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Dramatic Growth of Open Access: September 30, 2009

The September 30, 2009 issue of the Dramatic Growth of Open Access is
now available, at:

This issue of The Dramatic Growth of Open Access features a few key
quotable numbers to illustrate the growth and current extent of open
access: more than 4,000 fully open access, peer reviewed journals in
DOAJ, growing by 2 titles per day; close to 1,500 open access
repositories listed in OpenDOAR, adding a new repository every
business day; over 30 million free publications through Scientific
Commons, growing by more than 20 thousands items per day; more than
20% of the world's medical literature is freely available 2 years
after publication, and close to 10% is freely available immediately on
publication; 1 more journal decides to submit all or most content to
PMC every business day, and growth of open access journals in PMC is
one new journal every other business day. The number of open access
mandate policies is well over a hundred, and growing rapidly - but
also likely understated. If you have a policy, please be sure to
register with ROARMAP. This quarter saw some minor setbacks. Most
notable (but still small) is a decrease in free content through
Highwire Press.

Heather Morrison, MLIS
Associate Editor, Scholarly and Research Communication
The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics

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