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The future of open access books: Findings from a global survey of academic book authors

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posted on 18.06.2019 by Open Access Books Springer Nature, Ros Pyne, Christina Emery, Mithu Lucraft, Anna Sophia Pinck
A global Springer Nature survey of more than 2,500 academic book authors provides in-depth insights into attitudes towards open access.

The survey looks at researchers' motivations for publishing a book, and analyses the parameters and key drivers which influence academics to publish OA or not. The white paper also identifies the major obstacles to OA publication which book authors still face: from a lack of awareness of OA publishing options and low funding, to concerns about how OA books are perceived.

2,542 book authors completed the survey which ran for two weeks in February and March 2019.

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Appendix 3: Survey questions

Appendix 4: Raw data

Charts from the white paper

Infographic summary of the white paper