Measuring Open Access Friendliness of Indian Central Universities through Data Carpentry

Authors

  • Abhijit Roy Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, Nadia − 741235, West Bengal
  • Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, Nadia − 741235, West Bengal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2022/v59i3/170100

Keywords:

Central University, Data Carpentry, National Institutional Ranking Framework, Open Access, Open Access Friendliness, Open Access Friendliness Indicators, Open Refine

Abstract

The present study measures the open access friendliness of Indian central universities against some open access indicators based on 100 points scale. It applies a data carpentry tool namely Open Refine to measure the open access friendliness of Indian universities. This ranking framework consists of two primary areas viz. OA publications share and OA license share, including five factors (OA share, Gold and Green OA share, Repository share, OA license share and Gold & Green license share). The present study has analysed a total of 85916 publications of ten central universities that are listed in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), 2021 covering 28.43% of publications under four OA routes (Gold OA, Green OA, Hybrid OA and Bronze OA). The study has proposed an OAFI ranking framework for measuring the web presence of said universities. It is found that Visva Bharati University ranks 1st scoring 64.04 (out of 100) points and Tezpur University has scored the lowest points i.e., 48.75 (out of 100).

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

References

Chan, L. et al. (2002). Budapest Open Access Initiative. Accessed on October 15, 2021. Retrieved from https://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read/.

Mansoori, T., Shahid, S., Shah, R. and Mansoori, A. (2021). Open Access - Global Trends and Rankings. Accessed on October 15, 2021. Retrieved from wizdom.aihttps://www.wizdom.ai/dashboards/open-access.

Aguillo, I. F., Ortega, J. L., Fernández, M. and Utrilla, A. M. (2010). Indicators for a webometric ranking of open access repositories. Scientometrics, 82, 477-486. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-010-0183-y.

Alperin, J. P. et al. (CLACSO, 2014). Open Access Indicators and Scholarly Communications in Latin America.

Gómez, N., Bustos‐Gonzalez, A., Santillan‐Aldana, J. and Arias, O. (2009). Open access indicators and information society: the Latin American case. OCLC Syst. Serv. Int. Digit. Libr. Perspect., 25, 82-92. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750910961884.

Maddi, A. (2020). Measuring open access publications: A novel normalized open access indicator. Scientometrics, 124, 379-398. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-020-03470-0.

Robinson-Garcia, N., Costas, R. and Leeuwen, T. N. van. (2020). Open access uptake by universities worldwide. Peer J., 8, e9410. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9410. PMid:32714658 PMCid:PMC7353915.

Mukhopadhyay, P. (2022). How green is my Valley? Measuring Open Access Friendliness of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) through Data Carpentry. In: A. Biswas & M. Das Biswas (Eds.), Panorama of Open Access: Progress, Practices & Prospects, 1st ed., Ess Ess, New Delhi, India; p. 67-89. https://zenodo.org/record/6511080#.YrcjOSdBzIU.

Published

2022-06-28

How to Cite

Roy, A., & Mukhopadhyay, P. (2022). Measuring Open Access Friendliness of Indian Central Universities through Data Carpentry. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 59(3), 131–139. https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2022/v59i3/170100

Issue

Section

Articles

Most read articles by the same author(s)