Use made of open access journals by Indian researchers to publish their findings

Muthu, Madhan and Subbiah, Arunachalam (2011) Use made of open access journals by Indian researchers to publish their findings. Current Science, 100 (9). pp. 1297-1306. ISSN 0011-3891

PDF - Published Version
Download (375kB) | Preview


Most of the papers published in the more than 360 Indian open access journals are by Indian researchers. But how many papers do they publish in high impact international open access journals? We have looked at India’s contribution to all seven Public Library of Science (PLoS) journals, 10 BioMed Central (BMC) journals and Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports. Indian crystallographers have published more than 2,000 structure reports in Acta Crystallographica, second only to China in number of papers, but have a much better citations per paper average than USA, Britain, Germany and France, China and South Korea. India’s contribution to BMC and PLoS journals, on the other hand, is modest at best. We suggest that the better option for India is institutional self-archiving.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Impact factor, open access, science citation index, Web of Science
Agro Tags: <b>Agrotags</b> - diffusion of information | paper | research | marketing techniques | diseases | public health | genomes | planning | public sector | selection <br><b>Fishtags</b> - fisheries | marine fisheries <br><b>Geopoliticaltags</b> - india | china | usa | britain | israel | brazil | south korea | germany | africa | south africa
Subjects: Others > Livelihoods
Others > Information Science
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 02 May 2011 11:50
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2014 05:14
Official URL:
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
View Statistics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item