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At cOAlition S, we want to gather the views of the research community.

In this survey, we ask about your experience of Plan S, your publishing practices and career. We also provide an opportunity for you to share your thoughts with us.

The survey is open for 30 days from 23rd May 2021 - 23rd June 2021

We will be opening this survey periodically throughout 2021.

If you would like to provide feedback on the Journal Checker Tool (JCT) and its functionality, please go to the JCT, and click on the feedback button.

 

1.1. Are you in receipt of funding from an organisation that has implemented a Plan S-aligned Open Access policy?  Required

Please enter a response that only contains letters.

b.1.b. Which Plan S organisations do you receive grant funding from?

Please select between 1 and 10 answers.

3.3. How would you describe yourself, professionally? (What is your job role) Required

Your answer should be no more than 50 characters long.

Your answer should be no more than 1000 characters long.

The remaining survey questions primarily ask about the experiences of researchers, at any career stage, regardless of whether funded by Plan S organisations, or not.

Please feel free to skip the remaining optional questions, if these are not relevant to you (eg if you are not a researcher).  

* Typically, a researcher who is within 8 years of the award of their PhD and transitioning towards independence, is defined as an Early Career Researcher.

4.4. Have you submitted any research papers for publication, in 2021? Optional
a.4.a. Has the submission process changed in any way?

Your answer should be no more than 500 characters long.

b.4.b. Have you found a Plan S compliant route to publish Open Access?
ii.4.b.ii. Which routes have you used?
a.4.b.ii.a. Is your research published behind a paywall?
5.5. Has Plan S had an impact on your publishing practices? Optional

Your answer should be no more than 500 characters long.

6.6. Are you aware of the Rights Retention Strategy (RRS)? Required
  • The Rights Retention Strategy (RRS) ensures that researchers who have been funded by a cOAlition S Organisation will always be able to honour their funders’ Open Access (OA) policy and retain the rights to use their own work as they wish.

  • This is achieved by requiring researchers to inform publishers, that an Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) arising from their submission, carries a CC BY licence, in accordance with their grant conditions. They do this simply by including a set wording, supplied by their funder, in their submission.

  • 4 things you should know about the Rights Retention Strategy (RRS)  Blog Post (includes example RRS wording)  

a.6.a. Have you submitted a manuscript to a publisher that included the rights retention wording?

Your answer should be no more than 500 characters long.

7.7. Do you believe that Plan S will have an impact on your career trajectory? Optional

Your answer should be no more than 500 characters long.

Your answer should be no more than 500 characters long.

This part of the survey uses a table of questions, 

8.8. Please rank the statements below, in order of importance to you, from 1 - 6, where 1 is the most important statement and 6 is the least important statement.  Select each number only once.

Please don't select more than 1 answer(s) per row.

Please select between 1 and 6 answers.

Please don't select more than 1 answer(s) in any single column.

1 Most Important Statement23456 Least Important Statement
My funder should provide further information about its OA policy and how to comply with it.
My funder should provide me with a list of journals I can publish in which are compliant with their policy
My funder should explain more clearly the consequences of not complying with their OA policy.
My funder should implement process and strategies to demonstrate that the venue of my publication (journal name) plays no role when reviewing my future grant applications.
My university should implement process and strategies to demonstrate that the venue of publication (journal name) is not considered in promotion and tenure decisions
Publishers should be clear as to whether articles which include the RRS language will be rejected at submission

Your answer should be no more than 500 characters long.