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

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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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Published date: November 2006
Keywords: open access, research, policy, citation, research impact, institutional repositories, developing world, Bangalore Commitment, self-archiving, mandates, research funding
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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Date deposited: 01 Nov 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:43

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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