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July 3, 2014 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Taylor & Francis Group Releases OA Survey Results

Taylor & Francis Group published the responses to its 2014 open access (OA) survey, which included questions for researchers about their perceptions of OA, their attitudes toward the practice, and their opinions on the future of research communication.

The survey showed that positive attitudes toward OA increased since last year. Respondents noted that OA offers higher visibility for authors than traditional subscription journals and provides other benefits. However, the largest group of respondents (47%) was unsure about publishing more gold OA articles, and 41% were unsure about publishing more green OA articles. The biggest reported reason for not choosing OA was a “[l]ack of understanding of publishers’ policies on repositories.”

“We clearly have much work left to do in simplifying our policies and documentation so that our author communities are in no doubt as to what their OA options are,” says David Green, Taylor & Francis Group’s global journals publishing director. “We will also continue to inform and work with global research funders and those societies for whom we publish, so that we can continue to improve the services and products that author communities require of a professional research publisher.”

Source: Taylor & Francis Group



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