New UCL Press education and social science journals to be hosted on ScienceOpen

Posted on June 22, 2020 by Alison Fox

We’re really pleased to announce that our education and social science journals, previously published by the UCL Institute of Education, are moving onto the ScienceOpen platform.

The new publications to be hosted on ScienceOpen are: the Film Education Journal, the History Education Research Journal, the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, the London Review of Education and Research for All. Due to the substantial content for each journal - two with back issues reaching back well over 10 years - their launches on ScienceOpen will be staggered over the forthcoming months.

The first collection that is live on ScienceOpen, from June 23rd, is the Film Education Journal (FEJ) . FEJ is the only publication in the world that is dedicated to showcasing how film studies is being taught by educators. FEJ leads the global conversation around film education and works diligently to encompass the voices from a wide range of people—including policymakers, academics, researchers, cultural agencies, and of course, filmmakers. You can see the first issue of FEJ on ScienceOpen from today, as well as its extensive back issues .

The addition of these 5 journals to ScienceOpen is important for the overall context of research in Education and Social Sciences on the platform.  ScienceOpen will provide full open access hosting and metadata distribution services within the context of an interactive discovery environment of over 63 million article and book records. Each journal will be showcased in its own collection and added to the UCL Press Super Collection.

Lara Speicher, Head of UCL Press:
“We are pleased to add our education journals to the nine UCL Press publications that are already hosted on the ScienceOpen platform. This move enhances the discoverability, accessibility and reach of our journal portfolio, and we’re pleased to further strengthen our relationship with ScienceOpen.”

Stephanie Dawson, CEO of ScienceOpen:
“We are excited to be able to offer our full open access hosting services to these UCL Press journals. With our automated integration with Crossref, ORCID, DOAJ and other services we can help university presses save time and focus on important editorial tasks.”

Michael J. Reiss, UCL Professor of Science Education, Member of UCL Press and Publications Board:
“It is excellent that the content of these five journals, including the majority of their backlist, will now be available through ScienceOpen. This will help to make them much more accessible and therefore more useful to the academic community and beyond.”

The addition of these publications strengthens an extensive partnership between UCL Press and ScienceOpen, which goes back to 2017 and includes a hosting partnership and the launch of a broadly interdisciplinary journal, UCL Open: Environment, that has a unique open peer-review publishing workflow. UCL Press and ScienceOpen’s promotion of open science encourages the academic community to follow their example and shift publishing towards more models. 

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