PFP #2: Open Access Journals

The journal I found is named as “Clinical and Experimental Psychology”

Here is the information about the journal:

“• The main aim of the Clinical and Experimental Psychology(CEP) is to publish high quality research works and provide Open Access to the articles using this platform. The Journal offers a rapid and time bound review and publication that freely disseminates research findings related to Clinical Psychology research. CEP caters to the requirements of the medical practitioners, behavior therapists, researchers, lab professionals, students, academicians, and industry that are involved in Medical and Pharmaceutical studies. No matter how prestigious or popular; it increases the visibility and impact of published work. It increases convenience, reach, and retrieval power. Free online literature software facilitates full-text searching, indexing, mining, summarizing, translating, querying, linking, recommending, alerting, “mash-ups” and other forms of processing and analysis.

The Editorial Board is composed of members from a variety of universities including Uppsala University (Sweden), University of California (US), and The University of Auckland (New Zealand).

The journal’s statement regarding open access is as following:

“• All works published by OMICS International are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited. CEP strongly supports the Open Access initiative. All published articles will be assigned DOI provided by Cross Ref. CEP will keep up-to- date with latest advances in the field of Clinical Psychology Research. Abstracts and full texts (HTML, PDF and XML format) of all articles published by CEP are freely accessible to everyone immediately after publication. CEP supports the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing.”

Personally, I am supportive of open access movement. As the university students, we are not experiencing the challenges of the “subscribed” journals, since the university provides many opportunities for us. However, the situation is pretty challenging for the individuals outside of academia. Most of the clinicians for instance, has to confine themselves to the google-based info which can be misleading many of the times. Open access would provide the “real” (at least more accurate) information to be on circulation.

1 thought on “PFP #2: Open Access Journals

  1. silvercjc

    I agree. Access to information, particularly for learning purposes, should not be privileged exclusively to those who can afford it. We should move beyond subscribed journals and memberships, into a more open and public system of information conveyance. Open access allows us to do this. If institutions made open access more of a priority, then those “Google-based” searches can be more reputable and scholarly for anyone who is conducting research.


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