Sunday, January 02, 2011

Science Online 2011 tweeting and streaming

If you can't make it to the Jan. 13-15 Science Online meeting, note that there will be live tweeting and streaming - see http://scienceonline2011.com/ and http://www.science3point0.com/scio11/ (thanks to Graham Steel).

Polish version of 2010 Dramatic Growth of Open Access

The 2010 Dramatic Growth of Open Access is now available in Polish here and here - many thanks to E-LIS Editor Bo┼╝ena Bednarek-Michalska. The English version can be found here.

December 2010 SPARC Open Access Newsletter

Peter Suber just released the December 2010 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. Featured this month is an in-depth look at open access in 2010 - a busy year for OA!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

2010 Dramatic Growth of Open Access

The 2010 Dramatic Growth of Open Access is now available.

Excerpt:

2010 was the strongest year for open access growth so far. In 2010, 1,401 journals were added to DOAJ for a total of 5,936 journals. The Electronic Journals Library now records over 27,000 journals that can be read free of charge; over 3,500 were added in 2010. 1,037 journals actively participate in PubMedCentral, an increase of 313 over the past year, and more than half of these journals contribute all articles as open access. PMC now provides access to over 3.2 million free articles, an increase of over 300,000 this year. OpenDOAR lists 1,817 repositories, having added 257 this year. A Scientific Commons search encompasses 38 million items, an increase of over 6 million since last year. There are 261 open access mandate policies, an increase of 83 this year.

Happy New Year to the Open Access movement!

Heather Morrison