The impact of any research output depends on how effectively it communicated
and accessible to the widest possible audience. Constraints on publishing,
including speed and distance, are being removed by the Web technology.
Electronic communication (also referred to as e-publishing or digital publishing or
online publishing) and open access are new ways in research communication and
opening greater access for more people. The open access scholarly communication crisis
is still worsening, for a number of reasons: lack of awareness among scholars of the
benefits of open access to the scientific literature; resistance to economic changes by
scholarly publishers/societies; lack of infrastructure and support to societies for open access.
To overcome the barriers and harness the potential of digital technology, the Centre for
Promote E Communication of Research (CPeCR) established to work together academicians,
researchers and publishers for promoting the research communication electronically.
CPeCR is a non-governmental, non-profit R&D organization registered under the
Societies Registration Act of India.