Open access in India

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In India, open access to scholarly communication has been developing for several decades. During May 2004, two workshops were organised by the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai[1] which laid the foundation for the Open Access movement in India. In 2009, the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research began requiring that its grantees provide open access to funded research.[2][3] The "Delhi Declaration on Open Access" in South Asia was issued on 14 February 2018, signed by dozens of academics and supporters.[4]

Journals[edit]

As of April 2018, there are approximately 212 active open access journals produced in India, according to the UK-based Directory of Open Access Journals.[5] Titles include the Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Indian Journal of Medical Research, and Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.[5]

Repositories[edit]

As of April 2018, there are at least 78 collections of scholarship in India housed in digital open access repositories.[6][7][8] They contain journal articles, book chapters, data, and other research outputs that are free to read.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Open Access Workshop, Chennai". www.utsc.utoronto.ca. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  2. ^ "CSIR Open Access Mandate" (PDF), Csircentral.net, Pune, retrieved 2 April 2018
  3. ^ "Browse by Country: India". ROARMAP: Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies. UK: University of Southampton. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Delhi Declaration on Open Access". Openaccessindia.org. Open Access India. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "(Search: Country of Publisher: India)". Directory of Open Access Journals. UK: Infrastructure Services for Open Access. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Browse by Country: India". Registry of Open Access Repositories. UK: University of Southampton. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  7. ^ "India". Directory of Open Access Repositories. UK: University of Nottingham. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  8. ^ "India". Global Open Access Portal. UNESCO. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  9. ^ D.K. Sahu; Ramesh C. Parmar (2006). "Open Access in India". In Neil Jacobs. Open Access: Key strategic, technical and economic aspects. Chandos. ISBN 1843342049.

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