B – Implementing open access

Armbruster C. Implementing open access: policy case studies. October 14, 2010. Social Science Research Network. Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1685855

We are approaching the end of the first generation of open access implementation. This report evaluates progress by focusing on a small number of cases, including the University of Zurich, the Wellcome Trust, UK PubMedCentral, SCOAP3, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Austrian Science Fund. The impact of open access on digital scholarship is examined, with suggestions on what we can learn from the cases examined.