QScience.com, the online publishing platform of Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals’ (BQFJ), a collaboration between Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) and Bloomsbury Publishing, has reached an agreement with Nature Publishing Group (NPG) to publish four QScience articles every month on Nature.com.
This new agreement with such a prestigious international scientific journal will bolster Bloomsbury Publishing’s growth and the visibility of its journals platform QScience.com. Researchers worldwide will have access to NPG’s online platform and wealth of scientific information.
Having QScience.com journals included on Nature.com can help attract some of the very best researchers to Qatar thus, supporting Qatar Foundation’s commitment to further foster a research culture in Qatar.
NPG is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. Online, nature.com provides over 6 million visitors per month, with access to NPG publications and online databases and services.
Nature editors will handpick the best four articles that have been published on QScience.com and write a summary with a link to the article. This unique partnership will highlight the best of Qatar’s research to its audience.
QScience.com publishes a multi-disciplinary portfolio of open access journals and titles, and this NPG partnership is a major milestone for the burgeoning journals platform, which will complete five years in December. The support from NPG shows great confidence in Qscience.com’s potential and development while recognising it as one of the most dynamic publishers of highquality, peer-reviewed scholarly content.
Arend Küster, Managing Director of QScience, said: “Our collaboration with the Nature Publishing Group will provide Qscience authors with an exceptional opportunity to serve the scientific community and the general public in several ways. We are delighted to give authors this unique opportunity to have their articles featured on Nature.com. We encourage them to publish with us and to promote open access to research literature more broadly.”
QScience.com applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0) to all published articles. Under the CC license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles from QScience journals, as long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers. Thus, the contents of all open access BQFJ journals are freely accessible by the reader, worldwide via the internet.
QScience.com provides immediate, worldwide and free access to the full text of its peerreviewed research articles and offers the so-called gold road to open access for all of its journal articles.