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Vol. 201, Issue 6, June 2016, pp. 2-7




How to Select Publisher for Open Access Book and Article ?
Problem of Choice or What Author Must Know

1, 2 Dr. Sergey Y. YURISH

1 International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA), President
2 Sensors & Transducers, Editor-in-Chief

Parc UPC-PMT, Edifici RDIT-K2M, c/ Esteve Terradas, 1

08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain

E-mail: SYurish@sensorsportal.com


Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems

Abstract: Open access (OA) is entering steady into engineering sciences, and is now considered as an alternative to the traditional way of publishing monographs, proceedings, handbooks, textbooks, theses and articles. With the ever increasing number of open access publishers it is important to choose the right one. From one hand, a technical simplicity of creating books in pdf format and wide availability of Internet technologies caused many small, so-called “garage-based” publishers. From other hand, almost all established, well known traditional publishers report that it is increasingly difficult to find academic experts willing to review manuscripts, with informal methods such as web searches having to be used to find those to approach. This article is focused on the main requirements, such as quality, connection with learned, professional societies and subject associations, dissemination, print copies, etc. A check list for publisher estimation and example are given. This article will be useful for prospective authors as well as established citation indexes, lists, databases, catalogs, collectors and policemakers to help them to determinea reputated publishers for OA books and articles.



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