The Danish Open Access Indicator aims at providing transparency in regards to processes, data foundation, criterias etc. This page compiles information, important dates and user guides considered relevant for the Open Access implementors at the Danish universities.
The annual production cycle
The annual launch of the Open Access percentage in Denmark is the result of a year long process including testruns, hearing periods with the involvement of the universities, adjustments etc. A visual overview of the annual production cycle is available online.
Using external repositories
The Open Access Indicator measures Open Access from both local and other recognized Open Access repositories. An authority list of recognized external repositories is updated yearly, based on input from the Danish universities. During a hearing period, the universities may suggest new repositories to be added to the list.
The current authority list, the criteria for inclusion, and a guide to correct linking is explained in this guide.
Journals with long embargoes
Between 2017 and 2021, a list of journals with embargoes longer than the 12 months allowed by the Danish Open Access Strategy was maintained. Articles published in one of these journals was classified as blocked Open Access in the Open Access Indicator.
Due to more precise information about the embargo policies of journals, it is as of the first test run june 2021 no longer necessary to maintain a separate list of journals with long embargoes. Therefore, the list is no longer updated.
The former lists of journals with embargoes longer than 12 months may be downloaded under the header Data