Report: Open Access to Journal Articles Gaining Acceptance from Researchers -- Campus Technology
"Journal authors report increasingly positive attitudes toward open access journals, according to a new report from Taylor & Francis Online. The report, 'Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey, June 2014,' is the second annual survey of journal authors on their opinions toward open access publication. Nearly 8,000 authors from around the world responded to the survey, down from nearly 15,000 the previous year. The survey defined open access as 'archiving of an article on a website or in a repository.... often the accepted version of an article, not the final published article' (green open access) or 'publication of the final article ... often after payment of an article publishing charge' (gold open access). Compared to last year, the survey found that attitudes toward open access are becoming increasingly positive. In particular, the number of respondents who strongly agree that 'open access offers wider circulation than publication in a subscription journal' increased from 38 percent to 49 percent; the number who strongly agree that 'open access offers higher visibility than publication in a subscription journal' increased from 27 percent to 35 percent; and the number who strongly disagree that "there are no fundamental benefits to open access publication" increased from 30 percent to 39 percent ..."