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A Survey of open access VS traditional subscription in 2013 October

02-12-2014 15:02

Science polled readers about their views on open access as part of a special issue on communication in science in October 2013. The below is some data from the survey, from which maybe we can know the developing direction of Journal in near future. The data were collected from http://news.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/media/Open%20Access%20SurveySummary_11082013_0.pdf.

1. How important is it for scientific papers to be freely accessible to the public?


2. Some publishers feel they must delay free access to papers to protect subscriptions. Is a delay of 6 to 12 months acceptable?


3. Which options for making papers freely available do you prefer? (Check all that apply.)


4. Of the papers that you published in the last 3 years, what percentage did you submit to fully open access journals?


5. How often have you paid for open access in a journal that offers this option on a paperby-paper basis?


6. How does open access influence your decisions about which journals to submit your work to?


7. If you publish in open access journals, why? (Check all that apply)


8. If you rarely or never publish in open access journals, why not? (Check all that apply)


9. Who benefits most from open access publishing?


10. Who do author fees discourage from submitting to an open access journal? (Check all that apply):


11. Have your publications in open access journals received the same weight as non-open access publications during tenure/promotion evaluations?


12. How confident are you that research in the open access journals that you read regularly has been rigorously peer reviewed?


13. Is your perception that open access journals are slower or faster than other journals to publish papers?


14. Do you think most scientific journals will eventually be fully open access?

15. What is your general field?


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