India has seen rapid and drastic growth in digitized and born digital data. Major part of the information produced may be attributed to government research establishments such as CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) laboratories, institutes of higher learning mostly universities, both central and state level universities and reputed institutes such as IITs (Indian Institute of Technology), IIMs (Indian Institute of Management). R&D organizations such as Regional Research Labs, Industrial R&D divisions also contribute to scientific data.

As of March 2021, DOAJ indexes 301 OA journals which are published in India. 98 OA digital repositories are registered in OpenDOAR. 18 OA policies are registered in ROARMAP which are at the institutional and funder levels.

In December 2014, India’s Ministry of Science and Technology, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) released a new Open Access Policy. Under the new OA policy, researchers who receive or have received funding since 2012 or use resources from these departments are mandated to deposit, within two weeks after acceptance by a journal, copies of the final papers and supporting data in institutional repositories where the information can be accessed by the public. This is a big step for the promotion of open access scholarly communications in India as DBT and DST are the nation's two top most scientific departments. The Open Access India community has welcomedAkhoon, I. U. H., S. A. Ganaie, and M. Khazir. 2018. “Research Data Management in Open Access Journals by Developed Countries A Comparative Study between the United States of America and United Kingdom.” Pp. 116–20 in IEEE 5th International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services, ETTLIS 2018.

Enabling Environment

There is a fairly large educated and urban populace that is at a certain level of awareness of technology and literature in scientific organizations, R&D institutes and universities in India.

Also the fact that English is commonly the medium of instruction in Higher education and also serves as a common language for technical communications - written or oral, enables rapid growth of information in English.  India was deemed an agrarian economy but research is reported in all sectors such as Industrial, Fundamental Sciences and Academics, Agriculture, Management, IT among several others.

More than other factors its impressive level of technical workforce at various levels in the metros and other cities is emerging. The effect percolates to ICT deployment for scientific and academic repositories CMS platform and journals.

Potential Barriers

The main barrier to OA in India is undoubtedly the absence of a National mandate on OA publishing. However, the recent establishment of an OA Policy by DBT and DST in 2014, has raised much awareness among the scientific community and the Indian Government regarding the need for it to be made a national movement towards opening up the local scientific research output. 

Indian scientists and researchers report in national journals of academies and institutional repositories and are not cited. Among the reasons for this are lack of awareness of citations (Arunachalam & Madan, 2011), poor subscriber base and preference of the scientists to publish in foreign journals that have much higher impact factor than the Indian counterparts. Lack of funding and mandate towards publishing in institutional repositories could be one more reason.

Funding Mandate

  • A steady growth has been recorded in the number of research and scientific publications owing to increased allocation to research and science. Reportedly India allocated about 36.1 billion USD on R&D in 2011. There are at least two nationwide consortia in India providing access to thousands of journals for academic and technical institutes.
  • UGC-INFONET provides access to scholarly content to about 200 Indian Universities. UGC facilitates modernization of university campuses with state-of-the-art campus wide networks and has set up its own nationwide communication network named UGC-INFONET with INFLIBNET as its executing and coordinating agency.
  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has set-up the "Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Sciences and Technology (INDEST) Consortium". The Ministry provides funds required for subscription to electronic resources for (48) institutions including IISc, IITs, NITs, IIMs and a few other centrally-funded Government institutions through the consortium headquarters set-up at the IIT Delhi. Besides, (60) Government or Government-aided engineering colleges and technical departments in universities have joined the Consortium with financial support from the AICTE. However UGC-INFONET and INDEST mainly provide access subscribed and priced content in a consortium mode that helps the members through negotiated costs paid by the consortium.
  • Another notable effort (center funded) is Shodhganga of the INFLIBNET providing an OA platform for thesis and dissertations in Indian Universities. The UGC Notification (Minimum Standards & Procedure for Award of M.Phil/PhD Degree, Regulation, 2009) dated 1st June 2009 provides for submission of electronic version of theses and dissertations with an aim to facilitate open access to Indian theses and dissertation to the academic community world-wide. As per the Regulation, the responsibility of hosting, maintaining and making the digital repository of Indian Electronic Theses and Dissertation (Shodhganga) accessible to all institutions and universities is assigned to the INFLIBNET Centre.

Events and Programs

Open Science and Open Data-Related Projects

  • Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) Platform- OSDD is a CSIR-led team India Consortium with global partnership with a vision to provide affordable healthcare to the developing world by providing a global open scientific platform where scientists can collaborate & collectively endeavor to solve the complex problems associated with discovering novel therapies for neglected tropical diseases like Tuberculosis, Malaria, Leishmaniasis etc.
  • Online Labs- This virtual scientific lab aims to serve as a comprehensive, encyclopedic reference about online labs in a variety of subjects, particularly virtual laboratory simulations for science education. The directory categorizes useful listings for online lab simulations, virtual science experiments and free educational software. Online Labs currently feature resources in Chemistry, Physics and Biology to help learners identify free and commercial virtual science labs. It also offers online educational resources and information about simulations and free software in Anatomy, Geology, Astronomy, Design and Math.
  • Virtual Labs- This is a collaborative initiative of five scholarly institutes, namely, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Amrita University, Dayalbagh University, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Karnataka, and College of Engineering (COE) Pune. The Virtual Labs initiative provides remote-access to labs in various disciplines of Science and Engineering. These Labs cater to students at the undergraduate level, post graduate level as well as to research scholars and enable them to learn basic and advanced concepts through remote experimentation. It also offers additional web-resources, video-lectures, animated demonstrations and self-evaluations.
  • AmeliCA Advocacy - AmeliCA a not for profit initiative supported by UNESCO, CLACSO and Redalyc is working policies and infrastructure for Open Science in Global South. In India and for South Asia, the Open Access India had started advocating for the adoption of AmeliCA XML markup system for the Open Access Journals for publication of the articles in enriched reading formats such as ePUBS, HTML, Mobile View etc. The AmeliCA is also making various services available to the not for profit open access publishers like responsible metrics, journals’s policies database, OJS users community forums, indexing journals and books and making them available to the world. In India, the Journal of Horticultural Sciences, published by the Society for Promotion of Horticulture had become the first journal to join the AmeliCA and use the AmeliCA XML. Efforts are also being made to have South Asian hub for AmeliCA in India hosted by the Indian Statistical Institute, Bengaluru.
  • Alliance for open Access in India - After the successful organization of the OpenCon 2018 Delhi satellite event there were some thoughts on the formation of Alliance for the Open Access in India. The same was expressed on various social media platforms which had received a welcoming response. Now its a call for all the organizations and entities which are working for the establishment of Open Knowledge Society in India to join together to spearhead the Open Access movement in India. If your organization/society/community of practice would like to join the efforts, please share the details here in this form.
  • IndiaRxiv (India Archive) – Preprints Repository of India - Seeing the growing need and importance of the preprint services in sharing the science and scholarship, the Open Access India after successful launch of AgriXiv is now planing to launch (India Archive), a preprints repository for Indian researchers and other scholars to share their research outputs or the scholarly works publicly with the peers to receive comments for improvement and collaborations for generating new knowledge for public good. This preprints service will be launched with the support of Centre for Open Science using their Open Science Framework and more information can be found at and also via its social media platforms Facebook & twitter.
  • Forum for Open Access in South Asia - The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization comprises of nations viz., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in South Asia. During the 11th SAARC Summit held at Kathmandu (26-27 November 2014), the Heads of the nations had resolved to eliminating illiteracy from the region in line with the global goal of education for all. The Open Access movements in these nations are gaining momentum and the communities of practice, Open Access Bangladesh, Open Access India and Open Access Pakistan are advocating for Open Access, Open Data and Open Education in their countries. Now the time has come to have united efforts by forming a Forum for Open Access in South Asia to take forward the movement by learning & sharing the experiences, using the common resources available, building e-infrastructure facilities and designing policies. Towards this, Forum for Open Access in South Asia will be working with the all stakeholders support and is open to all those who have interests in the Open Access and want to contribute to the movement. You may please express your interest here and may please join the Facebook group to get involved in the discussions or follow the Facebook page and twitter handle @asia_open for updates.
  • National Open Access Policy for India - On behalf of the the Open Access India community, we have submitted a draft of the National Open Access Policy for India to the Ministries of HRD and S&T for their kind consideration to mandate #OpenAccess for all the public funded research and teaching in the country. You may see the draft of the policy here on google docs and is also posted on zenodo. Can be sited as: Open Access India. (2017, February 12). National Open Access Policy of India (Draft) Ver. 3. Zenodo.
  • AgriXiv – Preprint Repository for Agriculture - Agriculture in the world is facing many challenges under the changing climate scenario. It needs attention and support for the development of adaptive, resilient and sustainable livelihoods. The research outputs generated in the process of addressing these challenges need to be made available  immediately to all those working for understanding the situation and developing suitable solutions for mitigation. Seeing the importance of agriculture and the agricultural research, there is a need for an exclusive preprints servers in agriculture and allied sciences to facilitate sharing of interim results. Therefore, the Open Access India  is proposing AgriXiv, a preprints repository for agriculture as a part of its objective, ‘development of community e-infrastructure for Open Access’ with the support of Open Science Framework. For more, please see and follow @AgriXiv.
  • CrowdSource project on mapping the ISSN Journals from India - The aim of this project is to develop a comprehensive database of all the Journals which has ISSN issued from the NISCAIR. To the data already available from the NISCAIR, the other related information like the city of publication, weblink, copyright policies, contact details, subject and scope etc required to make it a robust database of Indian Journals with ISSN would be added with the help of volunteers. This database would then be integrated with the databases like Sherpa/RoMEO which keeps the record of Copyright policies of all the publishers and journals. To access the project, please see visit the link here.

Past and Future OA related Activities

       October 20, 2020 from 4pm to 6pm – India

      Organized by KBR and HL Human Development Foundation and Open Access India | Type: live, session

       November 1, 2017 from 3pm to 3:45pm – India

      Organized by Society for Promotion of Horticulture | Type: open, access, week, celebrations

      October 26, 2017 at 6pm to October 31, 2017 at 7pm – India

      Organized by PALANICHAMY ILANGUMARAN | Type: seminar

      October 25, 2017 to October 27, 2017India

      Organized by school of Library And Information Science, Central University of Gujarat | Type: educational

      October 24, 2016 at 1pm to October 30, 2016 at 1:30pm – India

      Organized by Open Access India | Type: webinar

      October 20, 2016 to October 21, 2016India

      Organized by Vrushali Dandawate | Type: workshop

      October 17, 2016 to October 27, 2016India

      Organized by PALANICHAMY ILANGUMARAN | Type: awareness, programme

       November 23, 2015 at 10am to November 27, 2015 at 6pm – India

       Organized by vrushali dandawate (Librarian AISSMSCOE) | Type: international, workshop

      October 24, 2015 from 6pm to 11pm – India

      Organized by Shravan Shah | Type: meetup

      October 24, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm – India

      Organized by DataMeet | Type: meetup

      October 19, 2015 to October 25, 2015India

      Organized by vrushali dandawate (Librarian) | Type: open, access, week

      October 19, 2015 to October 25, 2015India

      Organized by Ranjith Raj V | Type: literary, event

      October 19, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm – India

      Organized by Vrushali Dandawate | Type: workshop

      October 24, 2013 at 6pm to October 27, 2013 at 7pm – India

     Organized by Christina | Type: poster

     October 20, 2020 from 4pm to 6pm – India

     Organized by KBR and HL Human Development Foundation and Open Access India | Type: live, session

  • Publishing (Open) Data, ISI CODATA Workshop, Bangalore, India, March 7, 2015.
  • Preparing Data for (Open) Publication, ISI CODATA Workshop, Bangalore, India, March 7, 2015.
  • February 28, 2015: India Open Data Summit organized by Open Knowledge India. The event comprised of talks and workshops relating to Open Data, Open Science, Open Research and Open Education. The summit was held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
  • Workshop on Open Access: Chennai, India, May 2014. INASP contributed to this workshop organised by the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, in conjunction with the Electronic Publishing Trust.
  • Data Citation: A Critical Role for Publishers, SciDataCon 2014, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India, November 5, 2014.
  • Publishing Open Research Data, SciDataCon 2014, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India, November 2, 2014.
  • March 22- 23, 2014: "Workshop on DSpace: Open Source Software for Building Digital Repositories/ Libraries" held at Cochin University of Science and Technology.
  • August 4-5, 2014: "National Conference on Scholarly Communication and Intellectual Property Rights (SCIPR-2014)" held at the School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, India.
  • IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education T4E-2012, July 18 – 20, 2012 at IIIT-Hyderabad, India
  • UNESCO Open Access Seminar, New Delhi. March, 2011.
  • The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and CSIR Conference on Open Access 2009
  • INSA Brainstorming meet on open access, FOSS and copyright law for scholarly communication and literary work, 2008
  • Workshop on Electronic Publishing and Open Access Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2006
  • NCRA Workshop on DSpace : an open source digital library software, 2006
  • Annual Meeting of the Indian Science Congress Association held at Hyderabad in January 2006, Session on Open Access
  • IIM Kozhikode series of workshops on building Digital Repositories using GSDL and DSpace (2005 onwards)
  • MSSRF organized two three-day workshops on setting up institutional repositories using e-prints software, 2004.
  • Annual General Meeting of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), held at the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune - Session on Open Access, 2003.
  • 2003-2011 -- 50+ technical workshops conducted by ARD Prasad and Devika Madalli across India and Sri Lanka (1 in Thailand). OSS for Open Access Repositories. Practical Training on use of DSpace
  • The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL), Bangalore, India, 2001
  • Conference on Advances in Information Access and Science Communication held at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, (MSSRF) on 16 – 17 September 2000, (a tribute to Dr. Eugene Garfield on his 75th birthday).


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