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Friday, November 6 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Measuring Open Access- Current State of the Art

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The Open Access (OA) model for scientific publications has been examined for years by academics who have argued that it presents advantages in increasing accessibility and, consequently, in increasing the impact of papers.

It has been noted that OA availability has increased steadily over the years. However, current measurement has seriously underestimated the proportion of OA peer-reviewed articles. Therefore, it is necessary to develop new measurement methods. One challenge is to distinguish more clearly between Gold OA, Hybrid OA and non-fully Gold journals, and self-archiving (‘Green OA’).

This presentation examines the results of recent studies assessing the free availability of scholarly publications during different time periods and the proportion of Open Access Papers published in peer-reviewed journals at different levels. Different types of growth in freely available papers have been identified and analyzed.

In conclusion, best practices for institutional repository management will be mentioned and opportunities and challenges faced by the OA model will be examined. The audience is welcome to ask their question and share their feedback during the presentation.

Friday November 6, 2015 11:35am - 12:15pm
Salon 2, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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