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FORCE2018 at McGill University on October 11-12, 2018 – with pre-conference workshops on Oct 10 hosted at Concordia University
Friday, October 12 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Factors affecting researchers' open access publishing practices

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Over the last decade, the proportion of papers available in open access (OA) has increased tremendously, and now accounts more than half of the literature recently published. However, little is know on the factors that influence individual researchers' open access publication patterns. For instance, do we observe a gender gap in OA publishing? Are there types of institutions that lead to higher rates of OA dissemination? Are institutional and funder OA mandates associated with higher OA availability of papers? Based on more than 10 million research papers and combining Web of Science data with the Unpaywall tool, this talk will provide an overview of organisational, disciplinary and socio-demographic characteristics associated with OA publishing. It will also discuss methodological challenges associated with the compilation of such indicators, and provide policy implications for the various stakeholders.

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Vincent Larivière

Professor, Université de Montréal
Vincent Larivière is associate professor of information science at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, l’Université de Montréal, where he teaches research methods and bibliometrics. He is also the scientific director of the Érudit journal platform... Read More →