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KIIT Journal of Library and Information Management
Year : 2021, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 62) Last page : ( 70)
Print ISSN : 2348-0858. Online ISSN : 2455-8060.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2455-8060.2021.00008.2

Open Access Publication Trends in India: A Study

Barik Nilaranjan1*, Nikhandia Pradip Kumar2**, Sethy Narayana3***

1Assistant Librarian, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar-751024, Odisha, India

2Deputy Librarian, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar-751024, Odisha, India

3Assistant Librarian, C.V. Raman Global University, Bhubaneswar-752054, Odisha, India

*Corresponding author email id: nilaranjan.barik@kiit.ac.in

**pradip.nikhandia@kiit.ac.in

***narayansethy@gmail.com

Online published on 04 December, 2021.

Abstract

The study discusses the background of open access publications in India and throws light on various government and organizational initiatives promoting open access publications in the country. The study retrieved 22,32,811 publications of India indexed in Scopus in which only 2,90,152 (12.00%) publications were published in open access channels. The percentage of open access publications is found to be very less. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi is identified as top contributing affiliation/institution with 7799(2.69%) publications, and University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi is the top funder with 6097(2.10%) publications. The study promises to be extremely useful for researchers who intend to publish their research in open access channels.

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Keywords

Open access, Open access journals, Scopus, India.

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