Open access in India - Wikipedia
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"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. Titles include the Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Indian Journal of Medical Research, and Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. As of April 2018, there are at least 78 open access repositories of scholarly communication in India. In 2009, the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research began requiring that its grantees provide open access to funded research. The "Delhi Declaration on Open Access" in South Asia was issued on 14 February 2018, signed by dozens of academics and supporters.
Many editorial boards of scholarly journals in India have decided to publish in open access form, allowing readers to access articles for free, and also to freely reuse the information. Typically, the intention is to foster further research, to advance scholarship and the production of knowledge, and to encourage reuse of research without the obstacle of costly access...."