Impact of OA Policies on Scholarly Publishing in the Technical University Libraries of Odisha


Sanghamitra Dalbehera
Institute of Technical Education & Research (ITER), S.O.A University, Bhubaneswar


This paper discusses the factors that influence the adoption of OA policy for depositing scholarly materials into the IR in the technical university libraries of Odisha based on a study conducted from 2017 to 2018. A questionnaire based survey was conducted among 750 nos. of faculty members at the technical universities of Odisha, out of which 602 nos. of respondents were selected for this study. This paper also depicted how the institutional policies on scholarly communication incorporate the use of OA publishing and also to find out the extent of awareness by the faculties towards OA resources, policy, attitude towards scholarly publishing and their interest in depositing scholarly materials to an institutional repository (IR) in the technical university libraries of Odisha.

October 24, 2018