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Open Access Repositories in Earth and Planetary Sciences: A Study Based on Directory of Open Access Repositories (Open Doar)

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Abstract: The study is a survey of open access repositories (OARs) in the subject, ‘Earth and Planetary Sciences’ which are indexed in the OpenDOAR. The study reveals that USA is having more open access repositories followed by Germany. Among continents, European continent tops in the list. Majority of the contents are in English language. More than 3 5th of them are multilingual. More than 3 4th of the content types are articles (78.75 ). More than 1 3rd of the repositories used DSpace. Majority of the repositories in the subject field are contributed by the institutions of higher education in Earth and Planetary Sciences in different countries across the world. The ranking of the repositories shows that Indian OARs in Earth and Planetary Sciences are also ranked in the world ranking of open access repositories.

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