Celebration of the
First Open Access Day
National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources [NISCAIR] celebrated The First International Open Access Day on Tuesday 14 October 2008 in most appropriate fashion, by way of making two of its journals open access. Prof. Samir Brahmachari, Director General of CSIR, India launched two journals of NISCAIR [CSIR India] – Indian Journal of Chemistry – Section A and Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics in Open Access mode .The repository is known as: NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository [NOPR] [http://nopr.niscair.res.in].
Currently, the repository has about 2000 articles, of which about 400 articles of above two journals are available under open access mode. Launching of other journals in open access will be taken up gradually for the benefit of the world-wide researchers.
The NOPR is based on the digital repository software-DSpace, and customized according to our requirements. The NOPR implementation strategy is to upload the current year’s papers immediately, with gradual addition of previous years’ papers.
Some visuals of the event are given here.