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International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
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International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development

2024, Vol. 7, Special Issue 1
Open access initiatives: A comparative study of institutional repositories and their impact on scholarly communication

Anita Kumari Meena

This research paper conducts a comprehensive comparative study of Open Access (OA) initiatives, specifically focusing on Institutional Repositories (IRs) and their impact on scholarly communication. Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, the study delves into the evolution of OA, exploring the dynamic landscape of IRs globally. Quantitative analyses of citation patterns, download counts, and content diversity provide insights into the tangible effects of OA on research visibility. The comparative analysis of IRs highlights variations in structure, user engagement, and global reach. Challenges and opportunities are examined, emphasizing the need for sustainable funding models and global collaboration. Anticipating future trends, the paper explores technological advances, policy changes, and the shifting landscape of scholarly communication. The findings contribute to a nuanced understanding of the transformative role of OA initiatives and IRs in shaping the contemporary scholarly ecosystem.
Pages : 27-31 | 99 Views | 48 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Anita Kumari Meena. Open access initiatives: A comparative study of institutional repositories and their impact on scholarly communication. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2024;7(1S):27-31. DOI: 10.33545/26180723.2024.v7.i1Sa.280
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