AUP recognised as a Knowledge Unlatched Open Access Hero

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We're delighted to have been recognised by Knowledge Unlatched (KU) as an Open Access Hero 2018. Knowledge Unlatched (KU) offers free access to scholarly content for every reader across the world and their online platform provides libraries worldwide with a central place to support Open Access models from leading publishing houses and new OA initiatives. AUP are extremely proud to be in the top ten most downloaded publishers from 2017.

“It is our mission to maximize usage of Open Access content, together with libraries and publishers around the world”, says Dr. Sven Fund, KU’s Managing Director. “With the new project of Open Access Heroes, we want to put the spotlight on those authors, publishers and institutions that have seen extraordinary interest from researchers.”

Knowledge Unlatched has produced an infographic in the form of a poster based on its analysis, which can be downloaded here or seen below. In the future KU will identify its Open Access Heroes based on the online usage from the previous year. It will award top performance in the following disciplines: Most Read Author, Most Active Institution, Most Read Publisher and Discipline Most Active in Open Access. The analysis is based on download figures from KU’s hosting partners OAPEN and JSTOR.

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