Indian Science Congress: Optimal National Open Access Policy Recommendation

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 11:24:17 +0000

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Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 16:18:06 +0530
From: Subbiah Arunachalam <>
Subject: Re: Open Access - Special session at the 93rd Science Congress

The special session on Open Access held at the 93rd Indian Science
Congress at MANAGE, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, on 6 January 2006, came
up with the following recommendation for "Optimal National Open Access

The Government of India [including DST, DSIR, CSIR, DBT, DoD, DAE, DRDO,
ICAR, ICMR, UGC, IITs, IISc, and NITs] expects authors of research papers
resulting from publicly-funded research to maximise the opportunities
to make their results available for free. To this end the Government:

    . Requires electronic copies of any research paper that has been
    accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and is supported
    in whole or in part by Government funding, to be deposited into an
    institutional open access repository immediately upon acceptance
    for publication.

    . Encourages Government Grant Holders to publish in a suitable
    Open Access Journal where one exists; the Government will cover the
    publication costs, if any.

    . Encourages Government Grant Holders to retain ownership of the
    copyright of published papers where possible.

Subbiah Arunachalam
Distinguished Fellow, MSSRF &
Coordinator of the session
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