March 5, 2021

Drivers and Implications of Scientific Open Access Publishing: Findings From A Pilot OECD International Survey Of Scientific Authors

The following paper was recently published by the OECD.

Title

Drivers and Implications of Scientific Open Access Publishing: Findings From A Pilot OECD International Survey Of Scientific Authors

Series

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers No. 33

Authors

Brunella Boselli
OECD

Fernando Galindo-Rueda
OECD

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a new and experimental study on the research and publishing activities of scientific authors. It also aimed to test the feasibility of an OECD global survey on science with a focus on major emerging policy issues. This online, email-based pilot survey was based on a stratified random sample of corresponding authors of publications listed in a major global scientific publication index across seven diverse, hand-picked science domains. The results provide evidence of the extent of journal and repository-based open access, data sharing practices, the link between different forms of open access to research and research impact, and the decoupling of quality assurance and access roles played by journals. The results point to the importance of considering economic incentives and social norms in developing policy options for open access. The findings also provide new insights on scientist careers, mobility and gender pay bias.

Two (of Forty) Figures From Survey Findings

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67 pages; PDF.

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