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Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals Launches QScience.com

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 

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.

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.

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.

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Arend Kuester

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ)
Tel: +974 (445) 42439