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Open access policies and mandates around the globe [Infographic]

Jayashree Rajagopalan | Oct 31, 2016 | 9,635 views

Editor’s Note: This infographic was originally published in 2016 and has been refreshed for Open Access Week 2017. All of the numbers in the infographic have been updated as of October 2017.

Open access policies and mandates are a direct indicator of the extent to which scientific research is embracing the concept of open access. Since it's Open Access Week, we decided to revisit open access policies and mandates across the globe and check whether they have increased in number since 2016. We looked at the Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) database to extract the numbers and to check how many funders or research instutitions across the globe have actually implemented open access policies and/or mandates. It seems that research organizatons and funders are still keen on nudging researchers to make their research/data publicly available and accessible. This is evident from the ever-increasing number of open access policies and mandates. The data plotted in this infographic has been retrieved from the ROARMAP database.

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