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Why the New Journal Future Technologies?

Do we really need another new journal? Probably not.

But why are more new journals popping out every day? Even from publishers like Nature Publishing Group, AAAS and Cell Press?

Because there is a changing landscape in scholarly publishing. With more and more universities and institutions cancelling subscriptions with traditional publishers, do you still wish to write to the journals which less people will be able to read?

 

Future Technologies will be an open access journal which everyone with internet access can read and share from anywhere. The article processing charges (APC) will also be waived for the first two years, so that authors don’t need to worry about payment. Open access can increase the speed of scholarly communication and enable global collaboration. We fully support and comply with European Commission’s Plan S to make full and immediate open access a reality in 2020

 

Then why focus on technologies?

 

Modern technologies are moving faster than ever, and many issues we are facing today depending on the development of technologies, like the environment problem, global disease problem, and energy issues. While in the meantime, we need to be careful not to abuse the technological power, which may lead to a catastrophic result. We hear a lot warnings on artificial intelligence, gene editing, or space exploration. Some warnings are about ethical issues, and some are on fundamental changes it will bring to the society, and some are on danger to human race. To deal with these issues, we need a better understanding of major technology developments, and how they may change the life of human race.

 

Future Technologies will be a forum for technologies that have potential to change the development course of human race. There are three major sections that we would like to emphasize at this stage: (1) Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; (2) Biotechnology and Bioengineering; (3) Space Science and Technology. All technologies mentioned above could transform the future of human life and our society. We hope with open communication and international collaboration, the disruptive technologies will bring us a brighter future.


Future Technologies aims to build a forum not only for communications among researchers, but also a forum to engage with the public. Because of the open access nature of Future Technologies, engaging with the public is much easier than closed access journals. We believe that transparency and integrity are key to scientific communication. We hope that over time, this journal will raise public knowledge and contribute to public trust in science and technology.

 

Who is the publisher?

 

The publisher Hapres is an international scientific journal publisher dedicated to better serving the academic communities and advancing research communication by making quality content freely accessible to the widest audience. Evolving from the medical field, Hapres now publishes 12 journals in important areas of science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM), as well as humanities and social sciences (HSS). More information can be found at https://www.hapres.com/


Although we are still a small team, our members are enthusiastic about open science and scholarly communications. Compared to traditional publishers, we are more flexible to change, more caring for researchers, and more active in innovations.

 

If you would like to join this exciting project, please contact alicia.lee@hapres.com.

We also appreciate you sharing this project with anyone who might be interested.



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