Accés 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. « (…) »