Sridhar Gutam is Senior Scientist at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (ICAR-IIHR), Bengaluru and Convenor for Open Access India. He has earned his PhD in Plant Physiology from ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in the year 2004 and joined the Agricultural Research Service of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in the same year. Apart from his research on Plant Physiology of Agriculture and Horticultural Crops, he has interests in Open Access and Open Data which made him start the Open Access India community, Open Access Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (OAJMAP) with the help of his colleagues. He actively participated in the development of ICAR Open Access Policy and pronouncement of Delhi Declaration on Open Access. He is also instrumental in the establishment of AgriXiv (now agriRxiv) and IndiaRxiv preprints repositories under the Open Access India community. He is now associated with AmeliCA and is working for use and adoption of AmeliCA XML for the journals being published by various scholarly societies in India for making enriched reading formats and for interoperability of data and information.
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