The French Open Science Monitor aims at measuring progress in open access to scientific resources: publications, code, data. Its implementation is part of the French National Plan for Open Science and the Action Plan for France as part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
Initially developed only for scientific publications, it proposes to analyse over time, according to disciplines and publishers, among publications with a French affiliation, the proportion of publications in open access, i.e. made freely available on the public Internet. Among the publications offered in open access, it makes it possible to distinguish publications hosted by the publisher from those hosted on open repositories such as HAL.
The French Open Science Monitor is built from open data (from Unpaywall, a global database of scientific publications metadata that provides information on the openness status of publications) using an open methodology. Thus, the data underlying the French Open Science Monitor is made available under an open license, its code is open and its methodology is presented in detail in a publication itself in open access.
The French Open Science Monitor will be updated on an annual basis in December of each year. At each update (December of year n) the results for the scientific work published the previous year (y-1) will be published and the results of previous years will be updated (y-2, y-3, etc.). A “Note Flash” from the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation will accompany each edition with the update of the monitor and will highlight the main trends.
The underlying data and API : https://data.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/explore/dataset/open-access-monitor-france
The open code : https://github.com/MinistereSupRecherche/bso
The methodology : https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02141819v1