The future of scholarly books is open (access) | Group | Springer Nature

peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-06-19

Summary:

"The majority of book authors support the idea that all future scholarly books should be open access (OA). This is one of the key findings of a new white paper presented by Springer Nature at the OAI-11 conference at CERN this week. Based on the responses of 2,542 book authors who were surveyed by Springer Nature in February and March 2019, the white paper provides a global view of book authors’ attitudes towards OA. The survey looks at researchers’ motivations for publishing a book, and analyses the parameters and key drivers which influence academics to publish OA or not. The white paper also identifies major obstacles to OA publication which book authors still face: from a lack of awareness of OA publishing options and low funding, to concerns about how OA books are perceived. The white paper is freely available for download. 

Other key findings include: •    Pro-OA attitudes are stronger among junior researchers, researchers based in Europe and Asia, and previous OA book authors •    Ethical reasons (equality in access) and reaching a larger audience are identified as key motivations for choosing OA for books •    The majority of authors want more financial support from funders for OA book publication •    Gold OA is the most preferred policy for OA books •    Reputation of publishers matters less to OA authors but is still the deciding factor for publication...."

Link:

https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/media/press-releases/future-of-the-scholarly-book-is-open-access/16812330

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Tags:

oa.new oa.books oa.springer_nature oa.surveys oa.authors oa.attitudes oa.ethics oa.funding oa.fees oa.obstacles oa.unfamiliarity

Date tagged:

06/19/2019, 09:29

Date published:

06/19/2019, 05:31