Publishing Community and Sustainability
The following organizations, guidelines and projects are essential to our work as a highly respected scholarly journal. We stand together with other nonprofit organizations and initiatives to promote a more sustainable future for nonprofit scholarly publishing. We also guarantee long-term sustainability by ensuring all content is digitally archived for long-term preservation. If you like what we do and have a proposal on how we could collaborate, please get in touch.
Crossref – we are members of Crossref, we subscribe to Metadata Plus, and we have a seat on the Crossref Board of Directors
OASPA – we are active members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), an international community of open access publishers in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines
STM – together with other prominent scholarly publishers, we aim to advance trusted research worldwide as members of the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM)
FJN – we are one of the founding members of the Free Journal Network (FJN), a nonprofit organization and coalition of scholar-led, platinum open access journals who follow FairOA principles
DORA – we are signatories to the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and fully support their mission to improve the ways in which researchers and scholarly research are evaluated
Publishing with the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry will ensure compliance with all major funding agency publishing mandates including the NIH, NSF, UKRI, ERC, DFG, RCUK, European Commission and Wellcome Trust.
Plan S – our journal is Plan S compliant and meets all technical specifications and policy requirements as outlined by cOAlition S
DOAJ Seal – our journal was awarded the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Seal in 2017 for an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practices
Europe PMC – all articles are archived in Europe PMC, an open science platform that enables access to life science publications and preprints
PubMed Central – all articles are deposited in PubMed Central (the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature) in JATS XML format and are freely available in their open access subset
Portico – all articles are archived with Portico, a system developed by the US non-profit organization Ithaka for the long-term archiving of digital objects
DOAJ – all articles are delivered to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) in their requested XML format, including all necessary metadata
ORCID – we support this nonprofit organization by enabling and highly encouraging all authors to connect their ORCID iD to all submitted articles and preprints
iThenticate/Similarity Check – we are Similarity Check members and check all submitted manuscripts for similarity to other published content using the iThenticate text comparison software