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Soap symposium-talk-iii

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. Remember… Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium About 10% of scholarly articles are published in Open Access journals…
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 10. Which fee did you pay for your last OA article? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n=22,977)
  11. 11. Which fee did you pay for your last OA article? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n=22,977)
  12. 12. Why did you not pay to publish OA? A follow-up survey Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 1,786)
  13. 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. 14. How was this fee covered? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 9’645)
  15. 15. How was this fee covered? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 9’645)
  16. 16. How was this fee covered? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 9’645)
  17. 17. How easy was it to obtain funds? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 8’208)
  18. 18. How easy was it to obtain funds? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 8’208)
  19. 19. How easy was it to obtain funds? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 8’208)
  20. 20. How easy was it to obtain funds? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 8’208)
  21. 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. 22. How much would you pay to publish OA? (n = 1’280) Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium A follow-up survey
  23. 23. Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium How much would you pay to publish OA? Those who published and easily paid fees (n=454)
  24. 24. Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium How much would you pay to publish OA? Those who published & paid fees with difficulty (n=666)
  25. 25. How much would you pay to publish OA? Medicine and related subjects (n=411)
  26. 26. How much would you pay to publish OA? Earth sciences (n=81)
  27. 27. How much would you pay to publish OA? Biological sciences (n=411)
  28. 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. 29. Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium
  30. 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. 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. 32. Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium Was there a reason not to publish OA? (n = 4’976)
  33. 33. Was there a reason not to publish OA? Salvatore MELE | CERN SOAP Symposium (n = 4’976)
  34. 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. 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. 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. 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. 38. Thank you! <ul><li>Project team: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Project co-ordinator: Salvatore.Mele@cern.ch </li></ul><ul><li>Website: http://soap-fp7.eu </li></ul>

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