Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Dramatic Growth of Open Access: brief update

Noteworthy in October: Open Access Week extends its reach with broader participation than ever before, as noted by SPARC's Heather Joseph and Jennifer McLennan, with one of the results being the most prolific month ever (to date) for open access mandates as recorded by Peter Suber in the November 2010 SPARC Open Access Newsletter.

Results of the Open Access Week Mandate Challenge, thanks to Les Carr on OASIS: During the Challenge, 14 new mandates were adopted. Of these, 7 wereinstitutional, 3 were departmental and 3 were mandates on theses. In addition, one was a multi-institutional mandate, the first ever, covering the 29 research institutes of the EUR-OCEANS consortium.

The next full edition of Dramatic Growth is the early year-end edition, to be released by mid-December. If your OA initiative reaches an important milestone, don't hesitate to drop me a line.

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