BioOne is a nonprofit publisher committed to making scientific research more accessible
We curate research content and support discourse while exploring new models in scientific publishing

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BioOne was founded in 1999 by both library and publisher interests to address the inequities posed by commercial journal publishing. Two decades later, BioOne remains committed to meeting library, publisher, and researcher needs through a growing portfolio of products and services.

BioOne Complete

BioOne Complete, BioOne’s flagship product, is a database of over 200 subscribed and open-access titles in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

BioOne Complete provides libraries with cost-effective access to high-quality, curated research and independent society publishers with a dynamic, community-based platform and global distribution. BioOne Complete’s unique business model reinvests precious library funds in scientific communication, with over $50M returned to BioOne society publishers to date.

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From the Community

It’s incredibly encouraging to see that the Journal of Ethnobiology has doubled its royalties since joining the aggregation in 2007. We are so fortunate to have such a strong partnership with BioOne.

– Cynthia Fowler
President Elect, Society of Ethnobiology

At a small university, affordable, discipline-specific resources can be hard to come by. BioOne has answered an important research need for our active science department in an affordable way. Our faculty, staff, and students appreciate the easy-to-use interface and the diverse but relevant results. As a librarian, I highly recommend it.

– Pamela Maher
Library Director, Bibliothèque Louis-R.-Comeau, Université Sainte-Anne 6

BioOne provides Al Ain Zoo with access to current research relevant to our business in wildlife medicine and conservation. BioOne hosts some of the best internationally-recognized journals, and the information we receive through the database is instrumental for wildlife conservation and other disciplines.

– Stephen Chege
Senior Veterinarian, Al Ain Zoo, United Arab Emirates

BioOne is instrumental... With its thoughtfully curated content of flora and fauna e-resources, and usable navigation system, research materials on core subjects are easily discoverable. As a subscriber since 2005, I highly value this innovative, nonprofit, collaboration between publishers and libraries.

– Leora Siegel
Library Director, Lenhardt Library, Chicago Botanic Garden

The access to a large number of less frequently used journals is also of great value, saving us a lot of time and often expense obtaining articles from journals we do not have in hard copy... we find BioOne of great use for our scientific research and a very reasonable cost compared to other electronic journal providers.

– Lizzie Atkinson
Librarian, BirdLife International

We have been a subscriber and supporter of BioOne ever since 2004. It was a timely and highly appreciated solution... a firm “must have” resource in our own digital library collection.

– Dr. Ralf Schimmer
Head of Scientific Information Provision, Max Planck Digital Library, Germany