We are very pleased to welcome a number of new members who have joined OASPA during the last twelve months. OASPA promotes best practice and ethical standards in open access and applies rigorous criteria and in-depth review to all membership applications.
In the Small Professional Publisher category, we’re delighted to welcome four new members. AboutScience is an open access multidisciplinary publisher based in Milan, Italy focused on clinical medicine and healthcare in its broadest term, including digital innovation, health technology assessment, narrative medicine, patient engagement, public involvement and other topics of growing impact. punctum books is an independent, not-for-profit open-access publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing with a special fondness for neo-traditional and unconventional scholarly work that productively twists and/or ignores academic norms. The Royal College of General Practitioners is the professional membership body for GPs in the UK whose purpose is to encourage, foster and maintain the highest possible standards in general medical practice. Publications include The British Journal of General Practice which publishes research, debate, and clinical guidance relevant to GPs at all stages of their careers, and BJGP Open – the online international peer reviewed open access journal of primary care. Finally in the small professional publisher category we welcome RTI Press – a global publisher of peer-reviewed, open-access publications covering a broad range of topics reflecting RTI’s multidisciplinary research, expertise in social and laboratory sciences, and extensive international activities. RTI International (an independent, nonprofit research institute) funds RTI Press as a means of sharing research and practical knowledge to improve the human condition.
New to the Large Professional Publisher category are two publishers. With over 30,000 members, including researchers, educators and health professionals, The American Society for Microbiology is one of the largest life science societies in the world. The mission of the ASM Journals program is to advance the microbiological sciences by disseminating the results of fundamental and applied research. Thieme Group is an international medical and science publisher that has been serving health professionals and students for more than 125 years. In addition to publishing 70 new book titles every year, Thieme publishes more than 140 medical and scientific journals, a number of which are published on behalf of professional societies.
We are delighted to welcome five new Scholar Publisher members to OASPA. Baghdad Science Journal is a quarterly scientific journal published by the College of Science for Women (University of Baghdad). It publishes scientific papers in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics and mathematics. Fundamental and Applied Agriculture is a broad-spectrum double blind peer-reviewed journal that welcomes high-quality submissions in all major areas of agricultural sciences. Management & Economics Research Journal (Magallat buhut al-idarat wa al-iqtisad) publishes original research in Arabic and the English language. The goal of the journal is to encourage sharing of knowledge between different scientific community members in order to improve the context of scientific research from inside and outside Algeria. Journal of e-Democracy and Open Government (JeDEM) is a platinum/diamond scholarly-led Open Access e-journal managed by an interdisciplinary team of scholars at the Department for E-Governance and Administration at Danube University. It provides a platform for all those interested in discussing possibilities, issues and challenges that societies face today regarding digitalization.
Finally in the Scholar Publisher category, we welcome the Journal of Nobel Medical College. Published biannually in English by the Research and Publication Unit of Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal, JoNMC publishes articles in the field of medicine and allied health sciences covering all perspectives of health and diseases including clinical and experimental studies along with medical education.
To our Supporting Services and Infrastructure (Commercial) category, we welcome two new members. Delta Think is a strategic consulting and advisory firm serving organizations in professional and academic communications as well as professional membership societies. Their Open Access Data and Analytics Tool (OA DAT), allows users to analyse open access data in detail and make data-driven decisions to stay abreast of the continually evolving market. The Charlesworth Group is a publishing services company, specializing in the academic and professional sectors. Core services include editorial and publication support such as English-language editing, and consultancy, sales and marketing within the Chinese market. Publishing solutions and experienced staff support clients across three continents and have offices in the UK, US and China.
A warm welcome to all our new members!