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Open Access Routes Dichotomy and Opportunities: Consolidation, Analysis and Trends at the Spanish National Research Council

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Unit of Information Resources for Research, C/Joaquin Costa 22, 28002 Madrid, Spain
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Publications 2019, 7(3), 49; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7030049
Received: 30 April 2019 / Revised: 19 June 2019 / Accepted: 28 June 2019 / Published: 3 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Frontiers for Openness in Scholarly Publishing)
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Abstract

This article gives a comprehensive overview of recent Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) publications available in Open Access. With a focus on research articles from the last decade (2008–2018), this work aims to fill the gap in previous studies about publishing trends and impact monitoring of publications by researchers from the Spanish National Research Council. Evolution and main trends of Green and Gold Open Access routes at CSIC are addressed through a close insight into DIGITAL.CSIC repository and institutional Open Access Publishing Support Programme. The article draws on major conclusions at a time when an institutional Open Access mandate has just entered into force. The article also relates findings about performance of institutional Open Access Publishing Initiative and total volume of CSIC articles published in Open Access with an estimation of overall costs on article processing charges during these years. Furthermore, the data serve as a basis to make preliminary considerations as to opportunities to move from a subscription-based model to one fully aligned with Gold Open Access publishing. The data analyzed come from a variety of sources, including public information and internal records maintained by the CSIC E-resources Subscription programme, DIGITAL.CSIC and data retrieved from GesBIB, an internal, in-house development tool that integrates bibliographic information about CSIC publications as well as data from several external APIs, including Unpaywall, DOAJ and Sherpa Romeo. View Full-Text
Keywords: Open Access; Open Access publishing fund; APCs monitoring; scholarly publishing; Digital.Csic; transparency of costs; transformative agreements Open Access; Open Access publishing fund; APCs monitoring; scholarly publishing; Digital.Csic; transparency of costs; transformative agreements
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Baquero-Arribas, M.; Dorado, L.; Bernal, I. Open Access Routes Dichotomy and Opportunities: Consolidation, Analysis and Trends at the Spanish National Research Council. Publications 2019, 7, 49.

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