Thursday, 24 May 2012

Increasing proportion of UKPMC articles are open access

A previous post on this blog showed how the proportion of open access content in UKPMC was increasing. By open access, we mean "free to read AND free to reuse", at least for non-commercial purposes, although all the content on UKPMC is free to read. At that time the trend reported showed that the proportion of open access content had grown to 33% in 2009.

In 2010, the proportion of articles that are open access has risen to 41% of the articles published that year, or almost 70,000 articles in real numbers.

The graph below shows the growth of open access articles in UKPMC between 2001 and 2010.



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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

April deluge

Last month, the wettest April in the UK since records began, there was also a deluge of articles in the popular press about open access. 

This is a round-up of some of the articles (and perhaps notable by their absence are any articles that are behind a paywall!).  

Times Higher Education
28 April 2012 

Techland.time.com
26 April 2012 

guardian.co.uk
25 April 2012 

blogs.plos.org
24 April 2012 

Scientific American
24 April 2012 

guardian.co.uk
24 April 2012 

guardian.co.uk
20 April 2012 

Times Higher Education
19 April 2012 

In an open email the council announced to the academic staff at the university that it can no longer afford to maintain its current level of journal subscriptions
Harvard University
17 April 2012 

Intellectual Property Watch
16 April 2012 

nytimes.com
16 April 2012 

economist.com
14 April 2012 

newstatesman.com
13 April 2012 

theaustralian.com.au
12 April 2012 

channel4.com
10 April 

guardian.co.uk
10 April 2012

Guardian.co.uk
10 April 2012 

bbc.co.uk
10 April 2012 

BBC Radio 4 Today Programme
10 April

guardian.co.uk
9 April 2012

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