Dear Vasumathi and all,
Thanks for the "Clarification"
This confirms that the Medical Council of India did (and perhaps still does) discriminate against all open access journals.
It would be interesting to know what their more recent position is (although as I noted in my previous message, the Indian Government has taken the unprecedented step of dissolving the whole Council, apparently because of intransigency to reform).
It would also be interesting to know if there are other academic institutions anywhere in the world that discriminate against open access.
Best wishes, Neil
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