Auf dem Weg zur Open Access-Transformation: Eine datenbasierte Analyse des DFG-Förderprogramms „Open Access Publizieren“ | Irene Barbers, Sonja Rosenberger and Bernhard Mittermaier | Informationspraxis, 6, 2020

This study evaluates the effects of the funding program „Open Access Publishing“ of the German Research Foundation on the institution-level publishing performance in the Open Access sector based on the empirical data concerning the publication output of German universities in the years 2011-2017.

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As these empirical findings tentatively indicate, a large-scale, market-wide transition to Open Access is not necessarily imminent, given that the output in the closed-access sector continues to rise and limitations of extant Open Access models, such as the dependence of Gold Open Access on largely unregulated and market-driven article processing charges (APCs), exist. Thus, other things being equal, universities with growing research output volumes in the Open Access sector can have their APC outlays increase accordingly. Yet this did not stop German universities from increasing their share of Open Access output from about 2% in 2006 to approximately 17% in 2017, as both Open Access and closed-access publishing depends on institutional funding.