A contract study on the qualitative perception of Open Access was completed at the end of last year. The study was carried out as part of the third-party funded project visOA: Making Open Access publications visible in the holdings of a library, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and conducted by the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM).
The work packages for ./scidecode included a literature study, qualitative interviews with scientists on the perception of the quality of scientific publications and online surveys.
In spring 2020, an article on the project is due to be published. It will also be available Open Access:
Ulrich Herb & Uwe Geith (2020). Kriterien der qualitativen Bewertung wissenschaftlicher Publikationen. Information. Wissenschaft & Praxis, 71(2–3), 1–9. Accepted, not yet published.
Further data on the empirical study are also available. These items focus on the study on the qualitative perception of Open Access.
Ulrich Herb (2019). Bibliography on criteria for assessing the quality of scientific publications. Zenodo. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.3366168
Ulrich Herb (2019). Instructions for qualitative interviews on the qualitative perception of scientific publications. Zenodo. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.3482888
An overview of ./scidecode projects and customers can be found here, classified by type of project.
- Vienna University of Technology signed Open Access contract with Elsevier - 26. März 2020
- German Consortium with the Open Access publisher Frontiers - 22. März 2020
- Study on the qualitative perception of Open Access - 19. März 2020