Re: What Provosts Need to Mandate

From: Alma Swan <a.swan_at_TALK21.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 17:58:46 +0100

> (4) Author reports, from Swan & Brown's two international,
> cross-disciplinary surveys, that they are busy, overloaded, and
> will only self-archive if/when they are required to do so by the
> employers and/or funders, but if they are so required, 79% report
> they will do it WILLINGLY, 17% that they will do it reluctantly,
> and only 4% that they will not do it.

I can now report that I have completed the data analysis for the latest
survey on self-archiving and the results on this issue of mandating are as

Percentage of authors who would willingly self-archive if their employer or
funder required them to do so = 81%
Percentage who would do so reluctantly = 13%
Percentage who would not self-archive, even with a mandate = 5%

The 'most willing' country is the USA, where 88% of authors would
self-archive willingly under a mandate and a further 11% would self-archive
reluctantly. The 'least willing' is China, where 58% would self-archive
willingly and 32% would do so reluctantly.

The report is now written and out with reviewers. It will be published by
JISC shortly.

Alma Swan
Key Perspectives Ltd
Truro, UK
Received on Fri May 06 2005 - 17:58:46 BST

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