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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
Editorial: Open Access for NDT Proceedings by Dr. Rainer LinkRainer Link9
Consultancy Dr. Rainer Link9, Kerpen, Germany
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.
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
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