Bankier, J.-G., & Chatterji, P. (2016). 100 Stories: The Impact of Open Access. https://works.bepress.com/jean_gabriel_bankier/27/
This pre-print attempts to answer the question: “why does open access matter?” It begins to bridge that gap by presenting a framework, drawn from 100 real stories that describe the impact of open access. Collected by bepress from across 500 institutions and 1400 journals using Digital Commons as their publishing and/or institutional repository platform, these stories present information about actual outcomes, benefits, and impacts. This report brings to light the wide variety of scholarly and cultural activity that takes place on university campuses and the benefit resulting from greater visibility and access to these materials. The authors aspire to move the open access conversation forward by making the case, backed by data, that the benefits of open access are real, widespread and significant.