Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 11-7-2017


The present study measured quantitatively the current position and growth of Open Access archives, at the first stage it gives a quantitative overview of Open Access archives established and published from different developing and developed countries. Further it focuses on a comparative study between United States of America (USA) and United Kingdom (UK) the two developed nations. Open access journals indexed in Scopus database are being surveyed for this study. As the study is based on the data collected from the Scopus database upto July 2017, which shows that the total number of journals indexed are 36377 in which 63% of journals are active and about 37% are in active. USA is leading at the top by contributing 10141 journals (28%), followed by UK by contributing 7431 journals (20%) of total number of journals indexed by Scopus. With about 5927 (26%) of total number of Active journals indexed by Scopus, USA has built significant influences headed for the progress of Open Access Scholarly publishing.