Blog Post 3- Open Access

The Journal of Applied Packaging Research is published by The Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. This journal is a worldwide forum for sharing latest research papers, articles and innovations about the packaging industry.

The main audience is mostly the community of packaging engineers and scientist, but other departments might be interested as well if they are focusing on the development and application of packaging.

The journal gives the author full ownership of copyright, but lets other authors build upon their work non-commercially. It does not explain its position on open access further.

Blog Post 2- Ethics

Case: Baughman, Brandi M.


Brandi M. Baughman, Ph.D., at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was charged with misconduct by using and relabeling 14 pictures from a previous research and therefore falsifying data.

Researchers need to strive to remain unbiased towards their results. Sometimes the outcomes are not what there are expecting, and it might be in conflict of interest, but researchers need to maintain the information and publish it, to help improve the knowledge base of their field. Using intentionally falsified or mislabeled data or images ruins not only the integrity of that particular study, but of any further research that uses that study as a foundation.

Mission Statements

As a research-extensive land-grant university, North Carolina State University is dedicated to excellent teaching, the creation and application of knowledge, and engagement with public and private partners. By uniting our strength in science and technology with a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of disciplines, NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world.”- NC STATE UNIVERSITY

This is the mission statement for North Carolina State University, located in Raleigh, NC, USA. NC State is a public research college with 35,479 enrolled students.

This mission statement shows NC State’s dedication to bettering society through real world applications of a range of intellectual disciplines. It clearly outlines the university’s mission to prepare its students to make a positive impact on the world as leaders.

I believe nowadays that having good problem-solving and leadership skills are crucial because without challenging ourselves, the world cannot improve.



The University of Vienna is committed to conducting research that respects the dignity and integrity of humans, animals and the environment.” – UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

This is mission statement from the University of Vienna, which is located in Vienna, Austria. This is a public university with more than 91,000 enrolled students.

Like most of the universities, the University of Vienna is also focusing on research, but as their mission statement says, they are dedicated towards dignity as well as human rights and health. Instead of devoting itself to research without regard to morality, the University of Vienna is devoted to keeping the humanitarian goals of research intact.