Publishing community

We stand together with the following organizations, whose guiding principles are essential to ensure reliability and transparency to the works we publish.

Member of

An international community of organisations engaged in open scholarship which encourage and enable open access as the predominant model of communication for scholarly outputs.


Articles are systematically deposited to this independent, non-profit organisation to increase traffic to our websites and give greater exposure to our published content.

OA Switchboard

Advisory Board member of the independent central information exchange hub connecting parties and systems, streamlining communication and the neutral exchange of OA related publication-level information, and ensuring a financial settlement can be done.

crossref similarity

Submitted contents is screened through the  iThenticate text comparison software to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism by providing immediate feedback regarding a manuscript’s similarity to other published academic and general web content.


Published contents and  references are registered with CrossRef, a not-for-profit membership organization that exists to make scholarly communications better, making research objects easy to find, cite, link, assess, and reuse.

Archived in

A community-supported preservation archive that safeguards access to e-journals, e-books, and digital collections ensuring that the contents will remain accessible and usable for researchers, scholars, and students in the future.


Our contents are systematically deposited to this independent, non-profit organisation to increase traffic to our websites and give greater exposure to our published content


A free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). Some of our journals are covered and available.

Compliant with

An initiative to build a database of journal policies focusing on open peer review, co-reviewing, and detailed preprinting policies aiming to foster new practices while increasing awareness among authors, editors, and other stakeholders and providing resources to assist journals in setting, sharing, and clarifying their policies.

Sherpa Romeo

An online resource that aggregates and presents publisher and journal open access policies, carefully reviewed and analysed by a specialist team who provide summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis.


A global, not-for-profit organization to enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and their affiliations by providing a unique, persistent identifier for individuals to use as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.


A worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines and all key stakeholders including funders, publishers, professional societies, institutions and researchers recognizing the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.

AboutScience sustainable development goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership to recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth, while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. We support SDG3 (Good health and wellbeing) and SDG13 (climate action).


We support reforestation programs by in different areas of the world aimed to reduce the carbon footprint on the planet. We are currently supporting Eden Projects (Chitwan, Nepal). In collaboration with Up2You, an Italian company engaged in tools, ideas and processes to help people and organizations to improve sustainability.

Technical Partners
Archimede Informatica

Archimede Informatica, since 1996 in the information technology area, supports clients in their growth offering high standard IT solutions and services geared to optimize workflows. Their expertise in online publishing and e-commerce, as well as e-ticketing, has contributed to building the solid reputation they enjoy in Italy.

E-danex Digital Solutions

Highly experienced technical consultancy to efficiently manage Open Journal Systems (OJS) for editors, authors, reviewers, and readers. E-danex provides guidance and support to optimize OJS proprietary features to streamline the entire publishing process, from submission, through review and publication, to data sharing and dissemination.