The Determinants of Open Access Publishing: Survey Evidence from Countries in the Mediterranean Open Access Network (MedOANet)

35 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2014 Last revised: 23 Jun 2014

Thomas Eger

University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics

Marc Scheufen

Ruhr University Bochum

Daniel Meierrieks

University of Freiburg

Date Written: June 22, 2014

Abstract

We discuss the results of a survey conducted between April 2013 and May 2014 in six Mediterranean countries and covering 2,528 researchers from Spain (1,291), Portugal (142), France (380), Italy (596), Turkey (131) and Greece (130). We compare the results to our German survey with 1,913 respondents. We show that there are significant differences between the scientific disciplines with respect to researcher’s awareness of and experience with both open access (OA) journals and self-archiving. Accordingly, the publishing culture (e.g. reputation, publishing language) but also other issues like age and certain policies (MedOANet) may explain why researchers make more frequent use of OA publishing in some countries and disciplines.

Keywords: Open Access, Academic Publishing, Survey

JEL Classification: C83, K11, O34

Suggested Citation

Eger, Thomas and Scheufen, Marc and Meierrieks, Daniel, The Determinants of Open Access Publishing: Survey Evidence from Countries in the Mediterranean Open Access Network (MedOANet) (June 22, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2457550 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2457550

Thomas Eger

University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics ( email )

Johnsallee 35
Hamburg, 20148
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://works.bepress.com/thomas_eger/

Marc Scheufen (Contact Author)

Ruhr University Bochum ( email )

Massenbergstr. 11
BF 8.9
Bochum, 44787
Germany

Daniel Meierrieks

University of Freiburg ( email )

Fahnenbergplatz
Freiburg, D-79085
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.wguth.uni-freiburg.de/mitarbeiter-en/dr-daniel-meierrieks

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