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Many Nobel Laureates & Luminaries have supported Open Access broad dissemination of research results. Visitors of this page should note that SDI has no connection with these great persons. This page is created for general awareness of the visitors about the magnitude and momentum of OA movement. This page should be considered as general information only. SDI wants that more people should be attracted to Open Access (OA) movement.

41 Nobel Prize Winners wrote that "..Broad dissemination of research results is fundamental to the advancement of knowledge..".

Recently 41 Nobel laureates wrote that "....research results are not available to researchers, scientists, or members of the public. We believe Congress can and must act to ensure that all potential users have free and timely access on the Internet to peer-reviewed federal research findings. This ultimately magnifies the public benefits of research by promoting progress, enhancing economic growth, and improving the public welfare.

As the pursuit of science is increasingly conducted in a digital world, we need policies that ensure that the opportunities the Internet presents for new research tools and techniques to be employed can be fully exploited. The removal of access barriers and the enabling of expanded use of research findings has the potential to dramatically transform how we approach issues of vital importance to the public, such as biomedicine, climate change, and energy research. ....."

This open letter is signed by following 41 Nobel Laureates

Name    Category  Prize   Year Peter Agre    Chemistry    2003    Paul Berg    Chemistry    1980    Martin Chalfie    Chemistry    2008    Robert F. Curl Jr.    Chemistry    1996    Johann Deisenhofer    Chemistry    1988    Robert H. Grubbs    Chemistry    2005    Roald Hoffmann    Chemistry    1981    Walter Kohn    Chemistry    1998    Roger D. Kornberg    Chemistry    2006    Sir Harold Kroto    Chemistry    1996    Kary B. Mullis    Chemistry    1993    Irwin Rose    Chemistry    2004    David Baltimore    Medicine    1975    Baruj Benacerraf    Medicine    1980    Sydney Brenner    Medicine    2002    Stanley Cohen    Medicine    1986    Andrew Z. Fire    Medicine    2006    Edmond H. Fischer    Medicine    1992    Alfred G. Gilman    Medicine    1994    Carol W. Greider    Medicine    2009    Leland H. Hartwell    Medicine    2001    David H. Hubel    Medicine    1981    Eric R. Kandel    Medicine    2000    Joseph E. Murray    Medicine    1990    Marshall W. Nirenberg    Medicine    1968    Andrew V. Schally    Medicine    1977    Jack W. Szostak    Medicine    2009    Harold E. Varmus    Medicine    1989    James Watson    Medicine    1962    Sheldon Glashow    Physics    1979    John C. Mather    Physics    2006    Douglas D. Osheroff    Physics    1996    H. David Politzer    Physics    2004

Non-U.S. Laureates

Name    Category    Prize Year    Aaron Ciechanover    Chemistry    2004    Avram Hershko    Chemistry    2004    Jean-Marie Lehn    Chemistry    1987    Hartmut Michel    Chemistry    1988    Sir Martin J. Evans    Medicine    2007    Tim Hunt    Medicine    2001    Bengt I. Samuelsson    Medicine    1982    Rolf M. Zinkernagel    Medicine    1996

Souce: An Open Letter to the U.S. Congress Signed by 41 Nobel Prize Winners (November 2009)1

 33 Nobel Prize Winners wrote that "...For scientists working at the cutting edge of knowledge, it is essential that they have unhindered access to the world's scientific literature...".

Recently 33 Nobel laureates wrote that, "...scientists and researchers at all but the most well-financed universities are finding it difficult to pay the escalating costs of subscriptions to the journals that provide their life blood....".

They also opined that, ".....The clientele for this knowledge are not just an esoteric group of university scientists and researchers who are pushing forward the frontiers of knowledge. Increasingly, high school students preparing for their science fairs need access to this material so that they too can feel the thrill of research. Teachers preparing courses also need access to the most up-to-date science to augment the inevitably out-of-date textbooks. Most importantly, the lay public wants to know about research findings that may be pertinent to their own health diagnoses and treatment modalities......"

This open letter is signed by following 33 Nobel Laureates 

 

Name

Category of Nobel Prize 

Year

David Baltimore

Physiology or Medicine

1975

Paul Berg

Chemistry

1980

Michael Bishop

Physiology or Medicine

1989

Gunter Blobel

Physiology or Medicine

1999

Paul Boyer

Chemistry

1997

Sydney Brenner

Physiology or Medicine

2002

Mario Cappechi

Physiology or Medicine

2007

Thomas Cech

Chemistry

1989

Stanley Cohen

Physiology or Medicine

1986

Robert Curl

Chemistry

1996

Johann Deisenhofer

Chemistry

1988

John Fenn

Chemistry

2002

Edmond Fischer

Physiology or Medicine

1992

Paul Greengard

Physiology or Medicine

2000

Roger Guillemin

Physiology or Medicine

1977

Leland Hartwell

Physiology or Medicine

2001

Dudley Herschbach

Chemistry

1986

Roald Hoffman

Chemistry

1981

 

Physiology or Medicine

2002

Roger Kornberg

Chemistry

2006

Harold Kroto

Chemistry

1996

Roderick MacKinnon

Chemistry

2003

Craig Mello

Physiology or Medicine

2006

Kary Mullis

Chemistry

1993

Joseph Murray

Physiology or Medicine

1990

Marshall Nirenberg

Physiology or Medicine

1968

Paul Nurse

Physiology or Medicine

2001

Stanley Prusiner

Physiology or Medicine

1997

Richard Roberts

Physiology or Medicine

1993

Susumu Tonegawa

Physiology or Medicine

1987

Hamilton Smith

Physiology or Medicine

1978

Harold Varmus

Physiology or Medicine

1989

James Watson

Physiology or Medicine

1962

 Souce: An Open Letter to the U.S. Congress Signed by 33 Nobel Prize Winners (Sep 9, 2008)2

Sir John Edward Sulston, FRS, is a British biologist and the 2002 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate. He is currently Chair of the newly-founded Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation (iSEI) at the University of Manchester. He is one of the supporter of OA movement. Along with philosopher John Harris he is one of the main architects of the Manchester Manifesto, came in November 27, 2009.

Peter Suber is the creator of the game Nomic and a leading voice in the open access movement. He is a senior research professor of philosophy at Earlham College, Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center and Office for Scholarly Communication, the open access project director at Public Knowledge, a senior researcher at SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). He is also a member of the Advisory Boards at the Wikimedia Foundation, the Open Knowledge Foundation, and other organizations devoted to open access and an information commons.

MIT Faculty Chair Bish Sanyal, a supporter of OA movement, described the anonymous vote for MIT-open-access-mandate as “a signal to the world that we speak in a unified voice; that what we value is the free flow of ideas.”

Daniel Shek, professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, told: “Open Access journals offer an innovative and efficient way of publication for academics and professionals in a wide range of disciplines. The papers published are of high quality after rigorous peer review and they are Indexed in: major international databases. I read Open Access journals to keep abreast of the recent development in my field of study."

 Hal Abelson is professor at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a vocal supporter of OA movement. Under his chairmanship, the committee formulated the MIT Faculty Open-Access Policy which became university-wide OA mandate.

 

  1. , told: "Open access journals have become a fundamental tool for students, researchers, patients and the general public. Many people from institutions which do not have library or cannot afford to subscribe scientific journals benefit of them on a daily basis. The articles are among the best and cover most scientific areas."

 

Prof Anthony Finkelstein, Head of Computer Science, University College London, said: “Impact is the watchword for research and this depends on it reaching the widest audience possible. Open Access is a critical enabler for this. UCL’s plans to build a major scholarly resource around its Open Access policy is warmly welcomed by researchers across UCL.”

Kenji Hashimoto, professor at Chiba University, Japan, told: "Open access journals are freely available online throughout the world, for you to read, download, copy, distribute, and use. The articles published in the open access journals are high quality and cover a wide range of fields."

Professor Chris Carey, Head of Greek and Latin, University College London, said: “The potential benefits of Open Access as a means of making cutting edge research available across the world cost free are enormous. This is an opportunity to make a major impact in regions where cost is a potentially insuperable obstacle to access. The scale, diversity and outstanding quality of UCL research make us ideal leaders in this field.” 

  1.  He is the author of 300 publications including six university-level textbooks. In support of the OA movement he said, "The advantage of the Open Journal series is that it is just that: open, and accessible to anyone with a PC at no charge I appeal to scholars across the disciplines to consider the Open Journal series as a forum for their work."

References:

1An Open Letter to the U.S. Congress Signed by 41 Nobel Prize Winners (November 2009)

2An Open Letter to the U.S. Congress Signed by 33 Nobel Prize Winners

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Great opportunity to the scientists and scholars to publish their findings and research papers 

SCIENCE DOMAIN international offers a great opportunity to the scientists and scholars to publish their findings and research papers, so that the interested readers can easily access them through internet free of cost. Sciencedomain provide transparent advanced open peer review, indexing, DOI service, permanent digital archiving with Portico, etc. This publisher claims that a dedicated indexing team is working to include all journals in reputed indexing services or journal evaluation services or catalogue or reference citations, etc. As a result, within a short span of time their journals have been included in many databases and the number is increasing every month.

It is really commendable that this publisher strongly encourage authors to take more informed decision before submission of any manuscript. In order to help the authors to take 'more informed decision' and to substantiate their claims, this publisher is providing web-links/proofs beside most of their claims of indexing or journal evaluation services. They also advise that authors should visit the official site of the indexing organization or journal evaluation services before submitting any manuscript. This is really a good example for any publisher and authors may appreciate their efforts to maintain integrity and transparency.

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Are you searching for a reliable publisher?

 If you are searching for a reliable publisher, where you can find free journals on different topics of science, medicine and technology, then you can completely depend upon SCIENCE DOMAIN international. They have earned a good brand name in the industry by providing readers free access to high quality journals through internet. These journals behave as a prominent link between the scholars of science, technology, etc. and the enthusiasts, who want to attain in-depth knowledge through the published research work and journals.

It seems that authors and researchers are happy with the transparent peer review service provided this publisher. High quality peer review should attract appreciation from all authors, irrespective of the nature of the review decision (i.e. Acceptance or Rejection of manuscript). Some of the testimonials are available here: http://www.sciencedomain.org/page/authors-speak. It is also mention worthy that this publisher provide the proof/web link beside every testimonial. As the email IDs of the authors are available in the proof, anybody can cross-check the authenticity. It is a good practice indeed.

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 STM Journals publisher from India

Science Domain International is a new and promising publisher of STM journals from India. The transparent and robust “Open Peer Review” model of SDI journals is very appreciable and significant for the academic community. They publish the entire Review History along with the manuscripts after completion of review process depending on the expert reviewers’ suggestions and recommendations. In 2013 an article published in famous Science journal (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6154/60.full), which reported that out of total 304 journals, only 20 journals rejected a fake article after substantial peer review. Science Domain International journal was among these few successful journals. It also provides wide indexing coverage and provides public proof for every claim of indexing. It also renders the service of perpetual archiving with Portico, DOI for every article, plagiarism checking for each submission, etc. Their remarkable contributions are recognized by many academic organizations as mentioned below:

  1. Science Domain International is a voting member of Crossref

(Please see here: http://www.crossref.org/01company/06publishers.html). CrossRef is an association of scholarly publishers that develops shared infrastructure to support more effective scholarly communications. Famous publishers like Elsevier, Nature, Springer, etc are also voting members of crossref.

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  2. http://sciencedomain.org/page/author-profiles
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_peer_review).
  4. Science Domain International  journal. Please see here: http://sciencedomain.org/announcement/science-if-31-report-confirmed-the-high-standard-of-sdi-journal
  5. Science Domain International  journals in its official report. Please see here: http://sciencedomain.org/announcement/polish-ministry-of-science-and-higher-education-included-18-sdi-journals-in-its-official-report-of-2013
  6. http://sciencedomain.org/announcement/index-medicus-selected-15-sdi-journals
  7. Science Domain International is now member of PORTICO for Permanent Digital Archiving of SDI journals
  8. Science Domain International journals please see here: http://sciencedomain.org/page/abstracting-indexing

As a result of these achievements, many scientists from world’s famous universities like Harvard, Columbia University, Cambridge, University of Chicago, Yale University, University of Göttingen, etc. published their scientific works with Science Domain journals. All these examples clearly indicates their stand against the working principle of some fake publishers, who don’t provide any peer review service and don’t provide the basic services of a standard scholarly publisher.

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Since the beginning in 2011, Sciencedomain International has successfully delivered a myriad of journals to the science enthusiasts. They started with only 18 journals but in 2015, they have created an extensive portfolio of total 35 journals. As the competition is fierce in the journal publication industry, a number of journals from different publishers were unable to leave their mark in the industry. On the contrary, Sciencedomain International has taken a huge leap forward towards success in the year 2015 by controlling 0.27% of the global publishing market. Their growth rate is remarkable, and it is reflected from their 0.01% to 0.14% growth in the first four years of their operation. This growth rate is far more great than some other leading OA publishers in the industry. Sciencedomain International really appreciates everyone's support to enable them reach at this current position in world publication market.

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