Open Science

Open Science is transparent and accessible knowledge that is shared and developed through collaborative networks. It focuses on increased rigour, accountability, and reproducibility for research.

All three journals publish under an Open Access model and embrace Open Science policies to help support the changing needs of academics in these fast-moving research areas.

There will be direct links to preprint servers and data repositories, allowing full reproducibility and rapid dissemination of published papers to help accelerate the pace of research.


What is Open Science About?

Open Science refers to doing traditional science with more transparency involved at various stages, for example by openly sharing code and data. It is based on the principles of inclusion, fairness, equity, and sharing, and ultimately seeks to change the way research is done, who is involved and how it is valued. It aims to make research more open to participation, review/refutation, improvement and (re)use for the world to benefit.

It implies a growing set of practices - within different disciplines - aiming at:

  • Promoting open and publicly accessible education tools
  • Transparency in experimental methodology, observation, and collection of data
  • Reproducible research data and re-analysis
  • Public availability and re-usability of scientific data
  • Public accessibility and transparency of scientific communication
  • Transparent peer-review and publishing practices
  • Using web-based tools to facilitate scientific collaboration
  • Supporting exchange of knowledge and research materials between disciplines
  • Supporting exchange of knowledge and research materials between scientific communities and industry.

We aim at improving the quality and availability of scholarly communication by promoting and practising:

  1. Open Access
  2. Open Data
  3. Open Metrics and Impact
  4. Open Source

IntechOpen Webinar: Introduction to Open Science

In the run-up to the launch of our journals, we organized our first Open Science webinar to educate those who are inclined towards Open Science and would like to know more.

The webinar was a great success and marked an important milestone as we grow into Open Science. To learn more about it and download the material presented click here.


"A scientific paper represents just the tip of the iceberg; all the research behind it, together with supplementary material supporting innovative theories and ideas, is essential and should be freely shared for the benefit of humanity. Open science can help speed scientific discovery, subsequently having a positive impact on innovation, making it important in the society of the 21st century."

Danica Kragic Jensfelt

Professor of Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Member of the Board of Directors of H&M