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.

Nearly 1,500 institutions from 48 countries subscribe to BioOne Complete; in addition, more than 2,500 institutions in the developing world enjoy free access through BioOne’s participation in scholarly philanthropic programs like Research4Life. Together, these institutions provide millions of users with access to BioOne-published content.


BioOne Complete is BioOne’s aggregation of 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. More than three-quarters of the subscribed titles are ranked in Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports, and 67% are available online exclusively in BioOne Complete.

For its nonprofit publishing participants—societies, associations, museums, research institutions, and university presses—the BioOne aggregation offers a dynamic platform, cohort affiliation, and an ancillary annual revenue stream from aggregated sales. Since 2001, BioOne has returned over 40 million dollars to its nonprofit publishers, helping them remain financially sustainable and editorially independent.

2017 New Titles

  1. From Canadian Science Publishing (CSP)
    • Canadian Journal of Animal Science
    • Canadian Journal of Plant Science
    • Canadian Journal of Soil Science
  2. From CSIRO Publishing
    • Australian Journal of Zoology
    • Australian Systematic Botany
    • Crop and Pasture Science
    • Invertebrate Systematics
    • Wildlife Research
  3. And for the first time online, The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature’s The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature.

Subject Areas

  • Agriculture & Agronomy
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology
  • Ornithology
  • Paleontology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Zoology
Research with us

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. Learn more at elementascience.org.

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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 Lauren Kane 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 five leading developing world initiatives—HINARI, AGORA, OARE (collectively known as Research4Life), EIFL, and TEEAL—that provide qualifying nations 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 throughout the developing world. This benefits the entire scientific community, adds to the visibility and prestige of BioOne’s content, and provides students and researchers in these countries with access to critical and current research.

Country list

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.