ORO Annual Update 2014-15

I’ve collected the data for the ORO Annual Report 2014-15. ORO 2014-15 Annual Report Highlights include:

  • 15% increase in deposits over previous year
  • Over 1 million downloads from ORO for the second year in succession
  • Open Access deposits reaching 73% in KMi

ORO continues to punch above its weight compared to other Institutional Repositories. The latest ranking from The Ranking Web of Repositories puts ORO 7th of 146 repositories in the UK.  In this list we are behind only 3 other University Repositories (University of Southampton, LSE & UCL). Additionally the full text figure (i.e. publicly available open access paper and papers restricted by a publisher’s embargo) reached 51% in 2014-15. This is significant as it indicates OU researchers are engaging with the HEFCE Open Access policy and depositing papers earlier in the publication lifecycle when they are likely to be subject to a publisher’s embargo. The HEFCE policy comes into force in April 2016.  It’s going to be a busy year for the ORO service! PDF version of the Annual Report is here: ORO 2014-15 Annual Report

About Chris

Chris looks after Open Research Online (ORO) on a day to day basis. He has worked in this role since 2011 and can advise on using ORO to maximise dissemination of research outputs and Open Access publishing generally.
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