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Open Access Policies and Mandates of SAARC Nations: An Analysis of ROARMAP

Library Herald Year : 2023, Volume : 61, Issue : 1 First page : ( 89) Last page : ( 98) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2023.00008.8

Open Access Policies and Mandates of SAARC Nations: An Analysis of ROARMAP

Prashar Prerna1, Chander Harish2,* 1Assistant Librarian, Central University of Jammu; Mo.: 9582516663; Email: prerna@cujammu.ac.in 2Assistant Professor, DLIS, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Mo.: 9582735421 *Email: harish.libsc@gndu.ac.in (Corresponding Author) Abstract The present study highlights the current scenario of open access mandates and policies with respect to SAARC nations. ROARMAP (Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies) tool is used to find out the current position of Open access adoption in these countries. The results indicated that research organisation of these nations have major share in adoption and implementation of open access mandates. The study also finds that only India and Pakistan are represented in ROARMAP while other south Asian countries have negligible contribution in ROARMAP.

Keywords Open access, ROARMAP, HORIZON 2020, Open access mandates, E-prints.

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