Open access movement in India

Open access movement in India

Open Access India logo

Open Access India logo
Named after Open access
Formation 2000

Open access in India traces to roots back to circa 2000. Open access is the practice of making research available online free of restrictions, especially access tolls.


In the year 2000, the conference Advances in Information Access and Science Communication was organised at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation as a tribute to Eugene Garfield's 75th birthday.[1][2]

The country's first Open access repository ePrints@IISc was established by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in November 2002[1] and it houses currently 41,101 number of publications dated since 1914. In India by the end of 2015 produced 94,156 open access articles from 595 open access journals and is ranked fourth in the world.[3][4]


Agents of change


The notable people involved in building the movement in India are T. B. Rajashekar, N. Balakrishnan and Subbiah Arunachalam.[26] Other notable people include:


Volunteer groups


See also


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  2. Advances in Information Access and Science Communication
  3. Bhardwaj, R. K. (2015). India's Contribution to Open Access Movement. Journal of Knowledge & Communication Management, 5(2), 107-126.
  4. ePrints@IISc
  5. "Signatories". Retrieved 2016-04-01.
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  7. Das, Anup Kumar (2008). Open Access to Knowledge and Information: Scholarly Literature and Digital Library Initiatives - the South Asian Scenario. UNESCO, New Delhi. ISBN 9788189218218. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  8. "Open access publishing takes off in India". Silicon India. 2008-01-14. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
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  12. "Shodhganga Helps Curb Plagiarism in Research Activities".
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  14. "Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India". Retrieved 2016-04-04.
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  16. "On the Net, a scam of a most scholarly kind". The Hindu. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  17. "Fake journals: 'Make in India' gone wrong". The Hindu. 2015-10-25. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  18. "India launches National Repository of Open Educational Resources". Creative Commons blog. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  19. "ICAR adopts Open Access policy | Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS)". Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  20. "India Unveils New Open Access Policy". Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  21. "UNESCO's Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online".
  22. Das, Anup Kumar (2015). "UNESCO Launches Open Access Curriculum for Young and Early Career Researchers" (PDF). Current Science, 109(3): 400-401. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  23. "Open Access India - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  24. Loadb:Csir-Urdip. "Listing of Open Access Databases". LOADB. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  25. "Global directory of open access databases launched". The Indian Express. 2015-10-26. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  26. Sawant, Sarika (2013-01-01). "Past and Present Scenario of Open Access Movement in India". The Journal of Academic Librarianship. Special Issue on Open Access. 39 (1): 108–109. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2012.11.007.
  27. "|| ICRISAT || Impact". Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  28. "Inaugural EPT Award for Open Access". The Centre for Internet and Society. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  29. "ICRISAT Happenings". Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  30. Sridhar, Gutam,. "Open Access India: Movement for Making Public Funded Research Open - Australian Science". Australian Science. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  31. "Home - Open Access India". Open Access India. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  32. "Open Access India | GODAN". Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  33. "Open Access India introduces Ambassador Scheme". Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  35. Information and Communication Society of India (ICSI), New Delhi
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