Alzheimers Disease also called as memory loss is a common form of dementia and affects memory, cognitive functions and other intellectual functions. Although memory loss occurs eith aging, Alzheimers Disease is different condition and can be defined as degenerative brain disorder characterized by a progressive loss of memory and other detrimental cognitive changes as well as lowered life expectancy. Addiction towards alsohol can produce Alzheimers Disease like symptoms but the effect is not yet proved and is still under investigation. Drugs can only alleviate the symptoms of alzeimers disease but cannot cure the disease. Open access to the scientific literature means the removal of barriers (including price barriers) from accessing scholarly work. There are two parallel âroadsâ towards open access: Open Access articles and self-archiving. Open Access articles are immediately, freely available on their Web site, a model mostly funded by charges paid by the author (usually through a research grant). The alternative for a researcher is âself-archivingâ (i.e., to publish in a traditional journal, where only subscribers have immediate access, but to make the article available on their personal and/or institutional Web sites (including so-called repositories or archives)), which is a practice allowed by many scholarly journals.
Open Access raises practical and policy questions for scholars, publishers, funders, and policymakers alike, including what the return on investment is when paying an article processing fee to publish in an Open Access articles, or whether investments into institutional repositories should be made and whether self-archiving should be made mandatory, as contemplated by some funders.
Last date updated on June, 2021