The Census of Scholarly Communication Infrastructure ran from 2018-2019.


Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) seeks to deepen our understanding of 1) the organizational and technical infrastructures represented within existing scholarly communication resources (tools, services, platforms); and 2) the funding and investment models that currently support these tools, services, and platforms.

To that end, in Spring 2019, IOI worked with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded “Mapping the Scholarly Communication Infrastructure” project (Middlebury, 2018–2019), to develop and launch a Census of Scholarly Communication Infrastructure. This Census has been completed by more than 40 invited scholarly communication resources, and it provides baseline and aggregate data that help us to better understand the organizational and technical infrastructures currently supporting the scholarly communication system.

The report “Mapping the Scholarly Communication Landscape – 2019 Census” based on the first round of the census was published in June of 2019.

The second round of the census closed on 1 September 2019.


Those who completed the survey during its pilot launch in Spring 2019 include the following:

  1. Academic Preservation Trust
  2. Arch
  3. arXiv
  4. ASAPbio
  5. Blacklight
  6. CLOCKSS Archive
  7. Collaborative Knowledge Foundation
  8. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  9. DOI Fabrica, DataCite Search, Make Data Count, Event Data
  10. DSpace
  11. eScholarship
  12. Europe PMC
  13. Figshare
  14. Fulcrum
  15. HathiTrust
  16. Humanities Commons
  17. Project
  18. Impactstory/Unpaywall
  19. International Image Operability Framework (IIIF)
  20. Islandora
  21. LOCKSS Program
  22. Manifold Scholarship
  23. MDPI
  24. MetaArchive Cooperative
  25. Open Knowledge Maps – Verein zur Förderung der Sichtbarkeit wissenschaftlichen Wissens
  26. OpenAIRE – Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe
  27. OpenCitations
  28. OpenEdition Center
  29. ORCID
  30. OSF
  31. Preservica
  32. Public Knowledge Project
  33. Publons
  34. PubPub
  35. RightsLink Author
  36. Samvera
  37. Synapse Platform
  38. Texas Digital LIbrary
  39. The Center For Scientific Integrity
  40. Ubiquity Press
  41. Ubiquity Press platform
  42. Unsilo

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