From Taylor and Francis:
In a survey conducted by Taylor & Francis, authors were canvassed about their opinions and behaviour about licensing, reuse, peer review and metrics in relation to Open Access.
Authors were asked to select their most preferred, and second-most preferred licences, as well as their least preferred licence from a list of licences commonly used for OA publication, with a short description of each. When taking first and second-preferences into account -the following was clear:
- The most popular licensing option is the Exclusive Licence to Publish- chosen by 51% of authors
- The second most popular licence was the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs (CC BY-NC-ND)- selected by 46% of respondents.
- The least preferred licensing option was the Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY) – as indicated by 52% of respondents.