November 27, 2015

Statistics: Growth in Use of the CC-BY License by Selected Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association Members

From the OASPA:

A total of 252,418 articles were published with the CC-BY license during the period shown [in chart].

Data was supplied by the following members of OASPA as number of CC-BY articles per year since implementation of the license by that publisher:

BioMed Central (2000-2012 which includes SpringerOpen 2011-2012), Hindawi (2006-2012), PLOS (2003-2012), Frontiers (2012 only), Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information/ZPID (2012 only), American Institue of Physics (2011-2012), MDPI (2008-2012), ecancermedicalscience (2007-2012)

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