Open Access and Open Science

What is the state of open access and open science? How can we move toward a world where research is readily available to all?

Although interest in Open Access (OA) to scholarly literature is growing, relatively little is known about the prevalence, characteristics, and implications of this emerging body of work. Does openness affect citation impact? What percentage of scholarly literature is currently OA, and has this changed in recent years? How have digital advances changed the nature of scholarly publishing? 

To better understand today’s changing academic publishing landscape, we are investigating these questions and more in a series of large-scale, collaborative projects. By analyzing data from a wide swath of journals, academic disciplines, online platforms, and publishing strategies, we seek to improve existing knowledge on the current state of OA and help dismantle the barriers that stand in the way of achieving greater openness.  

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