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Indian science academies support open access

I read Barbara Kirsop's letter (see Royal Society must embrace open archiving) on the appalling stand taken by the UK Royal Society on open access.

Thankfully, the science academies in India are supporting open access. In fact, all the journals published by the Indian National Science Academy, currently presided over by a fellow of the UK Royal Society, are open access journals and one can search and download articles from volume 1, number 1.

All 11 journals published by the Indian Academy of Sciences, also presided over by a fellow of the UK Royal Society, are also open access journals, and there are currently efforts underway to make all previous volumes open access.

What is more, unlike the Public Library of Science and BioMed Central, these two academies do not charge authors (or their institutions) a fee for publishing their papers. They do charge for subscriptions to the print versions — as opposed to online versions — of their journals.

Link to SciDev.Net's special feature 'Opening doors with open access'