India, Open Access, the Law of Karma and the Golden Rule

Harnad, Stevan and Swan, Alma (2008) India, Open Access, the Law of Karma and the Golden Rule. DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology, 28, (1)


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India is peculiarly positioned to help herself while helping the entire planet as well. India needs to adopt a national OA self-archiving mandate for all of its research institutions and funders. The principle is simple, it is already embodied in India’s Law of Karma as well as in the West’s ‘Golden Rule’: ‘Self-Archive Unto Others As You Would Have Them Self-Archive Unto You’. If India sets the example, by officially adopting and implementing this rule, India’s own research access and impact will be maximised, the rest of the world will follow India’s example, and research progress worldwide will be the beneficiary.

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Keywords: open access, self-archiving, mandates, Institutional Repositories, research policy, India, research impact
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 264432
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January 2008Published
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:09
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