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A Study of Open Access Publishing in Library and Information Science Through DOAJ

International Journal of Knowledge Management and Practices

Volume 6 Issue 2

Published: 2018
Author(s) Name: Pramod Kumar Singh, Sangita Gupta | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor. DLIS, University of Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India.
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Abstract

The present study tries to highlight the current status of open access journals listed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) in the field of Library and Information Science. A total of 132 journals were consulted for the study. The article analyses country wise, year wise and language wise distribution of the journals. The paper also discusses the periodicity of the journals and index coverage area, etc. The paper reveals that open access publications is worthwhile as maximum numbers of journals belong to peer, blind and double-blind peer-reviewed categories. The present paper also helps to measure the publication pattern of various open access journals.

Keywords: Open Access Journals, DOAJ, Open Access Publication, Publication Pattern.

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