What is Open Access?

Open access (OA) refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access and free of many restrictions on use. Open access can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed academic journal articles, conference papers, theses, book chapters and monographs. Scholarink provides you the perfect online platform to publish Open Access Books, Edited Volumes, Journals, PhD theses, Monographs and Conference Proceedings.

Why Open Access?

  • Enables higher citation and usage
  • Access to general public
  • Higher discoverability
  • Wider collaboration
  • Open access contributes to scientific excellence and integrity
  • It opens up research results to wider analysis
  • It permits research results to be reused for new discoveries and enables the multi-disciplinary research

Benefits of Open Access publishing:

  • Open access makes scholarly research available to all
  • The biggest advantage of open access is that it ensures the knowledge gets disseminated to a wider audience rapidly
  • Open access enables wider reuse of research ideas
  • Due to the wider reach of open access it has been statistically proven that a research work published through open access gets more citation
  • Open access reduces the burden of library budgets

Myths and facts about open access:

Myth Fact
Open access journals are not peer reviewed. The concept of open access has got nothing to do with the peer review process. A journal will be peer reviewed only if the journal policy requires it.
Open access is against our copyright system. Open access is compliant with our current copyright system and most open access publishers entrusts the copyright with the respective authors.
If you publish in open access the author doesn't get any royalty. In open access authors get royalty from the sales proceeds of the print copies. With Scholarink authors receive 100% profit share.

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