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New report: Open access in KTH's publication pattern for the period 2011–2020

Published Mar 28, 2022

A new report on KTH's patterns in open access publishing is now available for reading. This can be interesting for anyone who wants to understand the research impact and outreach since open access is an important part of this.

Read the full report Open Access publishing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Cover open access report

The open access share was computed for different types of publications: theses (doctoral, licentiate, student), journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters. Results show:

a) a clear increasing trend for journal articles with a current proportion reaching 70% open access

b) a stable value at around 40% open access for conference proceedings

c) a very high proportion of open access theses: over 95% for doctoral and licentiate theses, 90% for student theses.

For journal articles, different types of open access are considered. The increase in open access share is found to be mainly due to an large increase of the open access types gold and hybrid, meaning articles that are made available in open access directly by the publisher.

Differences between KTH schools

Differences in publishing practices by KTH schools are also examined. Short-term trends for journal articles and conference proceedings reveal dissimilar open access publishing patterns for the different schools. For theses, differences in open access proportion seem to fade out as the results in the last few years are fairly uniform throughout KTH.

The top 10 journals

The top 10 journals for 2020 – the journals where KTH publish the most – are listed for all KTH schools, along with their proportion of open access articles. Results over time show an increasing number of journals with a high open access proportion in the top 10 for each school.

Diagram of open access publication types
Figure 3. Share of OA types by year for KTH journal articles between 2011 and 2020.

Costs

Finally, costs paid for open access article processing charges are displayed for each school and for the KTH library, showing a shift towards a situation where the bulk of open access costs have been covered by the library since 2019 via Read and Publish agreements incorporating open access.

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Total cost of publishing and subscriptions at KTH 2020