LAS VEGAS, June 5, 204 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Macrothink Institute is a new scholarly publisher whose mission is to publish scholarly journals that contribute to different fields, including biology & medicine, education & linguistics, and economics & management. However, unlike traditional academic publishers, Macrothink Institute has a minimal administrative system, works with U.S. based and international scholars, and strongly believes that open access is vital for the growth of science and research fields. Because of these beliefs, it was inevitable that the organization would support DOAJ.
DOAJ, or the Directory of Open Access Journals, is an online portal maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access (IS4OA). It lists open access journals, allowing scholars to read and research without financial or legal barriers. Despite offering free content, the project ensures that its journals meet high quality standards, a criteria ensured by peer review or editorial quality control. By May 2014, the database featured 9,785 journals and 1,648,959 articles from scholars and publishers across 134 countries.
How Macrothink Institute and DOAJ Can Make a Difference
DOAJ and Macrothink Institute share a common goal: to significantly contribute to the scientific development through digital media such as the internet. Not only does this channel eliminate disadvantages like high costs and more paper consumption, but it also ensures more efficiency and wider distribution. In fact, DOAJ's Access selection criteria mandate that publishers and authors agree to keep their content freely available and without embargo periods that delay access to materials.
By supporting DOAJ, Macrothink can further promote international networks by connecting members of the science and research fields. Through free content, researchers can communicate with and benefit one another. As a result, their information will be circulated worldwide and integrated in other research or publications. However, this does not mean that authors' works will be plagiarized or cited too many times until their original research is no longer easy to find. This is why Macrothink Institute has embraced the SHERPA RoMEO archiving policy.
A third advantage stemming from the institute's support of DOAJ is the financial support the online portal receives. To become a DOAJ supporter, a donation of any amount is mandatory. By donating to this project, Macrothink can easily help this portal to continue offering online access to high quality research and search tools. As a result, both organizations' missions and goals will be achieved in one go.
Macrothink Institute is taking an initiative towards ensuring that research and journals are available online and for free, a commendable step from an organization that has always proven to have a strong sense of responsibility. By partnering with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the rigorous and serious publisher is quickly moving towards achieving its goals and ensuring that research organizations and scholars communicate with one another and ultimately benefit each other as well as other organizations and the general public.
Media Contact: Evan Ballmer, Macrothink Institute, +1 702-953-1852, [email protected]
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