Open Access Tracking Project (OATP)

The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) is a crowd-sourced social-tagging project running on open-source software to capture news and comment on open access (OA) to research in every academic field and region of the world. It’s the most comprehensive of OA-related news anywhere.

  |  Updated: 12 Sep 2023

Harvard Open Access Project, based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

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Project Goals

1) To remain the most comprehensive source of OA-related news and comment.
2) To become more comprehensive by recruiting taggers in niches where we currently have inadequate coverage.
3) To become more widely used by scholars and policymakers studying OA itself and looking for research or discussion on OA-related topics.
4)To assure its future by passing it on to one or more nonprofit organizations willing to take responsibility for it and develop it further.


1) The project supports a “primary feed” covering all the OA-related news and comment noticed by its participating taggers. These feeds are available in nine formats (such as HTML, RSS, email, Twitter, and Mastodon) for users with different needs and preferences.
2) OATP supports hundreds of secondary feeds on subtopics.
3) OATP also supports arbitrary customized feeds for users with special interests.

What's Needed

OATP and its underlying open-source software, TagTeam, are looking for one or more nonprofit organizations willing to take responsibility for them and develop them further.