Open access model embraced by more new generation

philadelphia cream – Interest in open access is on the rise for US higher education faculty ages 22-44, while journal impact factor continues to decline in importance for most faculty, According to results announced today by 2021 Ithaka S+R US Faculty Surveyaided by sponsorship from academic publisher Taylor & Francis.

“Taylor & Francis is very pleased to partner with Ithaka S+R as the corporate sponsor of its inaugural triennial survey of American colleges,” said Todd Hummel, Global Publishing Director, Earth, Life, and Medical Science, Taylor & Frances. “As a trusted partner of knowledge creators throughout their careers, supporting this comprehensive, cutting-edge analysis aligns with our mission and provides additional insight into people’s attitudes, behaviors, preferences and practices. university community to help us continuously meet the needs of our customers.”

Roger Schonfeld, Vice President of Organizational Strategy and Libraries, Scholarly Communication and Museums, Ithaka S+R, said, “We are grateful for Taylor & Francis’ sponsorship of the 2021 US Faculty Survey. support helps us provide strategic information to the library. community on the evolution of the research and teaching practices of one of their main interest groups.

From its books and journals business to research services to sales and marketing engagement, Taylor & Francis relies on strong, evidence-based data about scholars and the academic ecosystem to maintain its industry leadership in academic publishing, as well as long-standing ongoing efforts to advance open access. .

Ithaka S+R conducted its latest survey of American faculty in late 2021, obtaining results from nearly 8,000 respondents regarding changing research, teaching, and publishing practices for scholars at universities and universities. primarily four-year colleges across the United States. Of those surveyed, 45% were professors, followed by associate professors, assistant professors, adjunct professors, lecturers and instructors in the disciplines of humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine and science. Regional Studies.

Seventy percent of teachers aged 22 to 44 said they would like to see the traditional, subscription-based publishing model replaced by a free access model compared to 63 percent of professors in the 44-54 age group and 57 percent of professors in the 65-plus age group, according to the survey. Most social studies and science teachers feel this way, compared to their peers in other academic disciplines, the survey shows.

According to the survey, “faculty members continue to be interested in an open access publishing model and consider their library to be essential in financially supporting open access infrastructure.” Survey results indicate that half of faculty members are open to their university library funding open journal platforms, while a third of respondents say research funders should include fees open access in their grants or that the university should pay the publishers directly.

Regarding the high Impact factor, 73% of professors considered it very important in 2021, compared to 79% in 2018 and 81% in 2015, with scientists and medical professors mainly influencing the decline, according to the survey results. However, the survey claims that across all disciplines there has been a decrease in the importance of a journal’s impact factor for faculty “when deciding where to publish their scholarly research”.

Additional key findings from the 2021 US Faculty Survey conducted by Ithaka S+R include: the role of the library and its various functions; research integrity and protection against research fraud; creation and use of open educational resources (OER); the status of the monograph; and the value of scholarly conferences and workshops.


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