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NDT.net Issue - 2014-03 - NEWS

Editorial: Open Access for NDT Proceedings by Dr. Rainer Link

R. Link9
Consultancy Dr. Rainer Link9, Kerpen, Germany
NDT.net Journal
Issue: 2014-03

Examples of Very Early Open Access Proceedings

In 1996 I was personally pleased to see the first Website launching an Open Access NDT Journal (now NDT.net) in the Internet. At this time I was CE0 at the DGZfP. We started to collaborate with this Website since we recognized the advantages of the Internet for sharing information, literature for professionals and communication in general. Although the term "Open Access" was not formulated at that time, in fact we began to practise it.

While we frequently organised NDT conferences we recognised that Open Access can play an important role, especially for proceedings. Since it is not a real business to sell proceedings after the conference, one cannot count on turnover of them to take part of the conference costs.
For that reason it should not be a problem to give permission for publishing them OA. We, as NDT Conference organiser and an NDT society, should focus on serving the needs of the delegates (speakers) to spread their work as wide as possible.
Therefore we published, the first time, our annual Conference 2001. This was followed by the successful proceedings of the WCNDT 2000 in Rome, both for Open Access designed by NDT.net and published on this server.

Free and open access conference proceedings offers significant social and economic benefits as well as aiding the development of new research. The NDT society is committed to ensuring promotion of the discipline of NDT and exchange of knowledge by making information freely accessible.

Dr. Rainer Link

Physicist, Consultancy
Honorary Member of ICNDT
Member of NDT.net's Editor Advisory Board

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