Academic journals are periodicals in which researchers publish their findings, mostly the recent ones. Academic journals are typically peer-reviewed journals that publish theoretical discussions and articles that critically review already published work. Academic journals serve as an important forum for researchers and academicians from where they can access important information about recent developments in their field. These journals are the first choice for any in-depth examination of an issue related to science. Science as we know is scarcely imaginable without the academic journal. OMICS Group International Journals fall under the academic category as they strictly adhere to peer-review process and follow the format by publishing mostly the original work. OMICS Publishing Group journals publish periodically and contain a series of articles in each published issue. OMICS Group International is successfully running 700 peer reviewed open access Academic Journals and organizing over 1000 International Science Conferences annually with the support of 50000 editorial board members. OMICS Group International signed an agreement with more than 1000 International Societies to make health care information Open Access.
The term academic journal applies to all scholarly publications in the fields of Engineering, Technology, Pure and Applied Sciences, Humanity and Social Sciences are following quantitative and qualitative research techniques. In content, academic journals usually consist of articles that present one's original research as well as reviews of previous works. Theoretical discussions and articles are published here after a critical review process. Already published works such as books are subjected to review. All academic journals observe periodicity or the frequency of release such as monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, half yearly and annual. Academic or professional publications that do not undergo peer-review are called professional magazines.
Journal articles come in different types, depending upon the field and type of journals. Usually, academic journals include: Research articles, Review articles, Letters, Research notes, Supplemental articles. Decisions on whether to publish an author’s article in an academic journal or not is subjected to a process called peer review and the journals which follow the peer review process is called peer reviewed journals . Any article that an author submits for publication in the journal will be reviewed by others with an expertise in that field. These experts generally verify for the methodological appropriateness and the conclusions drawn out of it are valid. The author may be asked to re-draft the article several times before it is of a suitable standard to be published. The process adopted for publication in peer reviewed academic journals is different than that of popular magazines and newspapers where decisions on what to publish are solely at the discretion of an editor. Hence, the norms followed here are standard ones and ensure a very high quality.
Scholarly open access journals follow a single blind review process through the Editorial Manager System in which the identities of the reviewers would be confidential to the author and author details known by the reviewer. Finally most clearly written and rigorously researched articles are published in OMICS Group International journals. These Journals take up various aspects of Medical Sciences, Pure and applied sciences, Engineering and technology and the Pharmaceutical sciences. In all the above mentioned areas, articles are published including the latest research findings and updates in that particular discipline.
Academic Journals add great value to the existing knowledge as they constantly publish the latest revelations in a particular field. It offers theoretical frameworks, discussions reviews and statistical analysis that keeps changing from time to time. The major role of the academic journal is to provide staunch support to the research by publishing the original works and findings to the scholars of a particular discipline in Scholarly Publishing. Academic research, thus, is unimaginable without the academic journals. Scholars and researchers avail valuable information only with the help of the academic journals that strictly follow the academic norms and standards. Publications in the academic and scholarly journals enable scholars to raise their Academic Index Points, essential for promotions and career development. Academic journals are important as they greatly contribute to the validity of the information while simultaneously disseminating knowledge. Theories change as and when new sets of knowledge are added to the existing information.
The Internet has revolutionized the production of, and access to academic journals, with their contents available online via services subscribed to academic libraries. Individual articles are subject-indexed in databases such as PubMed and Google Scholar. All OMICS Publishing Group journals are peer reviewed, Scholarly Open Access journals, indexed in famous indexing services like PubMed, ISI, Scopus, Chemical Abstracts Service, ProQuest and EBSCO. All the articles published in OMICS Group International journals are permanently archived in respective peer reviewed journals thus providing unrestricted use and application of the scientific information.
Academic journals are right choice for researchers and academicians to publish their work and get the latest information in their fields. Publication of article in academic journals researchers can save money, time, avoid rejections, assure quality of publishing and assure prestige and impact. Learning is a never ending process and the academic journals are going to stay with us as long as the learning process continues. Although the fate of academic journals is widely contested and debated, open access online publications are going to stay with us thanks to the advancements in the field of information and communication technologies providing a renewed, unlimited free access to academic and scholarly information.