More than half a million articles appeared in Gold OA journals (in DOAJ) in 2014--in more than 9,700 such journals. (The 400,000 mark was actually reached in 2012.)
That initial finding is at the heart of the lead essay in a unique issue of Cites & Insights
, available in two different
Cites & Insights 15:8 (August-September 2015)
, the "standard" version (two-column, print-oriented), is 26 pages long and available at http://citesandinsights.info/civ15i8.pdf
The two-column version
, designed for online or tablet reading, is 51 pages and available at http://citesandinsights.info/civ15i8on.pdf
What's unique is that the two versions are textually different.
Both versions begin with:
The Front: About The [Nearly Complete] OA Landscape 2011-2014 pp. 1-4 (pp. 1-7 in one column version)
This essay expands on a July 26, 2015 post regarding the remainder of my full scan of DOAJ journals and what will happen with that scan--and the deadline to get an "active hyperlink" version of the final report.
The two-column version continues with:
Perspective: A Few Words, Part 2 pp. 4-26
The remainder of my little journey through publications past (omitting self published material including, ahem, Cites & Insights), covering 1995 to the present. I think it's interesting and a little fun. You might also.
The single-column version continues with:
Perspective: Some Moldy Oldies from C&I pp. 7-51
Excerpts from the very first issue of Cites & Insights and from three issues that have been downloaded less often than others.