New Data: Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA) Members’ Output Continues to Grow, as Does the Use of CC BY Licenses
The volume of publications from OASPA members continues to grow. Just under 2.1 million articles were published by members in the period 2000-2019. Over 425,000 of these were published in 2019, representing a growth of around 17% over the previous year. The total number of articles reported by members has grown just under 10-fold from 2011 to 2019.
CC BY in fully OA journals continues to dominate output.
6 publishers account for around 75% of OASPA members’ OA output, and for just under 85% of the CC BY articles published in fully OA journals. While the publishers are the same, the order has changed slightly from previous years. In 2019, MDPI published 34% of CC BY articles in fully OA journals, Springer Nature published 25%, Frontiers 10%, PLOS 5.5%, Hindawi 6% and Wiley 3.8%. Compared with 2018, we have seen MDPI move into top place, PLOS fall back and Wiley replacing De Gruyter in the top tier of publishers producing more than 10,000 articles per year.
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