Today, we strive to present our collection of more than 43o freely available books to a broader academic public. Immediately upon launching our reading platform InTechOpen, in 2010, the OAI protocol has been implemented to our system which allows for citation indexes, scientific search engines, scholarly databases, and scientific literature collections to gather the metadata from our repository.
The optimization of the technical and organizational efficiency of our publishing process has been finally awarded with TrustE’s privacy seal in 2010. InTech exposes metadata to search engines in order to secure a stronger visibility of our authors’ work and higher citation ranks, but it also safeguards our authors’ personal information.
More than 20,000 InTech’s authors with their number steadily growing, are turning our Open Access books into a valuable reference material for researchers around the world:
• 7,400+ authors from Top 500 Universities
• 3,500+ authors from Top 200 Universities
• Authors from Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, NASA and other reputable institutions and organizations
Latest download figures which easily reached 2,500,000 in the year 2010, indicate the rush on research information that has traditionally been locked up behind pay-walls. Such a disruptive potential of Open Access publishing technology is a constant inspiration to both InTech’s founders and to InTech’s team.