There are many publishers, including open-access publishers, in the world. What makes us unique? You can find the answer below. If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know.
At Advanced Research, we believe everyone should have the right to access knowledge regardless of monetary status. Unfortunately, many scientists in poor countries are unable to afford modern books. In addition, they may not be able to afford conference registration fees, which may range from hundreds to thousands, required to submit papers to the top-tier conferences.
Some scholars may be unaware that their universities have already paid a substantial amount to subscribe to the services of some well-established publishers such as IEEE, ACM, and Springer, which gives them free access to these publishers’ services. For example, to access all IEEE conference proceedings online, the most economical package (as of 2019) takes about US$65,000 (ordering all conference proceedings one by one separately takes more than US$300,000). Not every institution in the world is able to provide such a luxury service to their employees.
At Advanced Research, our goal is to provide every person in the world with free access to knowledge, regardless of their social status, location, and race. Almost all our publications are open access.
Due to the substantial capital needed for publication, the company cannot survive without any income. Open access publishing is not without costs. This is why we charge authors publishing fee. However, if most authors of a paper are from low-income countries, the publishing fee could be reduced or waived. The publishing fee may be reduced if all the authors of a paper are experiencing financial difficulties, even if they are from the First World.
We acknowledge that the above-mentioned policies have some flaws. Authors may lie about their capacity to pay simply to avoid being charged the publication fee, as verifying their financial status is difficult. Fortunately, thanks to the honesty of the scholars we have dealt with and continue to deal with, our business model has worked quite well so far.
We sincerely hope that you will support our idea and create a more robust and fair knowledge access model.
Wide Distribution Channel
We do not only publish our books on our website. We also sell them through a number of online bookstores such as Amazon.com or Kindle. We negotiate with public libraries and university libraries to purchase our books and lecture notes.
You may ask why someone would want to buy our books or lecture notes if he/she can access them freely online. Such a purchase can be made because of many reasons. The same principle as “Why would someone want to buy a newspaper given that most (or all) articles in a newspaper can be accessed online for free?” applies here.
The top priority of our business is quality. We know that many money-oriented open access publishers charge authors a very high publishing fee and do not have a clear waiving/reduction policy for this fee. They claim that their publications are of superior quality despite this not being the case. For example, a paper published by another open-access publisher uses “Number Style” for in-text citation:
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The Pyramid-based image fusion methods, including Laplacian pyramid transform, were all developed from Gaussian pyramid transform, have been modified and widely used [19,20].
On the basis, wavelet transform can be really applied to image decomposition and reconstruction [21-23].
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whereas uses “APA-like Style” in the reference section at the end of the paper:
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Hall, L.; Llinas, J. (1997).An introduction to multisensor data fusion. Proc. IEEE. Vol.85,pp. 6- 23,ISSN 0018-9219
Genderen, J. L. van, and Pohl, C. Image fusion: Issues, techniques and applications. Intelligent Image Fusion, Proceedings EARSeL Workshop, Strasbourg, France, 11 September 1994, edited by J. L. van Genderen and V. Cappellini (Enschede: ITC), 18- 26.
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How is it possible for the readers to figure out which in-text citation refers to which article? A quick search on the Web for open-access publishers would yield numerous comments (mostly negative) such as:
We prepared a book chapter and submitted it. The submission had several flaws… We also hadn’t submit the figures, because we were busy taking high-quality photographs… But within 24 hours, they reached us, accepting the chapter. The reviewer had judged the paper with 3 short sentences:
Review language mistakes.”
A signature … (CEO) was under the review note. However, I searched for his scientific background and found out he is an expert in Robotics. Then how a robotics expert can judge the goodness of a chapter in medical sciences totally irrelevant to his field of research? Besides, the CEO was not the editor of that book. The editor was a professional in the field and i don’t know if they have abused his name, or is he really involved?
Of course, we do not claim that all our publications are perfect. Nevertheless, we assure you that all submitted papers are reviewed by an average of three independent reviewers.
We are aware that some people wonder if we are simply a vanity publisher because we charge authors publishing, which is standard practice for many money-oriented open-access publishers. We believe that time and the quality of our publications can prove our legitimacy.
Internationalism and Open Access
The goal of Advanced Research is to provide every person in the world with free access to knowledge regardless of their social status, location, and race. Currently, all our publications are open access.
Yet, open access publishing is not without costs. Due to the substantial capital needed for publication, Advanced Research cannot survive without any income. This is why we charge authors publishing fee.