B – Authors’ awareness toward OA repositories

Creaser C, Fry J, Greenwood H et al. Authors’ awareness and attitudes toward open access repositories. New Review of Academic Librarianship 2010;16(S1):145-161
(doi: 10.1080/13614533.2010.518851)

This article investigates the awareness of scholarly authors toward open access repositories and the factors that motivate their use. The research findings indicated that although there was a good understanding and appreciation of the ethos of open access in general, there were differences between authors from different disciplinary backgrounds in understanding validity of open access repositories and subsequent motivations for depositing articles in them.