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Open Access 2007 - 2017: Country and University Level Perspective

Gyawali, Bikash; Pontika, Nancy and Knoth, Petr (2020). Open Access 2007 - 2017: Country and University Level Perspective. In: In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2020 (JCDL ’20).

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Abstract

Each year the number of Open Access (OA) papers is gradually increasing. We carried out a study investigating 400 universities from 8 countries to examine: i) the total number of OA papers per country, ii) proportion of OA papers published by representative universities in each country classified into three tiers of research quality: high, middle and low, iii) how universities within the same country compare to each other and iv) the growth of OA papers in countries per year. We conclude that among the analysed countries the UK and USA rank first and second respectively, while Russia and India are positioned towards the bottom of the list. We observe no link between the proportion of OA papers published by authors at a university and the university ranking, with some universities in the middle university rank tier having a larger proportion of OA papers than those in the high tier.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2020 ACM
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
ON-MERRIT824612European Union Horizon 2020
Keywords: Open Access; Scholarly Data; Data Mining; Growth; Countries; Universities; 2007 - 2017
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Big Scientific Data and Text Analytics Group (BSDTAG)
Item ID: 70549
Depositing User: Bikash Gyawali
Date Deposited: 21 May 2020 13:12
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2020 07:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/70549
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