Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Summer 6-2021


The open-access initiatives enhance the global visibility of an institution’s scholarly research output. This initiative has helped the scientists, teachers, students as well as researchers by providing visibility to their research outputs and increases the impact of their work as well their parent institution. Also, this has facilitated the users to access global information at a single location. In this study, the researcher tries to find out the scenario of institutional repositories of BRICS countries to open access in the year 2020 using OpenDoar (open directory of open access repositories). The list of 400 repositories from BRICS countries has been retrieved from OpenDoar, maximum of 151 repositories are from Brazil. Out of total 400 repositories, 292 repositories have working homepages, multidisciplinary subject coverage by a maximum of 232 repositories; Dspace is the preferred software by a maximum of 300 repositories; English is the most used language of content with many multilingual repositories, maximum of 361 repositories are of institutional type, India has the maximum collection followed by Brazil and journal article is the content of maximum 287 repositories. Only 39 repositories provide policy support and only 45 were updated in the year 2020.