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Motivations, understandings, and experiences of open-access mega-journal authors: Results of a large-scale survey

Simon Wakeling, Claire Creaser, Stephen Pinfield, Jenny Fry, Valérie Spezi, Peter Willett, Monica Paramita
2019 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology  
Open-access mega-journals (OAMJs) are characterized by their large scale, wide scope, open-access (OA) business model, and "soundness-only" peer review.  ...  This article reports the results of an international survey of authors (n = 11,883), comparing the responses of OAMJ authors with those of other OA and subscription journals, and drawing comparisons between  ...  What are the major factors that motivate authors to publish in open-access mega-journals? • RQ2.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.24154 pmid:31763360 pmcid:PMC6853193 fatcat:cftnvq3qcff35fjc2sthdw6iz4

Open Praxis, volume 6 issue 2

Inés Gil-Jaurena (ed.), Various Authors
2014 Open Praxis  
Acknowledgment Statement regarding potential conflict of interest: This research is supported in part by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.  ...  Acknowledgement This research is supported by Learning Technology Research and Development Center, Department of Distance Education, Open Education Faculty, Anadolu University.  ...  A few of these faculty discussed the importance of equity and open access, e.g., "I feel quite strongly about open access to all of my scholarly work.  ... 
doi:10.5944/openpraxis.6.2.137 fatcat:mnsxewjvj5ervk4dd5yfvf55da

IRRODL Volume 13, Number 4

Various Authors
2012 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
The authors comment that "It is ironic that the management of education has become more closed while learning has become more open" and then demonstrate ways to visualize, understand, and embrace various  ...  As usual, this issue of IRRODL features articles from around the world, bringing you current results of research in theory and practice related to a growing number of models, designs, and research methods  ...  Wendy Nielsen, for her time and effort in editing. Acknowledgement The authors appreciatively acknowledge the financial support provided by a grant from  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v13i4.1392 fatcat:xochcjv4jrdmfoijbpigbm5kca


1979 American Journal of Epidemiology  
Large changes in multiple indicators are affecting climate and ecosystems, and, combined, these changes provide strong evidence of the momentum that has developed in the Arctic environmental system due  ...  The rate of loss of June snow cover extent between 1979 and 2012 (the period of satellite observation) set a new record of -17.6%/decade, relative to the 1979-2000 mean.  ...  Acknowledgements The preparation of Arctic Report Card 2012 was directed by a U.S. inter-agency editorial team of representatives from NOAA, the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory and the  ... 
doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a112837 fatcat:em3s2n744nhw3gwhbht2tt2n5m

IRRODL Volume 12, Number 6

Various Authors
2011 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
This issue marks a number of new initiatives for IRRODL as well as a full issue with 10 research articles and four book reviews.  ...  I also thank Martin Gough (University of Kent) for his feedback and constructive comments. I would also like to thank all the students who took some of their limited time to answer the survey.  ...  I also thank Laurie Smith and Andrew Dorward at SOAS for allowing me to conduct this research and for their very valuable comments on the survey design.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v12i6.1139 doaj:08e4c2fb8ce04973abd52b459dae9037 fatcat:knfksyf37jb45oawzhfhah6paa

IRRODL Volume 14, Number 4

Variou Authors
2013 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
In a fitting opening to such a large and varied issue, the UK's Alan Tait, a familiar voice in our field, presents a framework of ideas drawing in particular on the capability approaches proposed by Amartya  ...  Anstadt, Shannon Bradley, and Ashley Burnette surveyed users of educationally and health focused SIMS (simulations) to discover what motivates their Second Life (SL) and real life (RL) interactions in  ...  Ashok Gaba at Indira Gandhi National Open University for providing an initial version of the survey for this study and to KNOU for allowing us to use its non-enrollment data.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v14i4.1675 fatcat:yft3pzxgevaghmdzuf23pw32om

IRRODL Volume 13, Number 3

Various Authors
2012 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Research to date has been inconclusive with a host of factors, notably the instructional design and the experience of the teacher, confounding simple answers.  ...  In the second article of this issue, the researchers investigate "Motivation Levels among Traditional and Open Learning Undergraduate Students in India." ii They find significant differences between campus  ...  Acknowledgment The authors would like to thank all colleagues and students who contributed to this study.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v13i3.1293 fatcat:gf6jybhu5rcmhdzueadrxzeyda

IRRODL Volume 11, Number 3

Various Authors
2010 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Others have also described it as the "binding element in creating a community of inquiry" (Garrison, et al., 2000, p. 96) and as the source of "online instructional orchestration" (Shea et al., 2010, p  ...  focused on product-based outcomes, such as group-authored written work.  ...  Drawing on Daniel's thinking, this chapter offers a definition of mega-schools and open schools.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v11i3.1110 fatcat:l7dm5qixmbh3vpepspqw5yb76q

Open Praxis vol. 11 issue 2

Inés Gil-Jaurena (ed.), various authors
2019 Open Praxis  
This Open Praxis issue in volume 11 includes eight research papers  ...  A Quantitative Study We are trying to develop a reviewing system where we have users who are very fluent in a language and who would like to come forward and review some of our work created by our community  ...  Open Praxis, vol. 11 issue 2, April-June 2019, pp. 185-193 The Effectiveness of Open Educational Resources in College Calculus.  ... 
doi:10.5944/openpraxis.11.2.999 fatcat:5hwc7sj7k5ednog6edkkbnovru

IRRODL Volume 7, Number 2

Various Authors
2006 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
The results of a survey completed by 71 respondents revealed that identification and job satisfaction were well predicted by job importance and organizational attachment, while work motivation was not.  ...  Theme Issue Overview Institutions of open and distance learning present a number of special challenges for academics.  ...  Author Note This paper is a revision of a preliminary draft position paper for discussion at the Centre for Psychology at Athabasca University in March of 2003.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v7i2.1094 fatcat:oyamc3p37narrpgvawj7rh5n4i

Open Praxis, volumen 5 issue 1

Inés Gil-Jaurena (ed.), Various Authors
2013 Open Praxis  
Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) as a deliverable requested by the sponsor of the project, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).  ...  The original report was prepared jointly by the project partners DEHub, the Australasian Council for Open and Distance Education (ACODE), the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) and the International  ...  The institutionalised MOOCs advance a similar view on the idea of "open", frequently promoting large-scale access.  ... 
doi:10.5944/openpraxis.5.1.46 fatcat:usrepwqr7rdqhk36o7ngzerwdy

IRRODL Volume 15, Number 1

Various Authors
2014 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
A warm thank-you to all the community members who participated in the interviews; we are learning from your ideas, stories and experiences.  ...  Acknowledgements The research team would like to thank the leadership of Elsipogtog First Nation for inviting us into the community and making it possible for us to conduct the study.  ...  The results from an early pilot focusing upon a large online forum open to over 2,000 students (Haycock, 2008) revealed that although over 50% of respondents stated a preference for large national forums  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v15i1.1804 fatcat:5naziifp4relnnxpjfqrmjzafa

IRRODL Volume 12, Number 2

Various Authors
2011 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
In response, a new model of learning design is proposed with a practical, accessible, and freely available "toolkit" that embodies and embeds pedagogical theories and practices.  ...  Many models of distance education achieve their economy of scale and reduce costs by employing part-time adjunct faculty.  ...  The authors wish to acknowledge all members of Open University Malaysia's Mobile Learning team for their esteemed collaborative efforts, enthusiasm, and commitment throughout the planning and implementation  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v12i2.1112 fatcat:xvclc6tdynfijghtizd3wl6t5e

IRRODL Volume 13, Number 2

Various Authors
2012 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Acknowledgements This study was funded by the Openness and Quality in Asian Distance Education Project firm belief that constructive will and the collaborative efforts of learners, educators, and decision  ...  In "Asian Learners' Perception of Quality in Distance Education and Gender Differences," she reports on the results from a large survey study of distance students from 11 Asian countries.  ...  Open educational resources: inquiring into author use and reuse. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 1(1/2).  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v13i2.1227 fatcat:eydckvza4bbnxgi7h5wr4yc7bu

Open-access mega-journals

Valerie Spezi, Simon Wakeling, Stephen Pinfield, Claire Creaser, Jenny Fry, Peter Willett
2017 Journal of Documentation  
Solomon's findings are supported to a certain extent by the results of a BMJ Open author survey reported by Sands (2014) .  ...  Year Authors Article title Journal title Topics discussed 2013 Wellen "Open access, megajournals, and MOOCs: On the political economy of academic unbundling" Sage Open Analysis of various open access  ...  Open-access mega-journals  ... 
doi:10.1108/jd-06-2016-0082 fatcat:zzzhmv4zejejdm6k2pgclnstme
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