B – Author attitudes towards open access publishing

Kenneway M. Author attitudes towards open access publishing. Intech 27 April 2011

According to a survey, conducted amongst a group of InTech’s authors, they are generally favourably inclined towards open access (OA) being aware of the benefits of free access to their work after publication. As might be expected, most of the authors have concerns about cost and quality control of OA publications. OA publishers should then satisfy the demand from authors for a in-depth pre-publication peer review system, have a clear policy on peer review, and ensure transparency.