Table 12.

Change in open access rate, observed in February 2021 for publications dated from 2015 to 2020 (the global corpus is the aggregation of the two data sets FR-2015-20 and BSO)

Year of publicationOpen access rate
FR2015-2020BSOGlobal corpus
2015 45.4% 45.5% 44.5% 
2016 47.8% 47.6% 46.6% 
2017 50.0% 50.0% 48.9% 
2018 51.7% 50.6% 49.9% 
2019 53.8% 53.5% 52.8% 
2020 52.6% – 52.6% 
Year of publicationOpen access rate
FR2015-2020BSOGlobal corpus
2015 45.4% 45.5% 44.5% 
2016 47.8% 47.6% 46.6% 
2017 50.0% 50.0% 48.9% 
2018 51.7% 50.6% 49.9% 
2019 53.8% 53.5% 52.8% 
2020 52.6% – 52.6% 
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