PEER announces upcoming calls for tender

The PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research) project has announced its upcoming calls for tender on research about OA. From the announcement:

Three strands of research will be tendered:

  1. Behavioural Research: Authors and Users vis-a-vis Journals and Repositories (Call mid-December 2008, Deadline mid-February 2009). The objectives will be to:
    • Track trends and explain patterns of author and user behaviour in the context of so called Green Open Access.
    • Understand the role repositories play for authors in the context of journal publishing.
    • Understand the role repositories play for users in context of accessing journal articles.
  2. Usage Research: Journals and Repositories (Call mid-December 2008, Deadline mid-February 2009). The objectives will be to:
    • Determine usage trends at publishers and repositories;
    • Understand source and nature of use of deposited manuscripts in repositories;
    • Track trends, develop indicators and explain patterns of usage for repositories and journals.
  3. Economic research: The deposit of journal manuscripts in repositories (Summer 2009). The objectives will be to:
    • Compare the efficiency and cost effectiveness of methods of deposit, e.g. publisher-assisted vs. author self-archiving;
    • Compare the efficiency and cost effectiveness of access, e.g. repositories vs. publisher systems. …

See also our past posts on PEER.