QScience.com, the online, open access platform of HBKU Press is providing a new service that helps increase 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 maximizing the awareness and impact of published research findings.The aim is to support authors in exploiting digital communication to maximize the global influence of research published.
A collection will contain a number of peer-reviewed academic articles relating to a given topic; all articles will be chosen from journals that use the ‘Creative Commons Attribution license’ (CC BY 4.0). Moreover, each article contains Editor’s Comments, a small description of the relevance of the article, which will also allow readers to swiftly identify articles to read.
This represents HBKU Press’s commitment to the widening of access to major scholarly resources. 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.
QScience.com provides immediate, worldwide and free access to the full text of its peer-reviewed research articles and offers the gold road to open access for all of its journal articles.