The open access coverage of OpenAlex, Scopus and Web of Science

« Diamond open access (OA) journals offer a publishing model that is free for both authors and readers, but their lack of indexing in major bibliographic databases presents challenges in assessing the uptake of these journals. Furthermore, OA characteristics such as publication language and country of publication have often been used to support the argument that OA journals are more diverse and aim to serve a local community, but there is a current lack of empirical evidence related to the geographical and linguistic characteristics of OA journals. Using OpenAlex and the Directory of Open Access Journals as a benchmark, this paper investigates the coverage of diamond and gold through authorship and journal coverage in the Web of Science and Scopus by field, country, and language. (…) »

source >, André Simard, Isabel Basson, Madelaine Hare, Vincent Larivière, Philippe Mongeon, 2 avril 2024, arXiv:2404.0, 1