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An Evaluative Study of DOAJ and Open DOAR with Special Reference to Indian Contribution to Open Access World

Suchetan Kumar


Aim The main objective of the study is to evaluate Indians contribution to knowledge world with reference to Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Directory of Open Access Repositories (DOAR).
Methodology Data has been taken from the website of above said websites to evaluate the contribution of Indian knowledge society. And inferences are drawn from their interpretations at last.
Results The Indian ranked fifth in terms of journals contribution and eleventh in repositories. However, India was not among the countries which contributed their journals to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) when it was created in 2002. Hence in between ten years it places herself in good position in open access world. And mostly repositories are created in Dspace software.
Conclusions Though, contributions are made by only some central universities, ICSSR and CSIR research institutions of India. But competent authority in state universities and research institutions can motivate authors to submit their articles on these sources and encourage knowledge mangers to create and maintain these open access repositories

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