ScienceOpen partners with Brepols Publishers to put interdisciplinary European research in a global context

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The research discovery platform ScienceOpen is partnering with Brepols Publishers to integrate two new featured collections in interdisciplinary fields spanning the humanities/science divide into a global and interactive research environment.

ScienceOpen’s partnership with Brepols – an international academic publisher of research in humanities founded in 1796 – is an important step in ensuring the broadest audience for a greater discoverability of research in humanities and social sciences. ScienceOpen’s interactive features such as community curation, article reviews, comments and recommendations benefit the whole scientific community by facilitating public engagement with this scholarly research.

Brepols publishes works of outstanding academic reputation in the field of Europe’s cultural roots and sphere of influence, mainly within the disciplines of history and archaeology, language and literature, music, art and architectural history. With the current cooperation two interdisciplinary journals at the border between humanities and science publishing will be promoted within the ScienceOpen platform. Placed within the research discovery environment of over 60 million articles, this research can be filtered and sorted using ScienceOpen’s customized search engine to increase discoverability and raise awareness of historical aspects within more technical fields.

Brepols’ new collections on ScienceOpen feature two journals:

  • Journal of the History of Environment and Society – an open-access journal that covers various aspects of environmental history, with the emphasis on studies which focus on historical relations between environmental changes and their sociohistorical context.
  • European Yearbook of the History of Psychology – a peer-reviewed international annual journal devoted to the history of psychology, and the interconnection between historiographic survey and problems of epistemology, with the aim to aid the understanding of the common roots of European scientific thought.

Stephanie Dawson, CEO of ScienceOpen, says “We are particularly excited to work with the high quality journals of Brepols Publishers to explore how we can better support the community of scholarly publishers in the humanities and social sciences in reaching new audiences. Interdisciplinary content is a challenge but structurally ScienceOpen offers many advantages. We would love to see more researcher-led collections on the history of science.”

Patrick Daemen, Sales & Marketing Manager of Brepols, believes that “integrating the ‘Journal of the History of Environment and Society’ and the ‘European Yearbook of the History of Psychology’ the ScienceOpen platform will increase the global outreach of latest historical discoveries in these disciplines.”

Keywords: academic publishing, environment, society, psychology, humanities, Europe, epistemology, Collection