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Open to Open Access: Using intervention logic to support drives for change

Lead Authors

Julie Bayley (Impact Officer and Senior Researcher (HCPC Registered Health Psychologist), Coventry University)


Lorna Everall (Head- Postgraduate Research Support, Coventry University); Joanne Marsh (Repository Development Officer, Coventry University); Miggie Pickton (Research Support Librarian, The University of Northampton); Alan Cope (Repository Officer – DORA, De Montfort University)

The Open Access (OA) agenda places responsibility on Higher Education Institutions to ensure timely compliance. When new OA requirements were announced institutions shifted attention to implementing systems and processes through which to comply. However, simply having a system in place is rarely sufficient to engage academics and even less effective in establishing a new routine behaviour.     This poster outlines how stronger institutional approaches to OA can be established through the application of intervention mapping logic. The process used was drawn from a behaviour change intervention framework (Bartholomew et al, 2011). It aims to support research management and library staff to understand the underlying drivers/barriers to Open Access engagement and determine the most effective methods to address the required changes.   This work forms part of the JISC Open Access Pathfinder project ‘Open to Open Access’ (O2OA), which aims to develop shareable models of OA implementation good practice in Modern University settings.

Key Messages

Why the incorporation of behavioural change techniques can improve engagement and compliance with the Open Access agenda.
How intervention mapping logic can be applied to help engage academics with the Open Access agenda.
What intervention mapping tools are available to support implementation within institutions.