(August 16: Here's a link to the results of the survey: http://rrresearch.fieldofscience.com/2013/08/survey-results.html)
Here's the main question of the survey:
Consider this situation, which other researchers are experiencing: Several years ago you published a paper in an open-access journal published by PLOS or BioMed Central. Now you discover that, without your knowledge, your paper has been included as a chapter in a multi-author book. The author list is correct but the paper's title and text have been lightly reedited. You and your co-authors are prominently listed as 'contributors' to the volume, but the original journal citation for the paper is not given or is buried in an 'Authors' Notes appendix. The book looks like a typical multi-author work; it includes a brief Introduction that describes how the chapters contribute to the field but does not mention that some or all of them have been previously published as journal papers. The book is being sold for about $100 through Amazon.
On checking with the original journal you discover that this re-publication is legal because you agreed to the required Creative Commons-Attribution (CC-BY) copyright license when you published the paper.
Which of the following statements would describe your reactions? (Choose all that apply.)
- I would be happy to have the quality of my paper recognized.
- I would be happy that my scientific contribution is being widely disseminated.
- I would welcome this as another entry in my publication list.
- I would want to have received a share of the profits.
- I would want the collection to be freely available.
- I would want the collection to be a high-quality contribution to the field.
- I would want the paper's original publication to be conspicuously credited.
- I would want the paper to be unaltered.
- I would worry about editing errors.
- I would worry that the editing has changed my interpretations.
- I would worry that the book's goals may conflict with mine.
- I would worry that my citation record will be confused.
- I would worry that colleagues will think I've self-plagiarized by publishing the same article twice.
- I would want to learn more about copyright options.
- I would not have accepted the CC-BY license if I'd known this could happen.
- In future I would not publish in journals that require the CC-BY license.
- In future I would not publish in open-access journals.
The other questions just ask how many papers the person has published and if any of them were open access.(I won't post the link to the survey here or on Twitter because I want to get survey results mainly from authors who have little experience with open-access. But I'm happy to have discussion of these points in the comments here.) I've changed my mind; here's the survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5SFQSG2.
(Picture below is just for the Field-of-Science header.)