Open Access Digital Repository of Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India

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There are several benefits of ePrints@MoES repository.

  • ePrints@MoES enhances the professional visibility of the scientists.
  • Open access repositories like ePrints@MoES lowers access-barrier to research publications and offer the widest possible dissemination of scholars' works.
  • Research has demonstrated that open access online articles have appreciably higher citation rates than traditionally published articles. 1
  • Serves to establish priority of ideas and intellectual property, i.e. registering the work with a date stamp and identifier.
  • The centralized system manages and presents the research output of the ministry and also of the projects, programmes, and institutions supported by the ministry in an organized fashion.
  • Serves to demonstrate the breadth and depth of research output.
  • Preserves and provides long-term access to the scholars' research output.
  • OAI and the "Google"-ing of research - publications in ePrints@MoES can be immediately found in global indexing and search services.

1Steve Lawrence. 2001. "Online or invisible?" Nature 411 (6837):521. Available at: <http://www.nature.com/nature/debates/e-access/Articles/lawrence.html>