2019 State of Open at the University of Colorado Boulder: An Update on Open Access Practices Based on Data from 2018-2019 Public Deposited

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  • Using data from 2018-2019, this report is the first annual update to the “State of Open at the University of Colorado Boulder: A Baseline Analysis of Open Access Practices from 2012 to 2018”: It includes analyses of open access (OA) journal publishing, OA repository usage, and open data practices by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder). Data used to produce this report can be found here: Key findings from this report include: 9.63% of all articles published in 2018 by CU Boulder authors were published in full OA journals, which is down slightly from 10.20% in 2017; In 2018, the CU Boulder Libraries OA Fund funded author fees totalling $91,041.36 for 57 journal articles published by CU Boulder authors in full OA journals (up from $51,984.56 for 37 articles in 2017); As of July 2019, there were 10,638 OA items in the CU Scholar institutional repository (up from 7,732 at the time of the previous report), and these items were downloaded a total of 625,325 times in 2018 (up from 477,695 in 2017); The percentage of faculty publications in the CU Scholar institutional repository doubled from 9% in 2017 to 18% in 2018; In the annual Faculty Report of Professional Activities (FRPA), faculty reported 56 published data sets in 2018 (up from 33 in 2017) with 34 of these citations including Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) (up from 16 in 2017); The Libraries registered 112 DataCite DOIs for published data sets in 2018, which was the first year this service was provided.
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  • 2019-01-01
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  • 2019-12-06
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