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Author Survey on  Open Access          2012http://www.wileyopenaccess.com
Survey details Over 100,000 Wiley journal authors surveyed on open  access publishing in May 2012 Over 10,600 responses ...
Top 5 factors for authors in deciding where        to publish (OA & non-OA)           Subject area/scope of the journal   ...
Current experiences with open access
A third of authors have published in an open                access journal             Question: Have you published in an ...
Most authors believe open access publishing   is increasingly prevalent in their field       Question: Is Open Access publ...
FundingConcerns
Profile, funding and quality barriers to open              access publishing          Question: What are some of the reaso...
Authors do not all have access to funding   Question: When you receive research funding, is money provided for publishing ...
OpenAccessJournalQuality
High Impact Factor and quality a pre-     requisite for authors to publish OA                                     Question...
Author Profile:           Authors who have published open access Most (83%) have at least 5 years experience in research,...
Author Profile:        Authors who have not published open access This population is relatively similar to their colleagu...
Summary of Findings:             Wiley Authors Embrace Open Access With nearly 80% saying OA is more prevalent in their f...
Wiley 2012 Author Survey on Open Access     http://www.wileyopenaccess.com
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What authors want from open access publishing: Wiley author survey, 2012

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Wiley conducted a survey of over 100,000 journal article authors to discover their opinions and behaviors with regard to open access publishing. The results are detailed in these slides. For more information please visit www.wileyopenaccess.com.

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What authors want from open access publishing: Wiley author survey, 2012

  1. 1. Author Survey on Open Access 2012http://www.wileyopenaccess.com
  2. 2. Survey details Over 100,000 Wiley journal authors surveyed on open access publishing in May 2012 Over 10,600 responses to survey & 15 individual interviews conducted OA defined as: free for all to read, download and share online. The author, their institution or funding body pays a fee to ensure that the article is made open access.
  3. 3. Top 5 factors for authors in deciding where to publish (OA & non-OA) Subject area/scope of the journal Impact Factor It is my societys journal International authorship / readership Quality of published articles (editing, figure quality)
  4. 4. Current experiences with open access
  5. 5. A third of authors have published in an open access journal Question: Have you published in an open access journal? 32% Has published in an Open Access journal Has not published in an Open Access 68% journal
  6. 6. Most authors believe open access publishing is increasingly prevalent in their field Question: Is Open Access publishing more prevalent in your field than it was three years ago? 21% No Yes 79%
  7. 7. FundingConcerns
  8. 8. Profile, funding and quality barriers to open access publishing Question: What are some of the reasons keeping you from publishing in an Open Access journal? Existing OA titles not high profile Lack of funding Quality No OA journals in my field Publication is too slow 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000
  9. 9. Authors do not all have access to funding Question: When you receive research funding, is money provided for publishing in Open Access journals? 18% 19% Full funding 63% Partial funding No funding
  10. 10. OpenAccessJournalQuality
  11. 11. High Impact Factor and quality a pre- requisite for authors to publish OA Question: I would publish with an Open Access journal if: It had a high impact factor It was well-regarded by my peers It had a rigorous peer review process The finished product was high quality It had a well respected editorial boardSpeed to publication was under one month It provided robust article-level metrics 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500
  12. 12. Author Profile: Authors who have published open access Most (83%) have at least 5 years experience in research, work in Medical, Dental, and related subjects (28%) or Biological Sciences (24%). 71% are in a university setting. About half are located in the United States, the UK, China, Germany or Australia. They value Impact Factor, quality of published articles, international authorship/readership, and speed of peer review.
  13. 13. Author Profile: Authors who have not published open access This population is relatively similar to their colleagues who have written for OA publications, with the exception that they tend to have less experience in research and are more likely to work in the Social Sciences. Their barriers to open access publishing are a dearth of high-profile titles (48%), lack of funding (44%) and concerns over quality (33%). Most say they would change their minds about publishing in an OA title if there was a publication with a high Impact Factor that was well-regarded by their peers and had a rigorous peer review process.
  14. 14. Summary of Findings: Wiley Authors Embrace Open Access With nearly 80% saying OA is more prevalent in their field than three years ago, and over 30% already OA authors, it is clear our authors are increasingly interested in publishing with this model. The top reasons cited for not publishing in an OA journal are lack of profile (48%), lack of funding (44%) and concerns about quality (34%). Authors from different disciplines report a variety of open access experience and enthusiasm. The top characteristics that would encourage authors to publish in an OA journal are high Impact Factor, high regard in the discipline and rigorous peer review.
  15. 15. Wiley 2012 Author Survey on Open Access http://www.wileyopenaccess.com

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