Open Access Awareness at Tufts Survey Results

A few weeks back we asked faculty to participate in a survey about impressions of open access scholarly literature, that is, literature which is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.  A big thank you to everyone who responded to the Tufts Scholarly Communication Team survey.  A similar survey was also conducted in the fall of 2011.  As promised, here are some quick numbers from both the 2011 and 2013 editions…

2011 (n=119)

2013 (n=155)

Favor a “Harvard-like” OA deposit mandate at Tufts

88%

89%

Would publish OA if didn’t have to pay personally

81%

86%

Would publish OA if available in their field

75%

80%

Know OA journals are peer-reviewed

58%

64%

Know about the pilot project POAF

36%

33%

Published in an OA journal in the Directory of Open Access Journals

22%

25%

Know they can often put pre-prints on Tufts websites

NA

21%

Paid author fees to publish in an OA journal

11%

13%

 

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