"Oral cancer includes the cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, soft and hard palate, sinuses and throat cancer. If this type of cancer is not diagnosed or treated at the early stages it becomes fatal. Some of the symptoms include bleeding in the mouth, loose teeth, lumps around the neck, mouth sores that does not heels. Like other cancers the major treatment includes surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy with are done in combination with other treatments. 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 âself-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 September, 2020