Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe – A Study of the Open Access Market and Policy Environment
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A 19 page annex is available here.
"In May 2016 the European Council of Ministers set a goal of immediate open access (OA) to scientific publications as the default by 2020. There is widespread agreement that making scientific publications available free of charge to the reader can advance knowledge, enable innovation, and contribute to Europe’s growth and competitiveness. Without intervention, immediate OA to just half of Europe’s scientific publications will not be achieved until 2025 or later. Readers in academia have greater access, to more content, than ever before. Despite this, the majority of publications arising from public investments in research remain inaccessible to the public, and the growth of OA appears to be slowing. This study considers the economic factors contributing to the current state of the open access publishing market, and evaluates the potential for European policymakers to enhance market competition and sustainability in parallel to increasing access"