Mental health defines the absence or presence of any type of brain or psychological disorder. It refers to psychological state of an individual whose behavior and emotions are in good control of brain or not. Mental health is important from childhood through adulthood as it affects school performance in children to social interactions, accomplishing assigned tasks, confidently taking decisions, handling stress etc., in adults. Both genetic and environmental factors can contribute to mental health disorders. Counselors, physicians, psychologists, or therapists can be approached for counseling, medication, or psychotherapy.
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, 2014