Open Access Movement and India's Contribution | Dr. Raj Kumar Bhardwaj - Academia.edu
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Open access (OA) publishing model fosters growth of research and development activities in academic and research institutes. The study identiﬁes the major OA initiatives in India. It was found that 105 Indian repositories are listed in the Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR), constituting 3% of the total. The top 10 countries collectively produced 1,146,187 (63.4%) OA papers. Brazil has the maximum share of publications, 335,590 (18.6%), followed by United Kingdom 193,309 (10.7%), United States 115,078 (6.4%), India 94,156 (5.2%). India publishes 595 OA journals and is ranked fourth in the world. The maximum OA journals are on medicine and majority of journals are in English 584 (97.8%). Indian researchers have been ranked eighth in research publications with 351 (3.6%) papers. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is the leading institution in publishing research on OA. s, Arunachalam, from M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai is the most proliﬁc Indian author publishing research on OA with 10 (2.8%) papers.