Spanish Researchers' Opinions, Attitudes, and Practices Towards Open Access Publishing

lkfitz's bookmarks 2017-09-27


"The open access (OA) movement has exploded in the last few years. In 2016 we invited 1,896 researchers based in Spanish institutions to fill in a survey on their opinion, attitudes and practices towards OA. We analysed the 554 responses received from researchers in all fields of knowledge (29% response ratio). Most researchers are aware of OA outlets in their fields (86%) and believe OA is beneficial (76%). There isn’t a clear position on the quality of OA journals among Spain-based researchers and there are differences between disciplines. Almost 70% of researchers have published at least one OA article in the last 5 years. Half of them had to pay article processing charges (APCs) that were covered with research funds."


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Tags: oa.spain oa.publishing oa.attitudes oa.disciplines oa.quality oa.fees oa.journals oa.surveys

Date tagged:

09/27/2017, 16:59

Date published:

09/27/2017, 12:59