In modern molecular biology and genetics, the genome is the genetic material of an organism. It is encoded either in DNA or, for RNA viruses, in RNA. The genome includes both the genes and the non-coding sequences of the DNA/RNA. News relate to any information regarding a specific topic. The naming of these news or information can be done according to the topic. For example, genome news can be referred to as the news that includes information about geno0me. It may include any new invention, technology, methodology, etc.
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