E-Prints Revolution: Publication and Access Redefined


  • Dept. of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysore 570006
  • Dept. of Studies in Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysore 570006




Scholarly Information, Research Worker, Information Access, Peer Reviewed Papers, Authors Self Archiving, Open Access


The speed at which rate of scholarly information is increasing is frenetic. Catalyzing this astonishing growth are the technological developments. The dream of a researcher to have free, instant access to peer reviewed papers and data, is now a possibility, all thanks to the process of author self-archiving. To archive especially the research works in institutional repositories has been possible due to the movement called Open Access. This paper takes a brief look at the development of the movement and a parametric study of some of the best-known archives in the scholarly world.


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How to Cite

Taranum, A., & Urs, S. R. (2005). E-Prints Revolution: Publication and Access Redefined. Journal of Information and Knowledge, 42(4), 407–417. https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2005/v42i4/44625
Received 2014-01-08
Accepted 2014-01-08
Published 2005-12-04