Self-archiving in open access institutional repositories: Whose court is the ball in?

Rupak Chakravarty
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.