ScienceOpen partners with SciELO to put research in a global context

The research network ScienceOpen is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), the leading open access publisher in Latin America, to fully integrate its content for a more global perspective on the scientific literature.

All SciELO content is universally accessible for free in an open access, full-text format. With the inclusion of SciELO, ScienceOpen now contains more than 2.2 million open access research articles. ScienceOpen will also have more than 15 million article metadata records upon full integration.

CEO of ScienceOpen Stephanie Dawson says, “This makes ScienceOpen one of the first platforms to recognize the importance of integrating research from across Latin America. By doing so, together we will help to create the strongest possible foundations for the future of research around the world.”

Along with all other on the ScienceOpen platform also the new content from SciELO will show usage data provided by Altmetric to show users how the articles has been discussed, mentioned or shared in online sources including mainstream news outlets, blogs, and a variety of social networks. These data can be used to sort, and filter articles to find relevant research and enhance research discoverability.

Tibor Tscheke, Co-founder of ScienceOpen says, “By partnering with SciELO we are helping to achieve our joint aims of maximizing the dissemination and re-use of research in a format that is suitable for the digital age.”

SciELO content will be featured in new research collections for each country involved in the SciELO partnership, as well as specialized discipline specific collections for fields such as public health and social sciences. All articles will be available for public post-publication peer review, integration into new or existing collections, sharing, and recommending and commenting. Titles and abstracts will also be available in both Portuguese and English depending on the source journals.

Alex Mendonça of SciELO, said “We’re excited to be working with ScienceOpen to increase the visibility of SciELO content, and helping to put research from Latin America and countries where SciELO is available on a level footing with the rest of the world.”

Dawson said: “We look forward to continuing to make science more open at a global scale.”