Richard Van Noorden har skrivit en bra sammanfattande artikel i tidskriften Nature om open access-diskussionen i England efter den så kallade Finch-rapporten publicerades: Britain aims for broad open access.
Artikeln innehåller en hel del intressanta sifferuppgifter, bl.a. dessa:
Globally, the number of gold articles is growing by about 30% each year, aided by the rise of journals such as PLoS ONE. But they still make up a minority of the world’s output — comprising about 12% of research articles indexed in Elsevier’s Scopus database in 2011, according to preliminary estimates by Mikael Laakso and Bo-Christer Björk at the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki (see ‘Rise of gold’).
Overall, the panel estimates that these transitional costs will amount to roughly £50 million–60 million (US$78 million–94 million) per year, on top of the country’s existing annual spending of about £175 million to publish and access research. If the costs were to be met by research funders, they would total about 1% of Britain’s annual science budget.
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// Ulf Kronman