Promoting open access to research

Harnad, Stevan (2006) Promoting open access to research. The Hindu


There is no need for developing countries to wait for the developed countries to mandate Open Access (OA) self-archiving: They have more to gain because currently both their access and their impact is disproportionately low, relative to their actual and potential research productivity and influence. Lately there have been many abstract avowals of support for the Principle of OA, but what the world needs now is concrete commitments to its Practice. Under the guidance of India’s tireless OA advocate, Subbiah Arunachalam, there will be a two day workshop on research publication and OA at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore on November 2-3, at which the three most research-active developing countries – India, China and Brazil – will frame the “Bangalore Commitment”: a commitment to mandate OA self-archiving in their own respective countries and thereby set an example for emulation by the rest of the world.

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Keywords: open access, research, policy, citation, research impact, institutional repositories, developing world, Bangalore Commitment, self-archiving, mandates, research funding
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 263147
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November 2006Published
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:07
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