Open Access - 2015-2016 EUA Survey: Results

This  year  sees  the  publication  of  the  second  EUA  Open  Access  Survey  for  European universities. Conducted between the end of 2015 and early 2016, it received 169 responses  (the first wave conducted in 2014-2015 received 106 responses).

The results give a clear idea of institutional policies and researcher behaviour regarding open access to research results: the  prevalence  of  incentive  policies  on  open  access;  the  creation  of  open  repositories,  at institutional level or shared among several institutions, which are not yet widely adopted; the need for awareness raising activities on the benefits of open access and on authors’ rights vis-à-vis publishers, particularly for researchers; and weak national regulations, especially when it comes to the length of embargo periods.

Document type
  • Other


Publication Year


European University Association
Geographical focus
  • Europe
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Giorgio Piccirillo on July 6, 2017
Modified on July 6, 2017