What Is the Status of India’s ‘One Nation, One Subscription’ Plan? – The Wire Science

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" Nearly two years since the Indian government proposed its ‘One Nation, One Subscription’ plan, there have been no public updates on its progress. ONOS proposes to centrally negotiate a payment to journal publishers so that the papers they publish can be accessed by the people of India for free. Subhash Lakhotia, distinguished professor at BHU, said “the major catch is how much the commercial interests of publishers will be acceded to by the government”. Science policy researcher Moumita Koley said India’s size and the number of its institutes means identifying a single cost for a nationwide subscription will be difficult. Experts also said the government shouldn’t spend so much money on subscriptions but instead strengthen good journals and promote a pro-preprints culture...."



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09/28/2022, 16:32

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