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World Digital Libraries- An International Journal
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 10)
Print ISSN : 0974-567X. Online ISSN : 0975-7597.
Article DOI : 10.18329/09757597/2020/13101

BRICS Countries’ Research Output in Open Access Journals, from 2003 to 2019: An analysis

Satish S.

Technical Officer (C), Library, Indian Council of Medical Research | National Institute of Epidemiology, Tamil Nadu, Housing Board, Ayapakkam-600077, Chennai, (E): yessatish@gmail.com

Online published on 16 June, 2020.


Internet and its endless possibilities for information processing and distribution have been acting as a catalyst for the growth of open access initiatives. In the recent years, open access has gained scholarly literature over the Internet. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a service that provides access to quality control open access journals and has extensively helped the researchers by providing visibility to important aspects of their work. Open access journals are scholarly journals that are available to the researchers and scientists through online platforms which are devoid of financial, legal, or technical barriers. The objective of the study ‘BRICS countries’ research output in open access journals, from 2003 to 2019: an analysis’ was to analyse and identify the research outputs of Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS countries), growth of publications and collaboration pattern in open access journals, from January 2003 to May 2019, with respect to DOAJ. The data were collected, based on the contributions made by BRICS countries from the DOAJ and analysed in the light of the variables such as country, year, subject, journals licensing research output of BRICS countries in open access journals during January 2003 to May 2019.



BRICS, DOAJ, Open access journals, Research output, OA publishing.


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