We’re supporting open access in the DACH region – here’s how

The Web of Science is accelerating scientific exchange and progress in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by providing key publication data to Germany’s Open Access Monitor.


The Web of Science™, part of Clarivate™, has long been an advocate for open access content. Our publisher-neutral data helps the research community discover and evaluate high-quality open access publications, and enables institutions and policy makers to improve research efficiency, reproducibility and transparency.

Our ongoing commitment to support open research has involved a broad range of community-led and data-driven projects. And now, our new collaboration with Open Access Monitor (OA Monitor) takes this a step further by helping to facilitate scientific exchange in the DACH region.


What this partnership means

The OA Monitor will use the Web of Science customized publication, grant and funding data for Germany, Switzerland and Austria in various ways. It will help connect author data with the publication fee information sourced by the OA Monitor, as well as help to evaluate the transformation process from closed (subscription) to open publication access. Both will help to progress equitable participation in research and, because the OA Monitor is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), advance policy changes with direct and widespread benefits for the German academic community.

Dr. Bernhard Mittermaier, Head of the Central Library at Forschungszentrum Jülich said: “At Forschungszentrum Jülich, we have been using products from Clarivate and its predecessors for decades, and so we are very pleased to have the opportunity to integrate Web of Science data into the Open Access Monitor as well. OA Monitor is a very valuable tool to analyse data on the progress of Open Access transformation, which has now received an important improvement.”


“We’re always looking for ways to make the process of scientific discovery faster, more robust and more transparent.”


Jerre Stead, CEO and Executive Chairman, Clarivate said: “Clarivate is a valued and long-standing part of the scholarly ecosystem, and we’re always looking for ways to make the process of scientific discovery faster, more robust and more transparent. We are proud of our record on embracing open research and seek to help the research community in the DACH region and beyond make better informed, data-driven decisions on open research policy and strategy.”


Interested to learn more?

Discover why the Web of Science is a trusted solution to discover, access and evaluate open access, here. You can also read more about this partnership in our press release, or learn about OA Monitor via their website.