Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dramatic Growth of Open Access

Heather Morrison's post, dated December 11, in the Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics, contains encouraging charts and graphs illustrating the dramtic growth of open access during 2009.

2009: a great year for OA!
While dramatic growth continues in all aspects of open access, the story of the year and especially of the last quarter is a dramatic leap in open access mandate policies, particularly institutional and departmental policies. In the past year, institutional mandates (as recorded on ROARMAP) more than tripled, from 25 to 79. Nearly half that growth has come in the past week, from just one country - Finland, with its recent announcement of open access mandate policies at all 26 of Finland's applied sciences universities, as reported by Peter Suber on Open Access News.

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