Patra, Chandana (2015) Open access disciplinary repository in S&T: a potentiality study for SAARC countries. Current Science, 109 (11). pp. 2077-2083. ISSN 0011-3891

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Most of the SAARC countries are unable to subscribe to high-priced research publications. Open access disciplinary repositories could provide them access to latest research results of any discipline. The objectives of this study are to find out the potentiality/possibility of developing open access disciplinary repositories for SAARC countries and provide suggestions for development of the same. Data were collected through a web search and then analysed. The article first discusses the current status of open access in the SAARC countries. Then, it presents a brief statistics of research output of the SAARC countries as found in Web of Science along with the collaboration pattern amongst SAARC countries. It also presents research output from these countries in terms of patents granted as found in the WIPO website. The study reveals that it is possible to develop disciplinary repositories for SAARC countries as sufficient material is available with them.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: General
Divisions: Knowledge Resource Centre
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2016 09:01
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 09:01

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