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Scientific Journals International (SJI) to assist researchers, writers and artists to cope with the publish or perish reality

August 29, 2005
SAINT CLOUD, Minn.—July 19, 2005--Minnesota-based
Global Commerce & Communication, Inc. (GCCI) announced today
the launch of a one-stop efficient forum for publishing research and creative work from all disciplines.

SJI’s (http://www.scientificjournals.org) open access electronic journals are available free of charge to over 800 million Internet users from around the world. Unlike other online journals SJI does not limit access through registration or subscription.

The initiative is driven by an overriding passion to assist researchers, writers and artists to cope with the publish or perish reality that has been created by the policies of the academia and funding agencies. According to several surveys, a large majority of authors and researchers cite slow review process and publication delays in the current system as a major obstacle to their publishing objectives. Many have also expressed concerns about the fairness and integrity of the peer review process in traditional scholarly publishing. Some scholars have argued that there is a need to free the publication process for broader and fairer access.

Scientific Journals International (SJI) is the first global initiative that aspires to accomplish this objective. Due to its massive database and electronic archival capacity, SJI will maintain a significantly higher acceptance rate for research papers and creative works.

“We sincerely believe that researchers, writers and artists who have devoted months or years to a research/creative project, should not be shut out of the publication world simply because they did not follow certain procedural or stylistic rules and guidelines or because their work did not fit in. All traditional journals have very rigid stylistic or procedural policies that unduly create artificial barriers and in effect retard innovation and creativity,” said SJI spokesperson Neil Armand.

Scientific Journals International (SJI) will deliberately maintain minimal procedural and stylistic rules, and will accept papers that follow any style manual such as APA, MLA, Chicago, etc. A fair peer-reviewed evaluation system will be used to select papers for publication. SJI will maintain a rapid electronic submission, review and publication process.

Additional information about SJI is available at

About Scientific Journals International (SJI):
SJI is a division of Minnesota-based Global Commerce & Communication, Inc. (http://www.gcchq.com), an IT company that provides Web development, e-commerce, customized software development and intellectual property marketing services.

Neil Armand
Phone: (320) 253-3139
Email: info@scientificjournals.org
URL: http://www.scientificjournals.org
Submitted by: neil

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