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Indian Contribution to Open Access Scholarly Publishing in Science and Technology: A Critical Study

Library Herald Year : 2015, Volume : 53, Issue : 3 First page : ( 268) Last page : ( 283) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2015.00029.9

Indian Contribution to Open Access Scholarly Publishing in Science and Technology: A Critical Study of Directory of open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Singh KP*, Khanchandani Vanita** *Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Mob-09818057510 **Assistant, Librarian, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), New Delhi

Abstract Open Access movement is gaining momentum around the world and India is also actively participating in this movement. This paper presents a detailed study of Indian contribution to Open Access Scholarly Publishing in Science and Technology indexed in DOAJ. The research highlights the various dimensions related to the open access scholarly communication in S&T such as chronological growth, publisher wise and subject-wise contributions, etc. Further the study finds that about 2302 S&T journals from the top ten countries of the world are available as open access through DOAJ out of them about 312 journals are available as open access.

Keywords Open Access, Open Access Journals, Open Access Journals-Science and Technology, Indian Open Access Initiatives, Open Access Scholarly Literature, DOAJ, Singh KP, Khanchandani Vanita.




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