Dataset Open Access
Emilio Delgado Lopez-Cozar
Answers to a survey on gold Open Access run from July to October 2016. The dataset contains 15,235 unique responses from Web of Science published authors. This survey is part of a PhD thesis from the University of Granada in Spain. More details about the study can be found in the full text document, also available in Zenodo.
Following are listed the questions related to the WoS 2016 dataset. Please note that countries with less than 40 answers are listed as "Other" in order to preserve anonymity.
* 1. How many years have you been employed in research?
Many of the questions that follow concern Open Access publishing. For the purposes of this survey, an article is Open Access if its final, peer-reviewed, version is published online by a journal and is free of charge to all users without restrictions on access or use.
* 2. Do any journals in your research field publish Open Access articles?
* 3. Do you think your research field benefits, or would benefit from journals that publish Open Access articles?
* 4. How many peer reviewed research articles (Open Access or not Open Access) have you published in the last five years?
* 5. What factors are important to you when selecting a journal to publish in?
[Each factor may be rated “Extremely important”, “Important”, “Less important” or “Irrelevant”. The factors are presented in random order.]
6. Who usually decides which journals your articles are submitted to? (Choose more than one answer if applicable)
7. Approximately how many Open Access articles have you published in the last five years?
[If the answer is “0”, the survey jumps to Q10.]
* 8. What publication fee was charged for the last Open Access article you published?
[If the answer is “No charge or I don’t know” the survey jumps to Q20. ]
* 9. How was this publication fee covered? (Choose more than one answer if applicable)
* 10. How easy is it to obtain funding if needed for Open Access publishing from your institution or the organisation mainly responsible for financing your research?
* 11. Listed below are a series of statements, both positive and negative, concerning Open Access publishing. Please indicate how strongly you agree/disagree with each statement.
[Each statement may be rated “Strongly agree”, “Agree”, “Neither agree nor disagree”, “Disagree” or “Strongly disagree”. The statements are presented in random order.]
This study and its questionnaire are based on the SOAP Project (http://project-soap.eu). An article describing the highlights of the SOAP Survey is available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/1101.5260. The dataset of the SOAP survey is available at http://bit.ly/gSmm71. A manual describing the SOAP dataset is available at http://bit.ly/gI8nc.