[Irtalk] FW: [ERIL-L] Dramatic Growth of Open Access September 30, 2011

Van der Westhuizen, Ansie Watkiapj at unisa.ac.za
Thu Oct 6 10:55:02 SAST 2011

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From: Electronic Resources in Libraries [mailto:ERIL-L at LISTSERV.BINGHAMTON.EDU] On Behalf Of Heather Morrison
Sent: 03 October 2011 06:35 PM
Subject: [ERIL-L] Dramatic Growth of Open Access September 30, 2011

Friends and implementers of open access around the world: we have outdone ourselves (again!). This quarter a number of initiatives have met or exceeded some interesting milestones. DOAJ is now over 7,000 journals, and still adding more than 4 titles per day. The Electronic Journals Library now lists more than 30,000 titles that are freely available. OpenDOAR now lists more than 2,000 repositories, and the BASE search engine searches more than 31 million documents in repositories. ROARMAP now lists a total of 300 open access mandate policies. Kudos to PMC for clearly posting pertinent data right on their website, and for growing the number of journals making all articles available OA by 19 to a new total of 635 - and for growing free fulltext at the rate of one per minute! Following are links to quick reference and full data versions, rationale and method, items of interest from this quarter, and noteworthy data from this quarter.

DOAJ # of journals:  7,070
Electronic Journals Library - # of free journals: 30, 963
OpenDOAR: 2,085 repositories
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine - metadata for 31 million items in 2,027 repositories
PubMedCentral: 2.2 million articles, 1,214 journals actively participating


Heather G. Morrison
Doctoral Candidate
Simon Fraser University School of Communication
The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics

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