refers to unrestricted online access to articles published in scholarly journals , and also increasingly to book chapters or monographs (Wikipedia) .
literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions . What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder (Peter Suber).
Open Access World
How Open Access be Provided?
" Green OA ” is provided by authors publishing in any journal and then self-archiving their postprints in their institutional repository .
" Gold OA ” is provided by authors publishing in an open access journal that provides immediate OA to all of its articles on the publisher's website.
Berlin Declaration, 2003.
UASD, KAU, IARI, CMFRI, IISR, IIHR
Benefits from OA?
Researchers have immediate access to all the findings.
Increase in visibility, usage and impact of research.
Lawrence, S (2001): “Free Online Availability Sub-stantially Increases a Paper’s Impact”, Nature, 411(6837):521.
Institutes co-benefit from increased impact.
Publishers benefit from the wider dissemination, greater visibility and higher journal citation impact factor of their articles.
To promote OA?
Submit your research articles to OA journals.
Deposit your preprints/postprints in an open-access, OAI-compliant archive.
Consider launching an OA journal in your area of specialization.
Ask the journals where you have some influence (as editor, referee, or author) to do more to support OA.
OA - IPR issues?
Most of the publishers allow either pre-prints/post-prints.
Few others allow publisher's 'pdf' version.
For more please refer to Sherpa/RoMEO – Publisher's Copyrights Policies.
NARS Scocieties keep 'All Rights Reseved'
Publishers OA models Taylor & Francis' current iOpenAccess option will be Taylor & Francis Open Select from 2012, and would give authors and their sponsors the option of making their articles available on Open Acess to all for a publication fee. Article processing charges cover the cost of the publication process to allow free and immediate access to the research articles.
OA Fund "Setting up a central fund to pay open access publication charges at the University was seen as a significant way of removing barriers for researchers to publishing in open access journals."
Publicise an institute’s research strengths.
Provide an administrative tool for institutions.
Increase impact and usage of institute's research.
Provids new contacts and research partnerships for authors.
Provide usage statistics showing global interest and value of institutional research.
Interoperable with all IRs, forming a global research facility;
Common metadata protocol allowing other web applications, such as data mining.
"Self-archiving in the PhilSci Archive has given instant world-wide visibility to my work. As a result, I was invited to submit papers to peer-reviewed conferences/journals and got them accepted."
Open Access repositories also provide an excellent means for researchers to boost their online presence and raise their profile. Since Google and other Web search engines index OA repositories, the contents are available to all with Web access.
A researcher at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia... a chemist, Ray Frost.
He has deposited in QUT's repository around 300 of his papers published over the last few years.
These papers have beendownloaded 165,000 times from the QUT repository.
Publications & Citations of Ray Frost, QUT, Brisbane Testimonials
Green OA Mandate
OA Journals using OJS
Establishment of Institutional Repository at CISH, Lucknow
Launching of OA journal – Journal of Subtropical Horticulture by SDSH
Open Access India https://www.facebook.com/groups/oaindia/
Open Access Directory http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Main_Page
Enabling Open Scholarship http://www.openscholarship.org
Open Access Week Oct 24-30, 2011 http://www.openaccessweek.org/