Open access to scientific works: Switzerland has the top spot - SNF
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"With 39% open access publications, Switzerland occupies the top spot for OA publishing. Globally, the share of research results published 'open access' is 30%.
220,416 scientific publications produced in Switzerland are entered in the Scopus database for the 2009-2016 period. Thereof, 86,030 or 39% are in open access journals or on open access platforms. These figures are based on an analysis conducted by the European Commission. They put Switzerland in first place, closely followed by Croatia with 37.9% and Estonia with 37.1%. The United Kingdom achieved 36.1% open access publications, the United States 36.1% and Germany 30.8%.
With a share of 28.5% of all publications, the green road is the preferred version of open access publishing in Switzerland. It involves initial publication in a paywalled scientific journal followed by archiving in an OA repository at a later stage. The gold road - immediate open access - is only followed for 10.6% of publications. The green road is also the prevailing trend internationally, although its share dropped slightly during the seven-year duration of the study. The share of gold road publications, on the other hand, increased almost threefold in the same period...."