A project to build, distribute and promote journals on applied ethics is initiated by Globethics.net and Medknow Publications. The programme will have a special focus on ethics journals from developing and transition countries.
Medknow, the open-access publisher has signed an agreement with Globethics, the network of professionals interested in different fields of applied ethics, to together work in the acquisition, production, subscription, distribution, availability and marketing of online and print journals on applied ethics, worldwide.
The move aims to increase global access to these journals, especially via Globethics’ online library and the journals’ individual websites. Most of the journals in the project would offer immediate open access to the contents.
The African Journal of Business Ethics will be the first journal to go full text online as a part of this project. It is expected that more journals will be following soon. The partners say they welcome journals in the area of applied ethics to participate in the project.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.