Generational differences in authors’ open access views and experience: 2013 Wiley Open Access survey results

We have just announced the results of our 2013 author survey  on open access, with over 8,000 respondents from across Wiley’s journal portfolio. 

The growth in open access publishing is clearly evident: the number of respondents who have published an open access article is double that in our 2012 open access survey , and authors are reporting a larger percentage of research funding to publish open access compared with last year.

The desire of authors to publish in high-quality, respected journals with a good Impact Factor remains consistent with our 2012 survey findings. However, the 2013 survey sheds new light on differences between early career researchers and more established colleagues in their opinions on quality and licenses, and the funding available to them.

The differences revealed between early career researchers and more experienced academics emphasize the importance of offering authors a range of open access options. Protecting author choice, and the continued cooperation between publishers, funders, and institutions to make open access publishing easier for those who want it is crucial for the continued development of the OA field. 

To view the results in more detail, view the full announcement here.