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Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals Launches QScience.com
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Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals Launches Scientific Journals Platform QScience.com Doha, Qatar - December 15, 2010 - Qatar Foundation and its publishing arm Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ) today announced the launch of its online content platform QScience.com. Officially introduced at a ceremony held at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2010, QScience.com will serve as an outlet for peer-reviewed research papers that are published with Open Access and are freely available to all. QScience.com initially hosts six scholarly journals covering the subject areas Cardiology, Information & Librarian Studies, Engineering, Education, Healthcare and Islamic Studies: -- Aswan Heart Centre Science and Practice Series -- Perspectives in International Librarianship -- Sustainable Technologies Systems and Policies -- Near and Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education -- Avicenna -- Contemporary Islamic Studies Other journals will be added in 2011. QScience.com's advanced technology makes research findings readily accessible and searchable using multimedia functionalities to support text, data, audio and video formats. It is also the first scholarly research platform to make journal abstracts available in both English and Arabic. In an inspiring address to the 600 delegates attending the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum, acclaimed space pioneer Buzz Aldrin emphasized the importance of worldwide knowledge dissemination through innovative publishing strategies and models. The launch of QScience.com is a major milestone in Qatar Foundation's and BQFJ's mission to reflect the burgeoning research environment of Qatar to the wider world through a state-of-the-art publishing enterprise. President of Qatar Foundation, Dr. Fathy Saoud said today: "QScience.com provides a high-quality publishing environment for researchers and scholars worldwide. It is part of Qatar Foundation's commitment to fostering top-quality research and attracting researchers of the best caliber in order to establish a knowledge-based society. " Arend Kuester, Managing Director of BQFJ, said: "QScience.com adds invaluable momentum to our efforts to establish a leading research publishing program. It also supports Qatar Foundation's ongoing commitment to bring research from the region to the widest possible international audience and thus connect the global scientific community to one of the fastest growing research and development centers in the world." About Qatar Foundation Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, non-profit organization that is supporting Qatar on its journey from carbon economy to knowledge economy by unlocking human potential for the benefit of not only Qatar, but the world. http://www.qf.org.qa About Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ) Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ), founded in 2009 as a unique collaboration between Qatar Foundation and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, focuses on fostering scholarly and research communication. BQFJ publishes a range of peer reviewed, high-quality, open access journals, databases and repositories which adhere to the highest scholarly publishing standards. www.QScience.com<http://www.QScience.com> About Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is one of the world's leading independent publishers. BQFJ is its second partnership with Qatar Foundation, the first Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing whose book publishing program was launched in April. www.bloomsbury.com<http://www.bloomsbury.com> # # # Contact: Arend Kuester Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ) Tel: +974 (445) 42439 email@example.com
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