Producer BioOne (United States)
History 1999 to present
Cost Subscription
Disciplines Sciences

BioOne was established in 1999[1] in Washington, DC, as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization by five scholarly collaborators: the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC),[2] The University of Kansas, Greater Western Library Alliance, and Allen Press. The main impetus for BioOne's creation was the common desire amongst key scholarly stakeholders for an alternative to commercial scholarly publishing.[3] Half of the subscription fee revenue from BioOne Complete is divided between participating publishers.[2]


  1. Kane, Lauren (2011). BioOne: Ten Years of Sustainable Publishing. Washington, DC. LCCN 2011489638. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  2. 1 2 Alison Buckholtz (2001). "SPARC ignites scholarly debate". Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  3. Alexander, Adrian; Goodyear, Marilu (March 2000). "The Development of BioOne: Changing the Role of Research Libraries in Scholarly Communication". Journal of Electronic Publishing. 5 (3).

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