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Just posted: The Open Access Landscape: 18. Media & Communications
Media & Communications. Media & Communications includes film, performance, communication theory and some related fields. It's a relatively small group, with 79 journals, which published a total of 1667 articles in 2013 and 2003 in 2014. Grades. Grade, Journals, %J, Articles, %A, A/J ...
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A field near & dear to me, even though (a) I'm not one and (b) I might prefer "librarianship": The Open Access Landscape: 16. Library Science
Library Science includes bibliography, archives and museums and some aspects of information science (that did not appear to be based on computer science). It's not the smallest set of journals (two others are smaller), but at least for 2013, it's the smallest set of articles: 77 journals that ...
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Delighted to see "Idealism and Opportunism: The state of open access journals" on p. 32 of the June 2015 American Libraries (print only at the moment)--a one-page extract from the forthcoming "Open Access Journals: Idealism and Opportunism," out soon...
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The Open Access Landscape: 14. Language & Literature
Language and literature includes linguistics and a number of other fields, as well as author-specific journals and the like. The group includes 262 journals, which published a total of 6243 articles in 2013 and 5816 articles in 2014. Grades. Grade, Journals, %J, Articles, %A, A/J ...
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If you care about OA and appreciate my continuing research, please consider this golden (or Gold) opportunity: 
The full set of 29 subject discussions that extend this summer's Library Technology Report issue “The State of Open Access Journals: Idealism and Opportunism” has been posted, and will appear on Fridays from now through September 11, 2015. Later this week, or possibly next week, I'll be creating ...
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245 journals and a healthy growth pattern--The Open Access Landscape: 12. Engineering.
... based on narrower subjects and journal titles. This group includes 245 journals, which published 19336 articles in 2013—and 21495 in 2014. Grades. Grade, Journals, %J, Articles, %A, A/J. A. 146. 60%. 8192. 42%. 56. Free. 108. 74%. 4219. 52%. 39. Pay. 38. 26%. 3973. 48%. 105. A$ pay ...
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Up now: The Open Access Landscape: 17. Mathematics
Mathematics includes statistics. The topic includes the highest percentage of no-fee journals outside of the humanities and social sciences, although most articles are in fee-charging journals. In all, there are 228 journals, publishing 13190 articles in 2013 and 14750 in 2014.
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A quick progress report on The (Fuller) Open Access Landscape project: 
While donations/book purchases to support this followon to The Open Access Landscape have so far been less than overwhelming, it's a project that interests me (and would lay the groundwork for a 2016 revisit covering pretty much all of Gold OA for 2011-2015), so I've started–but don't know ...
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The lightweight summer July 2015 Cites & Insights is now available:
Cites & Insights 15:7 (July 2015) is now available for downloading at http://citesandinsights.info/civ15i7.pdf. This odd summer issue is 20 pages long. If you're planning to read it online or on an e-device, you may prefer the 37-page one-column 6×9″ edition, available at ...
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Out now: The Open Access Landscape: 13. History
History includes most aspects of cultural research focused on the past and a number of regional, national and state studies journals. The group includes 136 journals, which published a total of 2739 articles in 2013 and 3090 in 2014. Grades. Grade, Journals, %J, Articles, %A, A/J ...
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How likely is it that an OA article involved a fee? I've posted a table showing percentages for 2014 for 29 subject areas:
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Just posted: The Open Access Landscape: 11. Education
Education is the second-largest set of journals in the humanities and social sciences, and could have been larger—some STEM journals could have gone here. Although the group includes 319 journals (fifth largest overall), the journals only published 7332 articles in 2013 (and slightly fewer, ...
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