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.