Librarian's research on Open Access featured in Open Shelf magazine

Laurier Librarian Carol Stephenson’s ongoing research on faculty attitudes to Open Access (OA) publishing at Laurier and Brock University was recently featured in an update in Open Shelf magazine.

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“Faculty at both institutions expressed interest in OA and supported the idea of making their research widely accessible,” the update, which covers preliminary analysis of survey data, notes.

“However, there were also many negative perceptions of the quality of OA journals and their potential value during promotion and tenure processes. The potential costs associated with publishing OA were also seen as a major impediment.”

Stephenson has been collaborating on the research with Barbara McDonald, Elizabeth Yates, and Ian Gibson at Brock University.

Open Shelf is the magazine of the Ontario Library Association (OLA).