[cla-oa] Dramatic Growth of Open Access: September 30, 2009

  • From: "Goddard, Lisa" <lgoddard@xxxxxx>
  • To: <cla-oa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:57:36 -0230

The September 30, 2009 issue of the Dramatic Growth of Open Access is
now available, at:



This issue of The Dramatic Growth of Open Access features a few key  
quotable numbers to illustrate the growth and current extent of open  
access: more than 4,000 fully open access, peer reviewed journals in  
DOAJ, growing by 2 titles per day; close to 1,500 open access  
repositories listed in OpenDOAR, adding a new repository every  
business day; over 30 million free publications through Scientific  
Commons, growing by more than 20 thousands items per day; more than  
20% of the world's medical literature is freely available 2 years  
after publication, and close to 10% is freely available immediately on  
publication; 1 more journal decides to submit all or most content to  
PMC every business day, and growth of open access journals in PMC is  
one new journal every other business day. The number of open access  
mandate policies is well over a hundred, and growing rapidly - but  
also likely understated. If you have a policy, please be sure to  
register with ROARMAP. This quarter saw some minor setbacks. Most  
notable (but still small) is a decrease in free content through  
Highwire Press.

Heather Morrison, MLIS
Associate Editor, Scholarly and Research Communication
The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics

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