Open access in India

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History[edit]

In India, open access (उन्मुक्त अभिगम) to scholarly communication has been developing for several decades. During May 2004, two workshops were organized by the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai[1] which laid the foundation for the Open Access movement in India. The National Knowledge Commission in its recommendations (2006) had proposed that "access to knowledge is the most fundamental way of increasing the opportunities and reach of individuals and groups[2]". In 2009, the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) began requiring that its grantees provide open access to funded research.[3][4]

Landmarks[edit]

Forums[edit]

The Open Access India forum was started in 2011 as an online forum and as a community of practice.[15][16] The members of the community of practice, Open Access India had adapted the PLOS's Open Access logo and modified it to represent it as the Open Access movement in India and had formulated a draft policy on Open Access for India.[17]

Journals[edit]

As on date (June 2021), the Directory of Open Access Journals lists 310 open access journals which are being published from India.[18] Titles include the Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Indian Journal of Medical Research, and Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.[18]

Repositories[edit]

IndiaRxiv, preprints repository service for India

As of April 2018, there are at least 78 collections of scholarship in India housed in digital open access repositories.[19][20][21] They contain journal articles, book chapters, data, and other research outputs that are free to read. The Open Access India with the help of Centre for Open Science had launched a preprint repository for India, IndiaRxiv on 5 August 2019 which had recently crossed 100 records mark.[22] However, it is not accepting the records currently on its OSF but there is an update of resumption on new website.[23][24] The Open Access India earlier had launched AgriXiv, preprints repository for agriculture and allied sciences which is now currently with CABI as agriRxiv.[25]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Open Access Workshop, Chennai". www.utsc.utoronto.ca. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Recommendations". 25 December 2017. Archived from the original on 25 December 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  3. ^ "CSIR Open Access Mandate" (PDF), Csircentral.net, Pune, retrieved 2 April 2018
  4. ^ "Browse by Country: India". ROARMAP: Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies. UK: University of Southampton. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  5. ^ "National Institute of Technology, Rourkela". 15 December 2014. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ ICAR, New Delhi (2013). "Open Access Policy of ICAR". eprints.cmfri.org.in. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  7. ^ Open Access India (12 February 2017). "National Open Access Policy of India (Draft) Ver. 3". doi:10.5281/zenodo.1002618. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ Das, Anup Kumar (March 2018). "Delhi Declaration on Open Access 2018: An overview". Annals of Library and Information Studies. 65 (1): 83–84. ISSN 0975-2404.
  9. ^ "https://twitter.com/sridhargutam/status/987259885212524544". Twitter. Retrieved 1 December 2021. {{cite web}}: External link in |title= (help)
  10. ^ Mallapaty, Smriti (17 April 2019). "Indian scientists launch preprint repository to boost research quality". Nature. doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01082-0. PMID 32296152. S2CID 145828439.
  11. ^ "Research outputs find a home at IndiaRxiv – IndiaRxiv". indiarxiv.in. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  12. ^ "Organizational Chart – AmeliCA". Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  13. ^ "India – AmeliCA". Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  14. ^ Barooah, Swaraj Paul. "Draft Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Proposes Major Changes to India's Open Access Culture". SpicyIP. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  15. ^ "About Us". Open Access India. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  16. ^ "Indian scientist bags open access award". SciDev.Net. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  17. ^ Open Access India (12 February 2017). "National Open Access Policy of India (Draft) Ver. 3". doi:10.5281/zenodo.1002618. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  18. ^ a b "(Search: Country of Publisher: India)". Directory of Open Access Journals. IN: Infrastructure Services for Open Access. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  19. ^ "Browse by Country: India". Registry of Open Access Repositories. UK: University of Southampton. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  20. ^ "India". Directory of Open Access Repositories. UK: University of Nottingham. Archived from the original on 16 April 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  21. ^ "India". Global Open Access Portal. UNESCO. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  22. ^ Mallapaty, Smriti (17 April 2019). "Indian scientists launch preprint repository to boost research quality". Nature. doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01082-0. PMID 32296152. S2CID 145828439. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  23. ^ Mallapaty, Smriti (13 February 2020). "Popular preprint servers face closure because of money troubles". Nature. 578 (7795): 349. Bibcode:2020Natur.578..349M. doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00363-3. PMID 32071446. S2CID 211138911.
  24. ^ "Preprints will soon be accepted on IndiaRxiv – IndiaRxiv". indiarxiv.in. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  25. ^ "About". AgriRxiv. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  26. ^ D.K. Sahu; Ramesh C. Parmar (2006). "Open Access in India". In Neil Jacobs (ed.). Open Access: Key strategic, technical and economic aspects. Chandos. ISBN 1843342049.

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