The largest share of open-access articles belongs to a new category described as “bronze”: articles are available on websites hosted by their publisher - either immediately or following an embargo - but are not formally licensed for reuse.
Around half of researchers already publish their work with open access, according to a comprehensive survey carried out by the Main Library of the University of Zurich. Besides a number of positive results, the survey also revealed a need for more information.
Decolonising knowledge and democratising information is the great promise of our times. With universal access to knowledge, we can begin to achieve the potential of the Internet and provide a better world for future generations.
Read What You Are Looking For! ScienceOpen Integrates More Open Access Data
One of the biggest challenges for researchers is time. So when you find an abstract of interest and have just a moment to actually read, you need the full text right now. With our newest release, the ScienceOpen discovery environment incorporates open access data from Impactstory to provide researchers with more ways to read the …
Authorial and Institutional Stratification in Open Access Publishing: the Case of Global Health Research
New axes of stratification are emerging in academic publishing, adding to the already complex tapestry of inequality in science. Authors working at lower-ranked universities are more likely to publish in closed/paywalled outlets, and less likely to choose outlets that involve some sort of Article Processing Charge (APCs; gold or hybrid OA).
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.