Open access journals in SAARC countries with special reference to DOAJ: A study

Dhiman Mondal

Abstract


Open Access (OA) journal emerged as a revolutionary movement that promotes free access to scholarly publications over the Internet. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) provide list of high quality open access journals. In this paper, the author consolidates the e-journal originated from SAARC member countries and analyses them based on country, trend, subject, language and top level domain. It assesses the scenario of open access publishing trend in SAARC member countries during 2002-2013. SAARC member countries contribute total 765 journals and the maximum journals are from health science discipline.


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