May 19, 2022

Backgrounder: “Open Access Journals In Spain”

From Backgrounder Post on the DOAJ Blog by Miguel Navas, Member of AccesoAbierto Research Group and Librarian at the Catalan Government in Barcelona, Spain:

According to Ulrich’s data, Spain is in tenth position in scholarly journal production, with 2.5% of the titles worldwide. The United States alone accounts for 21%, and nearly one third of journals are published by countries with fewer contributions than Spain.

However, when talking about Open Access journals, the output is quite different: according to both Ulrich’s and DOAJ, Spain is currently country number four in the world with 5.5%, after Brazil, UK and USA. Yet, what is the level of adoption of OA in Spanish journals?

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