Recently, there is a growing interest in Open Access publications among many researchers. Open Access proposes a new business model for academic publishing, which enables virtually anyone in the world to have the access to full text of research articles for the best interests of the scientific community. The primary advantage of this work is to help researchers who live in many developing countries easily access to advances of leading edge technology, which would benefit global economy. Growing Science is an open access publisher, which provides instant access to the full text of research papers without any need for a subscription to the journal where the papers are published. Therefore, anyone has the opportunity to copy, use, redistribute, transmit/display the work publicly and to distribute derivative works, in any sort of digital form for any responsible purpose, subject to appropriate attribution of authorship. Authors who publish their articles may also maintain the copyright of their articles.  

Many people may argue about the quality of Open Access publications but we wish to mention that there are literally many hot papers or highly cited papers published via Open Access journals and the increasing trend also shows that many Open Access journals have successfully received well known indexes.

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