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The Ascent of Open Access

The Ascent of OA report
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.7618751
ISBN: 978-1-9993177-1-3

This report is an analysis of the Open Access landscape since the turn of the millennium. It compares the leading countries for research outputs with those producing the most Open Access papers over a 16-year period, as well as Open Access collaboration trends. See the key findings from this report in our summary blog post.

Key findings from the report are:

  • Countries that have invested in Open Access have typically increased their level of international collaboration.
  • China has gone from not appearing in the top 12 producers of OA papers in 2010 to being the third highest in OA (2016).
  • Brazil is another success story, second only to the UK, with 51.2% of its research output available through Open Access channels.

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