BioOne Complete Featured in Library Journal Review

WASHINGTON, DC—BioOne Complete (, the full-text database from BioOne, is featured in a recent review by Library Journal and hailed as a valuable and cost-active resource for peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

LJ Reviews is a trusted resource in the library community for collection development and purchasing decisions. Evaluations cover three dimensions: content, usability, and pricing. In addition, each review includes a final “verdict.” Long-time LJ contributors Bruce Connolly and Gail Golderman present a thorough appraisal of BioOne Complete in a recent print issue and hail the resource as “cost-effective” and a “valuable addition to institutions.” The authors discuss the collection’s subject coverage, highlight selected works, analyze accessibility, and provide an overview of platform resources and training. Also, in reviewing the user experience there is a guided tour of the platform’s valuable search and discovery features.

BioOne Complete presents a cost-effective collection of independently published scholarly content and affords full-text access to materials, providing students and scholars use of current research and, with the assistance of Google Translate, encourages worldwide participation. With a wide range of tools and enhancements, this product is a valuable addition to institutions that support the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. BioOne has returned over $35 million from sales to its nonprofit publishers, helping them remain financially sustainable and editorially independent.”
LJ Reference Reviews: April 15, 2017

To read the full BioOne Complete review pick up a copy of the April 15, 2017 issue of Library Journal (page 106-107) or access the issue through your LJ electronic subscription.

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About Library Journal

Founded in 1876, Library Journal is one of the oldest and most respected publications covering the library field. Over 75,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries read LJ. Library Journal reviews over 8000 books, audiobooks, videos, databases, and web sites annually, and provides coverage of technology, management, policy, and other professional concerns. For more information, visit

About BioOne

BioOne is a nonprofit publisher that aims to make scientific research more accessible. Its core product is BioOne Complete, an aggregation of more than 190 independently published journals in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Established in 1999 by five founding organizations—the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), The University of Kansas, the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and Allen Press, Inc.—BioOne is committed to collaboration and serves a community of over 140 society and institutional publishers, 4,000 accessing institutions, and millions of researchers worldwide. For more information, visit

About BioOne

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 73 million USD in royalty sharing back to its participants, with a commitment to share research more broadly, equitably, and sustainably.

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