Friday, 23 October 2015

#OAweek 2015: Open access in numbers

For Open Access week 2015, we tweeted some number-related facts about Europe PMC, reproduced with a little additional context here.

1.  #EuropePMC has over 3,447,632 full text articles, with over 1,134,397 in the #openaccess subset http://europepmc.org/FtpSite #OAweek #OAinNumbers

As well as full text articles, Europe PMC contains all of the 25.4M PubMed abstracts, plus additional content comprising a further 5M records composed of a number of things, including biological patents. Find out more here.

2.  29% of articles published in 2014 are now available as full text or #openacess  http://europepmc.org/search?query=%28FIRST_PDATE:%5B2014-01-01+TO+2014-12-31%5D%29&page=1 #OAweek #OAinNumbers

This compares to less than 7% in 2001. In particular the open access subset (which as well as being free to read, is free of some copyright and licensing restrictions) has grown enormously: from less than 1% of articles published in 2001 to over 19% published in 2014.

3.  #EuropePMC is supported by 27 Europe-based research funders, who fund research around the world #OAweek #OAinNumbers

See who they are and find links to their open access policies here.

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4.  54,487 – the number of grants awarded by #EuropePMC funders accessed via the Grant Lookup tool http://europepmc.org/GrantLookup/ #OAweek #OAinNumbers

That’s a lot of funding!

5.  UKPMC launched on 8 January 2007, rebranded to #EuropePMC 1 November 2012 #OAweek #OAinNumbers

When we launched it was with 8 UK-based funders. Now those initial 8 have been joined by a further 19 (more if you count those who have since merged), and include a growing number of funders from across Europe.

6.  Since we started 12,279 full text author manuscripts have been uploaded – 2,128 are in the #openaccess subset #OAweek #OAinNumbers

Europe PMC is effectively a green and gold repository in that both routes to open access are supported for full text content to get into Europe PMC. Most comes via the publisher (‘gold’) route to PMC from where it is mirrored to Europe PMC. The repositories also have their own manuscript submission systems, which enable authors to use the ‘green’ route and archive their articles directly, if the work was funded by one of our funders. Any content generated via this route is mirrored back to PMC and vice versa.

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7.  1,892,647 articles are associated with one or more ORCIDs http://europepmc.org/search?page=1&query=AUTHORID_TYPE:ORCID&sortby=Relevance #OAweek #OAinNumbers

You can use the Europe PMC author-claiming tool to link your articles to your ORCID. If you have a common name or have changed your name this is a great way to make sure your articles are easily identified as yours.

8.  20 Accession types linked in #EuropePMC http://europepmc.org/Help#databasecitations #OAweek #OAinNumbers

Accession types are text-mined so that when they appear in an article a link is created directly to the relevant data record in external databases including ArrayExpress, Ensembl, the EU Clinical Trials Register and Treefam.

9.  #EuropePMC searches abstracts & full text, & covers more content. E.g. Alzheimer 100K results Europe PMC vs 80K PubMed #OAweek #OAinNumbers

Enough said! But check out tweet 1 if you want a reminder of that content.

10. 3 ways to create or sign in to a #EuropePMC account: ORCID id, Twitter or Europe PMC-specific login #OAweek #OAinNumbers

Don’t waste time typing in the same searches each week, save your searches instead so that you can easily check what new content has been added to Europe PMC. More great features planned for user accounts coming soon!



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