The rise of open access platforms like Wikipedia has been in parallel to scientific knowledge-sharing through digital channels that are freely available for access and sharing. The Bethesda Statement for open access platforms governs the contents of open access journal by the OMICS Publishing Group. As scientists can edit posts and share information or even create a new topic, the open access journals similarly enable maximum references and citations for refining research by studying OMICS Group publications.

OMICS Publishing Group is glad to announce its recent initiative of acquiring journals from reputed publishers. So far journals have been acquired from Aston Journals (USA), Ashdin Publishers (Belgium), LibPubMedia (UK), La Prensa Medica (Argentina) & Oral Health and Dental Management (Romania), respectively.

To know more: As a form of open access platform, Wikipedia fulfils the needs of information sharing and dissemination of knowledge through a smooth yet distributed practice where users can share their inferences backed by citations. The emphasis on Wikipedia citation has been made stringent to support posted information with appropriate evidence. Its news section of covers major developments, and does not miss on the prominent scientific discoveries or developments, like the legal ruling on patenting naturally occurring DNA.

The OMICS Publishing Group was established to promote scientific research and serve as the reference point for the major subject areas in sciences and other forms of academic and research studies. The significance of open access lies in providing a platform for the readers and budding scholars to find relevant material free of cost. This also brings the members of the scientific community in contact through the appointment of editorial board members and gives the golden opportunity for publishers to be in constant touch with the scientific world.

The scientific journals by the OMICS Group have been serving the needs of research community with publications through manuscripts contributed by authors. The readers can transmit the information over the vast scope of the internet and citations can be made for subsequent research works from the preceding open access articles. This can be roughly compared to the ease of editing for contributors to a certain topic on a Wikipedia page. The open access platform implies the reader or student does not have to pay even a single penny towards the access or subscription.

As the scope of open access movement for scientific journals gained momentum in late 1990s, many publishers and scientists came together for strategic projects in digitizing and storing case reports, research papers, and other forms of scientific material that would be preserved for further use and progress of numerous disciplines in sciences. Wikipedia was founded in 2001 and has seen a massive advancement in the topics and articles of interest to scientists and learners.

The concept of open access publishing has been labelled by certain groups as fake or dubious, and that those are into active spam, while a scientific organization does not have the means for safeguarding itself from recurring complaints. The wiki pages and the content in Wikipedia about open access publishing speak volumes of its benefits. Nevertheless, it is high time for the publishing entities and open access advocates to maintain reputation and utilize their resources to preventing of scam and building more positive review and tackling fake claims. As with any other system in place, the open access movement has witnessed its own bad times with its opponents targeting the industry with the blame of predatory approach.
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