OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Sumeer Gul, Dr. Zahid Ashraf Wani, Ishrat Majeed

Abstract


The study explores the growth and development of open access journals worldwide from different perspectives. The major causes of the success of open access in developed countries and low acceptance by developing and other countries is also discussed. The results are based on exploration of open access publications by SCOPUS-a major indexing service.

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