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The UP Open Access Scorecard
31 July 2010
 

2008

2009

2010
Availability on the Internet
Theses and dissertations openly available online
(http://upetd.up.ac.za)
3 801 items with 10 000+ files attached to them 1 407 full text doctoral theses and 3 243 research masters dissertations  with
11 000+ files attached to them
5568 items with
12 000+ items attached to them

Research and conference papers openly available online (https://www.up.ac.za/
dspace/handle/2263/121
)

2 234 papers

3 307 papers

4388 papers

% of articles in UP Research Report linked to repository

57%

62%

60%

UP journals in open access mode

African Human Rights Law Journal (after 12 months)

 

HTS
Verbum et Ecclesia
African Human Rights Law Journal (after 12 months)
Constitutional Court Review

HTS
Verbum et Ecclesia
African Human Rights Law Journal (after 12 months)
Constitutional Court Review

Usage and visibility

Theses and dissertations

Sept. 2007 – Aug. 2008:
2 877 606 files downloaded

September 2008 to August 2009:
3 155 958 files downloaded

1 August 2009 - 31July 2010:
5859725 files downloaded

Research and conference papers

Cannot  be measured at this stage

Cannot  be measured at this stage

Cannot be measured at this stage

Repositories ranked by Webometrics (http://repositories.webometrics.info/
index.html).

 

July 2009 ranking: UPeTD was ranked 112 on global visibility and impact

July 2010 ranking: UPeTD was ranked no. 65 on global visibility and impact.

UPSpace (where journal articles reside) was ranked no. 269

Policy and Support
Mandatory submission of theses and dissertations
http://www.library.up.ac.za/openup/
mandates.htm
2004+    
Mandatory submission of research and conference papers is mandatory
http://www.library.up.ac.za/openup/
mandates.htm
  July 2009+  
    Investigation into funding for publishing in OA journals

Accredited OA Journals (South Africa)

Investigation into formal role in research reporting system
 
 
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