Open Access at the National Level: A Comprehensive Analysis of Publications by Finnish Researchers | Janne Pölönen et al. | Quantitative Science Studies, August 17, 2020

This study presents a country-level evaluation of the number and share of Open Access publications as compared to the total scholarly output across different fields in Finland based on the data from the Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus databases for 14 Finnish universities in the period 2016-2017.


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It seems that in Finland, the article publishing market is much more internationalized than the market for scholarly monographs, since in the former global publishing players, such as Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley, account for the majority (53%) of the scientific output in Open Access in the researched period, whereas only 29.5% of academic books are published by international companies in this market. Given that the shares of other publishers for scholarly articles (39.2%) and books (36%) in Open Access is largely comparable across these markets, it seems that local publishers are engaged in zero-sum games with their international peers in these markets, due to impact factor-related pressures and funding allocation conditions that inadvertently favor global publishers in the article publishing sector.