Thirteen More Additions to Our Open Access Collection

It seems like we are on a lucky streak. Another thirteen books in the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine have just been published. Why not add up to your summer reading with the latest research findings and scientific discoveries? All the books are freely available for you to read, share and download.

Carcinogen

Carcinogen

Metaphysics

Metaphysics

Perinatal Mortality

Perinatal Mortality

Landscape Planning

Landscape Planning

Cancer Management

Cancer Management

Remote Sensing – Applications

Remote Sensing – Applications

Modern Information Systems

Modern Information Systems

Applications of Nonlinear Control

Applications of Nonlinear Control

Flow Cytometry – Recent Perspectives

Flow Cytometry – Recent Perspectives

Global Perspectives on Bronchoscopy

Global Perspectives on Bronchoscopy

State-of-the-Art of Quantum Dot System Fabrications

State-of-the-Art of Quantum Dot System Fabrications

Remote Sensing - Advanced Techniques and Platforms

Remote Sensing - Advanced Techniques and Platforms

Fingerprints in the Optical and Transport Properties of Quantum Dots

Fingerprints in the Optical and Transport Properties of Quantum Dots

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Lucky You… 13 New Open Access Books Out

We always strive to update the scientific community on a regular basis, by providing new research findings and latest discovers in our open access books. This time, a lucky thirteen publications on different subjects in Science, Technology and Medicine has just become available for you to read, share and download.

Polypropylene

Polypropylene

Protein Kinases

Protein Kinases

Ion Implantation

Ion Implantation

Neuroendocrine Tumor

Neuroendocrine Tumor

Electromagnetic Radiation

Electromagnetic Radiation

Advanced Wireless LAN

Advanced Wireless LAN

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Advances in Protein Kinases

Advances in Protein Kinases

Security Enhanced Applications for Information Systems

Security Enhanced Applications for Information Systems

Innovative Information Systems Modelling Techniques

Innovative Information Systems Modelling Techniques

A Roadmap of Biomedical Engineers and Milestones

A Roadmap of Biomedical Engineers and Milestones

Public Health - Methodology, Environmental and Systems Issues

Public Health - Methodology, Environmental and Systems Issues

Transfusion Medicine Made Easy For Students of Biomedical Science, Allied Medical Sciences and Medicine

Transfusion Medicine Made Easy For Students of Biomedical Science, Allied Medical Sciences and Medicine

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More Science Out In the Open

What’s new this spring? Well, some books are. We have just published 16 new books bringing the latest advances in different areas of Science, Technology and Medicine. All the scientific papers are open access, available for you to read, share and download from our reading platform.

Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology

Sensor Array

Sensor Array

Cesarean Delivery

Cesarean Delivery

Maxillofacial Surgery

Maxillofacial Surgery

Promising Pharmaceuticals

Promising Pharmaceuticals

Renal Failure - The Facts

Renal Failure - The Facts

Advanced Magnetic Materials

Advanced Magnetic Materials

Fourier Transform - Materials Analysis

Fourier Transform - Materials Analysis

Business Dynamics in the 21st Century

Business Dynamics in the 21st Century

Technology and Engineering Applications of Simulink

Technology and Engineering Applications of Simulink

Explicative Cases of Controversial Issues in Neurosurgery

Explicative Cases of Controversial Issues in Neurosurgery

Sustainable Forest Management - Current Research

Sustainable Forest Management - Current Research

Post-Consumer Waste Recycling and Optimal Production

Post-Consumer Waste Recycling and Optimal Production

The Particle Image Velocimetry - Characteristics, Limits and Possible Applications

The Particle Image Velocimetry - Characteristics, Limits and Possible Applications

Introduction to Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Processes and Bioremediation of Oil-Contaminated Sites

Introduction to Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Processes and Bioremediation of Oil-Contaminated Sites

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New Open Access Books – 18 Freshly Pressed

18 new open access books have just been uploaded to our reading platform. With a base of more than 1700 books, InTech places itself as the world leader in publishing highly specialized open access books in science, technology and medicine. Be sure to get hold of our freshest content!

Metamaterial

Metamaterial

Woven Fabrics

Woven Fabrics

Liver Regeneration

Liver Regeneration

Manufacturing System

Manufacturing System

Watermarking - Volume 1

Watermarking - Volume 1

Watermarking - Volume 2

Watermarking - Volume 2

The Delivery of Nanoparticles

The Delivery of Nanoparticles

Modern Metrology Concerns

Modern Metrology Concerns

Aneuploidy in Health and Disease

Aneuploidy in Health and Disease

Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design

Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design

The Continuum of Health Risk Assessments

The Continuum of Health Risk Assessments

Human Development - Different Perspectives

Human Development - Different Perspectives

Neuroimaging - Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

Neuroimaging - Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

Clinical Flow Cytometry - Emerging Applications

Clinical Flow Cytometry - Emerging Applications

Public Health - Social and Behavioral Health

Public Health - Social and Behavioral Health

Ecological Water Quality - Water Treatment and Reuse

Ecological Water Quality - Water Treatment and Reuse

Grid Computing - Technology and Applications, Widespread Coverage and New Horizons

Grid Computing - Technology and Applications, Widespread Coverage and New Horizons

Pathophysiology and Clinical Aspects of Venous Thrombo-embolism in Neonates, Renal Disease and Cancer Patients

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To know the importance of providing free access to taxpayer-funded research

The petition started at the White House homepage this Monday by the Access2Research initiative has already been signed by more than 6000 supporters.

It is always a hot topic and especially so in the States, of who has the right to access the results from research funded by the public, for the public. The petition, requiring free access over the Internet to journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research, aims to escalate the issue inside the White House, as 25,000 signatures in 30 days gets an official Administration response.

“We believe in the power of the Internet to foster innovation, research, and education. Requiring the published results of taxpayer-funded research to be posted on the Internet in human and machine readable form would provide access to patients and caregivers, students and their teachers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and other taxpayers who paid for the research. Expanding access would speed the research process and increase the return on our investment in scientific research.”

This is how the Access2Research petition addresses the public, choosing the approach of a broad public appeal for support, straight to the people. This petition is made possible by the Obama Administration, who have created a web platform to petition the White House directly called We The People. Any petition receiving more than 25,000 digital signatures is placed on the desk of the President’s Chief of Staff and must be integrated into policy and political discussions. In order to qualify, however, the petition must gather the signatures in 30 days.

So far, so good. Only two days into the appeal, and the petition is over 6000-strong. People are sharing the news on social networks and relevant websites, making it more likely that the petition will not only make it to the Chief of Staff’s office, but make a substantial impact and potentially change the debate happening right now.

It is important to point out that the initiative is by no way limited to US citizens. Any open access supporter is invited to sign the petition, it is only required that they register at the White House page with a valid email.

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development – What about Cultural Diversity in Science?

May 21 has been appointed by the UN as World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity in 2001 and in 2002, the UN declared May 21 the day to remind us all to think about the values of cultural diversity in society.

 The 2012 campaign to promote cultural diversity, organised by UNESCO and the UN Alliance of Civilizations states the following goals:

  • raise awareness about the importance of intercultural dialogue, diversity and inclusion
  • build a global community of individuals committed to support diversity
  • combat polarization and stereotypes

 The UN, on the official web-site page built for this special day, states that:

 Placing culture at the heart of development policy constitutes an essential investment in the world’s future and a pre-condition to successful globalization processes that take into account the principles of cultural diversity.

Development is inseparable from culture. In this regard, the major challenge is to convince political decision-makers and local, national and international social actors to integrating the principles of cultural diversity and the values of cultural pluralism into all public policies, mechanisms and practices, particularly through public/private partnerships.

Now, this sounds wonderful. And it is, but this nicely-put quote awakened in us a rushing flow of thoughts and mind-provoking reasoning on the state of cultural diversity in the scientific industry world-wide.

Confused about what does Cultural Diversity Day have to do with the science industry? Let us go back a few steps. Cultural diversity and heterogeneity in terms of a global, diverse array of science output centres is not an issue. Cultural diversity in science has been present, maybe, even longer than the same issue proposed itself in terms of civic and political engagement within and beyond local and global societies. In fact, there is no discrimination based on skin colour, religion or culture in science, as a scientific postulate by a researcher from an economically-less developed country does not have less relevance from the one of a Western country. But, what the global scientific community might be biased with, taking the example aforementioned, is the level of access to research and knowledge given to the Western country scientist in comparison to his less-developed country fellow. Being known in the scientific community that, on one hand, traditional scientific publishing requires paying for subscriptions to access published research, and on the other hand, it is a general conception that it publishes what is to be considered the scientific elite as it attracts readership, it all comes down to what turns around all industries today: money. If getting a good education requires quite a bit of funding, and so does paying for subscription to access research, the economic imbalance between societies strikes and imposes the imbalance in cultural diversity in terms of heterogeneity of scientific research papers output. However, if this is an on-going discussion firing the global scientific community for decades now, with the introduction of open access and its benefits being free access to research world-wide, the science dinosaurs of our time might face what the animal-like did thousands of year ago: extinction.

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22 New Books Are Out

The recent joined efforts of world-renowned scientists and experts and InTech as a publisher resulted in 22 impressive new titles. To see what is new this spring in the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine, feel free to browse through our rich collection of scientific books supported by this latest addition.

Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Mobile Networks

Mobile Networks

Applied Aerodynamics

Applied Aerodynamics

Radiometric Dating

Radiometric Dating

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy

Histocompatibility

Histo-compatibility

Human-Centric Machine Vision

Human-Centric Machine Vision

Applications of Virtual Reality

Applications of Virtual Reality

Recent Advances in Scoliosis

Recent Advances in Scoliosis

Topics in Conservation Biology

Topics in Conservation Biology

Psychology - Selected Papers

Psychology - Selected Papers

Enzyme Inhibition and Bioapplications

Enzyme Inhibition and Bioapplications

Advances in Knowledge Representation

Advances in Knowledge Representation

Geochemistry - Earth's System Processes

Geochemistry - Earth's System Processes

Advances in Object Recognition Systems

Advances in Object Recognition Systems

Fuzzy Inference System - Theory and Applications

Fuzzy Inference System - Theory and Applications

Archaeology, New Approaches in Theory and Techniques

Archaeology, New Approaches in Theory and Techniques

Endometriosis - Basic Concepts and Current Research Trends

Endometriosis - Basic Concepts and Current Research Trends

Modeling and Optimization of Renewable Energy Systems

Modeling and Optimization of Renewable Energy Systems

Oxidative Stress - Environmental Induction and Dietary Antioxidants

Oxidative Stress - Environmental Induction and Dietary Antioxidants

Recent Advances in Immunology to Target Cancer, Inflammation and Infections

Recent Advances in Immunology to Target Cancer, Inflammation and Infections

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Advanced Neuroimaging Applications

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Advanced Neuroimaging Applications

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