On 2011-03-02, at 10:23 AM, Syun Tutiya wrote:
> Dear all,
> Just to do a bit more justice to Japanese researchers, I would say
> that there is a substantial amount of research output written in
> Japanese and also there are a lot more papers written in English but
> published in Thomson-ignored, but fairly peer-reviewed journals. A
> shame is that we do not know the real total number of the publications
> emerging from Japanese research activity, but it is a fact that more
> such papers and articles are deposited on the nearly 200 hita-hita
> repositories in Japan.
The worldwide baseline for unmandated deposit is 5-25% of annual refereed research article output. Unless we know what the hita-hita percentage is, it will not be possible to weigh hita-hita's success, nor to calculate the rate at which Japan will reach 100% annual OA on the basis of hita-hita's current growth rate.
It would be really useful to know those figures. Among other things, they will show whether Japan can indeed reach 100% OA within a reasonable period of time without mandating it.