One Nation One Subscription (ONOS) Open Access of Scientific Research Papers and Journal Publications in India

One Nation One Subscription (ONOS) Open Access of Scientific Research Papers and Journal Publications in India.

Government of India Ministry of Education Department of Higher Education TEL Section

Subject: Implementation of One Nation One Subscription: Open Access of Scientific Research Papers and Journal Publications in India from the 1″ April 2023-reg.

As you may be aware that “One Nation One Subscription” (ONOS) – an initiative by the Office of Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, aims to provide countrywide access to national and international scientific and academic content.

The ONOS 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.

This initiative is expected to benefit all research and educational institutions including universities, colleges, research organizations, as well as every citizen of the country.

  1. Based on the recommendation of Planning and Execution Committee (PEC) of ONOS, Core Committee is considering 70 Publishers’ resources (listed in Annexure-1) under the first Phase of ONOS from the April 1, 2023, onward for all government/ government- funded academic and R&D institutions, research Labs from ICAR, ICMR, DST, CSIR. DBT, DRDO. DAE, ISRO, MEITY, MOES and other Ministry/Department funded intuitions. The Cost Negotiation Committee (CNC) would start negotiation with publishers shortly.
  2. 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.
  3. Hence, it is requested that 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.
  4. Director, INFIBNET Centre (An IUC of UGC) Gandhinagar may be contacted for any clarifications on this subject.

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