Atlantis Press

Atlantis Press is an open access publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content which was founded in Paris in 2006. Our mission is to support the advancement of scientific, technical and medical research by contributing to a more efficient and effective dissemination and exchange of knowledge both for the research community and society at large.
Atlantis Press is a member of and/or works with the following organizations/platforms:

  • STM Member
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
  • Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
  • Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • ORCID
  • COUNTER
  • Crossref

https://www.atlantis-press.com/

Frontiers

Frontiers is a leading Open Access Publisher and Open Science Platform

Our journals are led and peer-reviewed by editorial boards of over 100,000 top researchers. Covering more than 600 academic disciplines, we are one of the largest and highest-cited publishers in the world. To date, our freely accessible research articles have received over 500 million views and downloads and 1 million citations.

We strive to continuously empower the academic community with innovative solutions that improve how science is published, evaluated and communicated to researchers, innovators and the public.

Research is the foundation of modern society and it’s thanks to advances in science that we enjoy longer, healthier and more prosperous lives than ever before in human history. We want to build on successful science and make it even more powerful by ensuring it is openly available. This way, society will be able to generate more knowledge and accelerate innovation, health and prosperity for all.

https://www.frontiersin.org/

OpenProceedings

Open Access to Conference Proceedings

OpenProceedings is a service to the scientific community that originated from the desire of two major Computer Science conferences (EDBT—International Conference on Extending Database Technology, ICDT—International Conference on Database Theory) to make their papers available to the general public for free, following an Open Access strategy.

ICDT and EDBT started this Open Access publication platform and also make it available to other high-profile, peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings. The service is hosted at the University of Konstanz and its University Library, who have a renowned track record of encouraging and supporting Open Access publications.

All material published on OpenProceedings is copyright protected. In contrast to most commercial publishers, copyright remains with the authors, though. All we require from the authors is that they grant a publishing license, typically Creative Commons CC-by-nc-nd 4.0, that permits OpenProceedings as well as others to (re-)distribute the original works. In particular, authors are free to put identical copies on their Web pages and into institutional repositories.

https://openproceedings.org

JMIRx

JMIRx (jmirx.org) is a new journal series (launched end of 2019) and new type of journal, which we call “superjournals”.

Superjournals (a type of “overlay” journal) are sitting on top of preprint servers and offer peer-review and copyediting/archiving/indexing, thus do everything a “normal” journal does, except that authors no longer have to submit their manuscript to a journal – instead, our acquisition and review editors find the papers they want to publish and extend conditional offers of publication to interesting articles published in Preprint servers, as well as soliciting reviews and commentaries.

In addition to the “editorial prospecting” workflow, authors can also self-nominate their existing preprints for publication (which is the equivalent to a traditional journal submission), without going through another submission process. If superjournals ask for revisions, these revisions are also uploaded to the Preprint server.

https://www.jmirx.org/

JMIR Publications

JMIR Publications helps innovators in the health technology space to collaborate and to disseminate their innovations, ideas, and research results to the widest possible audience, in a timely manner, adding value to the quality of the work and adhering to the highest ethical and quality standards. We achieve this by using the internet and the latest available technologies as well as by producing conferences and social media, and other innovative knowledge translation products.

We also innovate in the scholarly communication space itself, experimenting with new business models, new models of peer-review and dissemination, and new technologies.

https://www.jmirpublications.com/

Overlay journal

An overlay journal or overlay ejournal is a type of open access academic journal, almost always an online electronic journal (ejournal), that does not produce its own content, but selects from texts that are already freely available online. While many overlay journals derive their content from preprint servers, others, such as the Lund Medical Faculty Monthly, contain mainly papers published by commercial publishers, but with links to self-archived preprint or postprints when possible.

The editors of an overlay journal locate suitable material from open access repositories and public domain sources, read it, and evaluate its worth. This evaluation may take the form of the judgement of a single editor or editors, or a full peer review process.

Public validation of subsequently approved texts may take several forms. At its most formal, the editor may republish the article with explicit approval. Approval might take the form of an addition to the text or its metadata. Or the editor may simply link to the article, via the table of contents of the overlay journal. An alternative approach is to link to articles already published in various open access ejournals, but adding value by grouping scattered articles together as a single themed issue of the overlay journal. Such themed issues allow the focussed coverage of relatively obscure or newly emerging topics.

Open Preprint Systems

A “preprint” is a research paper that authors have chosen to make freely available online while still in draft form and through multiple versions, with the rise of preprints representing another element in the broader move toward open science.

Open Preprint Systems (OPS) is an open source preprint server for managing the posting of research papers. Authors, after registering with the system and being approved by the Preprint Manager, can share their research as preprints, whether as PDFs, or Word documents. The posted papers are then made freely available online to be downloaded and indexed by Google Scholar.

OPS Features

OPS is built using the same framework as Open Journal Systems (OJS) and so shares the majority of its code base. OPS can be downloaded, for free, by any interested party and installed on a local webserver. Capacities and features of the beta release including the following:

  • Responsive reader front-end with multiple options for content organization
  • Author-led rapid publication workflow
  • Online submission and management of all content
  • Customizable to suit your screening policies, with several options included
  • Integrated with scholarly publishing services such as Crossref and ORCiD
  • Locally installed and controlled
  • Community-led and supported
  • Built-in support for a wide array of features from the OJS and OMP ecosystem
  • Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, with more languages to come

https://pkp.sfu.ca/ops/

Open Knowledge Foundation

Our mission – an open world, where all non-personal information is open, free for everyone to use, build on and share; and creators and innovators are fairly recognised and rewarded.

We live in a knowledge society where we face two different futures: one which is open and one which is closed.

An open future means knowledge is shared by all – freely available to everyone, a world where people are able to fulfil their potential and live happy and healthy lives. A closed future is one where knowledge is exclusively owned and controlled leading to greater inequality and a closed future.

Large unaccountable technology companies have monopolised the digital age, and an unsustainable concentration of wealth and power has led to stunted growth and lost opportunities. When that happens it is consumers, future innovators and society that loses out.

We live in powerful times, where the greatest danger is not the chaos but to rest in the past. So we recognise it is time for new rules for this new digital world.

With inequality rising, never before has our vision of a fair, free and open future been so important to realise our mission of an open world in complex times.

We want to be global leaders for the openness of all forms of knowledge to secure a fair, free and open future.

We want to create a more open world where all non-personal information is open, free for everyone to use, build on and share; and creators and innovators are fairly recognised and rewarded.

We understand that phrases like ‘open data’ and ‘open knowledge’ are not widely understood. It is our job to change that.

The next 15 years and beyond are not to be feared. We live in a time when technological advances offer incredible opportunities for us all.

This is a time to be hopeful about the future, and to inspire those who want to build a better society.

We will pursue this mission in the following ways:

  • People – Supporting people and organisations to create a free, fair and open future
  • Places – Extend our global reach into new geographies and industries, in particular, health, education and work
  • Policies – Having policies and procedures that support our vision and make us fit for purpose
  • Partnerships – Working in partnership with others who can help us achieve our vision, and secure funding partnerships that enable us to be sustainable

Through this work, we want to bring people on a journey from first learning about the concepts of openness and open knowledge to becoming open ambassadors helping us to change the world. We imagine this journey as a continuum where different stages will be relevant and appropriate for individuals or organisations as they develop their skills and interest in openness.

https://okfn.org