Diversifying readership through open access

How does open access affect the geographical diversity of readers?

Diversifying readership through open access: A usage analysis for OA books is a new white paper by Springer Nature and COARD based on usage data for 3,934 books, including 281 open access books.

This white paper presents the analysis of that data, exploring what effect, if any, publishing OA has on the geographic usage of books. The findings will be of interest to researchers, authors, librarians and publishers alike. 

On the right is an interactive summary of the key highlights in the white paper, including a short video.

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"We intuitively expect that open access books will reach new audiences, but understanding how and where in detail is important."

Cameron Neylon, Director, COARD