Our Work

As a nonprofit organization, BioOne exists for the benefit of our community. As a leading publisher of scientific research, BioOne develops economic models and strategic partnerships that balance the needs of all stakeholders and increase the accessibility and integration of content with a global network of scholarly exchange.

Through the success of BioOne’s flagship product, BioOne Complete, BioOne’s community includes more than 150 publishing societies, museums, associations, and independent presses; 4,000 accessing libraries and research organizations; and millions of users worldwide.

BioOne Complete is BioOne’s database of over 200 high quality, subscribed and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. For subscribing libraries, BioOne Complete offers a cost-effective, curated collection of independently-published journals. 81% of subscribed titles have Impact Factors, and more than 40% of titles are available online exclusively through BioOne Complete. For its nonprofit publishing participants—societies, associations, museums, research institutions, and university presses—BioOne Complete offers a dynamic platform, cohort affiliation, and a significant annual revenue stream from aggregated sales. As of 2019, BioOne has returned over 50 million dollars to its nonprofit publishers, helping them remain financially sustainable and editorially independent.

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The BioOne Career Center represents a natural evolution for BioOne. Already the trusted source for curated content across the biosciences, the BioOne Career Center—launched September 2017—is poised to become the trusted destination for both jobseekers and employers in a wide array of scientific fields. The BioOne Career Center welcomes jobs from the academic, nonprofit, and private sector, including positions at research institutions, museums, associations, zoos, laboratories, and more. BioOne Complete publishers enjoy free paid job postings, and all employers can post internships, volunteer opportunities, and event advertisements at no cost. Jobseekers can create free accounts, set up job alerts, and post their CVs or resumes for registered employers to see. With the launch of the BioOne Career Center, BioOne is pleased to extend its community and further its mission by bringing together organizations and individuals across the sciences.

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The BioOne Ambassador Award, launched in 2018, recognizes early-career authors in BioOne Complete publications and inspires creative approaches to communicating specialized research to the general public.

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Founded by BioOne and now published by the University of California Press, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene is an open-access journal published on a public-good basis. Elementa’s fundamental role is to support an interdisciplinary community of practice to accelerate scientific solutions to the challenges presented by this era of human impact on Earth systems. Launched in 2013 in collaboration with Dartmouth College Library and other institutional affiliates, Elementa reports on fundamental advancements in research organized initially into six knowledge domains, embracing the concept that basic knowledge can foster sustainable solutions for society.

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Initiatives & Resources

Community Tools

Assessing Open Archiving Mandates: A Risk Assessment Model for Society Publishers and Substitution Risk Assessment Model

BioOne-commissioned report, developed by Chain Bridge Group, to provide a practical perspective on open-access mandates and an analytic framework for assessing the potential effect of these mandates on subscription revenue. BioOne publishers are invited to work with CBG at no cost to apply this model to their publications. Please contact us at publishing@bioone.org for more information.

Model Publication Agreement and Model Publication Agreement Info Sheet

BioOne’s model publication agreement, developed in consultation with the library community and with the legal assistance of Morrison & Foerster, provides society publishers with a vetted, adaptable, agreement in which copyright remains with the author.

Developing World Programs

BioOne is a proud participant in Research4Life and TEEAL, leading philanthropic programs that provide nations in the developing world with access to scholarly content at no cost. Through these programs, BioOne makes its full-text journal aggregation, BioOne Complete, available free of charge to over 2,500 institutions. This benefits the entire scientific community, adds to the visibility and prestige of BioOne’s content, and provides students and researchers in these growing countries with access to critical and current research.

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For more information on BioOne’s commitment to developing world programs, please contact us.

Publishers & Partners Meeting

From 2010-2015, BioOne held an annual Publishers & Partners Meeting. The meeting provided a free and open forum for discussion among journal publishers, librarians, and leading industry providers, and enjoyed a robust turnout each year. BioOne offered a limited number of travel stipends through its Howard Goldstein Travel Grant Program to help defray the cost of travel. In 2016, BioOne decided to suspend the Publishers & Partners Meeting temporarily in favor of attending more conferences around the world. Our sincere thanks to our generous meeting sponsors, Allen Press, Aries Systems, Atypon, Innodata, and PCG. You can find past presentations by here.