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Thermometer open access UPC

The open access thermometer of the UPC aims to monitor the results of the open publication of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and show if the open publication grows, diminishes or stabilizes.

For the main academic publications, the thermometer shows the number of publications open to UPCommons, the Institutional Deposit of the UPC in relation to the total number of publications of the university community. The information is updated annually.

Magazine articles

This indicator shows the number of open magazine articles based on the data contained in the corporate information systems of the UPC DRAC, the Descriptor of Research and Academic Activity i UPCommons.

Absolute Data:

Year Articles in open access Total articles published
2011 451 2.540
2012 496 2.638
2013 566 2.558
2014 774 2.560
2015 1.907 2.420
2016 1.953 2.379
2017 1.928 2.307
2018 1.852 2.309

Methodology:

  • The total number of magazine articles published annually by the UPC is extracted from DRAC.
  • The number of magazine articles published annually in open by the UPC is extracted fromUPCommons.
  • The articles with embargo period are considered open access.
  • Data obtained in June of 2019.
  • To check the number of articles UPC published in open or hybrid open access magazines and in institutional or thematic repositories,Open Access Observatory.

Llibres

This indicator shows the number of books published open by Digital Polytechnic Initiative.

Absolute Data:

Year Books in open access Total published books
2011 17 25
2012 15 18
2013 21 24
2014 10 19
2015 21 29
2016 19 22
2017 23 30
2018 16 19

Methodology:

  • The data referring to the total number of books published by the UPC as well as their seizure they are extracted from the Editecwin application, supporting editorial management.
  • The data regarding the number of available books already in open access are extracted fromUPCommons, the institutional repository of the UPC.
  • Books in open access are considered, both those that have a seizure period, and those already accessible to the institutional repository.
  • Data obtained in June of 2019.

PhD theses:

This indicator shows the number of doctoral theses read at the UPC available in open access.

Absolute Data:

Year Thesis in open access Total read thesis
2011 148 307
2012 297 355
2013 337 344
2014 342 355
2015 370 390
2016 502 508
2017 323 337
2018 277 304

Methodology:

  • The number of doctoral theses read annually in the UPC You get from Academic Management Service.
  • The number of doctoral theses available annually in open by the UPC is extracted fromUPCommons, the institutional repository of the UPC.
  • Also considered as open access doctoral theses with seizure.
  • Data obtained in June 2019.

Final Degree Projects

This indicator shows the number of Final Degree Projects (TFG) presented in the UPC available in open access.

Absolute Data:

Year TFG in open access Total TFG's submitted
2011 230 294
2012 353 533
2013 642 1.207
2014 970 1.848
2015 1.360 2.814
2016 1.585 3.281
2017 1.461 3.627

Methodology:

  • The number of Final Degree Projects presented annually to the UPC You get from the Office of Planning, Assessment and Quality.
  • The number of Final Degree Works available annually in open by the UPC is extracted fromUPCommons, the institutional repository of the UPC.
  • Open Final Projects are also considered open access with seizure.
  • The 2018 data will be presented at the next update.
  • Data obtained in June of 2019.

Final projects of an official master's degree

This indicator shows the number of Official Master's Final Projects (PFMO) presented at the UPC available in open access.

Absolute Data:

Year PFMO's in open access Total PFMO's presented
2011 537 1.007
2012 524 1.025
2013 516 953
2014 507 922
2015 506 881
2016 678 1.228
2017 805 1.569

Methodology:

  • The number of Official Master's Final Projects presented annually to the UPC You get from the Office of Planning, Assessment and Quality.
  • The number of Official Master's Final Projects available annually in open by the UPC is extracted fromUPCommons, the institutional repository of the UPC.
  • Open Final Project of Official Master's Degree with seizure is also considered open access.
  • The 2018 data will be presented at the next update.
  • Data obtained in June 2019.

Last update: 09 / 10 / 2019