More than half a million articles appeared in Gold OA journals (in DOAJ) in 2014–in more than 9,700 such journals. (The 400,000 mark was actually reached in 2012.) That initial finding is at the heart of the lead essay in a unique issue of Cites & Insights, available in two different versions:
What’s unique is that the two versions are textually different.
Both versions begin with:
The Front: About The [Nearly Complete] OA Landscape 2011-2014 pp. 1-4 (pp. 1-7 in one column version)
This essay expands on a July 26, 2015 post regarding the remainder of my full scan of DOAJ journals and what will happen with that scan–and the deadline to get an “active hyperlink” version of the final report.
The two-column version continues with:
Perspective: A Few Words, Part 2 pp. 4-26
The remainder of my little journey through publications past (omitting self published material including, ahem, Cites & Insights), covering 1995 to the present. I think it’s interesting and a little fun. You might also.
The single-column version continues with:
Perspective: Some Moldy Oldies from C&I pp. 7-51
Excerpts from the very first issue of Cites & Insights and from three issues that have been downloaded less often than others.