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Title: Authors’ awareness and attitudes toward open access repositories
Authors: Creaser, Claire
Fry, Jenny
Greenwood, Helen
Oppenheim, Charles
Probets, Steve
Spezi, Valerie C.L.
White, Sonya
Keywords: Open access
PEER project
Disciplinary differences
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Citation: CREASER, C., FRY, J., GREENWOOD, H. ... et al., 2010. Authors’ awareness and attitudes toward open access repositories. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 16 (Supplement 1), pp. 145-161.
Abstract: This article investigates the awareness of scholarly authors toward open access repositories and the factors that motivate their use of these repositories. The article reports on the findings obtained from a mixed methods approach which involved a questionnaire returned by over 3000 respondents, supplemented by four focus groups held across Europe in the summer 2009. The research found that although there was a good understanding and appreciation of the ethos of open access in general, there were clear differences between scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds in their understanding of open access repositories and their motivations for depositing articles within them. This research forms the first part of a longitudinal study that will track the changing behaviors and attitudes of authors toward open access repositories.
Description: This article is Closed Access. It was published in the journal, New Review of Academic Librarianship [© Routledge (Taylor & Francis)] and is available on open access at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2010.518851
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1080/13614533.2010.518851
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9013
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2010.518851
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