Open access is the future – Springer Nature survey | Research Information
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"The survey of 200 people aimed to gather opinions from people working in research institutions or research libraries, and who have responsibilities relating to scholarly communications, institutional policy, funding administration, or research data or publication management.
More than 70 per cent of respondents agreed that all future research articles, scholarly books and research data should be accessible via open access, with 91 per cent of responding librarians in agreement that ‘open access is the future of academic and scientific publishing’. This level of agreement was noticeably higher than in surveys we have conducted with researchers; for comparison, in a survey of Springer Nature authors conducted in 2017, only 67 per cent agreed with this same statement."