4open sign ASAPbio open letter on the publication of peer review reports
- Published on 30 August 2018
4open is pleased to support the initiative outlined in ASAPbio’s open letter to help improve transparency within peer review. Open peer review is one of the four key pillars upon which 4open is built, as the Journal believes it encourages a more holistic view of a published piece of work, allowing for more thorough critical evaluation.
In February 2018, members of the scholarly publishing community assembled to discuss upcoming advances regarding peer review techniques at The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Headquarters. This meeting resulted in the agreement that publishing peer review reports will improve the transparency of the publishing process.
Read a summary of the event here.
4open will implement this change in peer review policy early in 2019, enabling authors and peer reviewers to opt in or out of open peer review reports.
"Science belongs to no one – and to everyone" – an editorial by 4open Editor-in-Chief, Professor Björn Brücher
- Published on 21 December 2017
In the first article published in 4open, the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Björn LDM Brücher discusses several important aspects relating to scientific publishing in a modern, digital world.
4open will publish original multi- and inter-disciplinary scientific research and is currently inviting submissions; prospective authors are invited to read the Instructions for Authors page to find out more.
Four Pillars of Open Science: Open Code
- Published on 16 October 2017
This is the last post in our four-part blog series exploring Open Science; this week we focus on open code. You can still read the other blogs in this series on Open Access, Open Peer Review and Open Data. You can also sign up to email alerts to make sure you don’t miss out on any upcoming posts.
4open listed on Publons Journal List
- Published on 12 October 2017
4open is proud to announce that the journal has been included in the Publons Journal List. Publons, the service which "aims to speed up research by harnessing the power of peer review", encourages transparency in the peer review process for all involved - a theme that dominated the discussion during the recent Peer Review Week (September 11th-15th).
Four Pillars of Open Science: Open Data
- Published on 29 September 2017
This is the third blog post from our new series exploring Open Science, focussing on each foundational pillar in turn. This week our post focuses on open data.
Four Pillars of Open Science: Open Peer Review
- Published on 13 September 2017
This is the second blog post from our new series exploring Open Science, placing the spotlight on each of the four pillars that form its foundation. This week, in acknowledgment of Peer Review Week, our post will focus on Open Peer Review.
Four Pillars of Open Science: Open Access
- Published on 06 September 2017
This is the first blog post from our new series exploring Open Science, placing the spotlight on each of the four pillars that form its foundation. This first post focuses on Open Access.
Five reasons to submit to 4open
- Published on 21 August 2017
4open is a multi- and inter-disciplinary Open Access journal committed to excellence and integrity in academic scholarship. The journal was borne out of a shared desire among the editorial team to advance the four pillars of open science, to publish high quality scientific research, and bring it to the attention of a global audience.
You can read about the development of the journal from the Editors in Chief: Björn Brücher, Elias Brinks, and Theodore Simos - in our interview series.
Meet the 4open Editors-in-Chief: Prof. Theodore Simos
- Published on 08 August 2017
In this blog series, you can discover more about the Editors-in-Chief of 4open. This week we’re talking to Professor Theodore Simos, who leads the editorial board for Mathematics and works with his fellow Editors-in-Chief on the broader development of the journal.
Meet the 4open Editors-in-Chief: Prof. Elias Brinks
- Published on 01 August 2017
In this blog series, you can discover more about the Editors-in-Chief of 4open. This week we’re talking to Professor Elias Brinks, who leads the editorial board for Physics, and works with his fellow Editors-in Chief on the broader development of the journal.