Attitudes and perceptions of open access publishing among researchers who evaluate scientific careers in Argentina Articles uri icon

publication date

  • May 2017

issue

  • 2

volume

  • 40

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0210-0614

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1988-4621

abstract

  • This study analyzes attitudes and perceptions of open access publishing among researchers who evaluate scientific careers in Argentina, focusing on differences in age range, thematic area and institution affiliation. The results indicate that evaluators maintain traditional attitudes and opinions in both the choice of the journal where they themselves publish and the process of evaluating the research output of their peers. The journal peer-review process, publishing prestige, impact factor and presence in international and regional indexes are highly valued. But the open access journal model is not considered as a key factor in either their decisions about their own publications or in their evaluation of other researchers. The positive opinion about publishing in OA increases with the evaluator's age. It is promising that 61% of evaluators have published at least one open access article in the last five years and they give greater importance to this aspect when evaluating their peers.

keywords

  • open access; journals; research assessment; researchers; Argentina