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Dramatic Growth of Open Access September 30, 2011

Friends and implementers of open access around the world: we have 
outdone ourselves (again!). This quarter a number of initiatives 
have met or exceeded some interesting milestones. DOAJ is now 
over 7,000 journals, and still adding more than 4 titles per day. 
The Electronic Journals Library now lists more than 30,000 titles 
that are freely available. OpenDOAR now lists more than 2,000 
repositories, and the BASE search engine searches more than 31 
million documents in repositories. ROARMAP now lists a total of 
300 open access mandate policies. Kudos to PMC for clearly 
posting pertinent data right on their website, and for growing 
the number of journals making all articles available OA by 19 to 
a new total of 635 - and for growing free fulltext at the rate of 
one per minute! Following are links to quick reference and full 
data versions, rationale and method, items of interest from this 
quarter, and noteworthy data from this quarter.

DOAJ # of journals:  7,070
Electronic Journals Library - # of free journals: 30, 963
OpenDOAR: 2,085 repositories
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine - metadata for 31 million items 
in 2,027 repositories
PubMedCentral: 2.2 million articles, 1,214 journals actively 


Heather G. Morrison
Doctoral Candidate
Simon Fraser University School of Communication
The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics