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