Open Access

Indian research going global: A study on the status of open access publishing

Author: 
Mohamed Hanif Nashipudi and B. Ravi (pp. 380-390)
ABSTRACT: 
Aims to measure quantitatively the scholarly journals which were produced with full immediate open access (OA) from 2003 to 2013. Focuses on the amount of India's contribution to scholarly literature through the repositories of their institutions, amount of literature produced in various disciplines and the open source software's (OSS) used for it. Aims to know the current status of open access publishing in India. A survey of the open access journals indexed in the Directory of Open access Journals (DOAJ) and the repositories indexed in the Open DOAR is followed for this study. India started making its journals open access in 2003 with about 13 journals in a year and has reached about 197 journals till September 2013, which shows a growth of 15 fold of the open access journal output within a year. The percentage of the multidisciplinary repositories is highest with 43% and the repositories of the disciplines such as Technology, Chemistry and Chemical Technology and Physics and Astronomy are 18%, 15% and 14% respectively among the 64 repositories listed in OpenDOAR. With about 650 open access journals and about 64 open access directories, India has made important contributions towards the growth of Open access publishing.
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Current trend and development of institutional repositories in India

Author: 
Rashmi Rekha Gohain
ABSTRACT: 
Aims to make an assessment of existing functional institutional repositories (IR) in the Indian Universities and R&D organisations. Provides an overview of some of the registered institutional repositories that are in top position among the other repositories of the world. The present trend and developments of IR in India is discussed in detail. Analyses the websites of the IRs in India to determine the total deposits to each IR and the use of various open source software for their development. The result reveals that the growth and development of IR in India is encouraging with the significant proliferation of open access and digital library initiatives. The study will help the institutions in India which are in their initial stages or planning stage to develop their own IRs.
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Self-archiving in open access institutional repositories: Whose court is the ball in?

Author: 
Rupak Chakravarty
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States that Open Access (OA) is powerful tool of publication. As the open access movement is gathering momentum, it is becoming more powerful and more. It has the potential to liberate knowledge from the monopoly of the publishers to a great extent. But, are we serious in our efforts in supporting this movement? What efforts are we putting to make the knowledge available all and sundry without any financial obligation? Aims to raise such issues and provide facts which can guide institutional authorities to adopt author friendly policies and provide suitable platform to make them better contributor in open access movement. Provides a true picture of the current status pertaining to archiving in repositories and establishes the fact that now the ball is very much in the author’s court.
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