Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Taylor and Francis Survey discovers an Open Access Dichotomy among Authors.
This was a survey carried out by the publishers Taylor & Francis among researchers to ascertain opinions about open access publishing.
Authors agree that publication should not be down to the  ability to pay  (85% of authors surveyed) and all research outputs should be free to read online (66% of authors surveyed). 77% of respondents agreed publishers were an essential part of the research communication process and contribute to the dissemination of research but it was noted that "without researchers their value is substantially reduced"
Full details and the questionnaire can be found here

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