Open access in India
In India, open access to scholarly communication has been developing for several decades. During May 2004, two workshops were organised by the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai which laid the foundation for the Open Access movement in India. In 2009, the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research began requiring that its grantees provide open access to funded research. The "Delhi Declaration on Open Access" in South Asia was issued on 14 February 2018, signed by dozens of academics and supporters.
As of April 2018, there are approximately 212 active open access journals produced in India, according to the UK-based Directory of Open Access Journals. Titles include the Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Indian Journal of Medical Research, and Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.
As of April 2018, there are at least 78 collections of scholarship in India housed in digital open access repositories. They contain journal articles, book chapters, data, and other research outputs that are free to read. Recently a preprint repository for India, IndiaRxiv was launched.
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CDAC Mumbai, Maharashtra
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- Joachim Schöpfel, ed. (2015). Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries. Litwin. ISBN 978-1-936117-84-0. (Includes information about India, Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa)
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News and comment from the worldwide movement for open access to research
- "Browse by Country: India". ROARMAP: Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies. UK: University of Southampton.