What HHMI Scientists Think About Scientific Publishing | HHMI.org

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Summary:

"HHMI works to discover and share scientific knowledge. We believe that science is a public good. Should new research be shared freely, widely, and quickly? We asked our scientists what they think....

Finding 1 – Most surveyed scientists see significant challenges with scientific publishing today and generally favor open access over subscription....

Finding 2 – The scientists are divided on whether they oppose or favor a policy requiring them to publish open access, which would restrict their publication choices....

Finding 3 – When considering a policy requiring them to publish open access, the scientists’ top concern was that trainees will find it more difficult to obtain tenure-track academic positions if they cannot publish in prestigious journals that are currently subscription-based....

Finding 4 – The majority of Group Leaders at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus who took the survey report posting or reading preprints, with a lower proportion of HHMI Investigators and trainees doing so. Scientists are split on whether they oppose or favor a requirement to publish preprints...."

Link:

https://www.hhmi.org/content/what-hhmi-scientists-think-about-scientific-publishing

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Tags:

oa.new oa.hhmi oa.funders oa.funders.private oa.attitudes oa.surveys oa.academic_freedom oa.preprints oa.versions

Date tagged:

03/25/2020, 10:13

Date published:

03/25/2020, 06:13