The Ascent of Open Access

This report is an analysis of the Open Access landscape since the turn of the millennium. It compares the leading countries for research outputs with those producing the most Open Access papers over a 16-year period, as well as Open Access collaboration trends.<div><br></div><div><p><b>Open Access Classifications used in the report:<br></b><br>- Pure Gold: Version of Record (VOR) is free under an open licence from a full OA journal<br>- Bronze: Freely available on publisher page, but without an open licence<br>- Hybrid: Version of Record (VOR) is free under an open licence in a paid-access journal<br>- Green (Published): Free copy of published version in an OA repository<br>- Green (Accepted): Free copy of accepted version in an OA repository<br>- Green (Submitted): Free copy of submitted version, or where version is unknown, in an OA repository<br></p></div>