Open Access Journals have proven to be a big if not the biggest foundation of knowledge for individuals who are working or are aiming for a career in research in various scientific fields. We mentioned Open Access Journals some time ago, in an article dedicated to the “Open Access 2020” project, with the aim of all scientific articles in the European Union being freely accessible by the beginning of 2020 in order to achieve optimal reuse of research data.
There are a number of online repositories that handle huge amounts of valuable research and openly provide it for future generations to come. Furthermore, the researchers that provide their work to these repositories and are officially published get notable reputation. This is because these submissions are checked in detail so they may be a reliable potential source for the readers and researchers that would use them.
OMICS International open access journals
An outstanding example of an open access journal repository is OMICS International. They have started their initiative in year 2007, as stated in on their about us page – “with the sole aim of making the information on Sciences and technology “Open Access”, OMICS International publishes scholarly journals in all aspects of Science, Engineering, Management and Technology journals”.
The trends in journal ranking are changing, and OMICS are at the same time adapting and influencing this change. In the early days the impact of journals and articles was primarily based on the citation only, but now the trend moving toward social media dissemination on social media. Particularly, the article reach, number of reads and citations now all play a part in this ranking.
The digital synergy of PlagScan and OMICS
We at PlagScan are proud to work together with OMICS International, as we are with other Open Access Journal repository providers, with a synergetic approach toward quality, respecting originality and authorship, with the primary goal of valuable work to be used in further education and research.
Aside from over 20.000 open access journals in our database, anything that is freely accessible in the internet and indexed by our partner Bing is basis of our plagiarism search Furthermore, depending on the data settings of our users, anything they can provide and documents from the PlagScan-database are considered as well. The PlagScan-database consists of documents voluntarily provided by our customers and documents from cooperating publishers.