Documents & Analysis
Open Access - 2015-2016 EUA Survey: Results
This year sees the publication of the second EUA Open Access Survey for European universities. Conducted between the end of 2015 and early 2016, it received 169 responses.
- Posted on: 06.07.2017
- Year of publication: 2017
The results give a clear idea of institutional policies and researcher behaviour regarding open access to research results: the prevalence of incentive policies on open access; the creation of open repositories, at institutional level or shared among several institutions, which are not yet widely adopted; the need for awareness raising activities on the benefits of open access and on authors’ rights vis-à-vis publishers, particularly for researchers; and weak national regulations, especially when it comes to the length of embargo periods.