Publisher Resources

Active Publisher Benefits

Active BioOne Complete Publishers have access to discounts, programs, and services that can grow their publication's online presence as well as benefit their society.

Easy Issue-In-Progess Workflow

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BioOne Complete offers an issue-in-progress workflow to all active publishers at no cost. This model allows your title to publish articles within an issue as they are ready, rather than only publishing the issue as a whole. To move your title to an issue-in-progess workflow or to learn more, contact us.

Free Society Member Access

BioOne Complete publishers can provide their society members with access to their publications through a secure Member Access link at no cost. To enroll your society in this program or to learn more, contact us.

To see which societies participate in the Member Access program, click here.

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As part of BioOne’s mission to support broad accessibility of your content, BioOne Complete is made available at no charge to institutions in more than 80 countries in the developing world through our partnership with Research4Life. For complete information including a list of eligible countries, please visit our Developing World Programs page.

Promote your journal’s participation in Research4Life by including this copy on your webpage and sharing with your membership. It can also be adapted for social media.

[JOURNAL NAME], via our inclusion in BioOne Complete, is a proud participant in the philanthropic initiatives HINARI, AGORA, OARE, ARDI, and GOALI (collectively known as Research4Life). Through these programs, BioOne Complete is available at no cost to more than 2,500 institutions in the developing world. This dissemination adds to the visibility and prestige of BioOne Complete journals including [JOURNAL], and provides students and researchers across the globe with access to critical and current scientific research.

Please see BioOne's Developing World Programs page for a current list of eligible countries, and contact details for Research4Life.

Research4Life marketing and training collateral is all available under Creative Commons licensing. Don't forget to tag @BioOneNews and @R4LPartnership on Twitter.

If you have questions about any of these services, or have any services you'd like to see added, please contact us.

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Publisher FAQs

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about publishing on BioOne Complete, the publisher administration dashboard, and more.

How can I update my journal and society information on BioOne Complete?

Screenshot of a publisher's page on the BioOne Digital Library

Each title has a dedicated page on BioOne Complete. This page contains links to the title's content, dynamic lists of Most Recently Cited Articles and Most Read Articles*, the title's Scope and details, Editorial Office information, and Author Guidelines.

See the image on the left for an example of this page.

Screenshot of a publisher page on the BioOne Digial Library

Your organization also has a dedicated publisher page that can be accessed by clicking on your organization's name from the Browse By Publisher page, or by clicking on your organization's name from your journal's page on BioOne Complete.

See the image on the left for an example of this page.

To update your organization's logo or description, or your title's aims and scope, editorial office, or author guidelines, please contact us with the updated information. 

*A note on Most Read and Most Recently Cited Articles:

The Most Read Articles list for each publication is automatically updated on an ongoing basis according to user downloads on the platform. Please note that this list only reflects papers that have been downloaded from the new platform. To learn how to pull full usage data for all of your articles, please consult the section titled Collecting Usage Data.

The Most Recently Cited Articles list uses CrossRef cited-by data (downloaded on the 1st and 15th of each month) to automatically identify the papers that have received the most new citations over the last month. The articles that appear here are not those that have received the most citations in total, but rather the articles which have been cited most often most recently.

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How do I promote my publication's participation in BioOne Complete?

Promoting your participation in BioOne Complete is a great way to grow your publication's visibility and drive usage (royalties). Below are a few quick tips.

  • Leverage your social media presence
    • Consider celebrating the release of a new article or issue by promoting it on Facebook, Twitter, or on other social media platforms. Including a direct link to this content in the post can help generate usage. Link shorteners like Bitly are particularly useful for creating a compact link that you can fit in a tweet.
    • Your publication's most-read and most-cited articles (visible on the "FEATURED CONTENT" tab of each journal page) are great candidates for promotion on your own social media, linking out to the article in BioOne Complete.
    • Feel free to tag us — we're always happy to like, retweet/repost. Similarly, if you have an upcoming milestone or something to celebrate, let us know — we'd be happy to share it with our community on social media.
  • Make specific articles Open Access (OA)
    • Making press-worthy articles freely available can help generate maximum attention and usage. To set an article OA, please contact us.
  • Update your institutional subscription information
    • Adding our logo, a link to your BioOne Complete journal page, and descriptive text about BioOne to your institution's website highlights your BioOne Complete participation.
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        Note: The BioOne Complete logo is available for download and is authorized for non-commercial reproductions. For questions on appropriate use, please consult our Terms and Conditions of Use. To help our partners to display the BioOne Complete logo consistently, we have setup a Content Delivery Network (CDN) so that the correct file is always in use. In order to ensure the most recent and up-to-date logo is being used, please do not download and alter the logo. To incorporate the BioOne Complete logo into your site, please copy and paste the HTML tags exactly as they are presented below.

        If you encounter any difficulties embedding the logo or have questions regarding use, please contact us. To download the BioOne organizational logo, please visit our organizational website.

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          BioOne Complete is the full-text database of more than 200 titles from over 150 society and independent publishers in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. The collection offers comprehensive coverage of fields such as zoology, plant sciences, ornithology, and entomology, with new content added daily. Visit BioOne Complete, and explore the full breadth of resources the collection offers.

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          BioOne Complete is the full-text database of more than 200 titles from over 150 publishers in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. The collection offers comprehensive coverage of fields such as zoology, plant sciences, ornithology, and entomology, with new content added daily.

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How do I access the publisher administration dashboard?

BioOne Publishers have access to the publisher administration dashboard. This dashboard allows you to view your account details, as well as pull usage reports for your publications. To access the publisher administration dashboard, log into your account. Once logged in, click the arrow next to your name. The arrow can be found on the black bar at the top of the screen.

A screenshot of the black bar that appears at the top of each page. A red arrow points to the small arrow that appears next to your name when signed in.

A drop down menu will appear: select Publisher Administration.

The publisher administration dashboard has four tabs; the two most relevant are

  • Account Details, which allows you to view the name and institution associated wtih this account.
  • COUNTER Reports, which allows you to pull usage reports. Read How do I pull usage reports? for more information.

If  Publisher Administration is not an option and you believe it should be, or to add or remove administrative privileges to users from your institution, please contact us.

Please note that you can update the logo that appears in the "Access provided by" pop-up for users accessing content through a referring URL ( Society member access) by visiting the Account Details tab in the Publisher Dashboard. This is not the logo that appears on your society's individual page or in Browse. To change that logo, please contact us.

Please note that the "Access provided by" pop-up only appears for publishers who provide access to their content to members through society member access.  

A screenshot of the Account Details tab in the Publisher Administration dashboard, with a red arrow pointing to the "Edit" button in the "Institutional Logo" section.

Click Edit to upload your organization's "Access provided by" logo, and enter any message you would like your users to see when logging in.

Please note the following image requirements:

Size: Images of any size are acceptable, however they will be scaled to display in the popup at 75 pixels in height. For best results, we recommend using landscape orientation (wider than it is tall).

Format: .jpg, .png, .gif, OR .bmp files. 

File Size: The image file can be a maximum of 2MB.

Message Requirements

Length: The message can be a maximum of 200 characters.

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How do I pull usage reports?

Publishers can access the Article, Issue, and  Title reports through the publisher administration dashboard. To access these reports, first make sure you are logged into your account.

A screenshot of the homepage. A red arrow indicates the small arrow next to the account name in the black bar at the top of the screen. Another red arrow points to the item labeled "Publisher Administration Dashboard" in the drop down menu.

Once logged in, click on the small arrow next to your name in the black bar at the top of the screen  (1). Select Publisher Administration (2) from the drop down menu.

A screenshot of the Publisher Administration Dashboard. A red arrow points to the navigational tab labeled "COUNTER Reports."

This will take you to the publisher administration dashboard. Click on the navigational tab titled COUNTER Reports. Once on this tab, scroll down to the View COUNTER Reports link. You will be directed to the SIQ COUNTER interface. Note: SIQ (Scholarly IQ) is a third-party vendor that processes BioOne Complete's usage data.

Once in the SIQ interface, ensure that you are viewing the Publisher Reports by clicking on Switch Reports; the  Subscriber Reports page will display by default upon logging in.

A screenshot of the top of the SIQ reporting interface. At the top of a dashboard is a header which reads Subscriber Reports. A red arrow points to the small link next to the title which says Switch Reports

Once you are in the Publisher Reports page, click on the arrow next to the Publisher Reports (1) sidebar menu item to expand the list of reports available (2).

A screenshot of the Publisher Reports screen. A red arrow labeled 1 points to a small menu arrow in the left-hand sidebar. A second red arrow labeled 2 points to the drop-down menu that appears, listing out the three publisher reports.

For more information on the Publisher Reports and the SIQ interface, please consult this guide (PDF).

For assistance pulling these reports, contact us.

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How do I set an article Open Access?

To set an article as Open Access (OA), please contact us with the title and DOI of the article/s you would like to make OA. There is no cost or royalty "penalty" to make individual articles OA.

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Which BioOne Complete societies participate in Member Access?

BioOne offers society publishers the opportunity to provide their individual members with free access to their respective publications in BioOne Complete.

The following societies participate in this program:

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
American Bryological and Lichenological Society
American Entomological Society
American Malacological Society
American Mosquito Control Association
American Ornithological Society
Association of Avian Veterinarians
Beta Beta Beta Biological Society
British Arachnological Society
Bryological and Lichenological Association for Central Europe
California Botanical Society
Coleopterists Society
Entomological Society of Washington
Helminthological Society of Washington
International Association for Bear Research and Management
Kansas Entomological Society
Kentucky Academy of Science
Lepidopterists' Society
Mammal Society of Japan
National Association of Biology Teachers

Natural Areas Association
National Shellfisheries Association
New England Botanical Club
Northwest Scientific Association
Ornithological Societies of North America
Paleontological Society of Japan
Raptor Research Foundation
Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Society of Ethnobiology
Society of Southwestern Entomologists
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Southern African Wildlife Management Association
Southern Appalachian Botanical Society
Southwestern Association of Naturalists
Torrey Botanical Society
Wildlife Disease Association
Zoological Society of Japan

User experience: Society members do need not to create a BioOne Complete user profile or log in on the BioOne site. Instead, access for the society member is achieved through a specially configured link to BioOne that will be posted on a members-only page of the society's website. By clicking on this link, members are automatically authenticated and connected to their society's journal in BioOne Complete.

Technical information: To configure Member Access, the society must work with BioOne technical staff to configure what is called "blind login" authentication.  Blind login authentication brings the user from a link on a members-only page of the society's website to a custom HTML document that automatically directs the user to the appropriate journal on the BioOne Complete website and seamlessly logs them in, with no further action on their part. The custom HTML document is provided to the society by BioOne technical staff; the society simply needs to host this HTML document on the their server and configure the link to it on a members-only page of their website. Note that to configure blind login access to, your society must be able to upload a custom HTML document to your website's server.

Who are BioOne Complete's current indexing partners?

BioOne actively seeks partnerships with search providers, indexers, and library discoverability products to ensure that content* from BioOne Complete is both discoverable in and interlinked with leading academic resources. This connectivity is important to the visibility and accessibility of our publishing partners' content, and facilitates a seamless experience for researchers.

Current indexing partners include:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • CABI
  • CNKI Scholar
  • EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
  • Ex Libris CDI
  • Google/Google Scholar
  • National Agricultural Library/AGRICOLA
  • National Digital Library of India (NDLI)
  • PMC PubMed Central (NCBI)
  • ProQuest Databases (select titles)
  • ReadCube
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • TDNet
  • Wanfang Data, Ltd.
  • Web of Science (Clarivate)
  • WorldCat Discovery Services (OCLC)

For more information about linking, indexing, or text mining content in the BioOne Complete aggregation, please contact us.

*Only select publications are included in PMC, SCOPUS, Web of Science, and subject area specific databases.

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Who manages my title's rights and permissions?

BioOne holds a non-exclusive license to publish content on behalf of its publishing partners, and is not the copyright holder or owner of any journals included in BioOne Complete. As such, each individual publication sets and manages their own rights and permissions. This extends to author archiving and re-posting rights.

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How do I submit video content?

Download the Video Guide for Authors and Publishers for more information on how to submit video content to BioOne Complete. For further questions, please contact us.

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Don't see the information you need here?

If your question is about your personal account, consult our Help Section or contact the Help Desk.

If you have questions specific to your society's publication, or are interested in joining BioOne Complete, please contact us.

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