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Monday, August 20, 2007

Quick update on OA progress

Heather Morrison has put together some Quick Stats, Fast Facts for those who need a quick update on the progress of OA.  Excerpt:

How much open access is there?  The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists over 2,800 journals as of August 2007. Growth rate: more than 1 title per calendar day.

An OAIster search encompasses more than 12 million records from over 850 repositories.

Scientific Commons includes more than 16 million publications by more than 6 million authors in 877 repositories.

The world's largest open access archive is PubMed Central, which exceeded the one million mark in June 2007....