As a publisher, we are aware of the role we play in the distribution of scientific and management information and access to knowledge and research. We make a concerted effort to ensure that the knowledge we manage is also accessible in those parts of the world that are still developing. Pezzottaite Journals will participate and put efforts in facilitating access to scientific information, or to disseminate this information further and wider. Initiatives are being designed for developing countries.
We are committed to the widest distribution of its journals to non-profit institutions in developing countries through agreements with worldwide organisations, academics and researchers across different nations who can access vital scholarly material, at greatly reduced cost.
Pezzottaite Journals feels proud to be part of such initiatives that aim to increase dissemination opportunities for research produced in emerging nations and to bring this scholarly material to the global academic community. Pezzottaite Journals is committed to provide high quality educational and research material to the developing world.
Pezzottaite Journals will soon initiate working at the heart of the effort to improve the lives of people living in less wealthy parts of the world.
a) Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI)
In cooperation with the World Health Organisation, Pezzottaite Journals will become participant of HINARI, which provides free or low cost online access to journals in biomedical and related social sciences across Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.
b) Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)
The AGORA program, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of 1900 journals to institutions in 107 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world.
c) Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)
Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), an international public-private consortium coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, and leading science and technology publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of environmental science research.
Over 2,990 peer reviewed titles (as of 4/2009) owned and published by over 340 prestigious publishing houses and scholarly societies are now available in more than 100 low income countries. Research is provided in a wide range of disciplines. Please read About OARE for more in-depth information on the project.
View a promotional video on Hinari, Agora and Oare's work: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx91YAR2pFY
d) International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) http://www.inasp.info/
INASP works with partners to support global research communication through innovation, networking and capacity strengthening, focusing on the needs of developing and emerging countries. We also advise and advocate for improved policy and practice in achieving sustainable and equitable development through effective communication, knowledge and networks.
e) The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library
TEEAL is a digital library that contains full-text articles from many of the world's best agricultural journals. You have access to thousands of articles spanning 16 years and covering a broad range of subjects. Since TEEAL does not use the Internet, it is ideal for institutions with limited or no connectivity. You can search the collection for articles by keywords, dates, authors, and article or journal titles. You can also browse the collection just like browsing the shelves of a library. TEEAL can be installed on either a stand-alone computer or a local area network.
TEEAL is a digital collection of research journals for agriculture and related sciences. Researchers, students, faculty and librarians can discover and access thousands of full-text PDF articles without the use of the internet. TEEAL is available to institutions in income-eligible countries.
f) Association of Commonwealth Universities Low Cost Journals Scheme
The aim of the ACU Low Cost Journals Scheme is to facilitate the purchase of print journals in 17 countries across Africa. The Scheme allows institutions to purchase print subscriptions at greatly reduced rates, allowing universities to restore their libraries using their own funds, or those from external agencies.
The increasing cost of journals, declining budgets and currency weaknesses have combined to place a large number of international journals beyond the budgets of many universities in developing countries. Many libraries have become marginalised and are failing to meet the needs of students and researchers.
Responding to this situation, in 2002 the ACU launched the Low Cost Journals Scheme (also known as the Protecting the African Library Scheme within Africa) to assist member universities in Commonwealth developing countries secure access to high quality print copy journals at an affordable price, while still offering some return to publishers.
g) Journal Donation Project
Through an initiative at New School University, New York, JDP initiate in rebuilding major research and teaching libraries in countries that have fallen victim to political or economic deprivation through the provision of current subscriptions and back volume sets of English language scholarly, professional and current events journals.
h) Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL)
They are an international not-for-profit organisation based in Europe with a global network of partners. EIFL enables access to knowledge through libraries in developing and transition countries to contribute to sustainable economic and social development.
i) The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (aRDi)
The aRDi program is coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries. By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, the aRDi program seeks to:
Reinforce the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy; and Support researchers in developing countries in creating and developing new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level.
j) Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
The CGIAR is a strategic alliance of countries, international and regional organizations and private foundations that was established in 1971 to disseminate the knowledge of agricultural science to benefit developing countries. The CGIAR mission is to achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through scientific research and research-related activities in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, policy, and environment.