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Singh, Prerna and Chander, Harish (2018).Scholarly Open Access Publishing: Growth of LIS Open Access Journals visible through Directory of Open Access Journals. Library Philosophy and Practice.


Open access is an effective way for the dissemination of the scholarly publishing. Open access opens new vistas of access and dissemination of scholarly communication to wider readers. Library and Information Science field also witnessed the ever growing trends of open access and its growth in the form of Open Access Journals (OAJ), Open Access Repositories (OAR), Open Source Software (OSS), Open Educational Resources (OER) and MOOC’s. The present study highlights the position of LIS open access journals indexed in DOAJ. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an indexing service indexes high quality peer-reviewed journal of Science & technology, Social Sciences and Humanities. About 119 LIS Journals are indexed in DOAJ in the month of September, 2017. These journals are analysed on the different parameters set as objectives.