QScience Connect publishes first articles, debuts new functionality

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Peter Suber

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From: "Shania K. Khan" <skk...@qf.org.qa>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:02:22 +0300

QScience Connect publishes first articles, debuts new functionality


QScience Connect has today published its first articles on topics ranging 

from linguistics and food science to diabetes and an analysis of the 

sediments in streams on a Yemeni island. 

QScience Connect is a new kind of peer-reviewed, open access 

journal which publishes research in all fields which meets the simple 

criteria of being ethical, valid and correct. No emphasis is placed on the 

perceived interest of the article, or the magnitude of the advance being 

described; rather the readers of the articles contribute to the evaluation 

process by reading and citing the article. The number of accesses of the 

article, and the number of times it is cited in other academic journals is 

a model of evaluation which makes the most of the online publishing 


Authors are also encouraged to submit articles to the journal which 

may consist primarily of video or audio. These submissions will be 

reviewed and, as with regular manuscript submissions, they will be 

published if they are found to describe novel and valid research.

Alongside these articles, QScience.com has also introduced an online 

commenting facility, linked to the readers’ social media accounts, 

which allows for direct communication on the article with the author 

and other readers.

This new service adds to the already existing features of article-level 

metrics, measuring downloads and citations, and the personalization 

and mobile features of the site, allowing browsing of content and access 

to search alerts with Blackberry, iPhone and Android handsets. 

With all of our content being freely-available and open access, we believe 

these new developments improve the experience of accessing cutting 

edge research for both the scientific community and the public in general. 

To celebrate QScience.com turning 1, we are offering free giveaways all 
month visit http://www.qscience.com/page/offers to enter for your free gift.
QScience.com already hosts eight scholarly journals covering diverse 
subject areas such as information & library studies, sustainable energy, 
education, medicine and bioscience, Middle Eastern healthcare, law, 
design and Islamic studies.  Many other journals are scheduled to be 

added in 2012.


Shania Khan

Head of Sales and Marketing

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals


Villa 3, Qatar Foundation
PO Box 5825

Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar




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