Indian Contribution to Open Access Scholarly Publishing: A Case Study of DOAJ

Loan, Fayaz Ahmad Indian Contribution to Open Access Scholarly Publishing: A Case Study of DOAJ., 2008 . In Open Access Movement: Initiatives, Promotion and Impact, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, October 23-25, 2008. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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English abstract

India has been a cradle of knowledge for thousands of years. Presently it has significant advantages in the 21st century knowledge race due to one of the largest higher education system in the world. It generates a lot of information in the form of research papers, project reports, books, conference papers, theses, dissertations, articles, and so on. Therefore, it is necessary to preserve, manage and make it accessible to the academic community in particular for sharing and visualizing their innovations for the betterment of society as a whole. The present study attempts to evaluate the initiatives taken by India to make this intellectual output accessible for all by publishing them in Open Access journals. The results revealed that India is continuously contributing in Open Access scholarly publishing as some of the premier institutions, particularly in the science and technology area, are providing open access to their research publications. The position of India in terms of number of journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is 7th in the world, well ahead of countries such as China, Australia, and Japan.

English abstract

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Open Access, e-journals, India, DOAJ
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
L. Information technology and library technology > LZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Dr Fayaz Lone
Date deposited: 04 Sep 2013 05:55
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:27


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