As we progress through the research plan we will post results and findings from the stakeholder focus groups, surveys, interviews, case studies and the data analysis on usage and sales of the open access monographs and control group titles in the pilot.
Year 1 findings:
View the findings from our focus groups – we have completed our first round of focus groups with institutional representatives, publishers and authors / readers, e-book aggregators, learned societies and research funders. We also held an short session with research managers and administrators.
View the findings from our first annual benchmarking survey with project participants including the authors of the titles in the pilot and our steering group members.
View the findings of the survey of humanities and social science researchers that explored their attitudes towards open access, publisher services, reading preferences, scholarly communications and Creative Commons.
Year 2 findings:
Read the summaries of our learned societies case studies where we interviewed a range of members and staff from the the Royal Historical Society and the Regional Studies Association.
Year 3 findings:
A second OAPEN-UK survey of UK humanities and social science researchers, carried out in summer 2014 in collaboration with HEFCE, explored the role of the monograph for researchers, as authors and as readers.
In summer 2014, a survey was carried out among librarians at UK universities on acquisition of monographs; access to monographs; new business models for monographs; and open access for monographs.
A set of three case studies was developed with UK HEIs to help understand the effect the increased development and use of open-access monographs might have at an institutional level.