4.4 Let Us Sum Up

In this Unit, you have learnt about different advocacy initiatives across the
world for engaging different stakeholders in open access ecology and
promoting open access publishing initiatives in their respective institution,
country and region. Open access requires active participation of library,
information and publishing professionals. They hold key portfolios in OA
infrastructure development. Thus, successful deployment of OA infrastructure
requires fulfilment of training needs of key portfolio holders. On the other
hand, young researchers and academics are primary contributors in OA
knowledge creation. Some of them are adequately aware of gold and green OA
publishing models, whereas many others – particularly who are newcomers in
academic research arena – need to be sensitized. Young researchers should be
made aware of open access mandates of their funders and institutions. How to
get published in OA publishing channels needs to be demonstrated to young
researchers as well.

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