Open Access Publishing
Open Access publications are very important for communication of research findings worldwide.
Open Access journal publishers can be classified into three major types; born Open Access publishers, conventional publishers, and non-traditional publishers. Born-OA Publishers such as PLoS One are commercial or non-profit publishers established for the sole purpose of publishing Open Access journals, and they normally make use of the Creative Commons Attribution License for their publications.
Authors usually retain their copyrights and users are needed to acknowledge and cite the authors in future references. Conventional Publishers like SpringerLink are originally conventional commercial and non-profit journal publishers who began to experiment with Open Access publishing programs. The articles are published in both print and digital form. A license is used that is similar to the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License.
Unless all authors choose the Open Access option, this program results in journal issues having a mix of Open Access and restricted access articles. Non-Traditional Publishers such as EJournal and The Public-Access Computer Systems Review are no-profit journals developed by scholars who began to publish free digital journals using existing institutional infrastructure and volunteer labour. Authors were allowed to retain their copyrights. While some of these journals discontinued publication and others were altered into non-profit enterprises, they provided a model for other Open Access publishers, especially with the advent of internet age.
OMICS publishing group is an emerging born Open Access publisher that works under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work, provided if it is the original work and source is appropriately cited. OMICS group strongly believes that removing barriers to research published online will greatly aid to the progress in scientific and technical disciplines.