Open Access Movement: A Probable Solution of Present Crisis in Scholarly Communications

Abstract

Author(s): Subhajit Panda

The spirit and philosophy of Open Access are in sync with FAIFE owing to its visible role in sharing intellectual freedom for building information democracy. But with exponential increase of cost of scholarly research publication and capture of a huge portion of publication industry by for-profit publishers create a void between the research and researcher, information and seeker, educator and learner, query and the solutions. This paper illustrates the hidden cause of this crisis in scholarly communication and give a brief understanding of total open access movement, from past initiative to future plans. Additionally this paper thoroughly pointed out the tools and platforms which can be used by educators and researchers to promote this open access movement with a great success. The paper reflects the value of open access movement in the way to eliminate communication gap in terms of scholarly research work.


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