– What are the main factors that have led to the steady growth of OA publishing?
from Laakso & Björk charts the growth in volume of articles in full immediate open access journals from 2000 - 2011.
There was plenty of references to growing support of the open access movement since the 2002 Budapest declaration (which can be found here
), as well as developments in technology, and particularly institutional and government policies.
In the UK, a government report
on open access to the results of publicly funded research led to an announcement on open access
from body that disseminates government research funds (RCUK), requiring published research to be open access.
Policies and initiatives have also been announced in the USA
and more recently Ireland