Knowledge Unlatched and ScienceOpen cooperate for better Open Access Analytics

Successful model to be continued for an additional three years

Berlin, October 25th, 2019: Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the central platform for Open Access (OA) financing models and ScienceOpen, a freely accessible discovery network, cooperate to provide better reading analytics for books and journals funded through KU.

By adding book indexing to its discovery platform of 60 million article records, ScienceOpen now provides a rich, interactive search experience across an expanded range of content types. Linked chapters, citations, references, authors, and keywords deeply connect the books to other content, building a contextual environment that invites further exploration and creates new analytics. With this cooperation citation, data will be provided to all institutions, publishers, and researchers working with Knowledge Unlatched in their regular usage statistics.

CEO of ScienceOpen, Dr. Stephanie Dawson, says: “Knowledge Unlatched’s work is very valuable for the research community. Its newly launched Open Research Library creates a complete and unified interface for open access book discovery. We are, therefore, very excited to work with the team at KU to embed this resource within a broad research context on ScienceOpen to track citations, expose connections, encourage interaction and increase the visibility of open access books.”

Max Mosterd, Head of Operations & Analytics, says: “Analytics are central to both publishers and libraries working with KU, as they help them understand the impact of Open Access. Through our new partnership with ScienceOpen, we will be able to provide not only usage data but also citation information for books to them – a milestone on our way to better inform authors about the performance of their titles.”

About ScienceOpen: ScienceOpen provides next-generation services to academic publishers embedded in an interactive discovery platform, from book sales and promotional journal collections to Open Access hosting and full publishing packages. ScienceOpen was founded in 2013 in Berlin and Boston by Alexander Grossmann and Tibor Tscheke to accelerate research communication.

About Knowledge Unlatched (KU): KU offers every reader worldwide free access to scholarly content. The KU platform and services enable libraries worldwide to centralize their support for Open Access models and initiatives from leading publishers.

Stephanie Dawson, CEO
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Mirela Roncevic
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