10 years of open access at the Wellcome Trust in 10 numbers

(22 October 2015) In October 2005 the Wellcome Trust became the first research funder to introduce a mandatory Open Access policy – requiring that all research outputs which arise from its funding must be made open access as soon as possible and in any event within six months of publication. To celebrate 10 years of open access at the Trust, Robert Kiley, Head of Digital Services at the Wellcome Library – who has been instrumental in the implementation of this policy over the last decade – provides his personal assessment of key developments in 10 numbers… Such as£31m – the amount the Wellcome Trust has spent on open access publishing (so far);  3,411,755 – the number of free-to-read papers in Europe PubMed Central;  £1837– the average cost of an article processing charge.

The top 10 is here.