Backgrounder: “Open Access Journals In 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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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.