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Accés Obert: Modeling Open Access in Catalonia
- Author(s): Potts, Claude H.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/6/acces-obert-modeling-open-access-in-catalonia
For the past decade, Spain has been a European leader in the transformation to open access publishing. About 70 percent of Spanish journals publish freely online — far higher than world averages. Conversations with two of Spain's foremost scholarly communication experts describe the conditions that have been conducive to academic openness in the region of Catalonia in particular. Among those conditions are stable public funding, an effective consortial library infrastructure, and supportive intellectual environments.