Sunday, July 15, 2007

1,000 journals using Open Journal Systems

More than 1,000 journals are now using Open Journal Systems (OJS).

Of these:
99% are academic
49% are fully open access
40% are delayed open access
11% have yet to publish their first issue
NOT ONE JOURNAL USING OJS was found to be entirely subscription-bound

Disciplinary breakdown:
50% - sciences
23% - social sciences
14% - humanities
12% - interdisciplinary
1% - non academic

This comes 10 years after the beginning of the Public Knowledge Project, and 4 years after the first OJS journal, Post-Colonial Text, at Kwantlen University College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

As announced by John Willinsky at the First International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, Vancouver, July 11 - 13, 2007. With thanks to PKP Librarian Kevin Stranack for the research.

Given the success of this conference, which sold out with minimal publicity, and which received a very great many compliments from participants - ongoing, and increasing, growth of the PKP community appears to be a fairly safe prediction.

This blogpost forms part of the Dramatic Growth of Open Access series.

Disclosure: I was a member of the PKP conference planning committee.

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