Artificial Intelligence and Promoting Open Access in Academic Publishing


Ismail Dergaa
Helmi Ben Saad


Automated, Bibliometric, Chat GPT, Communication, Digital libraries, Dissemination, knowledge, Litterature review, Machine learning, Accessibility, Models, Publication, Reseach, Scholarly


Author Biographies

Ismail Dergaa, Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), Doha, Qatar/ High Institute of Sport and Physical Education, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia.

1 Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), Doha, Qatar.

2 High Institute of Sport and Physical Education, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia.

Helmi Ben Saad, University of Sousse, Farhat HACHED Hospital, Research Laboratory LR12SP09 «Heart failure», 4000 Sousse, Tunisia.

  • Professor of Physiology and Functional Explorations at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse - Tunisia, Department of Physiology and Functional Explorations at EPS Farhat HACHED - Sousse - Tunisia.
  • President of the College of Physiology and Functional Explorations (terms: 2014-2017; 2021-2023).
  • Master's degree in Biological and Medical Sciences from the University of Montpellier I, France.
  • World expert in spirometry (ranked 1st in Africa):
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies in "Human Movement Sciences" from the University of Montpellier I, France.
  • Interuniversity Diploma "Pathophysiology of Exercise and Functional Exercise Explorations" from the University of Montpellier 1, France.
  • International PhD in Sciences between the Universities of Montpellier I (France) and Monastir (Tunisia).
  • European Spirometry Driving License Part 1 (theory only) and the European Spirometry Training Program (Part 2: knowledge and competence in practice) and the European Spirometry train-the-trainer course.
  • Invited speaker at numerous international congresses on respiratory functional explorations.
  • Author of over 220 scientific articles in indexed and impact factor journals.
  • Potential reviewer for over 80 indexed and impact factor journals and potential external reviewer for the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and Mutah (Jordan).
  • Winner of the Sadok BESROUR Award for Excellence in Medical Research (2021).
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  1. Dziri C, Fingerhut A. Should we accept systematically the text provided by Chat GPT or Perplexity? Tunis Med. 2023;101(03):321-322.
  2. Elhechmi YZ. Medicine at the dawn of artificial intelligence. Tunis Med. 2022;100(5):354-355.
  3. Dergaa I, Chamari K, Zmijewski P, Ben Saad H. From human writing to artificial intelligence generated text: examining the prospects and potential threats of ChatGPT in academic writing. Biol Sport. 2023;40(2):615-622.
  4. Methnani J, Latiri I, Dergaa I, Chamari K, Saad HB. ChatGPT for sample-size calculation in sports medicine and exercise sciences: A cautionary note. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2023; 1-5.doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2023-0109.
  5. Dergaa I, Chamari K, Glenn JM, Aissa MB, Guelmami N, Saad HB. Towards responsible research: examining the need for preprint policy reassessment in the era of artificial intelligence. EXCLI Journal. 2023;22:686-9.
  6. Yun JJ, Liu Z, Jeong E, Kim S, Kim K. The difference in open innovation between open access and closed access, according to the change of collective intelligence and knowledge amount. Sustainability. 2022;14(5):2574.
  7. Eysenbach G. The open access advantage. J Med Internet Res. 2006;8(2):e8.
  8. Langham-Putrow A, Bakker C, Riegelman A. Is the open access citation advantage real? A systematic review of the citation of open access and subscription-based articles. PloS one. 2021;16(6):e0253129.
  9. Prosser DC. From here to there: a proposed mechanism for transforming journals from closed to open access. Learn Publ. 2003;16(3):163-6.
  10. Dergaa I, Saad HB. Joining hands for better health: The inception of the New Asian Journal of Medicine. N Asian J Med. 2023;1(1):1-3.