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Prajeesh Bhaskaran., & Dineshan Koovakai. (2019). Perception of Library Professionals in Kerala towards Open Access Publications: a gender wise study. Library Philosophy and Practice,
The paper discusses the perception of library professionals in Kerala towards Open Access. It highlights the impact of open access in saving the budget of libraries, faster publication, accessibility of articles, popularity, citation, impact factor. Open access initiative has been widely implemented in academic institutions in different parts of the world. It is also make available to academic community in India through internet by various institutions. The Library professional has significant role in promoting and dissemination of the Open Access Initiatives in Kerala. The study analyses the perception of Library professionals towards Open Access (OA) in Kerala. The result of the survey shows the positive attitude of the library professionals towards the Open Access in the academic environment of Kerala.