In order to increase the availability of open access publications, open data, and open research, interviewees suggested that RWJF work with top-tier journals to increase access to more of their content. A third-party entity could be established to bridge the gaps in understanding between open access publications and researchers. This could be accomplished through a grant or by creating a consortium of funders to help existing open access journals build their reputations.
About the Study
Consultant Kelly A. Hunt conducted telephone interviews with 27 grantees (13 worked in non-university settings and 14 worked in university settings) and 16 staff members, May 2016 through July 2016.