[Irtalk] Fwd: [GOAL] Dramatic Growth of Open Access first quarter 2015

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From: Heather Morrison <Heather.Morrison at uottawa.ca>
Date: 8 April 2015 at 05:17
Subject: [GOAL] Dramatic Growth of Open Access first quarter 2015
To: "Global Open Access List (Successor of AmSci)" <goal at eprints.org>

The first quarter Dramatic Growth of Open Access is now available:

Selected highlights

OpenDOAR added 129 repositories for a total of 2,857 open access
repositories. The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine added close to 3 million
documents for a total of over 71 million documents. SSRN added another
7,690 authors this quarter for a total of over 275,000 authors. Internet
Archive added 1.7 million texts for a total of over 7.8 million.

In spite of vigorous weeding and reorganizing, DOAJ is back to ongoing
strong growth, adding close to 3 journals per day, over a quarter million
articles searchable at the article level over the past year.

Congratulations to the Directory of Open Access Books which recently
surpassed a milestone of 100 publishers.

Data is openly available for download from the DGOA dataverse:

Congratulations and thanks to all of the many individuals and organizations
that are making open access happen.

Dr. Heather Morrison
Assistant Professor
École des sciences de l'information / School of Information Studies
University of Ottawa
Sustaining the Knowledge Commons http://sustainingknowledgecommons.org/
Heather.Morrison at uottawa.ca

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