Gone are the days when researchers after investing loads of their time in the laboratory would come up with their research results and would submit them with a journal. The journal editor would then send it to their peers for review and depending on their decision the editor would accept or decline it for publication, with no question that copyright remained with the publisher and any other researcher seeking an insight into the research work would have to subscribe the journal.
The funding agencies are now questioning why these commercial publishers are making money with government funded research and to shun such practices, paperless publications is a viable option that these agencies are opting for.
According to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) about 75% of scholarly journals are now online with Paperless publication. This service has contributed in a great way to teams of researchers as primary data is available online and reported findings are more readily replicable and checkable by researchers moreover it also offers the opportunity for others to comment on the research. Thus with its wide distribution and ready access paperless publication has been a boon to value of knowledge
Portable gadgets like tablets, Mac books, laptops, and netbooks have made access to the information easier and faster regardless of the location. With the advent of internet, an innovative mode of information and resource that caters to the requirements of millions of readers has now become possible with the help of eBooks.
With continuous development and advancement in technologies, the interest and approach of the book readers has made publishers as well as the authors to find new ways to make the reading experience a delightful one. As a result, eBooks has given an alternative to the conventional reading with its unique advantages, weightlessness, ease to carry, cost effective and digital reading experience.
Users are able to fix the content to the display screen of their eBook reading device. Moreover, with the help of hyperlinks they can shift to any section and the pages of their eBook. There are companies who provide paperless publishing to the writers, authors, scientists, etc. by converting their books to eBooks
From recent surveys, it has been realized that an eBook reader will be the only prevalent player in the publishing industry in near future. Conventional book reading is gradually diminishing from the lives of people where everything is available right on their palm in just few touch or tap, eBooks have become the big thing in this advance world of technology.
Gone are the days when reading enthusiasts used to take their best-loved novels, literatures, manuscripts or any paperback content material wherever they go. Now, the time has changed and so do the reading experience on the digital electronic devices. Most of the publishers have gone for paperless publishing due to its unmatched advantages.
An eBook published in a digital media-accessing format allows its readers to read books on PDAs, Tablet PCs, Smart Phones, iPads, Laptops and other file viewing devices. Therefore, publishers are discovering new ways to publish eBooks not only for their local clients but they are putting many efforts to publish eBooks from any corner of the world in a significant and cost effective way.