Editorial: Why and How NDT should go Open Access
peter.suber's bookmarks 2014-03-06
"In this editorial I will share my opinion on the current Open Access (OA) situation in the field of nondestructive testing (NDT). My initiative also relates to my article "Why and How NDT should go Open Access", published in Jan 2010 and to the articles and resources on OA in this issue [2-4]. Did anything changed in NDT OA since my article in 2010? We still have support from the same NDT societies that we had in 2010. Germany, Canada, Czech, India, Slovenia and surely support from many other individuals and organisations that are not active publishing. The major conferences WCNDT, ECNDT, APCNDT (not 2009 in Japan) and PACNDT are cooperating with NDT.net and supporting an OA NDT society. A new permanent OA supporter is Singapore and it seems that there is a chance that further countries may join in 2014. However, some other big NDT societies who are engaged in the publication business, refuse to join our OA NDT Database (OA Repository). One should wonder why organisations like International Committee for NDT (ICNDT) or International Committee for NDT(EFNDT) do not publish an OA policy statement like many other organisations do...."