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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 611 2.549
2012 674 2.661
2013 836 2.577
2014 904 2.579
2015 1.867 2.443
2016 1.866 2.397
2017 1.853 2.338
2018 1.807 2.367
2019 1.438 2.340

 

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 October 2020.
  • 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 in open access by the UPC

 

Absolute Data:

Year Books in open access Total published books
2011 17 25
2012 19 21
2013 25 29
2014 12 20
2015 27 32
2016 25 26
2017 27 29
2018 21 24
2019 49 51

Methodology:

  • This indicator shows the number of books published in open access by the UPC.
  • 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 October 2020.
     

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
2019 296 328

Methodology:

  • The number of doctoral theses read annually in the UPC is obtained from the Planning, Evaluation and Quality Office.
  • The number of doctoral theses available annually in open by the UPC is extracted fromUPCommons, the institutional repository of the UPC.
  • Data obtained in October 2020.

 

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
2018 1.535 3.778

 

 

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 2019 data will be presented in the next update.  
  • Data obtained in October 2020.  

 

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
2018 780 2.390

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 2019 data will be presented in the next update.  
  • Data obtained in October 2020.

Last update: 14 / 10 / 2020