ResearchGate-gate: potential impact on free full texts

Nature News reports that ResearchGate take-down notices are imminent and perhaps already occurring which threatens to lower the percent of papers that are available to freely view on the web. How much of an impact might this have? I analyzed the recent Lazy Scholar...

New statistics on full text availability using Lazy Scholar

I ran an analysis on 500,000+ recent records to see how often Lazy Scholar finds at least one free full text. This value is 36-41%. Let me break that down a bit. 36% reflects the percent of free full texts that are definitively free to view to the user, but does not...

Some data for Open Access Week #OAweek

This week is Open Access week, so like last year, I thought I’d share some updated data that I have collected with┬áLazy Scholar. Last year with a query count of just over 13,000, I found that about 18% of papers queried through Lazy Scholar were found freely...

Data for Google Scholar paper availability for #oaweek

For Open Access week I wanted to share some preliminary data that I have gathered over the last couple months from Lazy Scholar use. While this is not strictly “open access” related per se, it says a little about the availability of research. For those who...