IOP Publishing (IOPP) and the Manipal Academy of Higher Education have finalised a Read and Publish agreement as they work towards breaking down barriers to publishing open access (OA) for researchers from lower and lower middle-income countries.
The unlimited OA agreement, which is one of IOP Publishing’s first in India, enables researchers affiliated with the Manipal Academy of Higher Education to publish all their research OA at no cost to them, making their scientific work permanently and freely available online for anyone to read.
The agreement supports the growing appetite from researchers in India to publish their work OA. According to a global study of over 3,000 researchers carried out by IOPP with other society publishers, 62% of physical science researchers from India and Pakistan want to publish OA, but nearly 80% of respondents from these countries said a lack of funds are the main reason for not doing so.
Julian Wilson, Chief Sales Officer at IOPP, said: “A successful transition to an open future relies on an equitable system - one which does not put authors at a disadvantage due to lack of funds. That’s why we’re proactively working on ways to expand our portfolio of TAs globally. More than 900 institutions can now take advantage of the agreements that we have in place across 33 countries.”
Dr. Krishnan Santhosh, professor at the Department of Instrumentation & Control Engineering at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, said: “Our transformative agreement with IOP Publishing makes it easier for our researchers to share their work openly and enhances the visibility and reputation of the research they do. It is agreements like these that accelerate our vision for an open future to research.”
The agreement will help to widen the readership and increase visibility of Manipal Academy of Higher Education funded research. According to IOPP data, OA content is downloaded 80% more than paywalled content and cited 30% more, demonstrating the substantial advantages of publishing research OA.
More information can be found on IOPP’s publishing support website.
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About Manipal Academy of Higher Education MAHE, (Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University)
MAHE is recognized as a leading quality academic and education service provider and has significantly contributed to continuously improving the standards and penetration of higher education in India. The Manipal Academy of Higher Education has, as its genesis, an enthralling story of a genius, the late Dr. T. M. A. Pai who had the vision of making society rid of the three major ills of illiteracy, ill health, and poverty. It provides a great variety of graduate and postgraduate skill enhancement educational courses covering several important disciplines like medicine, engineering, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, management, communication, life sciences, hotel administration, etc. through its 28 Professional Higher Education institutions. It has also taught and researched departments in Statistics, Commerce, Geopolitics & International Relations, European Studies, Philosophy & Humanities, Atomic & Molecular Physics, etc. Over 40,000 students from all over the world pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in diverse subjects. The finest of infrastructure facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, well-equipped laboratories, and dedicated and competent faculty have enabled the MAHE to be reckoned as one of the best-deemed universities, attracting students from all over India and 60+ countries of the world. The MAHE currently has 3000+ faculty and 10500+ support and service staff. The MAHE is a Wi-Fi-enabled campus and has excellent facilities for sports and games.
The University has two Off-Campus centres, one each at Mangalore and Bangalore, One Medical College with TATA Group at Jamshedpur and two Off-Shore campuses, one in Dubai (UAE) and the other in Melaka (Malaysia). The University and its Off-centre campuses and Off-shore Campuses have world class infrastructural facilities and follow pedagogy, which is constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in their respective disciplines.
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