Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Spring 2-22-2019


Open access movement has been changed dramatically in recent past years. And it has been supported by individual researchers, institutes, organizations and publishers too. The current paper is a comparative study of Open Access Repositories (OARSs) among three European countries Austria Germany, Switzerland registered in Open Access Repository Ranking (OARSR) ( ) website. It is also discussed and highlights about open access repositories, operational status, top ten repositories by collection wise and policy etc.. The study found that 181 unique open access repositories in three countries whereas most of the open access repositories found from Germany160 (88.40 %) repositories. Furthermore, the study revealed that 81 (44.75%) repositories are using OPUS software to develop open repositories. Most of the open access repositories are institutional repositories by nature.