B – OA Repositories: the researchers’ point of view

Theodorou R. OA Repositories: the Researchers’ point of view. The Journal of Electronic Publishing December 2010;13(3)
(doi: 10.3998/3336451.0013.304)

A study examined how researchers consider and use open access (OA) publications. A survey, addressed to research and academic institutions of social and natural science in Europe and North America, took place between June and August 2009. In general, respondents were in favour of OA institutional repositories and especially in having stricter acceptance procedures. This would enhance their trust and they would feel much more inclined to submit their works for publication.