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Posted: April 20, 2010
Call for research papers: The Nano Archive
(Nanowerk News) The Nano Archive, the online open-access repository for nanoscience and
nanotechnology, invites you to submit research papers to be published free online for
users across the globe.
Submitted papers can include peer-reviewed articles, journal articles, review articles,
conference and workshop papers, theses and dissertations, book chapters and
sections, as well as multimedia and audio-visual materials. The Nano Archive also
welcomes new, unpublished research results to be shared with the wider community.
The Nano Archive is part of the ICPC NanoNet project, funded by the EU under FP7.
It brings together partners from the EU, Russia, India, China and Africa, and
provides wider access to published nanoscience research and opportunities for
collaboration between scientists in the EU and International Cooperation Partner
Currently hosting more than 6,000 items, this electronic archive of nanoscience
publications has a simple interface for the deposit of full-text papers and
incorporates facilities for retrieval by browsing or searching. It is freely accessible to
researchers everywhere, making research papers and other scholarly publications
The Nano Archive aims to:
reduce access barriers to research output from nano scientists and researchers across the globe
bring together material currently distributed across different institutions
Benefits for you as a researcher:
Your research is available more widely - to academics and others, worldwide. Research shows that free online availability substantially increases a paper's impact.
If your research funding conditions require open access to the findings of the research project, this is one way of complying with that requirement
It speeds up research sharing through new ways of locating and accessing academic papers
It helps free research output from access barriers and tolls
Your research is stored in a secure central, searchable space, indefinitely
Easy access to your papers for students and research partners
Access to similar repositories worldwide.
The Nano Archive is similar to other international eprints initiatives. Institutional
Repositories have been established by many universities and other organisations
around the world over the last few years. Their development is part of an
international movement to overcome the constraints and escalating costs of
traditional scholarly publishing. By compliance with a standard protocol, the Open
Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, it is possible for all repositories to
be searched from a single point. Distributed institutional and disciplinary repositories
can all be searched as if they were one, using search engines such as Scientific
Commons, Google Scholar or OAISter.