FAQ - Open Access Indicator
- What is the scope of the Open Access Indicator?
- How is Open Access measured by the Open Access Indicator?
The scope is peer-reviewed, scientific publications registered in the research databases of the participating institutions, and published in conference proceedings or journals with ISSN for any given submission year. See more in the documentation available online at the Indicator's Overview.
This varies slightly across the years, but the general rule is, that Open Access to a specific publication is established if it is published in an Open Access Journal (Golden Open Access) and/or is downloadable from an open repository (Green Open Access) - either a local repository with the participating institutions or an accepted external repository. See more in the documentation available online at the Indicator's Overview.