Open Access in France: A State of the Art Report

The Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Couperin, and INIST-CNRS have released Open Access in France: A State of the Art Report.

Here's an excerpt:

The first part of the report provides some background information on the French public research environment, which is essential to understand the national development of Open Access.

The second part gives an historical overview on the development of both the green and golden roads to Open Access. It is not intended to be exhaustive but to highlight the major institutional entities in the French Open Access movement.

The third and fourth parts respectively describe and comment on the current situation of French Open Access journals and Open Access repositories.

The fifth part describes the major mass digitisation programs which are related to Open Access.