Ancient Diseases are the diseases, which will provide information about characterization, diagnosis and treatment of various infectious diseases. These ancient diseases are acting as source of clinical and microscopic findings of a particular disease, by providing details like date and time of its emergence along with symptoms. Ancient Diseases are suggesting possible remedies in the prevention and cure of many diseases effectively. There are several diseases in ancient days, to which people got affected, suffered and died too. Some of the ancient diseases include pneumonia, tuberculosis, chicken pox, small pox, rickettsia, influenza, rabies, etc. There are many reasons for diseases in ancient days and few of them are maintaining unhygienic conditions, Illiteracy and lack of scientific knowledge. Open access to the scientific literature means the removal of barriers (including price barriers) from accessing scholarly work. There are two parallel roads 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 self-archiving (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, 2014