The JOSHA Demetrios Project: - English
Felicitas S. Holzer,
Roland H. Mertelsmann
Affiliation: Uniklinik Freiburg, Med 1
Keywords: Textbook, Monograph, Books as Open Online Content (BOOC), Demetrios of Phaleron, Alexandrina Library, Language: English
International Academy of Science, Humanities and Arts, IASHA e.V. Freiburg, Deutschland The JOSHA Demetrios Project With the July 2017 issue, JOSHA is starting the Demetrios Project. We chose Demetrios of Phaleron, a student of Theophrastus and most probably of Aristotle, as the name patron of our project. Demetrios was instrumental in establishing the ancient Library of Alexandria, probably the largest and most significant library of the ancient world covering all aspects of Science, Humanities and the Arts in many different languages. It is our objective to open up JOSHA as a universally accessible, open access library to all languages and countries. JOSHA will focus initially on publishing and providing open-access to textbooks in any field of Science, Humanities and the Arts, to students and readers worldwide. JOSHA will publish textbooks in any language after appropriate peer review by experts in the field knowledgeable of the respective language. The IASHA Board and JOSHA Editors feel that there is an urgent need to provide access to these materials especially to students and scientists in low and middle-income countries, where textbooks are simply unaffordable by most students. We encourage authors and readers to submit their textbooks for publication in JOSHA free of charge and to alert us to specific areas of need. We have started this project with the Architecture Textbooks by Professor Bujar from Kosovo, written in the Albanian language. The non-profit International Academy of Science, Humanities, and Arts (IASHA e.V.) in Freiburg, the publisher of JOSHA, and all its members will make a special effort to support this project. We encourage you to also support this important initiative by joining the philanthropic IASHA e.V. Association (https://iasha.org )“ or making a donation to IASHA e.V. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882). Felicitas Holzer, M.Sc. Felicitas is co-founder of JOSHA. She studied economics and philosophy in Munich, Germany and graduated from a binational program as an International Master in Biomedical Sciences, in Freiburg, Germany and Buenos Aires, Argentina, followed by an MPhil Degree in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, UK is in Bioethics and Philosophy of Sciences. She currently is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Prof. em. Dr. Drs. h.c. Roland Mertelsmann, Roland is founder of JOSHA, Editor-in-Chief. He is also Co-Chair of IASHA (International Academy of Science, Humanities, and Arts). He is a haematologist, oncologist and professor emeritus at the University Medical Centre, Department of Oncology and Haematology in Freiburg, Germany. Roland is known for his scientific work in the fields of haematology, oncology, and stem cell transplantation.