ScienceOpen partners with the Open Library of Humanities to open up the context of HSS research

The research network ScienceOpen is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). ScienceOpen is a next-generation research discovery platform, and the OLH is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting and extending open access to scholarship in the humanities.

By indexing their journals with ScienceOpen, OLH content will use 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 media outlets. These data can be used to sort, and filter articles to find relevant research and enhance research discoverability. All articles can be openly peer reviewed, shared, recommended, and are placed into the context of more than 25 million article records on the ScienceOpen platform.

Professor Martin Paul Eve, co-founder of the OLH and Chair of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London said: “In the digital environment in which humanities research now finds itself, discoverability is key. It is vitally important that the ‘signal’ of solid research is not lost amid the ‘noise’ of the World Wide Web. Our new partnership with ScienceOpen is just one of several initiatives in which we are participating that will amplify the humanities research that we publish. Finally, we think it is important to counter the destructive in-fighting of a ‘sciences vs humanities’ culture. By participating in ScienceOpen’s indexing, OLH research will sit alongside that of our colleagues working in the natural and social sciences.”

ScienceOpen will also be featuring 5 of the journals that the OLH publishes, including The Open Library of Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, and Orbit: A Journal of American Literature.

CEO of ScienceOpen Stephanie Dawson said “We are excited to partner with the OLH, a publishing platform that is helping to rapidly advance humanities research in the open. By working together, we can demonstrate the great value of open access combined with advanced discovery platforms in enhancing the research process.”