Elsevier contributes to Open Access Monitor Germany with Scopus data

The integration of Scopus data will support the monitoring and evaluation of Germany's transition towards open access.

Elsevier and Forschungszentrum Jülich announced on 2 March 2022 that they will be supporting the Open Access Monitor (OA Monitor) in Germany by making metadata from Scopus available to the database free of charge.

Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and managed by the Central Library of Forschungszentrum Jülich, the OA Monitor tracks the open access publications in the DACH region. By collating data from external sources and providers, the project records the publication output of German academic institutions in research journals and analyzes the development of subscription fees and (open access) publication fees. Forschungszentrum Jülich, a member of the Helmholtz Association with roughly 6,800 employees, conducts research into the possibilities of a digitized society, a climate-friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. 

Through this collaboration, OA Monitor, which records the publication output of German academic institutions in scientific journals to track the initiative’s goal of monitoring and furthering Germany’s transition towards full OA., gains access to Elsevier’s comprehensive and high-quality publication data. The integration of Scopus will further enhance the ability of universities, research institutions, policy makers and the German science community to monitor and evaluate an institution’s progress and reputation and help them reach their ambitious OA goals. As an expertly curated abstract and citation database with content from over 27,000 journals from more than 7,000 publishers, Scopus allows researchers to track and discover global knowledge in all fields.

In 2021, Elsevier published over 119,000 open access articles — a year-on-year growth rate of over 46%.

The full press release is here. And the media contact is Andrew Davis, Vice President, Corporate Communications
Elsevier Communications