Results of the SOAP Survey: A First Overview of the Dutch Situation

Marnix van Berchum and Annemiek van der Kuil have released Results of the SOAP Survey: A First Overview of the Dutch Situation.

Here's an excerpt:

Based on the results above, the following conclusions can be made on the "Dutch situation"

  • A high number of researchers thinks the publishing of Open Access articles is beneficial to their discipline (90%)
  • Main reasons why Open Access publishing is beneficial are the scientific community benefit and benefit for outside the scientific community ("public good")
  • Quality, impact and prestige are still very important in making choices on Open Access publishing in journals
  • Publication fees for Open Access articles are for a large part covered by the institutions (40%)
  • There is no strong feeling on how easy or difficult it is to obtain funding

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