New Reports Highlight Fast Growth of OA

Three new reports recently prepared for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation show that Open Access is growing at a rate faster than previously thought.

From the news release: “…around 50% of papers published in 2011 are now available online for free. This is nearly twice the level estimated in previous studies and confirms the global shift towards open access to research findings.”

The reports were prepared by Science-Metrix, an independent research evaluation firm based in Montreal.

Download the reports HERE.