The Danish Open Access Indicator

The Danish Open Access Indicator estimates the amount of scientific publications produced at Danish universities which has been published as Open Access and which is freely available on the Internet.

The Open Access indicator monitors how the Danish universities fulfil the targets of the National Strategy for Open Access.

Each year, the Indicator collects data about the Danish production of scientific publications and divides them into three categories:

  1. Realised Open Access – Referring to publications that are freely accessible online, without any requirements for payment or other forms of barriers.
  2. Unused Open Access potential – Referring to publications that are not freely accessible online, but which have been published in journals which allow Green Open Access with an embargo period of up to one year.
  3. Unclear Open Access potential – Referring to publications that are not freely accessible online and which have been published in journals with an undetermined Open Access policy.

The Open Access indicator monitors the progress on a yearly basis, showing annual statistics for the country as a whole as well as for the individual universities.

The latest results from the Open Access indicator can be found at the Danish Research database.

last modified Mar 16, 2016