News from Hikari

 

Hikari is updating our website with new and modern vision allowing versions for smartphones, tablets, mobile devices. We have followed the principles of simplity, predictability and conservatism for our updated website.

 

Hikari joined APAIS (Asia-Pacific Academic and Industrial Services). APAIS is an Asia-Pacific center for supporting distinguished scholars and students who are researching various areas of humanities, sociology, science and technology. APAIS provides chances for academic and industry professionals to discuss recent progress in various these areas. APAIS organizes many international conferences, symposia and workshops every year, and provides sponsor or technical support to researchers who wish to organize their own conferences and workshops.

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Since November 2015, Hikari center for card payments moved to: http://www.m-hikaripublishers.com/vpos . For more information, please contact the Financial Department of Hikari at: payments@m-hikari.com

 

Hikari has been registered with PayPal since October 2015. Authors could pay the page charge of their papers by card using the international card operator PayPal. For more information, please contact the Financial Department of Hikari at: payments@m-hikari.com

 

Since December 2014, Hikari joined CrossCheck, a plagiarism detection tool. CrossCheck powered by iThenticate is an initiative between iThenticate and CrossRef, established to help publishers prevent professional plagiarism and other forms of scholarly misconduct. The iThenticate database and software tools, and CrossCheck service offer an effective way to compare documents against the largest comparison database of scientific, technical and medical content.

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Since January 2014, Hikari started accepting payments of publication fee by card via Hikari card payments center. Payment by card is a convenient option and secure way to cover the publication fee. Card payments are processed using secure technology and protected with a high level of encryption when transmitted over the Internet. For more information, please contact the Financial Department of Hikari at: payments@m-hikari.com

 

Hikari is a co-founder of ICORE - the International Council for Open Research and Open Education. Main objectives of ICORE are the recognition, progress and application of open research and open education.

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Hikari Ltd is a member of Publishers International Linking Association (PILA) and CrossRef - official DOI registration agency for scholarly and professional publications. The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) system serves as a persistent, actionable identifier for intellectual property online. Major applications of the DOI system currently include: persistent citations in scholarly materials (journal articles, books, etc.) through CrossRef; scientific data sets, through DataCite, a consortium of leading research libraries, technical information providers, and scientific data centers, etc.

 

Hikari Ltd is as a member of SPARC Europe (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) - an international alliance of academic libraries, research institutes and open access publishers working to improve the scholarly publishing system. SPARC Europe undertakes a number of activities aimed to support the research community in bringing positive change to scholarly communications.

 

The journals of Hikari Ltd are digitally archived in PORTICO - a leading digital preservation service whose mission is to preserve scholarly literature and to ensure long-term access to electronic archives.

 

Hikari Ltd is an associate member of ALPSP - Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers - the largest international association for scholarly and professional publishers. ALPSP aims to serve, represent and strengthen the community of scholarly publishers, and those who work with them. ALPSP provides information, education, representation, cooperative initiatives and guidelines for good practice in scientific publishing.