BioOne News

Volume 17, Issue 3
October 2023
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Dear BioOne Community,

‘Tis the season – the conference season! Whether traveling or attending virtually, many of you may relate to the challenges presented by balancing meeting participation with the demands of daily work and personal life. But as sure as there will be lanyards – and copious amounts of coffee – there will also be connection, and inspiration, and the chance to meet new potential collaborators.

It is a great privilege for myself and other members of the BioOne team to attend industry and community events to share the BioOne story, promote our mission, and underscore the importance of a diverse and independent publishing ecosystem. This past week, I was delighted to join the Leadership Roundtable at Platform Strategies 2023, where we spoke about balancing stability with sustainability for ourselves and for our stakeholders. I am always inspired by the questions received and discussion generated from events like these, and particularly savor the chance to highlight the critical work of BioOne’s smaller societies.

If you’d like to see where else we’ll be attending or speaking, please take a look at our conference calendar and let us know if you’ll be there, too. We’d value the opportunity to meet with you and learn more about what BioOne means to you – yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

In partnership,


Lauren Kane
 
President/CEO

Upcoming Speaking Events

SSP New Directions in Scholarly Publishing
Washington DC.
Chelsea Tharp, “Exploring New Directions: Reverse Roundtable Discussions,” October 4, 1:20 p.m.

STM Conference 2023
Frankfurt Germany.
Lauren Kane, “Shared Infrastructure for Scholarly Publishing,” October 17, 2:45 p.m.

Charleston Library Conference
Charleston SC.
Chelsea Tharp, “The Bee’s Knees: Successful Nonprofit Collaboration for Preservation and Sustainability,” Online session, November 27, 3:30 PM – 4:10 PM

In This Issue:

Publishing Highlights

2024 Collection Updates

BioOne is pleased to share 2024 collection updates for the BioOne Complete aggregation and the growing array of content options available via the BioOne Digital Library platform.

The flagship BioOne Complete journal aggregation will deliver 218 titles in 2024, with no additions or departures from the collection. The database now includes more than 215,000 articles from 156 society and nonprofit publishers representing specialized scientific communities in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Within the 2024 BioOne Complete collection, 82% of subscribed titles have an impact factor and 60% of current titles are available in full-text XML exclusively through BioOne. BioOne Complete is available via annual subscription, and our aggregation model enables libraries to access this content at an average per-title cost which is 94% below the average title in biology.

The BioOne Complete Archive will expand coverage in 2024 to include all subscribed content published from 1996 through 2019, growing to more than 156,000 articles. The BioOne Complete Archive is available for one-time purchase, giving flexibility to new and existing library partners who wish to add this content to their permanent digital holdings.

BioOne also offers libraries the recently-released ESA eBook Collection which includes 161 newly-digitized eBooks from longtime BioOne partner the Entomological Society of America. This inaugural offering from the BioOne eBooks program preserves and disseminates 100 years of entomological research. The ESA eBook Collection is hosted on the BioOne Digital Library platform, and is available for one-time purchase.

The 2024 title lists for all collections and other librarian resources are available for download on the BioOne Digital Library at https://bioone.org/title-lists.

Pricing and other inquiries may be directed to library.services@bioone.org.

Library and Community Partners

BioOne Welcomes…

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

  • Yale University, USA
  • Lincoln University, New Zealand
  • Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, France
  • United States Department of Agriculture, USA
  • Virginia Tech, USA

BioOne Complete & BioOne Complete Archive

  • Bristol County Agricultural High School, USA
  • Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, USA
  • Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Recently Featured in BioOne VISTA

BioOne VISTA – September 2023 – Botanical Research

Botanical gardens are vibrant hubs of discovery, fueling groundbreaking research that deepens our understanding of plant life and bolsters plant conservation efforts. These lush sanctuaries are unique centers of knowledge, channeling their resources into the exploration of pressing issues such as climate change and the safeguarding of biodiversity. We are pleased to showcase a curated collection of articles that illuminate the pivotal role botanical gardens and their dedicated researchers play in advancing our understanding of the natural world.

The September 2023 edition of BioOne VISTA spotlights botanical research from BioOne Complete partner publishers, including Annales Botanici Fennici, Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Candollea, Harvard Papers in Botany, The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, Madroño, Novon, Systematic Botany, Willdenowia, and more.

Explore more with these recent collections:

August 2023 – Environmental Justice

By prioritizing environmental justice, and supporting the participation of scientists from diverse backgrounds in research, we can create sustainable and inclusive societies that protect human health, biodiversity, and the planet for future generations.

July 2023 – Agricultural Entomology

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.

Upcoming Article Collections

A new edition of Top & Trending Research will be released in early October, and upcoming editions of BioOne VISTA will feature topics including migratory birds, fisheries and aquaculture. Join our email list to get these collections in your inbox.

Visit the Article Collection Archive

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

Field Notes

La Vega Snouted Tree Frog Scinax caprarius sitting on a fern.
Photo by iNaturalist user @diegogomezhoyos (CC BY-SA)

New Research Sheds Light on Neotropical Treefrog Diversity and Phylogenetic Relationships, Identifies More Than 50 New Species

In a groundbreaking study spanning over a quarter of a century, a team of researchers led by Dr. Julian Faivovich of the University of Buenos Aires and including BioOne Board member Dr. Taran Grant of the University of São Paulo, has unveiled unprecedented insights into the diversity and evolutionary relationships of Neotropical treefrogs. Published under the title “Treefrog diversity in the Neotropics: Phylogenetic relationships of Scinaxini (Anura: Hylidae: Hylinae),” this research offers a comprehensive understanding of the complex taxonomy and evolutionary history of these remarkable amphibians.

In the News: the Antarctic feather star and Invertebrate Systematics

Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California, San Diego have recently revealed an undiscovered species of Antarctic invertebrate, published in Invertebrate Systematics. This finding contributes significantly to the expansion of our knowledge regarding the comprehensive biodiversity within the Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems.

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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