Sustainability of open access publishing: An analytical study.

Mohmedhanif Nashipudi

Abstract


The open access publishing through its different models of publishing has achieved a certain level of sustainability and is growing in size and volume in the recent years. This paper attempts to analyze, what sustainability means in the context of the open access publishing, the global scenario, and the latest statistics throughout the world of the various formats of the open access publishing in India. Even the commercial publishers who initially opposed all the initiatives of open access publishing are increasingly adopting open access models. The results of this paper draw the inference that open access publishing is thriving and will continue to sustain.


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