Gunasekaran, S. and Arunachalam, S. (2011) Use of open access journals by Indian researchers. Current Science, 101 (10). pp. 1287-1295. ISSN 0011-3891

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Indian researchers have published more than 43,400 papers in over 4,600 journals in 2009 as seen from Science Citation Index (SCI) – Expanded. Of these, over 6,900 (or one in six) papers were published in 445 open access (OA) journals. The proportion of papers published by Indian researchers in OA journals is considerably higher than the world average, which is estimated to be 8.5–10.0%. Although India publishes well over a thousand journals, including about 360 OA journals, SCI Expanded indexed in 2009 only 101 Indian S&T journals including 46 OA journals. It is likely that the percentage of Indian papers in OA journals as seen from SCI will be higher if more Indian journals are indexed in SCI Expanded.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indian researchers; Impact factor; open access journals; research papers; Science Citation Index Expanded
Subjects: General
Depositing User: Dr. N Meyyappan
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2014 11:55
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2014 11:55

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