Access Restriction

Author Deoghuria, Swapan ♦ Roy, Satyabrata
Source IACS Kolkata
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences
Subject Keyword Open Access ♦ Scholarly Publications ♦ Journal Publisher ♦ Citation and Impact Factor ♦ Research Impact ♦ Open Access Initiative ♦ Institutional Repositories ♦ Usability Study
Abstract The Internet has changed how we conduct and share research,primarily by increasing the global reach of scholarly communication.Today the world of information is divided between two views on costsand business. One group believes that content should be freelyaccessible for the development of further knowledge. The other groupbelieves that content should be maintained by market value for qualityproducts and incentives to the intellectual content.Open Access (OA) has come from the growing interest of researchers inexperimenting with innovative mechanisms to disseminate theirresearch findings. However OA is still far behind what it should be inthe country like India. At least the scientific community is still in adilemma to embrace OA. This is what we find in our survey ofresearcher's attitude towards OA. There are many reasons ranging fromlack of awareness, myths about OA and biasness towards traditionalpublishing model for prestige & recognition.We approached scientists of different research institutes and universitiesaround Kolkata with different age groups in different ways. Interestingresults have come out which clearly identified the major hurdles toadopt OA by scientific community in India.Keywords: Open Access, Scholarly Publications, Journal Publisher,Citation and Impact Factor, Research Impact, Open Access Initiative,Institutional Repositories and Usability Study.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article