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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 4 The questionnaire

Thomas Eger and Marc Scheufen

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A.1. Which of the following disciplines best describes your profession? (dummy choices, vertical rating1)

Agriculture and Forestry

Arts and Architecture

Biology and Life Science

Business and Economics

Chemistry

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Health Sciences

History and Archaeology

Languages and Literature

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