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Scientific articles : More Berlin-based researchers publish in Open Access

every researcher can use the Internet without barriers to scientific articles: What sounds simple is in everyday life is rarely the case. In Berlin, more and more articles of scientists in freely accessible magazines are now published. In the year 2017, the proportion of "Open Access" published texts from Berlin's universities stood at 38.5 per cent. The are 7.3 percentage points more than in the year 2016, according to the Free University, citing a survey by the Berlin-based Open-Access offices.

Berlin was therefore "on a good path" to the self-imposed target to reach in 2020 the quota of 60 per cent of freely available scientific articles. Berlin had set the goal in a 2015-adopted Open Access strategy and recognized as the first state, ever, how many texts are freely available.

The implementation of Open Access is still tough

the idea of Open Access to establish your hopes up: the idea is that research is hidden results in libraries or through expensive journals from the audience. Many universities have committed themselves to the idea, but the implementation is up today, tough. Although now, even the article can eventually be made freely available, the first appear in a paid-for magazine, it is only a fraction of the Work.

18.7 percent of Berlin's scientists published texts published directly in Open Access journals. Among experts this is known as the "Golden road" to Open Access. The researchers or the University, must often pay for the publication, the Senate has established a publication Fund. At 13.4 percent, it was a parallel publication to the "Green way": These texts appear in syndication on the websites of researchers or in the Online archives of the universities. 6.4 percent were released on the "hybrid" way, where there is in addition to a printed paid Version is also a free online version.

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Martin Stratmann

Overall, the state of Berlin is hoping that its strategy, more people can use outside of science the results of research.

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