Copernicus

About Copernicus.org

We promote the sciences by organizing conferences and exhibitions worldwide, publishing highly reputable peer-reviewed open-access journals, supporting associations in the fulfilment of their tasks, and developing appropriate software solutions for achieving these aims. Promoting scientific work is our focus. Serving those dedicated to science is our passion.

https://www.copernicus.org

ASAPbio

ASAPbio (Accelerating Science and Publication in biology) is a scientist-driven nonprofit working to address this problem by promoting innovation and transparency in life sciences communication.

In 2015, ASAPbio founder Ron Vale published an analysis of the increasing time to first-author publication among graduate students at UCSF, and proposed a more widespread use of preprints in the life sciences as a potential solution. He recruited three fellow members of Rescuing Biomedical Research (Daniel Colon-Ramos, Harold Varmus, and Jessica Polka) to organize a meeting on the topic. Held at the headquarters of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in early 2016, the meeting concluded with broad consensus among attendees (among them researchers, funders, and representatives from journals and publishers) that preprints could productively contribute to the research ecosystem. As follow up from the meeting, ASAPbio began serving as a dedicated organization to coordinate efforts promoting the adoption of preprints in the life sciences.

ASAPbio subsequently received grant funding, incorporated as a nonprofit, and, in 2017, initiated a second area of programming focusing on increasing transparency in peer review.

https://asapbio.org/

CiteSeerX

CiteSeer was the first digital library and search engine to provide automated citation indexing and citation linking by autonomous citation indexing.
CiteSeer was developed in 1997 at the NEC Research Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, by Steve Lawrence, Lee Giles and Kurt Bollacker. The service transitioned to the Pennsylvania State University’s College of Information Sciences and Technology in 2003. Since then, the project has been led by Professor Lee Giles.
After serving as a public search engine for nearly ten years, CiteSeer, originally intended as a prototype only, began to scale beyond the capabilities of its original architecture. Since its inception, the original CiteSeer grew to index over 750,000 documents and served over 1.5 million requests daily, pushing the limits of the system’s capabilities. Based on an analysis of problems encountered by the original system and the needs of the research community, a new architecture and data model was developed for the “Next Generation CiteSeer,” or CiteSeerx, in order to continue the CiteSeer legacy into the foreseeable future.

CiteSeerx is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerx aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge. Rather than creating just another digital library, CiteSeerx attempts to provide resources such as algorithms, data, metadata, services, techniques, and software that can be used to promote other digital libraries. CiteSeerx has developed new methods and algorithms to index PostScript and PDF research articles on the Web.

https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/

Biology Open (BiO)

Biology Open (BiO) is an online Open Access journal that supports the community of biologists through the publication of peer-reviewed original research across all aspects of the biological sciences.

We aim to provide rapid peer review and publication of scientifically sound results and conclusions, without a requirement for perceived impact.

BiO also aspires to promote a peer-review system that is timely, thorough, constructive and fair.

http://bio.biologists.org/