Trendline of Open Access Publication by Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) Researchers in India

Authors

  • Librarian, Nabadwip Vidyasagar College, Nabadwip - 741302, West Bengal
  • Librarian, Midnapore College (Autonomous), Midnapore - 721101, West Bengal
  • Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore - 721102, West Bengal,
  • Project Assistant, National Digital Library of India (NDLI), IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2022/v59i6/168621

Keywords:

Open Access Movement, Subscription Journals, Open Access Journals, Open Access Publishing, Scholarly Publication, Scholarly Communication System.

Abstract

In developing countries like India, taxpayers’ money is utilized for research and development. The researchers conduct their research using public money and publish their research papers in commercial journals. Firstly, the researcher uses Government funds for research. Secondly, government funds are also spent on subscribing to high-cost journals. Also, many Indian academic institutions can not subscribe to reputed commercial journals due to a lack of funds. In other words, research output generated using public money is not accessible to all. OA journals can solve this problem smoothly. In this study, researchers analyze the trends in Open Access publications and Closed access publications by India's top research institutes, IITs. Researchers found that IIT Hyderabad (26%) published the highest number of open-access publications. Old established IITs' open-access publication figures are lower than newly set-up IITs. However, there is an increase in Open Access publications by IITs over the last decade.

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Author Biographies

Amalendu Das, Librarian, Nabadwip Vidyasagar College, Nabadwip - 741302, West Bengal

Librarian

Netai Mandal, Librarian, Midnapore College (Autonomous), Midnapore - 721101, West Bengal

Librarian

Durga Sankar Rath, Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore - 721102, West Bengal,

Professor, Department of Library and Information Science

Suman Das, Project Assistant, National Digital Library of India (NDLI), IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal

Project Assistant

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Published

2022-12-28

How to Cite

Das, A., Mandal, N., Rath, D. S., & Das, S. (2022). Trendline of Open Access Publication by Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) Researchers in India. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 59(6), 399–409. https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2022/v59i6/168621