Parasitology is the term used for the study of parasites. Parasites cause diseases to both humans and animals. Parasites are microorganisms that survive and feed either on or within the host bodies. Parasitology is the study that deals with the parasitic microbes such as protozoans, viruses, bacteria, fungi etc. The mode of life of parasites is referred to as commensalism. Malaria, Elephantiasis, river blindness, sleeping sickness are the commonly spread diseases caused by parasites. 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