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Library Herald
Year : 2016, Volume : 54, Issue : 4
First page : ( 435) Last page : ( 451)
Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2016.00028.2

Development of Open Access Publishing and Archiving: A Cross-Country Comparison

Gohain Rashmi Rekha*, Dr. Angadi Mallikarjun**, Dr. Yadav Akhilesh K.S.***

*Librarian, G.J. Advani Law College, University of Mumbai, Bandra (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Email: rashmirekha.gohain2013@tiss.edu

**Deputy Librarian, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Email: mallikarjun@tiss.edu

***Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Email: akhilesh.yadav@tiss.edu

Online published on 31 March, 2017.


The paper provides a review of recent developments in electronic publishing in BRICS countries, with a focus on Open Access (OA). It describes the status of OA publishing with regard to OA repositories and OA journals by collecting data from ROAR, Open DOAR and DOAJ. Finally a comparison of the retrieved data of the five BRICS countries is presented. It is inferred from the comparison that the Open Access is getting momentum among BRICS countries. BRICS are taking different initiatives to boost up the open access movement. The study recommended developing the ICT infrastructure of BRICS to make OA successful in real sense.



BRICS Countries, Open Access Publishing, Scholarly Communications, Institutional Repositories, Digital Archives.


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