The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication
from 4-8 September 2023
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Dr Anup Kumar Das is an avid academic researcher working JNU with since January 2007. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Data Science, Informetrics and Citation Studies; and Editor of Journal of Scientometric Research. He is a Member of the CODATA India National Working Group. He was a Consultant to UNESCO Delhi and the Commonwealth of Learning. He has written three books and four self-learning modules in the UNESCO Open Access Curricula. He was awarded PhD from Jadavpur University, India.
India is one of the leading developing nations involved in the global open science (OS) movements since the last two decades. In November 2021, UNESCO adopted the “UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science” ratified by 193 nations including India. In 2023, India is also hosting the Presidency of G20 nations and working towards achieving the “Common Digital Future: Open, Accessible and Inclusive Digital Public Infrastructure” as reflected in a G20 Task Force. In 2020, the Government of India released the 5th National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), where Open Science is discussed at length. Presently different public agencies are working towards implementing open science infrastructure across the country, involving the research funding agencies, academic and research institutions, and the scholarly publishers. This presentation evaluates the roadmap towards implementing the UNESCO Recommendations on Open Science in India. In addition, the presentation will also assess the India's position in the global open science scenario, as reflected on the international directories of open science/open access initiatives and open science monitoring web portals, including the DOAJ, OpenDOAR, UNESCO's Global Open Access Portal (GOAP). ROARMAP, besides others. India's initiatives will also be compared with the other emerging developing nations namely China, Brazil, Russia and South Africa (BRICS Nations). A number of scholars have compared OS initiatives of BRICS nations. This presentation will also review their studies, and identify most significant OS initiatives undertaken in Indian institutions.