Frontiers Media

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Open access

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Frontiers Media SA is an academic publisher of peer-reviewed open access scientific journals currently active in science, technology, and medicine.
There are many publishers that started up as open access-only publishers, such as PLOS, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Frontiers in... journals, MDPI and BioMed Central.

Henry Markram

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It was founded in 2007 by a group of neuroscientists, including Henry and Kamila Markram, and later expanded to other academic fields.
They moved to the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne together and, in 2007, founded Frontiers Media.

Nature Research

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In February 2013, the Nature Publishing Group (NPG) acquired a controlling interest in Frontiers Media.
In 2013, prior to the merger with Springer and the creation of Springer Nature, Nature Publishing Group's owner, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, bought a controlling stake in Frontiers.

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

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Nevertheless, both COPE and OASPA have retained Frontiers as a member after concerns were raised.
One member organization, Frontiers Media, is included on Jeffrey Beall's list of predatory open access publishing companies; at least two members, Hindawi and MDPI, were once called predatory by Beall, but have since been removed from his list.

Frontiers in Psychology

In April 2013, Frontiers in Psychology retracted a controversial article linking climate change denialism and "conspiracist ideation"; the retraction was itself also controversial and led to the resignations of at least three editors.
It was established in 2010 and is published by Frontiers Media, who were controversially included in Jeffrey Beall's now-defunct list of "potential, possible, or probable predatory publishers".

Jeffrey Beall

Frontiers Media was, controversially, included in Jeffrey Beall's list of potential predatory open access publishers and has been accused of using email spam.
A demand by Frontiers Media to open a research misconduct case against Beall, to which the University of Colorado acquiesced, is reported as the immediate reason for Beall to take down the list.

Predatory publishing

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Frontiers Media was, controversially, included in Jeffrey Beall's list of potential predatory open access publishers and has been accused of using email spam.
A demand by Frontiers Media to open a misconduct case against Beall was reported as the reason Beall closed the list, but an investigation by the university was closed with no findings.

ORCID

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In October 2015, Frontiers in collaboration with NPG launched Loop, a research network that is open to be integrated into any publisher’s or academic organization's website, and Loop soon included a collaboration with ORCID to link and synchronize researcher profile information.
These include Scopus, Figshare, Thomson Reuters' ResearcherID system, Researchfish, the British Library (for their EThOS thesis catalogue), ProQuest (for their ProQuest Dissertations and Theses service), and Frontiers Loop.

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Frontiers Media SA is an academic publisher of peer-reviewed open access scientific journals currently active in science, technology, and medicine.

Academic publishing

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Frontiers Media SA is an academic publisher of peer-reviewed open access scientific journals currently active in science, technology, and medicine.

Peer review

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Frontiers Media SA is an academic publisher of peer-reviewed open access scientific journals currently active in science, technology, and medicine.

Scientific journal

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Frontiers Media SA is an academic publisher of peer-reviewed open access scientific journals currently active in science, technology, and medicine.

Science

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Frontiers Media SA is an academic publisher of peer-reviewed open access scientific journals currently active in science, technology, and medicine.

Technology

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Frontiers Media SA is an academic publisher of peer-reviewed open access scientific journals currently active in science, technology, and medicine.

Medicine

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Frontiers Media SA is an academic publisher of peer-reviewed open access scientific journals currently active in science, technology, and medicine.

Neuroscientist

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It was founded in 2007 by a group of neuroscientists, including Henry and Kamila Markram, and later expanded to other academic fields.

Creative Commons license

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All Frontiers journals are published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY).

Email spam

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Frontiers Media was, controversially, included in Jeffrey Beall's list of potential predatory open access publishers and has been accused of using email spam.

Retraction Watch

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The publisher is among those listed by Retraction Watch as having "a history of badly handled and controversial retractions and publishing decisions".

Committee on Publication Ethics

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Nevertheless, both COPE and OASPA have retained Frontiers as a member after concerns were raised.

Initiative for Open Citations

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It is also part of the Initiative for Open Citations.

Software release life cycle

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The first journal published was Frontiers in Neuroscience, which opened for submission as a beta version in 2007.

Social network

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In February 2012, the Frontiers Research Network was launched, a social networking platform for researchers, intended to disseminate the open access articles published in the Frontiers journals, and to provide related conferences, blogs, news, video lectures and job postings.

Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

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(NPG is a subsidiary of Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

Society for Neuroscience

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Frontiers for Young Minds was launched in November 2013 during the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in collaboration with NPG as a web-based science journal that involves young people in the review of scientific articles with the help of scientists who act as mentors.