INIS contribution to the GOAP

15 November 2011 - UNESCO's Global Open Access Portal (GOAP) presents a current high-level view of the status of Open Access (OA) to scientific information around the world. The primary target audience includes policy-makers and advocates from national, regional, and non-governmental organizations, as well as members of the OA community. The Portal aims at being the first destination of information seekers on OA. It is also supplemented by a Community of Practice through the exiting online platform "WSIS Knowledge Communities". The GOAP is a knowledge portal that has the following features:

  • Country-wise distilled knowledge on the status of Open Access
  • Key organizations engaged in OA
  • Thematic focus areas of OA
  • Important publications on OA coming from different regions of the world
  • Critical assessment of major barriers to and potential of OA
  • Funding and deposit mandates
  • Links to OA initiatives in the world

INIS is listed as one of the Open Access Repositories under the GOAP Thematic Areas/Sciences/Nuclear science.