Thursday, January 07, 2010

Strong open access growth reported by Hindawi

Hindawi Publishing reports strong growth for 2009. Submissions more than doubled, from 7,600 in 2008 to more than 16,500 in 2009. The number of accepted manuscripts grew from 2,500 in 2008 to 4,400 in 2009. Note that the growth in accepted manuscripts is smaller than the growth in submitted manuscripts, indicating an increased rejection rate.

This data and indication of strong growth at PLoS One is important in indicating that not only is growth rate of open access journals very strong (two per day based on DOAJ rates), the growth of articles published in open access journals is strong as well.

Thanks and congratulations to Hindawi's Paul Peters and Ahmed Hindawi.

This post is part of the Dramatic Growth of Open Access series.