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Open Access Publishing Today: What scientists do and why

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  • 1. The SOAP Symposium – III Open Access Publishing Today: What scientists do and why SOAP Symposium, January 13 th , 2011, Berlin Suenje Dallmeier-Tiessen, Robert Darby, Bettina Goerner, Jenni Hyppoelae , Peter Igo-Kemenes, Deborah Kahn, Simon Lambert, Anja Lengenfelder, Chris Leonard, Salvatore Mele, Malgorzata Nowicka, Panayiota Polydoratou, David Ross, Sergio Ruiz-Perez, Ralf Schimmer, Mark Swaisland and Wim van der Stelt BMC, CERN, MPDL, SAGE, Springer and STFC Presented by Salvatore MELE, CERN
  • 2. Outline Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Why do scholars publish OA? What about fees? How much do scholars pay to publish OA ? How do they pay ? How much are they ready to pay ? Why don’t scholars publish OA? What should be changed?
  • 3. Outline Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Why do scholars publish OA? What about fees? How much do scholars pay to publish OA ? How do they pay ? How much are they ready to pay ? Why don’t scholars publish OA? What should be changed?
  • 4. Remember… Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium About 10% of scholarly articles are published in Open Access journals…
  • 5. Why did you publish OA? A follow-up survey (n = 2’594 – 2’664) Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Irrelevant Less important Important Extremely important
  • 6. Why did you publish OA? Scientists who paid fees to publish OA Irrelevant Less important Important Extremely important (n = 1,143 – 1,159) Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium
  • 7. Why did you publish OA? Scientists who did not pay fees to publish OA Irrelevant Less important Important Extremely important (n = 1,451 – 1,505) Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium
  • 8. Outline Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Why do scholars publish OA? What about fees? How much do scholars pay to publish OA ? How do they pay ? How much are they ready to pay ? Why don’t scholars publish OA? What should be changed?
  • 9. Outline Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Why do scholars publish OA? What about fees? How much do scholars pay to publish OA ? How do they pay ? How much are they ready to pay ? Why don’t scholars publish OA? What should be changed?
  • 10. Which fee did you pay for your last OA article? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n=22,977)
  • 11. Which fee did you pay for your last OA article? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n=22,977)
  • 12. Why did you not pay to publish OA? A follow-up survey Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 1,786)
  • 13. Outline Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Why do scholars publish OA? What about fees? How much do scholars pay to publish OA ? How do they pay ? How much are they ready to pay ? Why don’t scholars publish OA? What should be changed?
  • 14. How was this fee covered? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 9’645)
  • 15. How was this fee covered? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 9’645)
  • 16. How was this fee covered? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 9’645)
  • 17. How easy was it to obtain funds? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 8’208)
  • 18. How easy was it to obtain funds? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 8’208)
  • 19. How easy was it to obtain funds? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 8’208)
  • 20. How easy was it to obtain funds? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 8’208)
  • 21. Outline Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Why do scholars publish OA? What about fees? How much do scholars pay to publish OA ? How do they pay ? How much are they ready to pay ? Why don’t scholars publish OA? What should be changed?
  • 22. How much would you pay to publish OA? (n = 1’280) Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium A follow-up survey
  • 23. Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium How much would you pay to publish OA? Those who published and easily paid fees (n=454)
  • 24. Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium How much would you pay to publish OA? Those who published & paid fees with difficulty (n=666)
  • 25. How much would you pay to publish OA? Medicine and related subjects (n=411)
  • 26. How much would you pay to publish OA? Earth sciences (n=81)
  • 27. How much would you pay to publish OA? Biological sciences (n=411)
  • 28. Remember… Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium About 10% of scholarly articles are published in Open Access journals… … but about 90% of scholars think Open Access is beneficial
  • 29. Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium
  • 30. Outline Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Why do scholars publish OA? What about fees? How much do scholars pay to publish OA ? How do they pay ? How much are they ready to pay ? Why don’t scholars publish OA? What should be changed?
  • 31. Was there a reason not to publish OA? 42% gave a reason; 5’000 answers; 60’000 words Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium
  • 32. Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Was there a reason not to publish OA? (n = 4’976)
  • 33. Was there a reason not to publish OA? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 4’976)
  • 34. Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Do demand and supply for high Impact-Factor OA journals match? Does not publish because of “quality”=20% Does not publish because of “quality”=23% Does not publish because of “quality”=32% Does not publish because of “quality”=39%
  • 35. Outline Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Why do scholars publish OA? What about fees? How much do scholars pay to publish OA ? How do they pay ? How much are they ready to pay ? Why don’t scholars publish OA? What should be changed?
  • 36. What should be changed for scientists to publish OA ? (n = 1’060 – 1’077) Irrelevant Less important Important Extremely important Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium
  • 37. Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Summary Gap between beliefs and actions: Major limitation: (perceived) lack of high-quality OA journals Major barrier: fees and funding Sizable country-by-country and discipline-by-discipline difference One size does not fit all !
  • 38. Thank you!
    • Project team: [email_address]
    • Project co-ordinator: Salvatore.Mele@cern.ch
    • Website: http://soap-fp7.eu