The Journal of Telecommunication Systems & Management is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal. One of the most important and wide spread application of telecommunication in the recent years, is the implementation of wireless technologies and networks. Some of the widely used applications are: mobile telephony, wireless data communication, wireless energy transfer, wireless medical technologies (telemetry) and computer interface devices. Mobile computing gained wide popularity due to other supporting telecommunication technologies such as: Wi-Fi, Cellular data service, Mobile Satellite Communications and Wireless Sensor Networks. Wireless energy transfer is an alternate method of energy transfer where some of its applications are found in wireless mobile charging platforms, induction heating and in aviation. One of the major and widespread application of telecommunications is Telephone networks. The different types of telephone networks are: fixed line network, wireless network and private network. 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 July, 2014