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Open Access Literature Productivity of Library and Information Science: A DOAJ Perspective

Open Access Literature Productivity of Library and Information Science: A DOAJ Perspective
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Author(s): G. Stephen (Alagappa University, India) and T. Balamurugan (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 17
Source title: Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8178-1.ch010

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Abstract

DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals. This chapter shows that open Access literature productivity of Library and Information Science in DOAJ perspective. Totally in DOAJ 124 journals in general library science i.e. 56.12%. In the subject digital library there are 17 journals which is in the second position i.e. 11.80%. There are 3 journals (2.08%) in the subject bibliometrics. There are 40 countries who contributed journals in DOAJ in library science subject. USA is the top most country with 37 (25.69%) journals published. Second position is for Spain with 13 (9.039%) journals. Third and fourth positions are for Brazil, United Kingdom and India with 13 (9.03%), 6(4.17) and 6 (4.17%) journals respectively. For the countries like China, Germany and Canada there are 5 (3.47%) journals at their credit. The study shows that out of the 144 journals, 51 journals are having both print and electronic versions, while 93 journals are having only the electronic versions. The study also shows that academic institutions are the major contributors to OA in DOAJ in library science and second position is owned by commercial. The societies contribute about 7 journals. Many R & D organizations and Institutes are contributing to OA journals. Here 15 journals are contributed by other Organizations. The government organizations are contributing 5 journals which are less compared to others.

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