Ingenta, a software provider to the publishing industry, launched Ingenta Open, a new hosting platform solution and discovery portal designed exclusively for Open Access content. With an increasing amount of Open Access content being published, much of which is indexed across a variety of sites or stored away in institutional repositories, Ingenta Open is a new central hub and browsing service for researchers, students, and the general public specifically seeking Open Access resources.
The platform hosts content from all scholarly disciplines and caters for multiple formats, including whole books, chapters, monographs, single articles, and entire journals. It will eventually provide access to millions of Open Access articles, whether they are hosted on the platform itself, or indexed via third party services such as DOAJ & OAPEN.
Ingenta Open provides users with access without any registration requirements, while offering a clean and responsive design, a simple interface and an easy-to-use search function.
Publishers who choose to host their Open Access content on the platform will immediately be able to tap into the Ingenta Connect network of over 25,000 registered institutions, and millions of end users across 170 countries.