Open Access Awareness at Tufts Survey Results

Quick Stats for 2011 and 2013 Surveys

Quick stats for 2011 and 2013 survye results

Select quotes from 2013 respondents…

What, if any, do you think are the benefits of OA publishing?

“Increasing access to up-to-date scholarly literature especially to those in developing [world] who cannot afford the subscription fees to expensive journals.”
“Doesn’t put important research behind paywalls, researchers have the option of retaining more ownership of their work”
“all can have access. Takes some of the power away from the exclusive publishers and back into hands of scientists”

What, if any, do you think are the drawbacks to OA publishing?

“Impact factors are not always available for OA journals so it is hard to evaluate them when deciding where to publish”
“Lack of public knowledge about OA in general, perhaps a lack of perceived prestige by being published in an OA environment”
“cost to authors – if unfunded research, it is a major disincentive”