March 22, 2013
A survey of over 14,000 authors conducted by Taylor & Francis reveals a wide variety of opinions across Open Access licensing, policies and article submission practices.
Highlighted in recent a press release, their dataset indicates that in terms of the available licensing options for Open Access publication, authors could be satisfied by a mixed offering of the traditional (Exclusive
Licence to Publish/ Copyright Assignment) and the new (CC BY-NC-ND/ CC BY-NC). However, the results of the survey suggest that there is still a need for a choice of licensing options and that clear guidance should be provided to authors on CC-BY licenses, which in this survey was cited as authors ‘least preferred’ licensing option.
Read the complete survey results and report: