Knowledge for all: The rise and impact of open publishing platforms
Open publishing platforms are revolutionising the world of scholarly research. As digital gateways supporting scholarly work’s publication in an open, accessible manner, these platforms are crucial in furthering the open-access (OA ) movement. They champion a model where research is available to everyone, breaking down the barriers imposed by subscription fees or one-time access charges.
Key features of open publishing platforms include unrestricted access to scholarly content and increased transparency through open peer-review processes. These platforms also foster interactivity, allowing for post-publication discussions and collaboration, and integrate with other academic tools like ORCID, Crossref, or Google Scholar.
The benefits of these platforms are manifold. They democratise knowledge, allowing anyone, regardless of institutional affiliation or financial resources, to access and learn from scholarly content. Studies suggest that OA articles are cited more frequently, potentially enhancing the impact of researchers’ work. Lastly, they bridge the gap between academia and society by making it easier for non-academic audiences to engage with scholarly research.
AOSIS stands out as a prominent example of a publisher using an open publishing platform. Open platforms are pivotal in the OA movement, providing viable alternatives to traditional publishing infrastructure.
In line with the theme of this year’s Open Access Week 2023, ‘Community over Commercialisation,’ which is being held from 23 to 29 October, we invite authors to contribute to the democratisation of knowledge by submitting their research to us for consideration.
As a researcher with valuable knowledge, we invite you to submit your research articles to our journals. If you’re contemplating launching a new journal or to have your existing journal published by us, we’re open to discussion and collaboration. Our platforms provide a clear and straightforward process for authors aiming to publish an OA journal and OA book.
Join our community today and help us make scholarly research accessible to all. Contact AOSIS to start your publishing journey.
Some additional news releases you might find intriguing in observance of Open Access Week 2023:
- Open access: A bridge to public interest amid commercialisation
- Community over commercialisation: Combating knowledge monopolies in scholarly publishing
AOSIS is a leading open-access publisher of scholarly journals and books. We are committed to promoting scholarly research and facilitating knowledge sharing through our high-quality, peer-reviewed publications.