Over 14,700 authors respond to Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey!

Oxford, March 2013

In response to the seismic shift in the publishing landscape brought on by Open Access (OA), Taylor & Francis asked our author community for their views and their behaviour  related to Open Access.  We received 14,769 responses. This feedback will help publishers understand authors’ needs and inform the development of our policies, both in terms of OA, and more widely.

“The results of this survey are important, as they represent the views of a wide sample of authors across the disciplines in relation to Open Access following announcement of the RCUK and Wellcome mandates after the publication of the Finch report in the UK” said Dr David Green, Global Publishing Director at Taylor & Francis.

The survey offers a fascinating insight into current thinking of authors globally across the whole range of subject areas from science to the arts.  Taylor & Francis would like to thank every author who took the time to respond to this comprehensive survey.

What are the initial findings?

Authors were asked about licensing, reuse, peer review and metrics:

  • 79% of our authors still want traditional rigorous peer review of their work, all or most of the time when publishing OA.
  • 68% of authors are happy for their work to be reused for non-commercial gain
  • It is important to 70% of authors that the general public can access and read their work.

Given the volume of data, and the variety of responses, this will be just the first of a series of press releases which will explore the findings of the Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey in more depth.  

For those who want to take a look at the survey for themselves right now, the basic results and a copy of the questionnaire can be found here and is available under a Creative Commons Attribution licence: www.tandf.co.uk/journals/pdf/open-access-survey-march2013.pdf

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For more information, please contact:
Victoria Wright, Communications Manager, Taylor & Francis Group Journals
email: victoria.wright@tandf.co.uk

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Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine. From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

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