Scholarly Journals in India’s NARS

JOURNAL

ISSN

PUBLISHER

ONLINE

OPEN ACCESS

TOLL ACCESS

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH REVIEW

0971-3441

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

YES

NO

YES

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING TODAY

0970-2962

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS

YES

NO

YES

AGRONOMY DIGEST

0972-6381

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY

FULL TEXT

ARCHIVES

YES

AGROPEDOLOGY

0971-1570

INDIAN SOCIETY OF SURVEY & LAND USE PLANNING

NO

NA

NA

ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEED TECHNOLOGY

0972-2963

ANIMAL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

ANNALS OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

0970-3179

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

NA

NA

NA

ANNALS OF ARID ZONE

0570-1791

ARID ZONE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF INDIA

NO

NA

NA

ANNALS OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

0970-9924

FORUM OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGISTS

NO

NA

NA

ANNALS OF PLANT PROTECTION SCIENCES

0971-3573

SOCIETY OF PLANT PROTECTION SCIENCES

YES

NO

YES

CLAY RESEARCH

0255-7193

THE CLAY MINERALS SOCIETY OF INDIA

YES

NO

YES

CROP IMPROVEMENT

0256-0933

CROP IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY OF INDIA

NO

NA

NA

CROP PROTECTION AND PRODUCTION

 

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SCIENTISTS ASSOCIATION

NO

NA

NA

CURRENT AGRICULTURE

0254-1092

INDIAN SOCIETY OF SALINITY RESEARCH SCIENTISTS

NO

NA

NA

CURRENT RESEARCH

 

UNIVERSITY OF AGRIL. SCIENCES, BANGALORE

NO

NA

NA

ENTOMON

0377-9335

ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCEMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY

NO

NA

NA

FORAGE RESEARCH

0972-7183

INDIAN SOCIETY OF FORAGE RESEARCH

NO

NA

NA

HARYANA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF RESEARCH

0379-4008

CSSHAU

NO

NA

NA

HARYANA JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY

0970-5414

HARYANA AGRONOMISTS ASSOCIATION

NO

NA

NA

HARYANA JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCES

0970-2876

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF HARYANA

NO

NA

NA

HARYANA VETERINARIAN

0033-4359

CSSHAU

NO

NA

NA

HIMACHAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

0970-0595

CSKHPKV

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL BIOCHEMISTRY

0970-6399

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL BIOCHEMISTS

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY

0367-8229

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTS

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

0019-5014

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

0019-5022

INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF AGROFORESTRY

0972-0715

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGROFORESTY

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY

0537-197X

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY

ARCHIVES

YES

CURRENT

INDIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL HEALTH

0019-5057

WEST BENGAL VETERINARY ASSOCIATION

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL NUTRITION

0970-3209

ANIMAL NUTRITION SOCIETY INDIA

TOC

NO

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCES

0367-8318

INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY

0970–9509

ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

0970-9320

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGISTS, IMMUNOLOGISTS AND SPECIALISTS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF DAIRY AND BIOSCIENCES

0971-5436

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL DAIRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE

0019-5146

THE INDIAN DAIRY ASSOCIATION

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF DRYLAND AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

0971-2062

INDIAN SOCIETY OF DRYLAND AGRICULTURE

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY

0367-8288

ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA

YES

NO

YES

INDIAN JOURNAL OF EXTENSION EDUCATION

0537-196X

INDIAN SOCIETY OF EXTENSION EDUCATION

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES

0970-6011

CENTRAL MARINE FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

TOC

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF GENETICS AND PLANT BREEDING

0019-5200

INDIAN SOCIETY OF GENETICS & PLANT BREEDING

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF HILL FARMING

0970-6429

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF HILL FARMING

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURE

0972-8538

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF INDIA

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

INDIAN JOURNAL OF NEMATOLOGY

0303-6960

NEMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES

0971-8184

INDIAN SOCIETY OF PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

0019-5502

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PROTECTION

0253-4355

PLANT PROTECTION ASSOCIATION OF INDIA

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE

0019-5529

INDIAN POULTRY SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PULSES RESEARCH (JOURNAL OF FOOD LEGUMES)

0970-6380

INDIAN SOCIETY OF PULSES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SMALL RUMINANTS

0971-9857

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR SHEEP AND GOAT PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION

FULL TEXT

ABSTRACTS

YES

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SOIL CONSERVATION

0970-3349

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SUGARCANE TECHNOLOGY

0970-3233

ASSOCIATION OF SUGAR TECHNOLOGISTS OF INDIA

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY ANATOMY

0971-1937

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY ANATOMISTS

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

0970-051X

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR VETERINARY MEDICINE

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY PATHOLOGY

0250-4758

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY PATHOLOGISTS

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

INDIAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH

0971-4251

INDIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF VETERINARY RESEARCH

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

INDIAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY SURGERY

0254-4105

INDIAN SOCIETY VETERINARY SURGERY

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

INDIAN JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY

0970-2822

INDIAN VIROLOGICAL SOCIETY

FULL TEXT

NA

YES

INDIAN JOURNAL OF WEED SCIENCE

0253-8040

INDIAN SOCIETY OF WEED SCIENCE

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGY

0367-973X

INDIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY

NO

NA

NA

INDIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL OF EXTENSION EDUCATION

0972-2181

SOCIETY OF EXTENSION EDUCATION

FULL TEXT

YES

NA

INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL

0019-6479

INDIAN VETERINARY ASSOCIATION

NO

NA

NA

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OIL PALM

0972-5806

SOCIETY FOR PROMOTION OF OIL PALM RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NO

NA

NA

JNKVV RESEARCH JOURNAL

0021-3721

JNKVV

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

0256-6524

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

JOURNAL OF AGROMETEOROLGY

0972-1665

ASSOCIATION OF AGROMETEOROLOGISTS

TOC

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF APPLIED HORTICULTURE

0972-1045

SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF HORTICULTRE

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF ARID LEGUMES

 

SOCIETY FOR ARID LEGUMES

YES

NO

YES

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

0971-930X

SOCIETY FOR BIOCONTROL ADVANCEMENT

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF EXTENSION EDUCATION

 

SOCIETY OF EXTENSION EDUCATION, TAMIL NADU AGRIL. UNIVERSITY, COIMBATORE

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF FARMING SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

 

PROJECT DIRECTORATE FOR CROPPING SYSTEM RESEARCH

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCES

0973-354X

SOCIETY OF PROMOTION OF HORTICULTURE

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRIL. STATISTICS

 

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRIL. STATISTICS, NEW DELHI

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF INDIAN SOCIETY OF WATER MANAGEMENT

 

INDIAN SOCIETY OF WATER MANAGEMENT

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF INSECT SCIENCE (LUDHIANA)

0970-3837

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF INSECT SCIENCE

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF MYCOLOGY AND PLANT PATHOLOGY

0971-9393

INDIAN SOCIETY OF MYCOLOGY AND PLANT PATHOLOGY

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF OILSEEDS RESEARCH

0970-2776

INDIAN SOCIETY OF OILSEED RESEARCH

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE

0972-0499

INDIAN SOCIETY OF ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

0971-7811

SOCIETY FOR PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

JOURNAL OF PLANT DISEASE SCIENCES

0973-7456

ASSOCIATION OF PLANT PATHOLOGIST

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF PLANT PROTECTION AND ENVIRONMENT

0973-1717

SOCIETY FOR PLANT PROTECTION & ENVIRONMENT

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF PLANTATION CROPS

0304-5242

INDIAN SOCIETY OF PLANTATION CROPS

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF RESEARCH ANGRAU

0970-0226

ANGRAU

FULL TEXT

YES

NA

JOURNAL OF RESEARCH BIRSA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

0971-1724

BIRSA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERISTY

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF RESEARCH PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

0048-6019

PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF RICE RESEARCH

 

SOCIETY FOR ADVANCEMENT OF RICE RESEARCH

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF ROOT CROPS

0378-2409

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR ROOT CROPS

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION IN INDIA

0022-457X

SOIL CONSERVATION SOCIETY OF INDIA

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF SOILS AND CROPS

0971-2836

ASSOCIATION OF SOILS & CROP RESEARCH SCIENTISTS

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF SPICES AND AROMATIC CROPS

0971-3328

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR SPICES

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN FISHERIES ASSOCIATION

0971-1422

INDIAN FISHERIES ASSOCIATION

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS

0019-6363

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN SOCIETY OF COSTAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

0972-1584

INDIAN SOCIETY OF COSTAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN SOCIETY OF SOIL SCIENCE

0019-638X

INDIAN SOCIETY OF SOIL SCIENCE

TOC

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF THE INLAND FISHERIES SOCIETY OF INDIA

0379-3435

INLAND FISHERIES SOCIETY OF INDIA

ABSTRACTS

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE

0971-636X

KERALA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

FULL TEXT

YES

NO

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY

0971-6157

THE INDIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY

NO

NA

NA

JOURNAL OF WATER MANAGEMENT

0971-6076

INDIAN SOCIETY OF WATER MANAGEMENT

NO

NA

NA

KARNATAKA JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

0972-1061

UASD

FULL TEXT

YES

NA

MADRAS AGRICULTURAL JOURNAL

0024-9602

MADRAS AGRICULTURAL STUDENTS UNION

FULL TEXT

YES

NA

MAHARASHTRA JOURNAL OF EXTENSION EDUCATION

 

B.S. KONKAN KRISH VIDYAPEETH, DAPOLI (M.S.)

NO

NA

NA

MEDICINAL PLANTS – INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYTOMEDICINES AND RELATED INDUSTRIES

 

SOCIETY FOR CONSERVATION AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICINAL PLANTS

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

MUSHROOM RESEARCH

0972-4885

MUSHROOM SOCIETY OF INDIA

NO

NA

NA

MYSORE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

0047-8539

UASB

FULL TEXT

YES

NA

ORISSA JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURE

0973-2160

ORISSA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

NO

NA

NA

ORYZA

0474-7615

ASSOCIATION OF RICE RESEARCH WORKERS

TOC

NA

NA

PANTNAGAR JOURNAL OF RESEARCH

0972-8813

GBPUAT

NO

NA

NA

PEST MANAGEMENT IN HORTICULTURAL ECOSYSTEMS

0971-6831

ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCEMENT OF PEST MANAGEMENT IN HORTICULTURAL ECOSYSTEMS

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

PESTICIDE RESEARCH JOURNAL

0970-6763

SOCIETY OF PESTICIDE SCIENCE INDIA

NO

NA

NA

PHYTOMORPHOLOGY

 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF PLANT MORPHOLOGISTS

NO

NA

NA

PKV RESEARCH JOURNAL

0378-813X

PDKV

NO

NA

NA

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

0972-2025

SOCIETY FOR BIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

PLANT DISEASE RESEARCH

0970-4914

INDIAN SOCIETY OF PLANT PATHOLOGISTS

TOC

NO

NA

POTATO JOURNAL

0970-8235

INDIAN POTATO ASSOCIATION

FULL TEXT

NO

YES

PROGRESSIVE HORTICULTURE

0970-3020

HILL HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY

NO

NA

NA

PUNJAB HORTICULTURAL JOURNAL

 

PAU

NO

NA

NA

RAJASTHAN JOURNAL OF EXTENSION EDUCATION

 

RAJASTHAN SOCIETY OF EXTENSION EDUCATION

NO

NA

NA

SEED RESEARCH

0379-5594

INDIAN SOCIETY OF SEED TECHNOLOGY

NO

NA

NA

SOUTH INDIAN HORTICULTURE

0038-3473

SOUTH INDIAN HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION

NO

NA

NA

SOYBEAN RESEARCH

 

SOCIETY FOR SOYBEAN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

NO

NA

NA

TAMILNADU JOURNAL OF VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES

0971-2942

TAMIL NADU VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY

FULL TEXT

YES

NA

VEGETABLE SCIENCE

0970-6585

INDIAN SOCIETY OF VEGETABLE SCIENCE

NO

NA

NA

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Scholarly Societies in India’s NARS

PUBLISHER

ADDRESS

URL

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, I.A.R.I., PUSA CAMPUS, NEW DELHI – 110012.

http://www.geocities.com/aeraindia/

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SCIENTISTS ASSOCIATION

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SCIENTISTS ASSOCIATION, SAI-SADAN PRASAD COLONY ROAD, JATHARPATH, AKOLA

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL DAIRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

SOUTHERN REGIONAL STATION, NATIONAL DAIRY OF RESEARCH INSTITUTE, BANGALORE

ANGRAU

ACHARYA N G RANGA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERISTY, RAJENDRANAGAR, HYDERABD 500030

http://www.angrau.net/Journal%20of%20ResearchANGRAU.htm

ANIMAL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION

CAS IN ANIMAL NUTRITION, INDIAN VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, IZATNAGAR – 243122

http://www.anft.org/html/home.htm

ANIMAL NUTRITION SOCIETY INDIA

DAIRY CATTLE NUTRITION DIVISION, NATIONAL DAIRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE KARNAL 132001, HARYANA

http://www.nutrisocietyindia.com/

ARID ZONE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF INDIA

CENTRAL ARID ZONE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CAZRI) CAMPUS, JODHPUR – 34003

ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCEMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF KERALA, KARIAVATTOM – 695581

ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCEMENT OF PEST MANAGEMENT IN HORTICULTURAL ECOSYSTEMS

BANGALORE

ASSOCIATION OF AGROMETEOROLOGISTS

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL METEOROLOGY, B.A. COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, GUJRAT AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, ANAND – 388110.

http://www.agrimetassociation.com/index.html

ASSOCIATION OF PLANT PATHOLOGIST

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, DR. P.D.K.V., AKOLA – 444104 (M.S.).

ASSOCIATION OF RICE RESEARCH WORKERS

CENTRAL RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CUTTACK – 753006.

http://crri.nic.in/arrw/index.htm

ASSOCIATION OF SOILS AND CROP RESEARCH SCIENTISTS

21, ANAND NAGAR, NEAR DATTA MEGHE POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE, RANA PRATAP NAGAR, POST OFFICE, NAGPUR – 444021 (M.S.).

ASSOCIATION OF SUGAR TECHNOLOGISTS OF INDIA

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SUGARCANE RESEARCH, LUCKNOW 226002

BIRSA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERISTY

BIRSA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERISTY

http://www.baujharkhand.org/

BSKKV

DEPARTMENT OF EXTENSION EDUCATION, B.S. KONKAN KRISHI VIDYAPEETH, DAPOLI (M.S.)

http://www.dbskkv.org/

CENTRAL MARINE FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

CENTRAL MARINE FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, P.B.NO. 1603, ERNAKULAM NORTH P.O., COCHIN – 682018 (KERALA).

http://www.cmfri.com/

CLAY MINERALS SOCIETY OF INDIA

THE CLAY MINERALS SOCIETY OF INDIA, IARI, NEW DELHI 110012

CROP IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY OF INDIA

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BREEDING, PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, LUDHIANA – 141004.

CSKHPKV

CSK HPKV, PALAMPUR

http://hillagric.ernet.in/

CSSHAU

CCS HARYANA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, HISAR – 125004 (HARYANA).

http://hau.ernet.in/

DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE, PAU

PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, LUDHIANA

http://www.pau.edu

ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

MAHARANA PRATAP UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, UDAIPUR – 313 001

ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA

DIVISION OF ENTOMOLOGY, I.A.R.I., NEW DELHI – 110012.

FORUM OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGISTS

01, KAMLA NAGAR, TUKARAM HOSPITAL CHOWK, AKOLA – 444004

GBPUAT

G.B. PANT UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOYG, PANTNAGAR, DISTT. – U.S. NAGAR,UTTRANCHAL – 263145

http://www.gbpuat.ac.in/

HARYANA AGRONOMISTS ASSOCIATION

DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY, CCS HARYANA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, HISAR – 125004 (HARYANA).

HILL HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY

HILL HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY. ALMORA

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF HARYANA

DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE & VEGETABLE SCIENCES, CCS HARYANA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, HISAR – 125 004

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF INDIA

DIVISION OF FRUIT & HORTICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY, I.A.R.I., NEW DELHI – 110012.

http://www.hsi1942.in/

ICAR

DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION AND PUBLICATION OF AGRICULTURE, KRISHI ANUSANDHAN BHAWAN, PUSA, NEW DELHI – 110012.

INDIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY, COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENCE, GADVASU, LUDHIANA – 141004

http://www.iaavp.org/

INDIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF VETERINARY RESEARCH

363, BARI BAMANPURI, BAREILLY – 243003, UTTAR PRADESH

http://www.iaavr.org/

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF HILL FARMING

ICAR RESEARCH COMPLEX FOR NEH REGION, UMROI ROAD, BARAPANI, MEGHALAYA

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATIONISTS

218, KAULAGARH ROAD, DEHRA DUN – 248195 (UTTARAKHAND).

http://www.iaswc.com/contact-us.html

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY ANATOMISTS

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY ANATOMISTS, NAGPUR

http://www.iava.c-o.in/

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGISTS, IMMUNOLOGISTS AND SPECIALISTS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES

DEPT. VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENCE, PAU, LUDHIANA – 141 004

http://www.iavmi.org/

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY PATHOLOGISTS

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY PATHOLOGY, COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENCE, GADVASU, LUDHIANA-141 004

http://www.iavp.org/

INDIAN DAIRY ASSOCIATION

IDA HOUSE, SECTOR – IV, R.K. PURAM, NEW DELHI – 110022.

http://www.indairyasso.org/

INDIAN FISHERIES ASSOCIATION

CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF FISHERIES EDUCATION, FISHERIES UNIVERSITY ROAD SEVEN BUNGALOWS, ANDHERI (W), MUMBAI – 400061

http://www.cife.edu.in/ifa_website/title.htm

INDIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY

DIVISION OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, I.A.R.I.,NEW DELHI – 110012.

http://www.ipsdis.com

INDIAN POTATO ASSOCIATION

CENTRAL POTATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SHIMLA – 171001. (H.P.).

http://www.gpc2008.in/index.html

INDIAN POULTRY SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

CENTRAL AVIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE, IZATNAGAR – 243122

http://www.ipsa-cari.org/

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

DIVISION OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, I.A.R.I., NEW DELHI – 110012.

http://www.ispp-online.org/index.html

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR ROOT CROPS

CENTRAL TUBER CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SREEKARIYAM, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM 695017, KERALA

http://www.isrc.in/index.php

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR SHEEP AND GOAT PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION

CENTRAL SHEEP AND WOOL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, AVIKANAGAR-304501,VIA-JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN

http://www.issgpu.org/index.htm

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR SPICES

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR SPICES C/O. INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SPICE RESEARCH, CALICUT (KERALA)

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF INSECT SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY, PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, LUDHIANA, PUBJAB

INDIAN SOCIETY FOR VETERINARY MEDICINE

DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, COLLEGE OF VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES, GB. PANT UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, PANTNAGAR-263145, UTTARANCHAL

http://www.isvm.net/index.htm

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL BIOCHEMISTS

C.S. AZAD UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE & TECHNOLOGY, KANPUR 208 002

http://www.indianbiochemists.blogspot.com/

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTS

SHEILA DHAR INSTITUTE OF SOIL SCIENCE, DEPT. OF CHEMISTRY, UNIVERSITY OF ALLAHABAD, 5, LAJPAT RAI ROAD, ALLAHABAD – 211002.

http://www.allduniv.ac.in/academic/fos_faculty/chem/chem_index.html

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

46-48, ESPLANDS MANSIONS, M.G. ROAD, MUMBAI – 400001.

http://www.isaeindia.org/

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS

G-3, SOCIETIES BLOCK, NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE CENTRE PUSA CAMPUS, NEW DELHI-110012

http://www.isae.in/

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

DIVISION OF AGRONOMY, I.A.R.I., NEW DELHI – 110012.

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS

IASRI CAMPUS,LIBRARY AVENUE, PUSA, NEW DELHI – 110012.

http://iasri.res.in:8081/ISASWEB/index.htm

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGROFORESTY

NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR AGROFORESTRY, NEAR PAHUJ DAM, GWALIOR ROAD, JHANSI – 284003 (U.P.).

http://www.nrcaf.ernet.in/isaf.html

INDIAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY

DIVISION OF AGRONOMY, INDIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, NEW DELHI 110 012

http://www.isa-india.in/

INDIAN SOCIETY OF COSTAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

CENTRAL SOIL SALINITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE REGIONAL RESEARCH STATION, CANNING TOWN (P.O), SOUTH 24-PARGANAS – 743 329, WEST BENGAL

http://www.iscar.org.in/

INDIAN SOCIETY OF DRYLAND AGRICULTURE

CENTRAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR DRYLAND AGRICULTURE, SANTOSHNAGAR, HYDERABAD – 500059.

INDIAN SOCIETY OF EXTENSION EDUCATION

INDIAN SOCIETY OF EXTENSION EDUCATION, DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, IARI, PUSA CAMPUS, NEW DELHI 110012

INDIAN SOCIETY OF FORAGE RESEARCH

FORAGE RESEARCH SECTION, CCS HARYANA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, HISAR – 125004 (HARYANA).

INDIAN SOCIETY OF GENETICS & PLANT BREEDING

INDIAN SOCIETY OF GENETICS & PLANT BREEDING, POST BOX – 11312, I.A.R.I., NEW DELHI 110012

INDIAN SOCIETY OF MYCOLOGY AND PLANT PATHOLOGY

RAJASTHAN COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, UDAIPUR – 313001 (RAJASTHAN).

INDIAN SOCIETY OF OILSEED RESEARCH

DIRECTORATE OF OILSEEDS RESEARCH,RAJENDRANAGAR, HYDERABAD – 500030.

INDIAN SOCIETY OF ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE

DIVISION OF FLORICULTURE AND LAND SCAPING, I.A.R.I., NEW DELHI – 110012.

http://isoh-india.org/

INDIAN SOCIETY OF PLANT PATHOLOGISTS

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY (PAU), LUDHIANA 141004

http://www.insopp.org/

INDIAN SOCIETY OF PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES

NATIONAL BUREAU OF PLANT GENETICRESOURCES, PUSA CAMPUS, NEW DELHI – 110012.

http://www.nbpgr.ernet.in/ispgr.htm

INDIAN SOCIETY OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

DIVISION OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, I.A.R.I., NEW DELHI – 110012.

http://www.ispp-online.org/index.html

INDIAN SOCIETY OF PLANTATION CROPS

CENTRAL PLANTATION CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, KASARAGOD – 671124 (KERALA).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journal_of_Plantation_Crops

INDIAN SOCIETY OF PULSES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PULSES RESEARCH,KALYANPUR, KANPUR – 208024.

INDIAN SOCIETY OF SALINITY RESEARCH SCIENTISTS

INDIAN SOCIETY OF SALINITY RESEARCH SCIENTISTS. JODHPUR

INDIAN SOCIETY OF SEED TECHNOLOGY

DIVISION OF SEED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, I.A.R.I., NEW DELHI – 110012.

INDIAN SOCIETY OF SOIL SCIENCE

DIVISION OF SOIL SCIENCE & AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY, I.A.R.I., NEW DELHI – 110012.

http://www.isss-india.org

INDIAN SOCIETY OF SURVEY & LAND USE PLANNING

N.B.S.S. AND L.U.P., AMRAVATI ROAD, NAGPUR – 440010 (M.S.).

INDIAN SOCIETY OF VEGETABLE SCIENCE

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF VEGETABLE RESEARCH, VARANASI

INDIAN SOCIETY OF WATER MANAGEMENT

WATER TECHNOLOGY CENTRE, INDIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, NEW DELHI – 110 012

http://www.iswam.in/index.html

INDIAN SOCIETY OF WEED SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY, CCS HARYANA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, HISAR – 125004, HARYANA

INDIAN SOCIETY VETERINARY SURGERY

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENCES, H.A.U., HISAR – 125004 (HARYANA)

http://www.isvs.org/

INDIAN VETERINARY ASSOCIATION

11, CHAMIERS ROAD, NANDANAM,CHENNAI – 600035.

INDIAN VIROLOGICAL SOCIETY

CCS HARYANA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, HISAR – 125004

http://virologysociety.org/

INLAND FISHERIES SOCIETY OF INDIA

CENTRAL INLAND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, BARRACKPORE, KOLKATA – 700120, WEST BENGAL

http://www.ifsi.in/

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF PLANT MORPHOLOGISTS

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF PLANT MORPHOLOGISTS, DEPT. OF BOTANY, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI, DELHI

http://phytomorphology.tripod.com/

JNKVV

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU KRISHI VISHWA VIDYALAYA, ADHARATAL, JABALPUR 482004, MADHYA PRADESH

http://www.jnkvv.nic.in/

KAU

KERALA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERISTY, THRISSUR

http://www.kau.edu

MADRAS AGRICULTURAL STUDENTS UNION

TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, COIMBATORE

http://sites.google.com/site/majmasu/

MUSHROOM SOCIETY OF INDIA

DIRECTORATE OF MUSHROOM RESEARCH, ICAR, CHAMBAGHAT, SOLAN – 173213 (H.P.)

NEMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA

DIVISION OF NEMATOLOGY, IARI, PUSA CAMPUS 110012

http://www.nemaindia.com/

ORISSA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE, O.U.A.T., BHUBANESWAR – 751003.

PAU

PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, LUDHIANA

http://www.pau.edu

PDKV

DR. PANJABRAO DESHMUKH KRISHI VIDYAPEETH, AKOLA

http://pdkv.mah.nic.in/

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

KANNANKURICHI, SALEM (TAMIL NADU)

PLANT PHYSIOLOGY FORUM

PLANT PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY, DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, BOSE INSTITUTE, 93/1 ACHARYA PRAFULLA CHANDRA ROAD, KOLKATA – 700009 http://www.plantphysiologyforum.org/

PLANT PROTECTION ASSOCIATION OF INDIA

NBPGR REGIONAL STATION, RAJENDRANAGAR, HYDERABAD 500030

PROJECT DIRECTORATE FOR CROPPING SYSTEM RESEARCH

PROJECT DIRECTORATE FOR CROPPING SYSTEM RESEARCH, MODIPURAM, MEERUT (U.P.)

http://www.pdcsr.ernet.in/

RAJASTHAN SOCIETY OF EXTENSION EDUCATION

RAJASTHAN SOCIETY OF EXTENSION EDUCATION, MPUAT, UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN

SOCIETY FOR ADVANCEMENT OF RICE RESEARCH

DIRECTORATE OF RICE RESEARCH (ICAR), RAJENDRANAGAR, HYDERABAD – 500030.

SOCIETY FOR ARID LEGUMES

CENTRAL ARID ZONE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CAZRI) CAMPUS, JODHPUR – 34003

SOCIETY FOR BIOCONTROL ADVANCEMENT

PROJECT DIRECTORATE OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, P.B.NO 2491, BANGALORE 560024, KARNATAKA

http://sbaindia.tripod.com/

SOCIETY FOR BIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY

KANNANKURICHI, SALEM (TAMIL NADU)

SOCIETY FOR CONSERVATION AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICINAL PLANTS

NEW DELHI

SOCIETY FOR PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

DIVISION OF BIOCHEMISTRY, I.A.R.I., NEW DELHI – 110012.

SOCIETY FOR PLANT PROTECTION & ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY, COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, O.U.A.T., BHUBANSWAR – 751003.

SOCIETY FOR PROMOTION OF OIL PALM RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

DIRECTORATE OF OIL PALM RESEARCH, PEDAVEGI – 534450, WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH

http://dopr.gov.in/SOPOPRAD.htm

SOCIETY FOR SOYBEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR SOYBEAN,KHANDWA ROAD, INDORE – 452017.

SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF HORTICULTRE

SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCMMENT OF HORTICULTURE, A-859, INDIRANAGAR, LUCKNOW-226016

http://www.horticultureresearch.net/

SOCIETY OF EXTENSION EDUCATION

ADVANCE RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT CENTRE OF RURAL ENVIRONMENT, 810, PASCHIMPURI, SIKANDRA, AGRA – 282007.

http://www.seea.org.in/

SOCIETY OF EXTENSION EDUCATION, TNAU

TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, COIMBATORE

SOCIETY OF PESTICIDE SCIENCE INDIA

DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS, IARI, PUSA CAMPUS, NEW DELHI 110012

http://www.spsindia.co.in/index.html

SOCIETY OF PLANT PROTECTION SCIENCES

DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS, I.A.R.I., PUSA, NEW DELHI – 110012.

SOCIETY OF PROMOTION OF HORTICULTURE

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH, HESSARGHATTA LAKE POST, BANGALORE – 560089.

SOIL CONSERVATION SOCIETY OF INDIA

G-3, NATIONAL SOCIETIES BLOCK, NATIONAL CENTRE COMPLEX, DEV PRAKASH SHASTRI MARG, PUSA CAMPUS, NEW DELHI – 110012.

http://www.soilcsi.org/index.htm

SOUTH INDIAN HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION

TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, COIMBATORE

TANUVAS

TAMIL NADU VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY

http://www.tanuvas.tn.nic.in/

UAS BANGALORE

UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, COMMUNICATION CENTRE, HEBBAL, BANGALORE- 560024.

http://www.uasbangalore.edu.in/

http://www.ojs.oksociety.in/index.php/mjas

UAS DHARWAD

UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, DHARWAD 580005

http://www.uasd.edu/

http://203.129.218.157/ojs/index.php/kjas

WEST BENGAL VETERINARY ASSOCIATION

68 KSHUDIRAM BOSE SARANI, CALCUTTA, INDIA, 700 037

PLANT PHYSIOLOGY FORUM

PLANT PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY, DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, BOSE INSTITUTE, 93/1 ACHARYA PRAFULLA CHANDRA ROAD, KOLKATA – 700009 http://www.plantphysiologyforum.org/
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Welcome Agricultural Scholars!!

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Good to see you on Agricultural Scholars for Open Access!! Welcome to the world of Open Access Agricultural Scholarship!!!

By visiting this blog, you have established the fact that you are a social responsible researcher. Wondering how! Here it is:

Doors are wide open for scholars like you for Open Access!

What is Open Access?

Open Access is nothing but free, online availability of peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, theses and working papers. They can be used freely for research, teaching and other purposes without any licensing restrictions on their use by readers in most cases.

Why Open Access?

Researchers publish their results to establish their own claim to the research and to enable other researchers to build upon them. In the case of journal articles, only the richest institutions have been able to afford a reasonable proportion of all the scholarly journals published and so learning about and accessing such articles has not always been easy for most researchers. Open Access changes all this.

Where can I find Open Access journals?

On Internet. Open Access journals are freely available on the public internet, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

When do I go for Open Access?

When your article/report/research outcome is ready after peer-review, you can simply make them freely available online to the whole research community. It is not self-publishing, nor a way to bypass peer-review and formal publication, nor is it a kind of second-class, cut-price publishing route.

Who does Open Access?

You, Of course! And all researchers willing to upload their research materials.

How can I do Open Access?

Open Access can be provided in two main ways. A researcher can place a copy of each article in an Open Access repository or can publish articles in Open Access journals. In addition, a researcher may place a copy of each article on a personal or departmental website. Whilst all three routes to Open Access ensure that far more users can access such articles than if they were hidden away in Closed Access (subscription-based) journals, the first two constitute much more systematic and organised approaches than the third and maximise the chance of other researchers locating and reading articles.

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Open Access India: Advocating Open Access to Science and Scholarship

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For creating more awareness on open access to publicly funded research in India, ‘Open Access India’ is formed. This group is active on facebook and is now acting as a platform for advocating open access and sharing success stories of open access movement in the world and India.

The main aims of the group is ‘Advocacy’  – sensitizing the researchers, policy makers and general public on the need to make data & information generated through public funds openly available. While advocating, it is working for the development of community e-infrastructure, capacity building and framework for ‘Open Access’ policies for sharing data & information. This group would also work for influencing the policy makers, managers, researchers, scholarly societies to adopt open access policy for their research and to take forward the open access movement in India.

Anyone who is involved and interested in the open access movement and what to discuss and raise the issues related to open access in general and in specific to India can join the group or like its page on facebook.

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Eprints@IARI, Institutional Repository of IARI

Eprints@IARI, Institutional Repository of IARI

The institutional repository enables any institution to publicize its research and enables the access to the work of its staff and students. It presents the academic work in one place rather than just spread amongst hundreds of journals, so increasing visibility and prestige. The quality of a university’s academic output forms an effective advertisement for the institution, attracting external collaborations, revenue streams, new scientists, and students (Adapted from http://www.sparceurope.org/resources/hot-topics/institutional-repositories).
With this background, the Unit of Simulation and Informatics had developed a platform Eprints@IARI – an Institutional Repository for IARI using free & open source software, ‘eprints’. It is hosted at the url <http://eprints.iari.res.in> and is now ready for depositing peer-reviewed publications. As the deposition of peer-reviewed research output after publication in the form or either ‘pre-prints’ or ‘post-prints’ in Eprints@IARI repository ease the burden of both the research management cell and scientists in reporting publications for research assessment and review
exercises.

In order to explain the philosophy behind the need for institutional repositories and the process of uploading the peer-reviewed research documents into the repository, an half-an hour guest lecture by Mr. Madhan Muthu from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela who had customised eprints for IARI and developed Eprints@IARI is being organised in the Unit of Simulation and Informatics, IARI seminar hall one 30th March 2010 at 11:00 AM.

Kindly make it convenient to attend the same and participate in discussion.

Sridhar Gutam

USI, IARI, 26/3/2010

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CMFRI establishes OA Institutional Repository!

Kudos to all@CMFRI!!!

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has established Open Access Institutional Repository Eprints@CMFRI. It is the second such portal of an constitutent establishment of Indian Council of Agriculture Research. Earlier this year (2010), Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) establishes Eprints@IARI.

In the Open Access Journal (OAJ) front, the Medicinal Aromatic Plants Association of India housed in Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research (DMAPR), Anand  (An ICAR establishment) had started OAJMAP (Open Access Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants).

Falling in the lines of other national organisations, ICAR is now bring out a policy on Open Access. With this, all other constituent establshments of ICAR and other constituents of National Agricultural Research System in India also establishes their open access Institutional Repository (IR).  When  a harvester is also establshed at ICAR head quarters for harvesting all the metadata and records from the IRs, there could be a one-stop portal and shop for all the research in the NARS.

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Open Access and Science Quality

Open Access and Science Quality

The philosophy of “Open Access” (OA) is that the publicly funded research emerging from universities/institutions should be freely available to the researchers.

According to Suber (2004). OA literature is digital, online, free of charge and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions <http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/brief.htm>. The copyright law of any country exists to credit the author and to promote the progress of arts and sciences. When copyright impedes the progress of science, science must push copyright out of the way (Stallman 1991) to safeguard the quality in science <http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/push-copyright-aside.html>!

There are may reports that the articles which are freely available online are cited more frequently than the closed ones (Lawrence, 2001; Eysenbach, 2006, MacCallum and Parthasarathy, 2006). By way of making them online, the science communications can be preserved for ever as the information is stored at one or the other server and be made available with the Internet search engines as now the free and open source softwares and other open access initiatives, the archives or the journals complying with the meta data harvesting protocol of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) are preserved forever. The efforts in this regard are now initiated by The Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ) of Lund University Libraries and the e-Depot of the National Library of the Netherlands had started a cooperation in this regard order to secure long-term preservation of open access journals with the generous support from the Swedish Library Association <http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=loadTempl&templ=longTermArchiving>.

The most importantly OA shall increase the traffic to the institute/university’s websites and its repository and thereby helps in showcasing the research produced by the university/institute. University of Otago’s Business School – Open Access repository in Nov. 2005 with 220 articles had received 20,000 hits by Feb. 2006 (Stanger and McGregor, 2006). And another important by-product of OA movement is to reduce or remove the plagiarism. Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine (Elsevier) had published articles with data favorable to Merck’s products during 200-05 <http://www.newsinferno.com/archives/5973> and OA helped in pointing out about this case to the world. Similarly, PloS could intervene in Wyeth Pharmaceuticals case <http://beta.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/article12809.ece>.

The OA shall fulfill the society needs by facilitating the process of scientific knowledge dissemination and aides researchers with latest information and facilitate further research. It helps in advancement of science and technology for the reduction of poverty and diseases.

The strengths and advantages of OA are that it removes access barriers to literature accelerating research and authors may archive their preprints without anyone else’s permission and make their contents freely available to the world. By this, the contents of all OA repositories/journals are indexed by Web search engines such as Google and Google Scholar and a Open Access databases of freely-available global research can be achieved.

The next steps of action shall be popularization of Open Access Journals & Repositories among the researchers in India, policy adoption of mandatory  deposit of refereed research in a central repository by the universities and institutes in India and a urgent need of a Open Access Policy for India.

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