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July 22, 2005

One-stop Forum for Publishing Research Work

Minnesota-based Global Commerce & Communication, Inc. (GCCI) this week announced the launch of a one-stop efficient forum for publishing research and creative work from all disciplines. Scientific Journals International's open access electronic journals are available online free of charge. Unlike other online journals, SJI does not limit access through registration or subscription. The initiative is driven by a desire to "assist researchers, writers and artists to cope with the publish or perish reality that has been created by the policies of the academia and funding agencies." According to several surveys, a large majority of authors and researchers cite slow review process and publication delays in the current system as a major obstacle to their publishing objectives. Many have also expressed concerns about the fairness and integrity of the peer review process in traditional scholarly publishing. Some scholars have argued that there is a need to free the publication process for broader and fairer access.

Scientific Journals International (SJI) is the first global initiative that aspires to accomplish this objective. Due to its massive database and electronic archival capacity, SJI will maintain a significantly higher acceptance rate for research papers and creative works. GCCI believe that "researchers, writers and artists who have devoted months or years to a research/creative project, should not be shut out of the publication world simply because they did not follow certain procedural or stylistic rules and guidelines or because their work did not fit in. All traditional journals have very rigid stylistic or procedural policies that unduly create artificial barriers and in effect retard innovation and creativity."
Scientific Journals International website
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