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Now available: Qualitative Dataset: "Open Access, Preprints and Research Impact (OASE): Transcripts from Focus Group Interviews" & Study report


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Dataset

Biesenbender, Kristin; Mayr, Philipp; Peters, Isabella (2023): Open Access, Preprints and Research Impact (OASE): Transcripts from Focus Group Interviews. Qualiservice, PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.960919

The dataset with 3 focus group interviews presented here was collected within the framework of the project "Open Access Effects – The influence of structural and author-specific factors on the impact of open access publications from various disciplines" (OASE). The aim of the project was to describe the transformation process from traditional to open access publishing with a bibliometric approach and to analyse existing (if applicable future) publishing strategies and conflicts in the context of open access. The overarching research question of the project was: What is the genuine open access effect and to what extent does it take place in different constellations? Related qualitative research data is a collection of three focus group interviews conducted online with researchers from 8 different disciplines and 14 different countries around the world. Interviewees were recruited from participants in a previous survey (Fraser, Mayr & Peters, 2021) and from registrations for a workshop held the day before the focus group interviews. Mixed sampling approach (convenience and theoretical sampling) to contrast views from researchers of different career status, discipline and resident country.

Study report

Biesenbender, Kristin; Mayr, Philipp; Peters, Isabella (2023): Study report: "Open Access Effects" (OASE) - The influence of structural and author-specific factors on the impact of open access publications from various disciplines. Bremen: FDZ Qualiservice, 15, https://doi.org/10.26092/elib/2335

This study report in English describes the qualitative part of the BMBF-funded research project "Open Access Effects - Structural and Author-Specific Influencing Factors on the Impact of OA Publications in Diverse Disciplines" (OASE). The aim of the project was to describe bibliometrically the transformation process from traditional to Open Access (OA) publishing and to analyze existing (possibly future) publication strategies and conflicts in connection with OA.