Wiley: Generation Gap in Authors' Open Access Views and Experience, Reveals Wiley Survey
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"Key findings included:
- The number of open access authors has grown significantly: The number of Wiley authors who have published an open access article almost doubled since 2012, up to 59% from 32%. Over half of responding authors received grant funding (24% full funding, 29% partial funding) to cover Article Publication Charges (APCs), an increase of 43% over last year.
- Quality and profile of open access publications remains a concern: 68% of funded authors publish their work open access, but for those who chose not to, the most prominent reasons were concerns about the perceived quality and profile of open access publications.
- There are indications of author confusion around funder mandates. A significant majority of authors funded by institutions mandating Creative Commons licensing (notably authors funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Wellcome Trust which require immediate Gold or Green after embargo periods) said there is no specific license requirement when publishing open access.
- Respondents overwhelmingly preferred the more permissive licenses: CC-BY-NC (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License) was ranked in their top three by 81% of respondents and 70% ranked CC-BY (Creative Commons Attribution License) in their top three, but preferences vary by age group. Early career professionals were 6% more likely to publish under a Creative Commons (CC) license than more mature researchers, while over half of respondents above the age of 55 preferred not to use CC licenses of any kind.
- Considerable differences emerge between early career professionals and more established colleagues when comparing funding and payments for APCs. Early career professionals were significantly more likely to have APCs paid for by funders or institutions and were far less likely to pay out of their own funds than respondents over the age of 45 with more than 15 years of experience. ..."