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New Year’s Open-Access Update: Growth in 2012

Eighth Stellation of the Icosidodecahedron

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From the blog, Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics dated December 31, 2012, Heather Morrison compiles data about the growth of open access during 2012.  Here are some highlights:

Directory of Open Access Journals
8,519 journals
2012 growth: 1,147 journals (3 journals / day)
# articles searchable at article level: 955,720
2012 growth in searchable articles: 234,449 (642 articles / day)

Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)
3,340 repositories
2012 growth: 730 repositories (2 repositories / day)

arXiv
809,849 e-prints
2012 growth: 83,886 e-prints (230 e-prints / day)

PubMedCentral
2,600,000 articles (from PMC site)
2012 growth: 300,000 articles (from PMC site – update schedule not known so not sure about accuracy)
1,199 journals deposit all articles in PMC
2012 growth:  220 journals (.6 journals / day

Registry of Open Access Material Archiving Policies (open access mandate policies)
353 open access policies (total)
2012 growth rate: 44 policies  (4 policies / month)

For the complete blog entry:

http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com/2012_12_01_archive.html

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