Measuring Open Access Friendliness of Indian Central Universities through Data Carpentry
Keywords:Central University, Data Carpentry, National Institutional Ranking Framework, Open Access, Open Access Friendliness, Open Access Friendliness Indicators, Open Refine
AbstractThe 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).
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