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Academic authorship, publishing agreements and open access: Survey Results

Austin, Anthony C., Heffernan, Maree E., & David, Nikki (2008) Academic authorship, publishing agreements and open access: Survey Results.

Abstract

This report presents the results from an online survey, Academic Authorship, Publishing Agreements and Open Access, which was conducted by the OAK Law Project from the 2nd October 2007 through to the 9th November 2007. The OAK Law Project is part of the Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Law and is funded by the Australian Federal Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).

The OAK Law Project seeks to promote strategies for the management of copyright in order to facilitate optimal access to research output, particularly publicly funded research.

The online survey implemented recommendations made in the OAK Law Report No.1 Creating a Legal Framework for Copyright Management of Open Access within the Australian Academic and Research Sector, August 2006 (See link to 'Related Work' below)).

The aim of the survey was to obtain empirical evidence relating to:

· authors' experiences in publishing periodical publications, journal articles, research papers, conference papers and book chapters;

· author's knowledge of publishing agreements and their experience in dealing with publishers;

· authors' awareness of the different terms and conditions in publishing agreements under which these items have been published;

· authors' knowledge and attitude towards Open Access and Open Access Journals; and

· authors' understanding of the legal rights and responsibilities impacting on Open Access to their published items.

The results received from the survey will be used in developing model publishing agreements and template addenda, publishing guides and practical toolkits and training materials for academic authors and publishers.

Impact and interest:

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Research Science and Technology Policy (160511)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 The Open Access to Knowledge Law Project, QUT Law School
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under an Australian Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2.5 Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licences/by-nc-nd/2.5/au or send a letter to Creative Commons Australia, c/- Law Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane Q 4001
Deposited On: 27 May 2008
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 05:54

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