December 14, 2017

New Report Looks at the “Transition to Open Access” in the UK

The report linked below was released on Friday, September 18, 2015.

From a Summary Posted on the Research Informatin Network (RIN) Web Site:

A report has been published on monitoring the transition towards Open Access in the UK. Commissioned by the Universities UK (UUK) OA Coordinating Group and produced by a team of experts led by RIN…

Findings include:

  • There has been strong growth in both the availability of OA options for authors, and in their take-up.
  • UK authors are ahead of world averages, particularly in their take-up of the OA option in hybrid journals, and in their posting of articles on websites, repositories and other online services.
  • Take-up of OA publishing models means that universities’ expenditure on article processing charges (APCs) has increased too, and it now represents a significant proportion of their total expenditure on journals.
  • It is too early to assess the extent of any impact of OA on the finances of learned societies.

Direct to Full Text Report (105 pages; PDF)

A Four Page Fact Sheet/Summary is Also Available (via Universities UK)

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