“The Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative has just released a long awaited update to the Open Access dashboard. The migration from Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) to OpenAlex is now complete. The (currently available) data for research outputs published in 2022 has also been released.
The Open Access dashboard provides information on the OA status of research outputs by country and by institution. At the core of this is assigning research outputs to institutions and MAG and now OpenAlex are our core source for this. The top level message is that OpenAlex is offering a big jump forward in coverage and completeness, and we know the team there are working hard on making it even better. Currently we’ve seen a huge improvement in the tracking of open access outputs in our dashboard, with 14,477 institutions covered, up from 7,701 previously.
The big good news story is the increase in the countries covered, with 221 now included, up from 189 previously. In particular this has seen a big increase in our coverage of African countries with an additional 16 countries now included, which is exciting given the inclusion of the COKI dashboard as a source on the AfricArXiv country pages.
There is a lot of detail to work through, and below we dig into the details. If you’re more keen to go straight to the data you can check out the main Open Access Website and we’ve set up a comparison dashboard that will allow you to compare the differences for your country or institution….”