April 17, 2013

QScience Now Publishing Open Access eBooks

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QScience.jpgQScience.comis expanding its open access program by offering fully open access books, which will extend QScience 's established journal portfolio. The books are freely available in pdf, ePub and Kindle formats for reading on screen, printing out, or to be read on mobile devices, such as phones and iPads.

QSciencehas published it first open access ebook, 'An Islamic Modification of the Person-Centered Counseling Approach ' by Aisha Salman Al Thani of Qatar University. This book explores the possibility of applying a modified person-centered counseling approach (PCA) as a nondirective way of helping and supporting Muslim clients in Qatar, and focuses on the similarities between Islamic counseling and the PCA in working with depressed clients.

QScience.comis expanding its open access program by offering fully open access books, which will extend QScience 's established journal portfolio. The books are freely available in pdf, ePub and Kindle formats for reading on screen, printing out, or to be read on mobile devices, such as phones and iPads.

The copyright for the entire open access book, including every chapter, remains with the author. QScience.combooks are published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. This facilitates the open distribution and re-use and sharing of the work for any purpose, as long as the original work is properly cited.

QScience.combook titles will be listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), the discovery service for OA books which increases the visibility of QScienceopen access books. Additionally, it is possible to order a hard copy of the book through a forthcoming Print-on-Demand (PoD) feature. This service will be offered through a third-party and provides the reader with a professionally-bound, acid-free paper version of the book.