Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Institutional policies and researchers' views on open access

A journal article Open access to research outputs--Institutional policies and researchers' views by Claire Creaser examines the results of two 2008 surveys investigating the effects and impact of open access on researchers. From the abstract:

... Researchers were largely unaware of their institutions' policies with regard to open access, or whether they had an institutional repository. ... The surveys found that any researchers maintained a suspicion of open access publications, both as authors and as users of scholarly material, together with a degree of ignorance about open access and the role of institutional repositories. ...

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