OA 2013: Tilting at the Tipping Point

David Wojick dwojick at CRAIGELLACHIE.US
Sat Jul 20 15:56:15 EDT 2013

The US Government is developing a green OA system for all articles based 
even in part on Federal funding, with a default embargo period of 12 
months. The publishers have responded with a proposal called CHORUS that 
meets that requirement by taking users to the publisher's website. Many of 
the journals involved presently have no OA aspect so this will 
significantly increase the percentage of OA articles when it is implemented 
over the next few years.

See for example some of my articles on this project:



The US action is probably a tipping point.


At 01:39 PM 7/20/2013, you wrote:
>Adminstrative info for SIGMETRICS (for example unsubscribe): 
>2013: Tilting at the Tipping Point
>Summary: The findings of Eric Archambault's (2013) pilot study 
>Tipping Point - Open Access Comes of Age" on the percentage of OA that is 
>currently available are very timely, welcome and promising. The study 
>finds that the percentage of articles published in 2008 that are OA in 
>2013 is between 42-48%. It does not estimate, however, when in that 5-year 
>interval the articles were made OA. Hence the study cannot indicate what 
>percentage of articles being published in 2013 is being made OA in 2013. 
>Nor can it indicate what percentage of articles published before 2013 is 
>OA in 2013. The only way to find that out is through a separate analysis 
>of immediate Gold OA, delayed Gold OA, immediate Green OA, and delayed 
>Green OA, by discipline.
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