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Open Access Journal Publishing in the Agricultural Sciences Presentation

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Open Access Journal Publishing in the Agricultural Sciences 
Thomas Abraham, Nagaraj Vaidya, Vimal Kumar,Sridhar Gutam and Aneeja Guttikonda thomas@oksociety.org 
Open Knowledge Society, India 
Open Knowledge Society
Historically, Agricultural Research & Education in India have been in the public domain.
National Agricultural Research System (NARS) is the largest system in the world.
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR): Apex organization for promotion of Agricultural Research & Education in India.
5 National Institutes; 5 National Bureaux 
48 ICAR Research Institutes 
138 Substations of ICAR Institutes 12 Project Directorates in crop sciences and animal sciences 
30 National Research Centres; 77 All India Coordinated Research Projects 
41 State Agricultural Universities 
1 Central Agricultural University 
Open Knowledge Society
Agricultural Research & Education in India 
~100 professional societies in agriculture & allied disciplines are working for the advancement of their respective disciplines by publishing scholarly journals.
These scholarly journals are the only vehicles of scientific information dissemination in India.
All these journals have ISSN numbers and rated by National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) on the scale of 1 to 10.
Only 23 have their own websites and only 20 are in Thomson Reuters Master Journal List and many of them are not online .
As researcher's output is measured by number of research  papers X Impact Factor (IF)/NAAS Rating, the researchers send their articles first to international journals with high impact factor.
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