Reg. No. GUJ/1181/ANAND Dated 24th December, 2008 (The Societies Registration Act 1860)
Reg. No. F 1137/ANAND Dated 24th December, 2008 (The Bombay Public Trusts Act 1950)
Regd. Office: Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, Formerly, National Research Centre for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Boriavi, Anand 387310, Gujarat, India
"Scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access... " (Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002). The Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India (MAPAI) is now formally registered under the Societies Registration Act 21 of 1860 with its registered office at National Research Centre for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, now Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, Boriavi, Anand, Gujarat. The main aim and object of the society is to provide a forum for the exchange and dissemination of research information and experiences related to medicinal and aromatic plants and to publish an open access peer-reviewed scientific journal of medicinal and aromatic plants. Scientific research is an interdependent process whereby each experiment is informed by the results of others. The scientists who perform research and the professional societies that represent them have a great interest in ensuring that research results are disseminated as immediately, broadly and effectively as possible. Electronic publication of research results offers the opportunity and the obligation to share research results, ideas and discoveries freely with the scientific community and the public. (Bethesda Statement on Open Access, 2003). Open-access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. (Peter Suber, 2004).
All the researchers working on medicinal and aromatic plants are cordially invited to be members of the MAPAI society and support the cause of Open Access. For membership details, please click here. Please access the official publication Open Access Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ISSN 0974-7877) here and submit your manuscripts at http://www.oajmap.in. Please visit MAPAI on Facebook Fan page here and join MAPAI's Facebook Group here.
MAPAI signed "Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities" on 02.09.2011
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