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Analysis of Open Access Journals on Social Science in DOAJ: A Study


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This paper examines the journals available on Social Science in DOAJ. It is found that 50 journals related to Social Science are available. Majority of the journals are published by USA, many of them are being published in English language and only few journals are charging publication fees from the author. Some of the institutions like DESIDOC, NISCARE are publishing their journals in the open access domain to increase the accessibility. Based on the results of the study, it is suggested that the open access journals should be covered multiple subjects to increase accessibility at global level.

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DOAJ, Open Access, Social Science.
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K. S. Sivakumaren
Library, MIT Campus, Anna University, Chennai- 600 044, India

Abstract


This paper examines the journals available on Social Science in DOAJ. It is found that 50 journals related to Social Science are available. Majority of the journals are published by USA, many of them are being published in English language and only few journals are charging publication fees from the author. Some of the institutions like DESIDOC, NISCARE are publishing their journals in the open access domain to increase the accessibility. Based on the results of the study, it is suggested that the open access journals should be covered multiple subjects to increase accessibility at global level.

Keywords


DOAJ, Open Access, Social Science.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15613/sijrs%2F2014%2Fv1i2%2F67551