How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications (SIC, 2015)

A report into how readers discover journal and book content has been published by Simon Inger Consulting. The report is drawn from the results of a 2015 survey of over 40,000 respondents, and combines this with data from earlier surveys conducted in 2012, 2008 and 2005 to create a 10-year comparative study. The full 66-page report can be downloaded from the Simon Inger Consulting website here. Some of the most striking findings (to me) in the report are: “increased role for social media in discovery” As you’d expect and hope for in these modern times. “no significant appreciation of social media sharing or article-level metrics” But perhaps these functions are of high importance to

My new EASE Blog interview series

Today I made the first post in my new regular interviews feature on the EASE Blog! As each issue of the European Science Editing journal turns open access, we will accompany it with interviews from some of the authors featured in the issue. Through these interviews, we aim to pursue our goals of scientific responsibility, knowledge sharing and communication by shedding more light on the people behind the articles you read in the ESE Journal, provide some further detail and background to the publications, and help spread the messages from the people and their papers to the publishing community and the general public. With the August issue 41(3) now fully open, I am very pleased to present o

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