About the Repository

Eprints@NML is the Open Access Institutional Repository of CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory -Jamshedpur. Objectives of CSIR-NML are to innovate, develop, transfer and standardise and provide specialised services such as Research and Development, Technology Transfer, consultancy and standards and quality to support the scientific and industrial growth and success in the areas of Metals, Minerals and Advanced Materials, by putting our experienced team of scientists and engineers and wealth of state-of-the art technology and facilities to work.

Open Access

"Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder". By Peter Suber. For more read Introduction to Open Access


This repository encourages scientists of CSIR-NML to self-archive post-prints (peer-reviewed draft in word or pdf form) of the journal papers as soon as it is accepted by the journal publishers. Mediated archiving service is also provided by the repository administration team. In case of non-availability of post-prints with authors or any publisher embargo, published version of the papers are allowed to be self-archived with restricted access to NML users. Any other interested users outside NML, who wish to use the article may use "Request Copy" facility that has been provided for every restricted access article.

Apart from journal article, the repository facilitates self-archiving/mediated archiving of conference papers, theses and patents.

As it is an institutionally defined repository, permission to upload documents is restricted to only CSIR-NML scientists and researchers. "Create Account" facility will work only for CSIR-NML intranet users.

eprints@nml is registered to be listed with Registry of Open Access Repositories(ROAR). The repository is also indexed by google,Oaister, Scientific Commons, Base, Scirus and many others.

Contact Information

Any correspondence concerning this specific repository should be sent to eprints@nml.in.