January 17, 2014 | Fiona Townsend, Publishing Editor - Journal Development

Open access - what do our authors think?


With open access on the rise, and the way in which research is published rapidly evolving, Taylor & Francis took the opportunity to discover what our authors’ views are on these changes. In the final weeks of 2012, and the early part of 2013, Taylor & Francis conducted a worldwide survey of authors from all of our journals and, with over 14,700 responses received, this has been the largest single survey ever conducted by our Research & Business Intelligence Department.

The survey covered a range of topics relating to open access, including peer review, licensing, reuse, and metrics, but also aimed to collect information regarding our authors’ involvement in open access so far. Taylor & Francis has already used the data collected to inform our services and policies and will continue to do so. We also plan follow-up activities this year, ensuring that we continue to cater for the needs of those who choose to publish with us.

An infographic of the results of the survey can be viewed on Taylor & Francis Online, where a full copy of the survey, along with detailed background information, can also be found.

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Published: January 17, 2014 | Author: Fiona Townsend, Publishing Editor - Journal Development | Category: Front page, News and ideas, Open Access (OA) | Tagged with: