CDN Researchers’ Publishing Attitudes and Behaviours

A Canadian viewpoint on Open Access journals and data repositories. Bottom line - we're conflicted and confused. Still work to do. (H/T to Gary McFarlane - @GaryM on Twitter)

- Almost half of the researchers reported publishing more than half of their research in open access format in past 2 years, yet availability of open access was 8 times less important than impact factor and 13 times less important than journal reputation when selecting a journal
- For those who have published OA, institutions and tri-agency funding typically cover cost, yet many researchers indicated they did not know whether Canada’s major funding bodies support OA
- Peer review, reach, and discoverability are considered most important journal features
- Laboratory/institutional blogs or websites and social media are increasingly being used for research dissemination