Our Work

Collaborating with our community to build sustainable publishing and maximize access to critical research

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, BioOne exists for the benefit of our community. As a leading publisher of scientific research, we work to develop economic models and strategic partnerships that balance the needs of all stakeholders and increase the accessibility and integration of content with a global network of scholarly exchange.

Through the success of BioOne’s flagship product, BioOne Complete, BioOne’s community includes more than 150 publishing societies, museums, associations, and independent presses; 3,500 accessing libraries and research organizations; and millions of users worldwide.

BioOne Complete is BioOne’s database of over 200 high quality, subscribed and open access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

For subscribing libraries, BioOne Complete offers a high-quality and cost-effective curated collection of independently-published journals. 74% of subscribed titles have Impact Factors, and more than 60% of titles are available online exclusively through BioOne Complete. For nonprofit publishing participants including societies, associations, museums, research institutions, and university presses, BioOne Complete offers a dynamic platform, cohort affiliation, and a significant annual revenue stream from aggregated sales. As of 2021, BioOne has proudly returned over $62 million to its nonprofit publishers, helping them remain financially sustainable and editorially independent.

BioOne Ambassador Award

Launched in 2018, the BioOne Ambassador Award recognizes early-career authors in BioOne Complete publications and inspires creative approaches to communicating specialized research to the general public.

Current BioOne publishing partners nominate rising scholars contributing to their journals who meet the following criteria:

  • a current graduate student, or within five years of having completed a graduate degree (e.g., Master’s, Ph.D.)
  • published an article in an active BioOne Complete journal during the nomination year.

Nominees submit a short response to the question: How does your research change the world? The winning entries highlight the importance of their research at a local or global level, and each receive a $1,000 cash award.

BioOne is honored to showcase the talent of our newest researchers, and we invite you to celebrate with us.

Please contact publishing@bioone.org with any questions.

Founded by BioOne and now published by the University of California Press, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene is an open access journal published on a public-good basis.

Elementa’s fundamental role is to support an interdisciplinary community of practice to accelerate scientific solutions to the challenges presented by this era of human impact on Earth systems. Launched in 2013 in collaboration with Dartmouth College Library and other institutional affiliates, Elementa reports on fundamental advancements in research organized initially into six knowledge domains, embracing the concept that basic knowledge can foster sustainable solutions for society.


Developing WorldPrograms

BioOne is a proud participant in Research4Life, a leading philanthropic organization that provides nations in the developing world with access to scholarly content at no cost.

Through Research4Life’s five programs (Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI, and GOALI) BioOne makes its full-text journal aggregation, BioOne Complete, available free of charge to over 2,500 institutions. This benefits the entire scientific community, adds to the visibility and prestige of BioOne’s content, and provides students and researchers in these growing countries with access to critical and current research.

For more information on BioOne’s commitment to developing world programs, please contact us.

Publishers & PartnersMeeting

From 2010-2015, BioOne held an annual Publishers & Partners Meeting. The meeting provided a free and open forum for discussion among journal publishers, librarians, and leading industry providers, and enjoyed a robust turnout each year. BioOne offered a limited number of travel stipends through its Howard Goldstein Travel Grant Program to help defray the cost of travel. In 2016, BioOne decided to suspend the Publishers & Partners Meeting temporarily in favor of attending more conferences around the world. Our sincere thanks to our generous meeting sponsors, Allen Press, Aries Systems, Atypon, Innodata, and PCG. You can find past presentations here.

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