One Nation One Subscription: The Ministry of Education, Government of India has freshly taken up an initiative to implement the “One Nation One Subscription” Scheme to provide easy access to scientific research papers and journal publications in India from the 1st of April 2023.
Under this scheme, till now the core committee is considering 70 publishers’ resources based on the recommendation of the Planning and Execution Committee (PEC) of One Nation One Subscription.
Benefits of One Nation One Subscription initiative
The Government aims through this initiative to benefit all research and educational institutions including universities, colleges, and research organizations, as well as every citizen of the country.
An official statement from the Ministry of Education says that “The One Nation One Subscription intends to sign national licenses with most of the prominent STEM publishers and database producers of the world whose contents are already being subscribed by various institutions of higher education and research organizations either directly or through government-funded consortia”.
After the One Nation One Subscription initiative is implemented one can get access to the government, government-funded academic and research and development institutions, research labs from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEiTY), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and other ministry or department funded institutions.
The Secretary of Higher Education K Sanjay Murthy stated “your support is solicited towards this initiative by ensuring that the renewals of e-resources from the list of 70 publishers are synchronized with the ONOS activities. Hence, it is requested that the renewal of e-resources from these 70 publishers for the calendar year 2023 may be put on hold till such time that the negotiations are underway. Specific updates on the ONOS activities including negotiations with these 70 publishers would be provided on or before 15th December 2022.”
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