BioOne News

Volume 16, Issue 3
September 2022

Collaboration Is at the Heart of What We Do

Dear BioOne Community,

As conference season nears, I’ve noticed that every program suddenly seems to have a session on collaboration, economies of scale, and community-based publishing. We’ve been invited to speak on three different panels over the next two months on this very topic. Funny enough, BioOne is usually the eldest organization represented – clearly, we’ve been doing collaboration long before it was en vogue.

BioOne was founded as a publisher-library collaborative in 1999, and remains today a vibrant community of participating societies, journals, libraries, and users. We proudly partner with other nonprofit organizations for key services, including SPIE for our content hosting platform. And, we relish the opportunity to actively participate in the broader scholarly communications community as attendees, volunteers, and leaders.

BioOne proudly engages with a number of community organizations, including the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and more. This extends not just to holding a membership, but to actively volunteering our time, with the aim of improving scholarly communications on a broader scale outside of just BioOne. Notably, BioOne staff serve as members of SSP committees including Marketing, Early Career, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility. As a former SSP Board member and President, I’m especially appreciative of their volunteer efforts, and all those whose energies further collaboration.

Conference attendance is an important way that our team connects with the broader community, staying up-to-date on industry developments, and positioning BioOne and our partners for new opportunities. In September, I’ll be attending and speaking at the ALPSP Conference in Manchester, UK, as well as the SSP 2022 New Directions in Scholarly Publishing Seminar in Washington, DC. BioOne will also be attending the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.

We look forward to connecting with more of our community at an upcoming event or virtually soon, and continuing to promote the transformative benefits of nonprofit partnership. Collaboration isn’t just a buzz word for BioOne – it is at the heart of everything we do, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lauren Kane

2021 Annual Report

Read about how BioOne continues to reinforce its commitment to its nonprofit mission in our 2021 Annual Report. The report highlights BioOne’s successes in 2021 including reaching new milestones with BioOne Complete, recognition for the BioOne Ambassador Award winners, and the many ways we collaborate with our partners.

BioOne has played a critical role in supporting independent scholarly publishing and research communication across the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences and has demonstrated the strength of nonprofit collaboration since its founding in 1999. We are grateful to all individuals and organizations which supported BioOne in fulfilling its mission and increasing its impact, in 2021 and long into the future.

In This Issue:

Publishing Highlights

Insect Systematics and Diversity Joins the BioOne Complete Collection in 2023

BioOne has the pleasure of welcoming a new subscribed title from the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to the BioOne Complete collection for 2023— Insect Systematics and Diversity. This new content adds increased value to the aggregation’s more than 208,000 articles. Insect Systematics and Diversity will include all issues from 2017 through the present, and be available in XML.

With this high-quality addition for 2023, BioOne Complete will offer 218 full-text journals from 156 leading scientific societies and independent presses around the world.

Partner Showcase: Sandra Shumway,
National Shellfisheries Association

The editor of the Journal of Shellfish Research, Dr. Sandra Shumway, recently joined Publisher Development Associate Carol Borrmann-Begg to talk about the role of the editor in scholarly publishing. This lively discussion also touched on how important it is that members of the academic community participate in the peer review process. Dr. Shumway also highlighted the National Shellfisheries Association’s (NSA) cookbook as a creative method to advance shellfish advocacy while supporting their members and early career researchers.

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2022 Journal Impact Factors™ (JIF) Now Available

Clarivate Analytics recently released the 2022 edition of their Journal Citation Reports™ (JCR) using 2021 Web of Science™ data.

We are pleased to share key updates to the BioOne Complete collection. Of 217 eligible journals, 75% are ranked in this year’s JCR. BioOne Complete titles ranked in the JCR also received over 530,000 citations in 2021.

The aggregation also shows an impressive category concentration in many of our core fields, including:

  • Ornithology — 10 out of 29 titles ranked (34%)
  • Entomology — 25 out of 100 titles ranked (25%)
  • Paleontology — 11 out of 53 titles ranked (21%)
  • Biodiversity Conservation — 13 out of 65 titles ranked (20%)
  • Zoology — 33 out of 176 titles ranked (19%)
  • Ecology — 26 out of 173 titles ranked (13%)
  • Plant Sciences — 29 out of 238 titles ranked (12%)

We have updated all BioOne Complete journal pages with the latest JIF and category ranking information (as applicable); details are available on each journal’s “Scope & Details” tab.

Library and Community Partners

BioOne Returns to In-person Conferences

We’re looking forward to connecting with library and consortia partners at upcoming in-person conferences and events. Visit with us the Frankfurt Book Fair, October 19 – 23, 2022 and the Charleston Library Conference, November 1-4, 2022 where we will be on hand to provide updates and information about BioOne Complete and the BioOne Complete Archive institutional option.

Our team is especially excited to return to the Charleston Library Conference. Stop at Table 119 in the vendor showcase to discuss your library’s needs and enter our Birds & Beans coffee giveaway. Unable to attend the conference? Contact us to connect with BioOne and enter for a chance to win bird friendly coffee.

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Spotlight on BioOne’s Consortia Partnerships

BioOne collaborates with a network of partners to deliver BioOne Complete to an international audience of researchers, students, and readers. We are proud to partner with more than 40 consortia around the world to efficiently license BioOne Complete, and offer consortial discounts to subscribing libraries.

Nurturing durable partnerships with consortia helps us offer BioOne Complete at a price 93% lower than the commercial average.

BioOne VISTA – Veterinary Sciences

The year is scattered with days celebrating animals of all kinds from across the world, along with calls for efforts to improve their health and well-being. With days in August dedicated to cats, dogs, lions, elephants, lizards, orangutans, and more, we’re spotlighting the health and wellness of the animal kingdom with this month’s collection of current research in the veterinary sciences.

We hope you enjoy the August 2022 edition of BioOne VISTA featuring articles in veterinary sciences from Avian Diseases, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Southwestern Entomologist, and more.

BioOne Complete: Top & Trending Research. A yellow-spotted river turtle on a rock

Browse Top & Trending Research in BioOne Complete

This quarterly collection showcases a broad cross-section of subjects, species, and regional interests. We’re excited to share trending articles from our July installment, including:

Browse Additional Article Collections

Visit our Article Collection Archive page for more Top & Trending Research, BioOne VISTA, and special compilations featuring recent articles in BioOne Complete.

Field Notes

New MRD Talks

In a recent BioOne Partner Forum Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Associate Editor for Mountain Research and Development, told us about the journal’s new project – MRD Talks. This exciting initiative has now launched, and we are excited to share the inaugural session, “Climate change adaptation in mountains: How to close the gap between policies and local realities?” MRD Talks takes recently-published articles from Mountain Research and Development, and creates a unique space to focus dialogue about them between mountain stakeholders including policymakers, scientists, civil-society representatives, development specialists, private-sector actors, and other practitioners.

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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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