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RE: Dramatic Growth of Open Access: June 30, 2010

I was someone surprised when I saw the mention of the article by 
Bjork and its conclusions. As it is not referenced by Heather in 
her highlights I googled for it and found the following: 
It seems to me that the commentary sets the claim in context. 
Note that I am not suggesting that the number of articles that 
can be accessed in final form is not increasing. I am sure it is 
and I only wish someone would fund a proper study of how many.


Anthony Watkinson
Univesity College London

-----Original Message-----
From: Heather Morrison [mailto:hgmorris@sfu.ca]
Sent: 01 July 2010 07:35
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: Dramatic Growth of Open Access: June 30, 2010

The June 30, 2010 issue of Dramatic Growth of Open Access is now

Highlights this quarter:

OA policy continues to be the lead growth story; both 
institutional and total mandates have more than doubled over the 
past year.  DOAJ has had a great quarter, passing the milestone 
of over 5,000 journals, meaning that about 20% of the world's 
peer-reviewed journals are now OA, and adding more than 3 titles 
per day over the quarter (2 titles per day over the past year). 
BASE added 1.5 million documents, or about half a million per 
month. Bjork et al reported in PLoS One that about 1 in 5 
articles published in 2009 are now OA.

Heather Morrison, MLIS
The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics