IntechOpen.com (Site Review)
“Our authors are not only among the world’s leading authorities in the field of Science, Technology and Medicine, they are also imbued with a highly-developed social conscience: they are aware of the growing imperative to openly share new information.”
If you’re searching for resources in the field of Science, Technology and Medicine, search no more as IntechOpen.com is one of the top sites out there that is abundant with them. Over 10 thousands of authors from the top 500 universities all over the world, contributing to the already enormous database of downloadable chapters of ebooks and journals.
A brief history and get to know section.
Intech was founded in 2004. InTech is a pioneer and world’s largest multidisciplinary open access publisher of books covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine. Since 2004, InTech has collaborated with more than eighty thousand authors and published over two thousand books and 6 journals with the aim of providing free online access to high-quality research and helping leading academics to make their work visible and accessible to diverse new audiences around the world. Their mission is to give all researchers equal opportunity to share ideas, develop their career and for their work to have impact around the world.
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Number of titles & contributors, available formats, categories / genres.
Intech has approximately 2300 titles, authored by over 86000 authors. The range of titles on the site are available for online viewing (open access) and downloadable as PDF format, covering various categories / genres such as:-
Ease of use, user friendliness, registration & benefits, reviews, ratings, etc.
The fact that no registration is required before viewing or downloading materials on this site is already a great feature on its own. Straight-forward and direct access to information is always welcomed and benefits readers greatly. The categories (subjects) and main navigational items are clearly visible on the main menu at the top of the site, located just beside the search box. The site loads fast and information can be accessed in just a matter of a few clicks. In order to view any of the available titles, registration is not required, and only open to academicians who are interested in publishing their work with IntechOpen. A search option is clearly visible at the top section of the site in addition with various sorting options and other form of categorization. Search results can be further categorized using the information available on the left side area of the page. You can further analyze the results by type, subject and publication year. Other sorting options:-
- Books (Popular books & Most downloaded chapters)
- Journals (Topic, Year, Popularity, Most Downloaded, Special Issue)
As for the availability of individual description of each of the title, you’ll find a short paragraph explaining the general content of the title is available for your perusal, but no evidence of a user review or rating system
Avenue for receiving latest updates / additions – RSS feeds, newsletter, etc.
Intech has no global RSS feeds that you can subscribe to, and has no email options to receive updates on future additions of new titles.
What do we really think of Intech
Covering fields of science, technology and medicine, InTech is every researchers’ dream come true. Advocating equal opportunity for all to share their ideas and to promote career development, this great contributions deserve to be acknowledged and have a significant impact around the globe. With almost half a million unique readers a month, it’s about time everybody should jump on this bandwagon and take advantage of its free and invaluable resources.
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