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The Future Of Academic And Scholarly Publishing

The role of the internet in democratizing access to information globally has made us aware of the power of technology to advance society. Most forms of information have transitioned to open online access in some form or the other but the glaring hole in this participation has been left by none other than the gamut of academic papers. The majority of advances and knowledge generated …

Locate Open Access Versions Of Paywalled Papers With Unpaywall

The paywalled mega-journals of the previous decade have transited to a more open model today. But it is many-a- times difficult to find a complete copy of the article of your choice straight-away. Recent technological advancements have come up with a browser plug-in that spots the paper you are searching for, and then scans the web to find out if it is available for free …

I4OC- An Inititative To Widen Open Access To Scholarly Research

Open access journals are scholarly articles and research which are available online to the public for free. These are vital resources used by scientists and academicians to widen their comprehension of the current advancements in their respective disciplines. Thousands of open access journals are available in a variety of disciplines today. This article discusses the I4OC, an initiative taken recently to increase open access to …

Doctor, Am I a Sinner?

“Doctor, am I a sinner?” Although it may sound weird and unbelievable, but this was the question one of my patients had asked during my initial days of private medical practice. You might be wondering as to what the patient was referring to. When I heard these words, I was as perplexed as you are now. source It all happened many years back when I …