Indian Contribution to Open Access Literature: A Case Study of DOAJ & OpenDOAR

Lone, Fayaz and Rather, Rafiq and Shah, Gh Jeelani Indian Contribution to Open Access Literature: A Case Study of DOAJ & OpenDOAR. Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal, 2008, vol. 29. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]

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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 and society 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 resources like Open Access journals and archiving them in Open Access archives or repositories. The results revealed that India is continuously contributing in Open Access literature 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, well ahead of countries such as China, Australia, and Japan and is sharing 10th position with the Sweden and Spain in Directory of Open Access Repositories OpenDOAR) in terms of number of repositories in the world.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Open access, Open access journals, Digital repositories, institutional repositories, India, DOAJ, OpenDOAR
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels.
Depositing user: Dr Fayaz Loan
Date deposited: 30 Jan 2014 17:40
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:30

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