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Peerage of Science
23 Feb 2016

All Pensoft journals now integrated with Peerage of Science

Pensoft was one of the early adopters of Peerage of Science, and it is now expanding the collaboration to cover all Pensoft journals in The Select, the premium service in Peerage of Science for publishers. Authors now see 16 Pensoft journals in their destination menu, and they can simply click a journal logo to send the manuscript together with peer reviews to any of the journals. Editors of the journals can now access all ongoing peer review processes in Peerage of Science, and make direct publishing offers to authors.

Prof. Lyubomir Penev, Founder and Managing Director at Pensoft, said:

“This collaboration works well both for us and for Peerage of Science, but most of all, it empowers the authors to set the deadlines for peer review and choose between publication offers. From the very inception of Pensoft we have striven to provide a fast, reliable and innovative service to our authors, and this new move is yet another building block in this vision.”

Among the integrated journals is the newest innovation in open access publishing, RIO Journal. In addition to research articles, RIO is significantly expanding the scope of research outputs that can be formally published, including research proposals. Founded by Prof. Penev, Dr. Daniel Mietchen and Dr. Ross Mounce, RIO also introduces other unique features, such as a-la-carte choice for authors – they can choose which publisher services they need.

Founding editors of RIO: Lyubomir Penev, Daniel Mietchen and Ross Mounce.

Janne-Tuomas Seppänen, Co-Founder of Peerage of Science, is pleased to see the expanding collaboration, particularly as it includes RIO:

"Pensoft is a special partner for us, because they were the first publisher to start an official collaboration with Peerage of Science years ago, when we had just launched. Also, Pensoft is in many ways a pioneering publisher seeking to make the world a better place for scientists, with initiatives like the ARPHA writing tool and the RIO Journal. I am particularly happy that Pensoft is continuing and expanding its support for our solutions for peer review, and brings more journals to the author's destination menu in Peerage of Science. We warmly welcome the 10 new titles and their editors, and look forward to a long and productive partnership."

Contact for more information:
Janne-Tuomas Seppänen
Peerage of Science
Email: janne.seppanen@peerageofscience.org

Lyubomir Penev
Pensoft publishers
Email: penev@pensoft.net

About Peerage of Science:

Founded by three scientists Janne-Tuomas Seppänen, Mikko Mönkkönen and Janne Kotiaho, Peerage of Science is an independent start-up company, with a mission to foster and develop the practice of science. Among the core solutions are Open Engagement of peer reviewers by their own choice, Cross-Evaluation of peer reviews by other peers, and Concurrent Consideration of a single peer review process by participating journals. Peerage of Science is free for scientists, and offers compelling new solutions to academic publishers and other organizations that need high-quality peer review for their operations; the service platform is already used by over 3000 journals. Peerage of Science is supported by University of Jyväskylä, University of Eastern Finland, and University of Turku. See more at peerageofscience.org.

About Pensoft:

Pensoft is an independent academic publishing company, well known worldwide for its innovations in the field of semantic publishing, as well as for its cutting-edge publishing tools and workflows. In 2013, Pensoft launched the first ever end to end XML-based authoring, reviewing and publishing workflow, as demonstrated by the Pensoft Writing Tool (PWT) and the Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ), now upgraded to the ARPHA Publishing Platform. Flagship titles include: Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO), One Ecosystem, ZooKeys, Biodiversity Data Journal, PhytoKeys, MycoKeys, and more.See more at www.pensoft.net.

About RIO: Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) is an advanced open access journal, designed to publish and disseminate research outputs along the entire research cycle. RIO enables researchers to publish all outputs of their work, starting with research proposals and ideas through methods, data management plans, workflows, software and data, all the way to project reports, policy briefs, and traditional research and review articles, in contextually-linked online collections. See more at riojournal.com

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