ScienceCentral is a platform of free or open access full text database of scientific society journal literature provided by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFTS). Its purpose is to increase the visibility of non-profit scientific societies or institutional journals globally. This database aims to promote human culture and civilization by providing invaluable scientific information freely and easily to all world scientists and citizens.
Eligible journals to be indexed in ScienceCentral should fulfill the following criteria:
All local language journal publishers in the world can easily show their content through ScienceCentral; therefore, all local languages can function as equal languages of science. Although English is globally accepted as a scientific language, local language journals serve important roles for people with native languages other than English. Moreover, continued technical advancement is making translations between languages increasingly easy, accurate, and fast.
ScienceCentral includes science journals written in all languages in the world. It is intended for non-profit society or institutional journals. Furthermore, it requires high quality JATS XML files of journal papers. Moreover, there is no cost to the publisher during the file submission process since maintenance is fully supported by the Korean Government. ScienceCentral can also be used as a repository of individual papers that should be published under open access policy or public access policy, according to the funding agency’s rules.