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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

End-of-year update on growth of OA

Heather Morrison, Dramatic Growth of Open Access: Dec. 31, 2007 update, Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics, December 21, 2007.  Excerpt:

My Dramatic Growth of Open Access: Open Data Edition has been updated with today's numbers. For analysis of growth of OA in 2007 and predictions for 2008, see my Dramatic Growth of Open Access: 2007 (Interim) and Predictions for 2008, and my Minor Update.

One notable story for the latter half of December is the continuing very strong recent growth in the Directory of Open Access Journals, with 64 new titles added in the past 30 days; an average of more than 2 per calendar day, higher than their 2007 overall growth rate of 1.4 per calendar day....