Open Access, Data Capitalism and Academic Publishing
There is a significant discrepancy between the reality of academic publishing and the optimism of politicians and science functionaries who praise Open Access as a panacea for all the ills afflicting science culture.
The State of OA: A Large-Scale Analysis of the Prevalence and Impact of Open Access Articles
At least 28% of the scholarly literature is OA and that this proportion is growing, driven particularly by growth in Gold and Hybrid. Also, OA articles receive 18% more citations than average, an effect driven primarily by Green and Hybrid OA.
FinELib and Elsevier Reach Agreement for Subscription Access
The FinELib consortium and Elsevier today signed an agreement making Elsevier’s globally published research articles available to Finnish academic institutions, while providing Finnish researches with incentives to publish open access if they so choose.
UCL Press is launching a new open access megajournal that will provide academics and students with ground-breaking research free of charge in a move that challenges traditional commercial publishing models.
Open Access Levels: A Quantitative Exploration Using Web of Science and oaDOI Data
Using newly available open access status data, year-on-year open access levels are explored across research fields, languages, countries, institutions, funders and topics, and the resulting patterns are related to disciplinary, national and institutional contexts.