This report sets out to explore what Open Access means, especially in
the context of publishing research in the global South, how it has
evolved as a philosophical and practical tool for scholarly
communication, and how these publishing modes are currently being used
to redress some of the imbalances, which currently exist within the
traditional models of scholarly communication.
The authors then go on to examine the current and potential uses of open
access in the context of the developing world; questions if, within
these contexts, a different open access-based approach is required, and
makes recommendations for this. The report is based on case studies from
Brazil, India and South Africa.
Chan, L.; Gray, E.; Kahn, R. Open Access and development: journals and beyond. Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK (2012) 43 pp.