QScience.com, the online, open-access platform of HBKU Press, is providing a new service that helps enhance the impact of published articles.
QScience Collections is a forum of curated content from different sources, selected by experts in a given field, with the goal of maximising the awareness and impact of published research findings. The aim is to support authors in exploiting digital communication to maximise the global influence of research published.
A collection will contain a number of peer-reviewed academic articles related to a given topic; all articles will be chosen from journals that use the Creative Commons Attribution licence - CC BY 4.0.
“This represents HBKU Press’s commitment to the widening of access to major scholarly
resources,” a statement notes.
Each volume within QScience Collections will have its own dedicated page with a table of content of the articles within the collection. Readers will be able to download the QScience Collection as an e-book (PDF, ePub files) as well as order a printed copy via the print on the demand service.
This publishing initiative will make it “easy for readers to share scientific knowledge instantly with researchers and scientists across the globe”, the statement adds.
Dr Alwaleed Alkhaja, senior editor at HBKU Press, said: “QScience Collections are excellent examples of how Creative Commons licensing allows open-access content to reach new audiences and to have a long-lasting impact beyond the initial
Dr Dietrich Büsselberg, editor-in-chief for the Journal of Local and Global Health Science, said: “The Collections will highlight specific relevant topics. This is an excellent way to get actual information in a very compact form. This is not only important for scientists but also for non-scientists who are interested in current