Article: Why we need a public infrastructure for data on open access

Access, Open Decision-Support

Why we need a public infrastructure for data on open access

During the last decade I have been conducting research on scholarly communication, primarily focusing on how open access in various forms has been introduced into an environment traditionally supported by subscription-based distribution models.

Establishing the historical development and current status of journals and articles publishing open access still requires a lot of manual data collection. Insights on open access, and the development of scholarly publishing in general, is not only something of merely bibliometric research interest.

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