Green Psychology: Exploring Open Access Repositories on Psychology

Abstract

Author(s): Sheuli Hazra

This paper analyzes open access repositories (known as Green path to Open Access) in the area of psychology to demonstrate nature and features of these repositories. It includes OA repositories related to psychology and related disciplines that are listed in the OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories) over the years. OpenDOAR lists around a total of 73 OA repositories of which only 53 are providing OAI/PMH base URL. This paper includes two conceptual parts – i) analysis of OA repositories on psychology against a set of parameters like software in use, country of origin, language wise distribution, document types etc; and ii) development of a framework for harvesting OAI/PMH compliant OA repositories on psychology for designing a single-window search service.

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