reproductive science from the Biology of Reproduction, American Malacological Bulletin, Insect Systematics and Diversity, Odonatologica, Ornithological Science, and more.

Free to Read in March: One Health and Public Health

All articles in our March 2023 edition of BioOne VISTA will be freely available from March 15 through June 15, 2023, with thanks to our participating publishers. This collection will feature research that explores the connection between ecosystems, plants, animals, and human health.

Visit the Article Collection Archive

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

Field Notes

Play Video about Thumnail of Lauren Kane at the podium at ConTech 2022 alongside a slide reading: 2022: Collaboration is the mission. Geoscience world logo. Duke University Press logo. SPIE logo. Project MUSE logo.

Watch Lauren Kane at ConTech 2022

BioOne President/CEO Lauren Kane spoke at ConTech 2022 and addressed the challenge of simultaneously “staying the course” while looking to the future, balancing the need for both current success and long-term impact.

Scholarly Kitchen Series: Digital Accessibility in Scholarly Publishing

BioOne’s Marketing Communications Associate and DEIBA Liaison, Amanda Rogers, was a contributing writer on this three-part series from SSP’s DEIA committee. The series discusses why it’s important to focus on digital accessibility within the scholarly communication industry, and provides useful information and resources.

Upcoming Events


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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