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Based on my talk at a national conference of UNESCO, in partnership with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) - "Opening up by Closing the …

Based on my talk at a national conference of UNESCO, in partnership with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) - "Opening up by Closing the Circle: Strengthening Open Access in India" on 21 October 2013 at JNU

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  • 1 - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), India
    3- Madras Diabetes Research Foundation
    4-National Institute for Tuberculosis Research, India
    6. IR@NPL has been established and is maintained by National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi.
    7. Department of Library & Information Science, University of Kashmir, India

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  • 1. Open Access to Indian BioMedical Literature Sukhdev Singh @esukhdev and @eSukhdevSingh
  • 2. Access: Pre-Internet India • ICMR-NIC Centre for Biomedical Information provided: – 1986 - Online Access to MEDLARS, NLM, US – 1990 - Provided Remote Access to MEDLINE Database on NIC Servers (Delhi) over NICNET / Dial-Up Modems
  • 3. Open Access: Post-Internet India • 1998 – Bibliographic Database IndMED released for access over Internet – http://indmed.nic.in • 2003 – Hosting of Full Text Indian Bio-Medical Journals – MedIND at http://medind.nic.in • 2005 – OpenMED – http://openmed.nic.in -Subject Repository
  • 4. IndMED • IndMED = INDexing of Indian MEDical Journals; http://indmed.nic.in • Why? – Poor representation of Indian medical Journals in PubMed. (MEDLINE) – To expose the Indian medical research literature globally • Started to Index Non-PubMed but quality Indian journals, now Indexes even PubMed journals hosted on MedIND (Full Text) • Indexes only peer reviewed journals • Provide a world wide free access over the Web
  • 5. MedIND • MedIND = Medical Journals from INDia; http://medind.nic.in • Why? – One point source for Free Full Text of Indexed Indian Medical Journals – To expose the Indian medical research literature globally – Cross Linking Reference, Abstract with Fulltext Articles • Provide a world wide free access over the Web
  • 6. MedIND provides free access to 65 Indian Medical Journals http://medind.nic.in
  • 7. Indian Academy of Sciences • Journal of Biosciences • Journal of Genetics
  • 8. 304 + Journals
  • 9. Some facets of Open Access to BioMedical Literature in India
  • 10. Cumulative Number of Journals Registered in DOAJ [http://doaj.org] Year Wise shows India is ranked at number 3 worldwide
  • 11. Number of Journals Registered in DOAJ Each Year shows the Indian Bio-Medical Journals were leaders in Open Access till 2010.
  • 12. However has only 8/64 = 12.5 % share in Indian  Repositories • 64 Registered Repositories from India in OpenDOAR - http://opendoar.org • 8 Repositories in Health and Medicine • Eprints@CMFRI (CMFRI Digital Repository) / Multi-disciplinary  • Digital Knowledge Repository of Central Drug Research Institute  (DKR@CDRI) / Biology and Biochemistry; Health and Medicine • Eprints @MDRF / Diabetes • EPrints@NIRT / Tuberculosis • Indian Academy of Sciences: Publications of Fellows Multidisciplinary / Abstracts Only • IR@NPL / Multi-disciplinary  • Knowledge Repository Open Network (KNoor) / Multidisciplinary  • OpenMED@NIC /Bio-Medical Subject Repository
  • 13. No Mandatory Archiving Policy • ROARMAP - http://roarmap.eprints.org/ • None in Bio-Medical / Health Domain
  • 14. What about the Quality of Open Access Journals from India?
  • 15. These are the India Top 20 Journals accord to their Impact Factors (2012) Rank 1 Journal Name DISASTER ADV ISSN 0974-262X IF(2012) 2.272 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ENERGY SUSTAIN DEV INDIAN J MED RES INDIAN J PHYS J BIOSCIENCES PHARMACOGN MAG J CHEM SCI INDIAN J DERMATOL VE INDIAN J EXP BIOL INDIAN J CANCER 0973-0826 0971-5916 0973-1458 0250-5991 0973-1296 0974-3626 0378-6323 0019-5189 0019-509X 2.221 2.061 1.785 1.759 1.525 1.298 1.206 1.195 1.131 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ANN THORAC MED J FOOD SCI TECH MYS NEUROL INDIA J VECTOR DIS INDIAN PEDIATR INDIAN J BIOCHEM BIO EPISODES NATL MED J INDIA 1817-1737 0022-1155 0028-3886 0972-9062 0019-6061 0301-1208 0705-3797 0970-258X 1.123 1.123 1.044 1.041 1.036 1.026 0.95 0.908 19 20 INDIAN J MED MICROB CURR SCI INDIA 0255-0857 0011-3891 0.907 0.905
  • 16. Visited URLs of India Top 20 Journals URL DISASTER ADV http://shankargargh.org/disascurrissue.aspx ENERGY SUSTAIN DEV http://www.journals.elsevier.com/energy-for-sustainable-development/ INDIAN J MED RES http://www.icmr.nic.in/Publications/IJMR.html INDIAN J PHYS http://www.springer.com/physics/journal/12648 J BIOSCIENCES http://www.ias.ac.in/jbiosci/index.html PHARMACOGN MAG http://www.phcog.com/ J CHEM SCI http://www.springer.com/chemistry/journal/12039 INDIAN J DERMATOL VE http://www.ijdvl.com/default.asp INDIAN J EXP BIOL http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/39 INDIAN J CANCER http://www.indianjcancer.com/ ANN THORAC MED http://www.thoracicmedicine.org/ J FOOD SCI TECH MYS http://www.springer.com/food+science/journal/13197 NEUROL INDIA http://www.neurologyindia.com/ J VECTOR DIS http://journaldatabase.org/journal/issn0972-9062 INDIAN PEDIATR http://www.indianpediatrics.net/ INDIAN J BIOCHEM BIO http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/34 EPISODES http://www.episodes.co.in/ NATL MED J INDIA http://www.nmji.in/ INDIAN J MED MICROB http://www.ijmm.org/iamm.asp CURR SCI INDIA http://www.currentscience.ac.in/ Journal Name
  • 17. Best of India is 16/20 i.e. 80% GREEN
  • 18. Top ranking Bio-Medical Journals of India are all OPEN
  • 19. Hence India’s best Quality papers are published in Open Access Journals ! Also it means (at-least for India) Open means Quality
  • 20. Future ? • Need to sustain the Open Access Publishing Trend • Lobby for Institutional Mandates • Promote Open Access Repositories • Promote Self- Archiving among Authors THANK YOU