August 17, 2019

New Research Article: “A Cohort Study Of How Faculty in LIS Schools Perceive and Engage With Open-Access Publishing”

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Title

A Cohort Study of How Faculty in LIS Schools Perceive and Engage With Open-Access Publishing

Author

Wilhelm Peekhaus
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Source

Journal of Information Science
DOI: 10.1177/0165551519865481

Article first published online: July  22, 2019

Abstract

This article presents results from a survey of faculty in North American Library and Information Studies (LIS) schools about their attitudes towards and experience with open-access publishing. As a follow-up to a similar survey conducted in 2013, the article also outlines the differences in beliefs about and engagement with open access that have occurred between 2013 and 2018. Although faculty in LIS schools are proponents of free access to research, journal publication choices remain informed by traditional considerations such as prestige and impact factor. Engagement with open access has increased significantly, while perceptions of open access have remained relatively stable between 2013 and 2018. Nonetheless, those faculty who have published in an open-access journal or are more knowledgeable about open access tend to be more convinced about the quality of open-access publications and less apprehensive about open-access publishing than those who have no publishing experience with open-access journals or who are less knowledgeable about various open-access modalities. Willingness to comply with gold open-access mandates has increased significantly since 2013.

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