A new feel to QScience Mobile

If you have recently browsed through QScience.com using your mobile device, you might have noticed a new feel to the website. QScience.com uses Atypon’s Literatum™ as the publishing software for its portfolio of scholarly open access journals, and with the latest Literatum release (14.1), there have been some positive changes to the QScience.com mobile experience.

With Literatum for Mobile 3.1, you will be able to seamlessly browse QScience.com journals and content. Another nice update is the look and feel of the article landing page. You should be able to read full article text in HTML, besides easily accessing the PDF file.  Interestingly, I found myself reading the full text article on my mobile device rather than search for a way to access the full site, as I have done on many previous occasions.

QScience Mobile also offers a personalized browsing, searching, and reading experience. Users can now easily customize their own home screen by choosing items from the side panel with this new update. They should then be greeted with content from their favorite journals or book whenever they are signed in to QScience.com on a mobile device. Moreover, when signed in, users will be able to share content directly to their favorite social media channel. QScience.com is accessible for all users with Android and iOS phones and tablets. As with the previous version, you do not need to register or install an app, simply visit QScience.com via your mobile device.

We are very pleased with the latest Literatum release from Atypon, especially on how it affects the presentation of our platform on mobile devices.  We also hope that our users will be happy with these changes and will continue to use the mobile interface to receive the latest content from QScience.com.

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QScience Mobile Functionality

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QScience Connect Article Processing Charges waived for authors with ORCIDs

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At QScience.com, we love ORCID.

It’s simply an ingenious way of removing ambiguity when it comes to article authorship.

ORCID stands for Open Researcher & Contributor ID and is a non-profit organization that allows researchers to obtain a persistent digital identifier. This ID number is unique to a given author and ultimately solves many attribution issues such as researchers with similar names, or researchers with multiple names or name variants.

In order to encourage the adoption and uptake of ORCIDs, QScience.com has recently announced to waive all QScience Connect article processing charges (APCs) for authors who input their ORCID identifiers when submitting an article.

To qualify for this APC waiver, all authors have to do is update their user profiles in the journal’s submission system with their unique ORCID identifier. New authors will be asked to input their ORCIDs when they register for the site.

Instruction to QScience Connect APC waiver

I also had the chance to sit down with QScience.com Editorial Director, Dr. Christopher Leonard, and asked him about this new exciting development for QScience Connect.

He describes in the following video how he believes ORCID is an essential part of the future of scholarly communication and how he hopes it will be used to attribute all online content.

To find out more about QScience Connect click here

To register for ORCID: orcid.org

If you have any questions about this APC fee waiver, please contact us at info@qscience.com

– Alwaleed Alkhaja

 

#ChildrensDay: Impact and risks of migration on children

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Children’s Day honors children globally.

The day is not only meant to serve as a celebration  but also to raise awareness of  the many issues children face.  QScience.com recently published the proceedings from The Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIFI)– organized symposium on “Family, Migration and Dignity”, which took place in Doha, Qatar.

One of the eight symposium sessions focused specifically on the migration impact on and risks for children.

To browse all the proceedings from the DIFI conference special issue, please click on the following link:
http://www.qscience.com/toc/qproc/2013/1

Also, QScience.com will be publishing very soon a research series from DIFI.
Make sure to check our website for the latest updates.

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QScience Proceedings is a forum for the dissemination of abstracts and full length papers given at meetings and conferences. Each volume has its own dedicated web page and every abstract is citable through a DOI link.

For more information on QScience Proceedings:
http://www.qscience.com/loi/qproc/

If you are interested in having your conference proceedings published by QScience.com please contact info@qscience.com for details of how to publish with us.

– Alwaleed AlKhaja  @alwaleeed