Large Scale Publisher Survey reveals Global Trends in Open Access Publishing – News Service
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"In 2013, only 35% of respondents used DOIs; in 2018 this has jumped to 73%*. However, when publishers were asked why they did not use DOIs the 5 most common words given in responses are: implementing, cost, funding, financial, paying....
The number of respondents providing article metadata to DOAJ has increased from 55% in 2013 to 84% in 2018. When asked which format of metadata publishers would like to supply to DOAJ, 46% said they preferred CrossRef, while 8% said JATS. However, 42% of all 2018 respondents said that they didn’t understand what a metadata format was so there is much work to do here! ...
Our respondents said that the top 3 benefits of being indexed in DOAJ in 2018 are:
- Certification that our journal(s) are quality publications
- Increased readership
- Increased scientific impact
In 2013, it was:
- Increased visibility of content
- Certification of the journals
62% of respondents said that they didn’t have to deal with competition from predatory publishers or journals. There was no equivalent question in 2013. ...
86% of respondents said that in their countries researchers are evaluated on where they publish rather than what they publish. There was no equivalent question in 2013...."
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