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The Economics of Open Access

On the Future of Academic Publishing

Thomas Eger and Marc Scheufen

Addressing the recent debate on how the future of academic publishing might look in a purely digital environment, this book analyzes the experiences of researchers with, as well as attitudes towards, ‘Open Access’ (OA) publishing. Drawing on a unique, in-depth survey with more than 10,000 respondents from 25 countries, Thomas Eger and Marc Scheufen discuss their findings in the light of recent policy attempts which have been trying to foster OA, revealing considerable shortcomings and lack of knowledge on fundamental features of the academic publishing market.
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Appendix 3 An international survey analysis

Thomas Eger and Marc Scheufen


Table A.3.1  Discipline averages of OA usage rates and degrees

Table A.3.2  Discipline averages of OA relevance and OA awareness

Figure A.3.1  Discipline averages of OA Awareness and OA_pub

Table A.3.3  Culture averages for no_monograph, refereed_j and j_ranking

Table A.3.4  Gold road regression results for the interaction with the green OA culture, ‘Physics and Astronomy’ excluded

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