We get criticized by traditional publishers that OmniScriptum does not offer peer review for its publications.
Our answer is – we don’t. But the question we all should ask traditional publishers is – why DO you? You block publishing based on ‘’faith, not evidence’’.
Research shows that ‘’studies published in ‘’top journals’’ are the most likely to be inaccurate.’’
Peer review is costly to the author – Research Information Network estimated the global cost of peer review exceeding 2 billion EUR.
Peer review is said to be biased against scientists from low and middle-income countries, it is ineffective, easily abused and irrelevant for science.
So we agree to Mr. Richard Smith, former editor of British Medical Journal – ‘’let’s scrap peer review and return to the origins of science.’’
Richard Smith, MD: ‘’The Peer Review Drugs Don’t Work’’, Times Higher Education Ranking, 2015
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"EL OTRO HAMBRE" by Norma Alberro
"La anorexia nerviosa constituye uno de los retos terapéuticos de comienzos del siglo XXI, al que los psicoanalistas y psiquiatras se deben enfrentar. El creciente aumento de las conductas anoréxicas nos conduce a reflexionar acerca de lo que se juega en cada sujeto a través de este síntoma. Existen varias maneras de manifestarse el síntoma en función de la estructura subjetiva del paciente. Lacan formuló que la anoréxica “come nada” al abordar la anorexia en su forma clásica. Este síntoma se manifiesta esencialmente en su relación al Otro materno y paterno, es decir en los vínculos familiares. Por otro lado, la anoréxica, no solo come nada, sino que también no demanda nada. De allí, la gran dificultad para establecer un tratamiento. Ella no se considera enferma, y no entiende por qué su entorno se altera por su no deseo de alimentarse. Ahora bien, ¿cómo aborda el psicoanálisis este síntoma? ¿Qué tratamiento es posible proponer? Este libro intenta explorar la estructura subjetiva de este trastorno con el objetivo de marcar algunos caminos en la cura de los sujetos que lo padecen."
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8 hours ago
An interview with our author Димитрина Хамзе!
What is the main field of your interest today and how did you choose it?
The field I'm interested in now is intercultural communication - not formal, pre-planned and methodically directed, but one that represents the breathing, pulsating body of inter-human gravitational forces that goes beyond any deliberate, tendentious and constructive strategies. For one thing, because intercultural blending and transitions are part of the genotype of humanity; they constitute its existential and socio-cultural matrix (paradigm). On the other hand, because intercultural communication covers the entire spectrum of anthropological features and manifestations of the subject which mark his existence and functioning: religion, ethics (value system), language, politics, social sphere, economics, culture and art, recreation and entertainment. Moreover because all the branches of human knowledge meet in the space of intercultural communication; the sciences naturally integrate and operate in symbiosis: anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, politics, semiotics, linguistics, literary studies, theory of communication and discourse, cognitive semantics and pragmatics, etc.
What were your goals and intentions in this book and how much do you feel you would achieve them?
In this small book (which is of course far from any claims of comprehensiveness - my goals within this study were different) I just wanted to sketch the directions of the scientific search, to suggest ideas, to push a fertile thought that could give birth to new ideas, to "whisper" that what seems only is not what it is; that the more cohesive "idyllic" things seem to us, through globalization in its present edition and mass culture as its catalyst, the more insecure and frightening they are. Grotesque stands up as a powerful "barrier" against the alarming tendencies in the modern “dizzy” world. I think I coped with the task I set myself, but the reader should judge.
We need not so much a global economy as global ethics and global inclusion of the Other, which is part of our own dynamic, manifold and multivalent identity, which is a guarantee of our own existence. The painful disruption between the anonymous panculturalism and the natural need for community affiliation of a local nature brings lasting damage to the individual's mind and prepares him for a traumatic future. The dehumanization of art, the unobstructed invasion of mass culture and its hegemony destroy the national differences either by melting them or making them an attractive commodity for sale. A crisis model of existence that, like an octopus, gradually embraces all spheres of being cannot be encouraging and promising. Obsessed with the consuming instinct, we become the object of consumption - from the insatiable market for everything, including values, as well as from the thirst to possess, which is more and more difficult to resist.
The globalization of the human being, in spite of everything and at the cost of everything (even at the cost of his life), turns his mind into a ghetto - let me use the metaphor of Sigmund Baumann. Good as a supreme value justifies human existence as a precious value, and in turn it has to give a significance and protect communication as a value. Grotesque comes to help. As a philosophical-aesthetic and cognitive-pragmatic category, it is a value complex, a concept of the world. As a universal human value Grotesque dethrones the "value" nature of mass culture and counteracts the commercialization of culture. Grotesque is a unifying factor, a link between cultures; with the magic of its oxymoronic nature it destroys worlds that are frozen by standards and covered by decay - and creates new ones - promising and refreshing; Grotesque is a natural plastic-aesthetic model of communication based on understanding rather than the blind imitation of a radical and repressive model of "communicative" indifference. Here I would quote the Polish professor linguist Krzysztof Kłosiński: "We do not understand from production, we understand from the understanding. Overproduction blocks understanding. Grotesque is an embodiment of understanding, it is the very understanding. As "coherent dissonance," it is an integrative and interactive model of intra-category communication that serves as a model for inter-ethnic and intercultural communication; it is a rally, alliance, twinning of differences, opposites that do not confront, but are symbiotic. Focused on the attraction of the Otherness, Grotesque is a category that is both an identifier, a mirror and corrective of the anti-values, and at the same time a multi-value dynamic complex functioning as a barometer of truth and which has demiurgic, transformational-heuristic and anti-formal power, sublime and transcendental aesthetic resource. Accepting Otherness as "self" is the leitmotif of the grotesque message. Grotesque does not allow the Other to be instrumentalized in the process of communication. It is the way to the Otherness and Other; it is their illustration and perspective, their rehabilitation, identification and appreciation as a value. Grotesque makes ‘otherness’ universal – it establishes ‘otherness’ as an ontological, mental and cultural universality. It is an example of a new, comprehensive culture of communication. Grotesque transforms the objects, their interrelations, and their behavior into a language which is generally accessible, universal, supranational, and all-ethical; it is also a communicative universal way and "drastic", monumental pragmatics in which everything has a performative energy. With its communicative versatility, grotesque not only resists disintegration and destruction but is a universal key to convergence of cultures. It is a guarantee for the salvation of man.
What was your favourite chapter (or part of the book) to write and why?
I prefer chapter number four - about grotesque as a value standard and convergence of cultures, but I think the third chapter plays the key role - about the place and function of the values in human communication (p.11). This chapter is the bridge between the first two chapters and the last one. Chapter three determines the connection between mass culture, communication, and grotesque in the multi-ethnic reality.
Could you please share the best and the worst moments of your career with us? What was their impact on your life?
My best professional moments are related to the satisfaction with the interest of the students in my subjects, my successful dissertation thesis, and the publication of my first monograph (498 p.) and now this last publication. The worst, unfortunately, are too painful for me - lack of recognition and discriminatory attitude towards my personality (with a very old date) by the university management, delaying my deserved career development for decades. This underestimation causes me moral and economic loss. In spite of my 134 scientific publications (in 4 major foreign languages; 34 of them are studies and 3 monographic works), despite the positive revues I have from foreign internationally recognized scholars for my research and my innovative contribution to science, I am still in the position of "assistant", suitable for a person who is only making first steps in science and has no publications, or has no more than 3-5 ones. Instead I hardly survive while dreaming of being given a real opportunity to work for science.
I do what I love (even in extremely harsh conditions). I have devoted myself to scientific research. But because of the repressive attitude of the university authorities towards me, I "oblige" my big family to balance on the brink of survival by depriving it of means of life. I should not probably share all this with you but the situation is intolerable and I cannot hide it anymore, and I feel obliged to answer your question frankly.
What is the motto of your life? Maybe you have a favorite quote that leads you through life.
Here are two of my slogans: "Trust your intuition and follow it steadily," and "Do not be afraid to live."
What project are you working on now? Will a new book come out soon?
I work on the language through the lens of integration. The title of my next monograph will be (maybe still not final) Language as an Integrative Platform - Selected Aspects. I hope it will appear soon.
Finally, what advice would you give to the young ambitious authors?
I do not personally make age furrows in the field of knowledge and life, and do not divide people into "young" and "old". Man is always young while he is an artist. In science and art - and science is also art - there is no age. The notion of age can only have a purely biological and medical meaning, but it is also somewhat relative. To any author who wants to be an artist, not a marketeering "lackey", I would like to remind that static and "statistical" knowledge, as well as good knowledge, will not make him a discoverer. I wish him to boldly follow his dreams, to keep his freedom, to trust his intuition, emotions, imagination, and to believe that he can change the world.
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8 hours ago
Release of a book "Emmanuel de Martonne - l’avocat de la Roumanie à la Conférence de Paix" by Nicolae Enciu and Vasile G. Ursu
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1 day ago
"Les chaussées bitumineuses sont des ouvrages nécessitant de moyen financier considérable de même que leurs entretiens. Bon nombre pays dans le monde notamment ceux du tiers monde sont la plupart confronté à des difficultés économiques ne leurs permettant de subvenir à l’entretien à temps ni de réaliser une autre chaussée en cas de dégradation majeur. L’étude effectuée dans ce document est basée sur les fissures qui menacent les chaussées bitumineuses et ayant pour but de diagnostiquer tous les causes probables de ces fissures et de proposer des solutions techniques de réhabilitations afin d’assurer le confort et la sécurité des usagers. Ce travail se scinde en deux parties, une première partie est consacrée à l’étude bibliographique sur les différents dégradations des chaussées bitumineuses ; vient ensuite une étude approfondie sur les fissures des chaussées bitumineuses et les solutions envisagées pour les traitées. Quant à la deuxième partie, elle commence avec un aperçu sur les nouvelles techniques anti-remontées des fissures comme une excellente solution contre la propagation des fissures."
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1 day ago
"El café de Colombia es especial, entorno a la tradición y cultura cafetera, los trabajadores heredaron esta labor de recolectar tan preciado fruto. Frente a los cambios que se vienen presentando en los cultivos debido a factores socioeconómicos y ambientales, es necesario analizar las variables que impactan la biomecánica del recolector. Incorporando así el concepto de autocuidado. Para encontrar la mejor herramienta de capacitación para reafirmar estos conceptos, se unieron dos disciplinas, de la mano de la Fisioterapeuta María del Rosario García Fino y la Comunicadora Social Lisa Marie Tamayo Prada, creando así un producto audiovisual en entrenamiento de la ergonomía."
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1 day ago
Bendecido día para todos gracias.