Which Will Be the First Open Access Country?

Stevan Harnad harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat May 14 17:09:07 EST 2005


Here are some statistics you might find interesting, ranking countries
on their number of registered OA Archives (absolute and relative to 
population size, counting only countries with 4 or more Archives):

Sources:
Population size: http://www.geohive.com/global/world.php
OA Archives: http://archives.eprints.org/eprints.php?action=browse

	Country	Archs	pop(M)	ratio	rank

	USA	(127)	293.1M	43
	UK	(54)	60.3M	90	3rd/M*
	Germany	(38)	82.4M	46
	Canada	(28)	32.5M	86	4th/M
	France	(19)	60.4M	32
	Brazil	(18)	184.1M	10
	Italy	(16)	58.1M	28
	Austral.(16)	19.9M	80	5th/M
	Netherl.(16)	16.3M	98	2nd/M**
	Sweden	(12)	7,5M	160	1st/M***
	India	(7)	1B	1
	Belgium	(5)	10.4M	48
	Portug.	(5)	10.5M	48
	Finland	(4)	5.2M	77	6th/M
	Denmark	(4)	5.4M	75	7th/M
	So Afr.	(4)	42.7M	9
	Hungary	(4)	10.0M	40
	Spain	(4)	40.3M	10
	Japan	(4)	127.3M	3

Top 12 for number of OA archives per million population:

	(1)  Sweden
	(2)  Netherlands
	(3)  UK
	(4)  Canada
	(5)  Australia
	(6)  Finland
	(7)  Denmark
	(8)  Belgium
	(9)  Portugal
	(10) Germany
	(11) US
	(12) Hungary

Top (and only) 6 for Registered Self-Archiving Policies
	(1) France
	(2) Germany
	(3) UK
	(4) Australia
	(5) Portugal
	(6) US
Policy Registry: http://www.eprints.org/signup/fulllist.php

Country ranks for number and ratio of self-archived articles (15% worldwide):

Partial data for Biology and Social Sciences available here:

	http://www.crsc.uqam.ca/lab/chawki/analyse_pays.htm

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Current national tally of members of American Scientist Open Access Forum:
http://amsci-forum.amsci.org/archives/American-Scientist-Open-Access-Forum.html

Not counted:

	98 COM (International)
	62 ORG (International)
	12 NET (International)

By country:

134 EDU  + 10 GOV (United States)
129 UK (United Kingdom)
47 CA (Canada)
31 DE (Germany)
22 AU (Australia)
21 FR (France)
17 IT (Italy)
11 IN (India)
10 CH (Switzerland)
10 CN (China)
10 NL (Netherlands)
8 JP (Japan)
8 PT (Portugal)
8 SE (Sweden)
6 BR (Brazil)
6 FI (Finland)
4 BE (Belgium)
4 ES (spain)
3 DK (Denmark)
3 IL (Israel)
3 ZA (South Africa)
2 AT (Austria)
2 HU (Hungary)
2 IE (Ireland)
2 MX (Mexico)
2 NZ (New Zealand)
2 SG (Singapore)
(19 other countries, 1 each)




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